Parents' Guide to

Late Show with David Letterman

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Late-night host mixes traditional talk with biting humor.

TV CBS Comedy 1993
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age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+

Late Show with David Letterman

A really funny and addicting show. Love it.

Is It Any Good?

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Kids say: Not yet rated

The popularity of this New York-based talk show (which has aired more than 3000 episodes) can be credited to Letterman's combination of sarcastic humor and absurd sketch comedy. While some viewers may find his running gags a bit silly, regular features like his signature "Top Ten List" have become part of American popular culture.

Over the years Letterman's somewhat biting on-air personality has mellowed a bit, most notably after some highly publicized health problems and the September 11 attacks. As a result, the show has lost some of its edginess. But despite the changes over the years, Late Show continues to be popular, cementing Letterman's status as an American TV icon.

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