Nominees for the Primetime Emmy Awards announced

The nominations for the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards have been announced and the Late Show With David Letterman is nominated six times including being up for the coveted Outstanding Variety Talk Series award.

Fellow former talk show The Colbert Report is also up for the same award alongside other popular nominees including The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.

Outstanding Variety Talk Series:

The Colbert Report – Comedy Central
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart – Comedy Central
Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver – HBO
Late Show With David Letterman – CBS
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – NBC

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series:

The Colbert Report – Comedy Central
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart – Comedy Central
Inside Amy Schumer – Comedy Central
Key & Peele – Comedy Central
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver – HBO

Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series:

The Colbert Report – Show 11040 – Comedy Central
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart – Show 20103 – Comedy Central
Inside Amy Schumer – 12 Angry Men Inside Amy Schumer – Comedy Central
Late Show With David Letterman – Show 4214 – CBS
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – Show 203 – NBC

Outstanding Picture Editing For Variety Programming:

The Colbert Report – Farewell Colbert (segment) – Comedy Central
Conan – Conan In Cuba – TBS
Key & Peele – Scariest Movie Ever – Comedy Central
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver – N.S.A. Edward Snowden (segment) – HBO
Late Show With David Letterman – Finale Montage (segment) – CBS

Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Series:

American Idol – Finale – Fox
Dancing With The Stars – Episode 1911A – ABC
Late Show With David Letterman – Show 4190 – CBS
Saturday Night Live – Host: Amy Adams – NBC
So You Think You Can Dance – Season 11 Finale – Fox
The Voice – Episode 818A – NBC

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Variety Series Or Special:

57th Annual Grammy Awards – CBS
Late Show With David Letterman – Show 4214 – CBS
The Oscars – ABC
The Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special – NBC
The Voice – Finale Results – NBC

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series:

The Big Bang Theory – The Expedition Approximation – CBS
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart – Show 20015 – Comedy Central
Dancing With The Stars – Episode 2009 – ABC
Late Show With David Letterman – Show 4214 – CBS
Saturday Night Live – Host: Taraji P. Henson – NBC
The Voice – Episode 718B – NBC

Full nominations can be found here.

The 67th Emmy Awards take place on Sunday 20th September.

Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee with Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert was a guest on the most recent episode of Jerry Seinfeld’s hugely-popular internet series Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee.

The episode is entitled “Cut Up And Bloody But Looking Good”.

Click the thumbnail below to watch the episode in full.

Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee - Stephen Colbert

David Letterman at Martin Short and Steve Martin’s stage show

David Letterman made a surprise appearance at Martin Short and Steve Martin’s stage show on Friday night in San Antonio.

The former Late Show host came out during their A Very Stupid Conversation show on Friday to chat and to deliver a very special Top Ten list about Donald Trump, saying he had no regrets about retiring from the Late Show until Donald Trump announced he was running as a candidate in the upcoming US elections.

He said “every suit I own comes with a Top Ten list”, pulled out a piece of paper and read it aloud – Interesting Facts About Donald Trump.

This gave Dave an excuse to revisit Donald Trump’s hair as “that thing on his head” which was a nice throwback to the Late Show.

It was great to see Dave again in his old standup/monologue role. The official Late Show With David Letterman social media accounts even came out of retirement:

It was recorded by people attending the show on Friday night – see below. The first clip is shorter and misses out the sit-down chat he had with Martin and Steve after the Top Ten list but it’s slightly better quality, and the second clip is his appearance in its entirety from when he gets given a microphone saying “it’s my first night in showbusiness”.