A star-studded lineup of guests has been announced by CBS today for the final 28 episodes of the Late Show With David Letterman starting tonight, 13th April.
Alec Baldwin, George Clooney, Billy Crystal, Robert Downey Jr, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Michael J. Fox, Tom Hanks, Jack Hanna, Kevin James, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Keaton, Steve Martin, Bill Murray, Sarah Jessica Parker, Don Rickles, Julia Roberts, Ray Romano, Paul Rudd, Jerry Seinfeld, Martin Short, Howard Stern, John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Oprah Winfrey, Elvis Costello, Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer Mumford and Sons and Tom Waits will all make appearances.
The official press release from CBS:
David Letterman, the longest-running host in late night history at 33 years, will begin his final 28 broadcasts of the LATE SHOW tonight, with a star-studded lineup of entertainment guests making their final appearances with him. As previously announced, his final LATE SHOW broadcast is Wednesday, May 20 (11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Some of the biggest names in entertainment will make their final appearances with Letterman over the next six weeks, including George Clooney, Robert Downey, Jr., Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Tom Hanks, Jack Hanna, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Keaton, Steve Martin, Bill Murray, Sarah Jessica Parker, Don Rickles, Julia Roberts, Ray Romano, Paul Rudd, Jerry Seinfeld, Martin Short, Howard Stern, John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Oprah Winfrey, The Avett Brothers and Brandi Carlile, Elvis Costello, Dave Matthews Band, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, Mumford and Sons, Ralph Stanley and Amos Lee, and many more names to be announced in the coming weeks.
Guests confirmed for the week of April 13 include Sarah Jessica Parker, 2015 Masters champion Jordan Spieth and music guests Asleep at the Wheel (April 13); Billy Crystal, THE TALK co-host Julie Chen, and country music artist and “50th Academy of Country Music Awards” nominee Chris Stapleton (April 14); Michael J. Fox, actress Amy Sedaris and musical guests Iron & Wine and Ben Bridwell (April 15); Kevin James, comedian Tom Dreesen, and musical guest Tracy Chapman (April 16); and Alec Baldwin and musical guest John Mayer (April 17).
The LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN is a production of Worldwide Pants Incorporated. Barbara Gaines, Matt Roberts, Jude Brennan and Rob Burnett are the executive producers. Jerry Foley is the director.
A complete lineup hasn’t been fully announced yet as there are some surprise guests expected before Letterman closes up as host of the Late Show on Wednesday 20th May.