Sunday, March 07, 2010

The Early David Letterman 1967-1980 - WFMU's Beware of the Blog

The Early David Letterman 1967-1980 - WFMU's Beware of the Blog: "David Letterman was an entrenched figure of nineteen seventies variety television, appearing in awful sketches and playing the part of 'celebrity' on countless game shows. He trudged through various smelters of TV that could very well be classified as crimes against humanity. A small sample of his resum�contains The Gong Show, The Starland Vocal Band's variety show, Battle of the Network Stars and a cornball NBC movie-of-the-week. Without this steady onslaught of garbage his story would be a lot less interesting. A famous comedian's novice career is often the most fascinating part of their biography.1 Letterman's early showbiz struggles included encounters with a non-believing Tom Snyder, an extremely intoxicated Ringo Starr and even one of those 'very special' sitcom episodes... one that dealt with venereal disease.

This is the early David Letterman."

Fascinating history!