Jay Leno Breaks Silence on Letterman's Retirement
Jay Leno broke his silence on David Letterman's decision to retire from late night television. He joked to Extra, "Oh well you know, he and I gonna do the Sunshine Boys on Broadway so we're very excited about that."
As to who should replace Letterman, Leno is at a loss for words. He stated, "I don't know a lot of good people out there."
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Letterman publicly announced his retirement during his Late Show. Leslie Moonves, President and CEO of CBS Corporation issued the following statement regarding the news of Letterman's retirement: "When Dave decided on a one-year extension for his most recent contract, we knew this day was getting closer, but that doesn't make the moment any less poignant for us. For 21 years, David Letterman has graced our Network's air in late night with wit, gravitas and brilliance unique in the history of our medium. During that time, Dave has given television audiences thousands of hours of comedic entertainment, the sharpest interviews in late night, and brilliant moments of candor and perspective around national events."
Throughout his career as host of the long-running CBS late night talkfest, Letterman has welcomed stars of both stage and screen. His show often concludes with performances from Broadway's hottest shows including the casts of Hair, Pippin, Once, Matilda, Catch Me If You Can and Book of Mormon.