Letterman Quietly Celebrating 30 Years of Late Night Laughs

by | January 31, 2012 at 10:22 PM | The Late Show with David Letterman

David Letterman

Believe it or not, David Lettermanhas worked the late shift for 30 years.

The host of “Late Show with David Letterman” celebrates his three decades in late night television this week, and although CBS isn’t actively promoting the occasion, the show will pay homage to his after-hours antics in a more subtle way.

On Tuesday night, Letterman welcomed Bill Murray back to the show. Murray was Letterman’s first guest ever for “Late Night” on NBC back in Feb. 1, 1982, and Murray became the host’s first guest once again for the debut of “Late Show” on on Aug. 30, 1993. Other guests set for this week are also deeply rooted in Letterman’s television history, with appearances from the likes of Regis Philbin and Howard Stern.

Although Letterman reportedly didn’t want to make a big deal out of the landmark, with the New York Times stating that he is declining interviews to talk about the anniversary, that didn’t stop Murray from creating his own impromptu party, which you can watch in the clip below.