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'I'm now the most humorous person in the world': Letterman on Mark Twain prize

Comedians including Jimmy Kimmel and Norm Macdonalds pay tribute to the irreverent Late Show host

Letterman was a late-night host for 33 years following his appearance on Carson's Tonight Show in 1978.


IT WAS all because of a 1978 appearance on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show, the story goes, that David Letterman found his audience.

An unknown stand-up comedian then, Letterman appeared relaxed and confident telling jokes in a short set, then bantering in the guest chair...

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