David Letterman’s final broadcast was as subversive, as punk rock, as ever

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David Letterman gave us comedy pathos, you know.

It’s real easy to take it for granted after 33 years of more or less the same thing: Top 10 lists and stupid pet tricks and, above all else, the dark deprecation. Seems old fashioned now, doesn’t it?

“One half of people were like, ‘That show doesn’t have a chance,” Letterman said during his Wednesday night monologue, the last of thousands he would ever deliver. “And the other half were like, that show doesn’t have a prayer.”

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With Jon Stewart and Jimmy Kimmel and Seth Meyers and Tina Fey and Buzzfeed all essentially doing Dave’s brand of comedy — meta, brainy, grouchy, list-y, weird, playful, off-the-nose — we’re used to it. It’s just The Way Things Are Done Now. Read more…

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David Letterman’s final broadcast was as subversive, as punk rock, as ever

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