For some reason, David Letterman decided that it was time to call it a career after 33 years in late night, 22 of them as host of CBS’ Last Show.
But so he’s doing—tonight—and a host of his famous pals and admirers have plenty to say about it.
“Don’t do this!” reads the handwritten note a glum-looking Jennifer Lawrence is holding up in a Facebook post. “No one is sick of you it’s all in your head.”
Jimmy Kimmel, who purposely has a repeat episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live airing opposite Letterman’s final Late Show, choked up last night while paying tribute to his fellow funnyman—and you can almost feel the lumps in the throats coming from the other celebs who don’t quite agree with Dave’s decision to pack it in.
Patton Oswalt, as he is wont to do, wrote a lot on Facebook about Letterman, talking about how he discovered the then-Late Night host in college and it basically changed his life.
“So thanks, Dave. I only got to meet you once, when we shook hands after my first and only stand-up set on your show (that’s a pic of my setlist, written in my hotel room that afternoon of the taping). You were friendly but distant, but I could tell you wanted me to do well. One comedian to another,” Oswalt recalled. “And thank you for NEVER putting yourself above the oddness you so clearly delighted in.”
But even the most simple notes, ones that were basically a few words of thanks with a pic of that celeb sitting on Dave’s couch, hit an emotional cord. Here’s a sampling of all the stars who will miss the Late Show With David Letterman:
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) May 21, 2015
— Will Arnett™ (@arnettwill) May 20, 2015
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) May 20, 2015
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