NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — After 33 years of entertaining late night audiences, David Letterman will say goodbye.
Letterman’s last week has arrived, and the countdown to the last ‘Late Show’ is on.READ MORE: Columbia University Student Davide Giri Stabbed To Death Near Morningside Park; Suspected Gang Member In Custody, Sources Say
There were stupid pet tricks, stupid human tricks, and who can forget Letterman’s Top 10 lists.
After three decades the entertainment legend is leaving his stage.
“It’s bittersweet. Who wouldn’t miss the most ideal job in the world, working for the greatest guy in the world, David Letterman,” Paul Shaffer said.
As CBS2’s Jill Nicolini reported, he made a local deli owner into a superstar by including him in a number of skits.
“He’s been good for business. I couldn’t pay for the advertising he’s given me all these adventures, so it’s been thoughtful to me. I’m so indebted to him,” Rupert Jee said.READ MORE: FDNY Probationary Firefighter Vincent Malveaux Dies After Medical Episode During Training Exercise
Who could forget the hysterical duo Mujibur and Sirjul from the souvenir shop next door, or when Madonna came to Angelo’s to eat pizza?
“She was sitting over here. Her favorite pizza, no cheese, olives, and a dirty martini,” Angelo’s manager, Agnes Steplik, said.
Tom Barlow, an artist from Astoria, has been outside the marquee painting a picture for over a-week-and-a-half in hopes it will end up in Letterman’s hands.
“It might be the last thing he wants to look at in his retirement,” he said.
“He out beats all the young guys. Is a good charismatic guy, I like him and his sense of humor. He’s going to be missed,” Michael Yanucci said.
Tom Hanks and Eddie Vedder will appear on Monday night’s show at 11:35. Bull Murray is scheduled for Tuesday.MORE NEWS: Suffolk County Police Officer Timothy Thrane Released From Hospital 1 Month After Being Hit By Alleged Drunk Driver