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Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night

April 10 to April 11

Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night book signing with author Jason Zinoman on April 11 following Cabin Boy.

A David Letterman film series is an admittedly perverse idea since he rarely appeared in movies and did not like to act, even on his own talk shows. But he did make a few exceptions in cameo roles in irreverent comedies made by or about some of his most important collaborators (Chris Elliott, Andy Kaufman), guests (Howard Stern) and inspirations (Mike Judge). Together, these oddball movies provide a revealing window into the singular sensibility of one of the most important comedians of our time.

Program notes by Jason Zinoman