There is no official word yet from Dave or the show, but the news first spread through Twitter by Mike Mills, who is a musician performing on tonight’s episode with Joseph Arthur:
Dave just announced his retirement #2015 #muchlovedave
— Mike Mills (@m_millsey) April 3, 2014
In October, Letterman extended his contract with CBS through 2015. Letterman will have hosted Late Show for 22 years, and before that NBC’s Late Night for 11 years.
Tonight Johnny Depp stops by, with musical guest Joseph Arthur.
UPDATE: Video of Letterman announcing his retirement has been posted to YouTube:
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