After more than three decades, late night host David Letterman made the shocking announcement on his show Thursday that he’s retiring in 2015.
“The man who owns this network, Leslie Moonves, he and I have had a relationship for years and years and years, and we have had this conversation in the past, and we agreed that we would work together on this circumstance and the timing of this circumstance. And I phoned him just before the program, and I said, ‘Leslie, it’s been great, you’ve been great, and the network has been great, but I’m retiring,’” Letterman said during the taping of his show at Ed Sullivan Theater.
Watch Letterman’s full retirement announcement below:
Of course, after announcing his retiring from the show, that means the search is on to find his replacement. Several names have been thrown into the hat to take over the late show already including Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen DeGeneres, Conan O’Brien and even Jay Leno not that he’s left his iconic post on The Tonight Show.
Letterman’s guest last night was Johnny Depp. Listen to his funny reaction to the late night host’s retirement announcement in the full Entertainment Report below: