Inside David Letterman’s Late Show Finale Party: Stars, Foo Fighters, Tears (Not Dave’s) and an Early Wakeup Call!
After the Foo Fighters capped off the final episode of the Late Show With David Letterman on Wednesday with “Everlong,” a tune very near and dear to the outgoing host’s heart, the party continued into the night.
The Late Show staff, Dave Grohl and his bandmates and a bunch of the celebrities who appeared on the show to read the last-ever Top Ten list, including Jim Carrey, Tina Fey and Steve Martin, all trooped over to the nearby Museum of Modern Art to fete Letterman—who looked as if he raided pal Bill Murray’s closet before leaving the Ed Sullivan Theatre.
Of course, the baggy striped pants, yellow Foo Fighters concert T-shirt and leisurely cream blazer probably all belong to Dave—so now we know that streetwear style is just another thing that he and Murray bond over.
A source tells E! News that Letterman only stopped by the MOMA party briefly and, unlike many of the staff members, the 68-year-old TV veteran didn’t look emotional at all. (His farewell speech last night, while incredibly touching and pitch pefect, was notably devoid of tears—not that, knowing Dave, we expected anything different.)
Guests mingled as the Foo Fighters performed and, though Letterman ducked out early, the remaining now-former Late Show staffers took the party to McGee’s Pub (the inspiration for MacLaren’s in How I Met Your Mother) after leaving MOMA.
Meanwhile, crew members were actually due back at the Ed Sullivan Theatre at 8 a.m. today to clean out their offices and dismantle the set.
So…maybe another round at McGee’s tonight is already sounding pretty good.