Well, that was quick. A little more than a week since the last broadcast of the Late Show with David Letterman, the iconic marquee for the program has already been removed from the front of the Ed Sullivan Theater, where it’s been displayed for the past 22 years.
The rush to get the historic theater ready for Stephen Colbert’s September arrival is obviously in full-swing. The famous sign is not the only piece of the show to suddenly disappear, though. The entire Late Show set has been gutted and unceremoniously trashed, as well.
It’s pretty surreal to see two decades of beloved entertainment wiped away clean, as though it never even happened. I guess no one is immune to change, not even a comedy legend.