David Letterman Reunited With His Late Show Marquee

For 30 years it stood outside The Ed Sullivan Theatre, now it’s at a fan’s home.

Earlier this week David Letterman personally delivered a section from his old show’s marquee to a fan in Connecticut. Letterman is seen posing in front of it in an image posted his social media channels Friday morning.

We’re told a crew from Letterman’s YouTube channel tagged along, and that a video will be posted sometime next week.

It was last fall that Letterman and his former bandleader Paul Shaffer jointly announced a sweepstakes benefitting Habitat For Humanity, with the marquee as the grand prize. Letterman has been a longtime supporter of the nonprofit that helps build and improve homes for low income families.

All told, the sweepstakes raised over $100,000. It also apparently had the side benefit of helping Letterman unload the huge 8ft x 20ft sign that had been in storage since his show ended in 2015.

In a congratulatory voicemail left for the winner back in January, he joked “you’ve won the albatross.”

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Letterman’s Late Show aired on CBS from 1993 to 2015. It was ten years ago this week that Letterman announced that he would retire from the show the following year. To the delight of his fans, he’s continued to maintain something of a post-retirement public profile through his YouTube channel, the occasional guest appearance on other talk shows and podcasts, and on his own Netflix interview series My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.

Earlier this week it was announced that he’ll interview John Mulaney in a new standalone episode of My Next Guest, dropping April 30th.

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Letterman delivered the sign to a fan in New Jersey. The fan’s home is in Connecticut.

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