(CBS) – David Letterman is calling it a night.
The longtime late-night talk show host stunned his studio audience and his many fans Thursday with the announcement tonight that he’ll retire next year.READ MORE: 'I Missed Him The Whole Time': Chicago Family Grateful As Father Recovers From Shooting, Attempted Carjacking
Letterman brought his brand of humor to CBS back in 1993 after hosting his “Late Night” show on rival NBC.READ MORE: Fire Rips Through House In Back Of The Yards
At Chicago’s Second City — a virtual factory for top comedians — the question is posed: Who’s up next?
“Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers, it’s completely open. There are so many talented people in that realm, in that community,” says marketing director Robin Hammond.MORE NEWS: Supply Of Pfizer, Merck COVID-19 Antiviral Pills Remains Very Limited In Our Area And Beyond