The comedian has been a mainstay of late-night television for three decades now. He is an honoree at the 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors, which will take place Dec. 2.
A self-deprecating perfectionist, David Letterman, 65, has this to say about being award the Kennedy Center Honors: “I’m thrilled for my family. . . . I’m looking forward to it. But please. . . . I want people to understand: I know it’s not right.” John P. Filo/AP Buy Photo