John Witherspoon on Letterman, 1987, 1988, and 1991

  • Published: 31 October 2019
  • John Witherspoon appeared sixteen times (plus one taped cameo) on Late Night and twenty-two times (plus one taped cameo) on Late Show. I've selected three Late Night appearances for reasons that'll become clear as you watch.

    1. August 12, 1987
    2. September 6, 1988
    3. December 20, 1991

Comments • 227

  • Dave Steingass
    Dave Steingass  6 days back

    Don, I'd love to see more Spoon if you ever have time! I appreciate all your work on these.

    • Dexter Hunter
      Dexter Hunter  2 weeks back

      The Isleys got to be related somewhere down the line.

      • Telika Howard
        Telika Howard  3 weeks back

        i was 7 in 87

        • Telika Howard
          Telika Howard  3 weeks back

          pancakes pancakes😊

          • CBWAVY
            CBWAVY  3 weeks back

            Never realized how close they were. Wow that was amazing to see

            LOL he thought lamaze was le mans haha

            • METV BLA
              METV BLA  3 weeks back

              This err body pops -#BLA

              • remyboss17
                remyboss17  3 weeks back

                Lol wow, he looks like carlton from the fresh prince.

                • AJ Sassy
                  AJ Sassy  4 weeks back

                  David now has a "black son"😔. WOW!

                  • Thomas SalaS
                    Thomas SalaS  4 weeks back

                    Reminds me of Carlton

                    • nuno gomes
                      nuno gomes  4 weeks back

                      RIP pops 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

                      • Papa Fritas
                        Papa Fritas  4 weeks back

                        This man been old since the beginning of time lol

                        • V-Way
                          V-Way  4 weeks back

                          RIP Johm Witherspoon 😫

                          • Frederick Miles
                            Frederick Miles  4 weeks back

                            Pops coming out looking like Frank off moesha..R.I.P

                          • Bearded Kingface
                            Bearded Kingface  4 weeks back

                            Thanks for posting Don. That second vid is exactly a month after my birthday.

                            RIP pops!

                            • KT Da One
                              KT Da One  4 weeks back

                              I wonder why he said that David was not the Godfather during his interview with Vlad... but Clearly on the video he said that David is his son's Godfather!

                              • MrCeora
                                MrCeora  4 weeks back

                                John's brother wrote "What becomes of the broken Hearted" by Jimmy Ruffin, David Ruffin's brother at Motown.

                                • Holla At The KI D
                                  Holla At The KI D  4 weeks back

                                  I miss the music of this show.

                                  • G Mell Talk
                                    G Mell Talk  4 weeks back

                                    Dave showed him alot of love he was on his show alot

                                    • Jason Marks
                                      Jason Marks  4 weeks back

                                      and David Sanborn playing saxophone. Wow.

                                      • Rashid Black
                                        Rashid Black  4 weeks back

                                        "I love america although I'm not from here. Im from Chicago..."

                                        • Garrett Grier
                                          Garrett Grier  4 weeks back

                                          Rashid Black that was funny haha I got what u did there

                                      • Brant Blk
                                        Brant Blk  4 weeks back

                                        This is the first time I've seen John young haha RIP

                                        • Dave Steingass
                                          Dave Steingass  4 weeks back

                                          They gonna take him to Toledo and tell him he won

                                          • Sanj Singh
                                            Sanj Singh  4 weeks back

                                            You can see where his comedy styles develop through these few years on here.
                                            Miss you pops rest easy in heaven ❤

                                            • ronmex
                                              ronmex  4 weeks back

                                              The clothes back then was cool, he really liked that into song

                                              • Erik Bridges
                                                Erik Bridges  4 weeks back

                                                RIP....wasnt that funny but good humor

                                                • Jasmine Nickens
                                                  Jasmine Nickens  4 weeks back

                                                  He was such a family man !! You can tell he adored fatherhood and being a husband ♥️♥️

                                                  • ZviTrader
                                                    ZviTrader  4 weeks back

                                                    my name is Aquarius.


                                                    • ZviTrader
                                                      ZviTrader  4 weeks back

                                                      Kunta Knish!


                                                      • ZviTrader
                                                        ZviTrader  4 weeks back

                                                        Hell no I aint gonna check the tires!


                                                        • Dulles Perez
                                                          Dulles Perez  4 weeks back

                                                          Dave been around so long.n his pops best friends..

                                                          • Sandy g.
                                                            Sandy g.  4 weeks back

                                                            1:57 he had to even laugh at himself on that one 🤣😂 so funny. The legend will be missed.

                                                          • Apöllõ.Q
                                                            Apöllõ.Q  4 weeks back

                                                            Its crazy seein Grandad as a young man. Rip Pops!

                                                            • Robin Taylor
                                                              Robin Taylor  4 weeks back

                                                              1987 was very not that funny. Everything after that was amazing with him.

                                                            • pitbull64
                                                              pitbull64  4 weeks back

                                                              A lot of people may not know that Letterman is Godfather to John's son John David. These guys go back to the short lived Richard Pryor show on NBC where they worked together. RIP, Pops

                                                              • Don Giller
                                                                Don Giller   4 weeks back

                                                                I’m sure folks would know that had they watched this collection.

                                                            • Jessica LaSalle
                                                              Jessica LaSalle  4 weeks back

                                                              This guy is so funny. A super legend. The comedy biz won't be the same without you. Heaven just got funnier. RIP POP'S.

                                                              • Kenyon Martin
                                                                Kenyon Martin  4 weeks back

                                                                That Steve Wonder one got me!
                                                                No matter how young, this man has always been Pops!

                                                                • Diva Den
                                                                  Diva Den  4 weeks back

                                                                  I never knew they were best friends

                                                                  • Cali Girl
                                                                    Cali Girl  4 weeks back

                                                                    Thank you Johh for the laughs.

                                                                    • I'M AWAKE - ARE YOU ??
                                                                      I'M AWAKE - ARE YOU ??  4 weeks back

                                                                      Black men and White men have more chemistry than you think and make great friends to bad they're more worried about what their friends and family members would think of them if they're caught hanging out with a Black guy, smh. Man up and stop allowing your family, wife and friends run you, stop missing out on the fun. WE LOVE YOU JOHN !!!!

                                                                      • Pete Jimenez
                                                                        Pete Jimenez  4 weeks back

                                                                        Wow imagine cigars cognac and poker with these two gentleman. They should of had Letterman with cornrows married to an auntie living in the Friday neighborhood or better yet he could of been Smokey's gangster ass stepdad or something.

                                                                        • Doug Green
                                                                          Doug Green  4 weeks back

                                                                          rip  jw

                                                                          • Penny Proud
                                                                            Penny Proud  4 weeks back

                                                                            Wow my brithday is August 11 1987😱 look at the TV quality then😳

                                                                            • DAVID MALIK
                                                                              DAVID MALIK  4 weeks back

                                                                              When people say that someone is naturally funny they have no idea how hard comedy is. It was good to see him in his early years to be reminded from whence he came and what he had become. He will be missed, what a funny man.

                                                                              • William Mitchell
                                                                                William Mitchell  4 weeks back

                                                                                Ralph Lauren crest sweater🧐🔥😎

                                                                                • Odell Goodman-Bey
                                                                                  Odell Goodman-Bey  4 weeks back

                                                                                  Lmao "Would you give the World some Peace, Shut Yo Damn Mouth for a few minutes"

                                                                                  • Joseph Gilbert
                                                                                    Joseph Gilbert  4 weeks back

                                                                                    Rip John, forever"pops"

                                                                                    • R. DaNell
                                                                                      R. DaNell  4 weeks back

                                                                                      That MJ impression 🤣! "The bones of the elephant man!"

                                                                                      • Jfox Beatz
                                                                                        Jfox Beatz  4 weeks back

                                                                                        “ best city in the woooorld” is how he came up with his line in the movie Little man! “I’m the best daddy in the wooooorld!!!” 😂😪