Thursday, March 22, 2007


R.I.P. Larry "Bud" Melman

According to
"The balding, bespectacled nebbish who gained cult status as the oddball Larry "Bud" Melman on David Letterman's late-night television shows has died after a long illness.

Brooklyn-born Calvert DeForest, who was 85, died Monday at a hospital on Long Island, the Letterman show announced Wednesday.

I always thought Melman was one of the funniest parts of the Letterman show. Melman's brutal sincerity made a nice complement to Letterman's tongue-in-cheek style. Melman brought a comic sledgehammer to Letterman's straight man setups.

The saddest part of the story:
"There will be no funeral service for DeForest, who left no survivors."

God bless you DeForest. You made a lot of people laugh, and that is a pretty good legacy to leave behind.

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