'Craig Ferguson', Adam Carolla, Michael Ian Black, and D.L. Hughley were among the contenders for Craig Kilborn's replacement on show, with all of them having guest hosted episodes. Ferguson was soon hired as the new host.
Craig Kilborn: That's what makes this country great, is David Letterman! Let me just open up for a second. I never told anyone about this before, but fifteen years ago, I accepted him into my life, as my Lord and Savior!