3. David Letterman: Stage Sprint/ Right palm over his right hip/side
1) Stage Sprint: Letterman starts each show by sprinting across stage. He does it as a way of showing the audience he’s beaten what he calls “the devil”.
2) Touch of the Palm: David had a dear friend and also a comedian named George Miller. George died and David paid for Miller’s medical expenses throughout his battle with leukemia. George used to do the hand gesture and David is just mimicking him.
6. Ellen: Dance/ Mint Throw
By now everyone knows the comedy queen of daytime likes to kick off her show with a dance. But Ellen also throws a mint into the air and catches it in her mouth before walking onto stage and starting her monologue. Wonder what kind? Get Your Ellen Mints HERE http://www.ellentv.com/videos/0-nermnmlq/
8. Craig Ferguson: Secretariat Cheer
Ferguson created the “Secretariat Dance” which consists of standing and waving the extended arms back and forth repeatedly until the horse has left the stage, which he began to do shortly after Secretariat began appearing and the studio audience is shown doing as well.
10. Stephen Colbert: Run to Guests
Colbert typically leaps up from his desk and bounds across the stage to greet his guests and start the interview.
Here is an amazing compilation of all our favorite late night hosts giving it their ALL
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