"It's always been a dream of mine to be on the Late Show with Letterman," says Frank Caliendo, whose TBS sketch show, FrankTV, premiered to 2.9 million viewers in November. "But I was pretty much told that since I do impressions, it wasn't going to happen." Ah, but it did happen, and Dave loved the Milwaukee native's signature impression of football legend John Madden so much that he invited Caliendo back time and time again. Highlights include four appearances as Madden, and one as George W. Bush in full makeup for fake interviews. Caliendo's loving it: "It's like being part of the Letterman cast," he states. Caliendo, the best part of Fox's NFL Sunday pre-game show the last five years (including the Patriot/Giants Super Bowl), is the hottest comic in the country, selling out every performance and building a rabid following of fans that never tire of his pitch-perfect renditions of Al Pacino, Jack Nicholson, Robin Williams, and a legion of other household names. Check out free video performances at frankcaliendo.com or simply maddenguy.com.
Sat., Feb. 16, 5:30 & 8:30 p.m., 2008