Wahoo, Nebraska: Home Office of The Late Show with David Letterman

A sign declares it to be so. Wahoo became the Letterman Show's aspirational home office after a resident alerted Letterman to the town's name.

E. 5th St., Wahoo, NE
The sign is on the southeast corner of E. 5th St. and N. Broadway.
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Home Office of The Late Show with David Letterman

Not much was going on, through I can now say I have been to Wahoo, Nebraska. At this point I did not see signs.

[K And k, 10/02/2020]
Home Office of The Late Show with David Letterman

The sign has been covered up by a local business and is no longer visible. I'm not sure if they have anything else indicating the former home DL office because we went through the town late on Sunday night and didn't find anyone to ask.

[Jill, 04/10/2019]

Home Office of the Late Show.

Home Office Of The Late Show with David Letterman

Yes, the home office of the Late Show with David Letterman's Top Ten List is a real place. Located about 45 minutes from Omaha in Saunders County, Nebraska, the small town's primary claim to fame is, well, being the home office of the Late Show Top Ten. However, despite David Letterman's nightly on-air claim, there is no Worldwide Pants office in Wahoo, nor do the citizens of the town write the nightly comedy segment.

Wahoo became the "home office" after a resident alerted Letterman to the town's name and asked that the home office be moved to Wahoo. The gap-toothed-funnyman thought the town name was funny and "authorized" the move. However, if Letterman had known how small, dirty, and depressing Wahoo really is, he might have turned the suggestion down. I have been to Wahoo. I knew ahead of time that there was no home office located there, but I had no idea that there was also no offices at all located there. Wahoo is not the fun-sounding town it seems to be. What does Wahoo have? Farmland, mainly. The large billboards at the town's borders that proclaim it to be the "Official Home Office of the Late Show with David Letterman!" The town also sells t-shirts and bumper stickers with this same message of pride.

I got pulled over by the local police there for going a few miles over the speed limit. I had some prior traffic violations and ended up getting arrested just long enough to get my mug shot picture taken. The police there were nice enough to give me a copy of the mug shot before I left!

[The Jason, 03/22/2010]

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