Bud Melman. Rupert Jee. Dave's Mom. Kenny Sheehan. All got their 15 minutes of fame—and then some!—through seemingly random cameos with David Letterman. Sheehan, a Late Show stagehand known for his stoicism and dangling cigarette, would come on air with crew colleague Pat Farmer to read Oprah Winfrey interview transcripts. Other Sheehan bits included "Stagehand Stories," "Stagehand Fantasies," "CBS Mailbag," and "Pat and Kenny Boxing." He was even an extra on Spin City, Cosby, Guiding Light and The People's Court. There are many YouTube video clips of, and references to, Sheehan's Letterman appearances. And his cult status landed him the #7 slot on Rolling Stone's Top 10 Letterman Sidekicks list. Now we're pleased to present Kenny Sheehan's personal collection of Late Show staff swag and mementos, including clothes, bags, scripts, VIP passes, staff photos, even cue cards.
This "balance of collection" offering covers a lot of ground in Kenny Sheehan's career and is highlighted by an array of documents and ephemera, including show scripts. Overall collection is EX.
Hooded sweatshirt (includes Letterman's name)
2001 duffel (metal label)
"1000 SHOWS" duffel (nice CBS patch including Letterman's name)
Backpack (including Letterman's name)
Messenger bags (2 - one from 2000, the other including Letterman's name)
2000, 2002 anniversary staff photos (2)
11 various staff/VIP passes
Sheehan resume/head shot
1997-1998 scripts from shows that included bits with Sheehan (4)
9/11/02 "September 11th anniversary" script
Info packet from Sheehan's appearance on Cosby
Sheehan interview transcript
Lavish, expensively produced Late Show - 20 Years photographic coffee-table book that appears to have been distributed internally to show staff members
"Kenny Music Video" sketch scripts (2)