2 of Dave's Final 'Top 10' Lines Written by Intern

22-year-old has hugely successful night
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 27, 2015 11:21 AM CDT

To say Late Show intern Caroline Schaper had a successful final episode of the show would be an understatement. The 22-year-old wrote two of the lines from the final Top 10 list, as the Daily Dot points out, citing a portion of a long Tumblr post about the last episode by longtime Late Show writer Bill Scheft. No. 2 entrant Tina Fey, he explains, wasn't in love with her original line for the "Things I've Always Wanted to Say to Dave" list, and she ended up picking a line from Schaper that was "a little more subtle and much more pointed" than her first option: "Thanks for finally proving men can be funny." And Schaper had already written the No. 1 line read by Bill Murray: "Dave, I'll never have the money I owe you."

"We were all genuinely thrilled for her. This 21-year-old [sic] has all the resume she needs going forward. I will be happy to help her in any way I can," Scheft wrote. Schaper's response on Twitter: "Thanks for your kind words but it's time to come clean: I'm actually 22. I hope you all still like me! Your validation is all that matters!" (More Late Show stories.)

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