Letterman is a first-time father

At 56, David Letterman is a daddy.

His girlfriend, Regina Lasko, delivered a baby boy late Monday night. On his "Late Show" Tuesday, Letterman announced that the child is named after his father, Harry Joseph Letterman.

The jokes followed quickly. "I don't know, maybe I shouldn't have done this," Letterman said. "First thing I took him home and dangled him over the balcony," a reference to pop star Michael Jackson briefly dangling one of his children over a balcony.

From Associated Press

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