Letterman Appears On ‘Late Show’ For the 1st Time Since 2015
David Letterman was a special guest on The Late Show Monday, November 20th, 2024. He said,”This is the most enthusiastic audience I have been near since the night I announced I was quitting.” David Letterman made his first appearance on the Late Show since 2015, but on the opposite side of the desk. Dave was fascinated with the changes in the building and the dressing rooms at a place he called “home” for 20-plus years. It’s great to see that Dave is as lively as ever.
Letterman On ‘The Late Show’
Letterman was the host for over 20 years. I felt Stephen Colbert was polite and respectful to just let Dave go. I can’t imagine what it would be like trying to interview someone who has been an interviewer for decades, especially at this level. In between Late Night and The Late Show, David spent 33 years hosting more than 6,000 episodes.
Here’s Dave talking about his favorite musical guests through the years. He talks about being scared of Tre Cool of Green Day and his love of The National and Foo Fighters. Stephen and Dave also reenacted their selfie from 2014.
David Letterman Talks Musical Guests On ‘The Late Show’
“In my day, I never would’ve let this happen,” Letterman said of revisiting the show and set. “We do this because my son doesn’t believe I had a show.”
It had to be awkward for Colbert… The guy you replaced comes back and you interview him on television. I think Colbert hung in there and was incredibly classy. Colbert gave Dave his seat and a moment before they reenacted their selfie shot from 2014 when it was announced that Stephen would be taking over for Dave. Here’s the 2014 shot:
Dave looks great and has such great energy. I would love to see him get Sexiest Man Alive. HA! Dave would have a blast with that. I think I need to get a nomination in for him.