David Letterman made his return to The late show after logging off for the last time in 2015. The former host was a guest on New version of the show hosted by Stéphane Colbert on Monday, November 20. David, 76, said it was a “pleasure” to be back. When Stephen asked David what he missed most since leaving the show, the comedian said there were so many things he looked back on fondly. “I miss everything. It’s mostly fun,” he said in the interview.
David was the host of The late show from 1993 to 2015. Stephen noted that he hosted over 4,000 episodes of the late night talk show during its run, earning him the nickname “the Iron Man of late night.” . David joked that “they were all pretty damn good.” The former host also talked about how great it was to have the opportunity to leave with a fresh start the next day. “If you miss one, 24 hours later you can try again, and it’s a very good device,” he said. “When you do something that you’re really proud of, you think, ‘By God, let’s do it again!’ And then, six to seven years later, you relive that experience.
The studio audience was clearly happy to see him and they started chanting “David” as he walked out. A natural comedian, David joked with Stephen to “control your people.” He then joked: “This is the most enthusiastic crowd I’ve been around since the night I announced I was quitting. »
The former host also opened up about how things have changed since he left the show. He complimented the beauty of the studio and locker rooms. He also congratulated Stephen on the success of his show. “It’s not easy, but you make it look very easy,” he told her.
David also sent his wife Regina Lasko a birthday message and said he had nothing else to announce. The two hosts also shared their own hosting experiences, swapping secrets about where to hide in the studio, David’s favorite. musical memories, and more. They ended up trading places and taking a selfie with David behind the desk.