After many years of relaxation and substantial beard-growing the king of Late Night is returning to the talkshow game, this time with a limited chat show on Netflix called My Next Guest Needs No Introduction and his line-up is pretty epic.
Starting next Friday, January 12th, David Letterman will be interviewing the likes of George Clooney, Malala Yousafzai, Howard Stern, Jay-Z, Tina Fey and Barack Obama.
Letterman was my Late Show host. He was the one on as I was growing up, the one people quoted and discussed the next day. I'd hear the Top Ten list jokes regurgitated on the school grounds and from my parent's friends. I was a bit too young for Carson, so Letterman was my guy.
He had a great talent for chit-chatting and routinely broke the typical talk show formula and injecting his personality at every turn. Now that he's firmly doing his own thing at a place like Netflix I'm doubly excited to see what he gets out of his guests.