NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: David Letterman made an emotional return to “The Late Show.” The legendary host, who was at the helm for decades before retiring in 2015, shared the difficulty of leaving his job.
“I miss everything. It’s mostly fun,” he told his successor Stephen Colbert when asked what he missed most.
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David Letterman and Stephen Colbert recreate a selfie from 2014
Letterman continued: “Very few things in life offer us opportunity. And I can’t speak for you or for you on this subject, but for me, if you miss one, 24 hours later you can try again, and it’s a very good device.”
The 76-year-old also explained that there was always this desire to come back. “Then when you do something that you’re really proud of, you think, ‘Gosh, let’s do that again!'” he said.
One of the highlights of the appearance was when Colbert pulled out a selfie he took as a guest with Letterman in the host chair around 2014 and asked the former talk show host if they could recreate it.
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The two shared a candid moment on Monday, November 20, when they decided to recreate a moment from 2014. When Stephen was the guest and David was the host of the show, the 59-year-old took a selfie with him.
“It’s great because I was going to ask if I could have my photo taken at the office,” Letterman said, adding “Do you mind?” – Colbert replied: “Let’s do it.”
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Once Colbert returned to the reception chair, he asked Letterman, “What do you think of my supplies?” Does this sound like what you had back there?
“What? All this weed? ” Letterman said jokingly, drawing laughter from the host and his audience. “By the way, in my day, I would never have let that happen,” Letterman added. I’m sorry. THANKS.”
Earlier, Colbert responded to Letterman’s statement that working late nights is a “weird job that a lot of people don’t understand” at other points in the conversation, according to People.
“I’m lucky to have my friend John Stewart to talk to about this strange job and my friends from Strike Force Five,” he said.
“Was there anyone for you, when you were in the chair, that you could do this with? Someone you could call and talk about it. Could you call Johnny [Carson]?” asks Colbert.
In response, Letterman said he was an “orphan in the talk show world”, although he had “great respect for those guys”.
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