NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: More than eight years after leaving his hosting job, David Letterman was greeted with a prolonged round of applause during his grand return to the Ed Sullivan Theater, home of “The Late Show.” .
The former late-night talk show host received a standing ovation from the crowd, including his successor Stephen Colbert, upon his return to his old stomping grounds on Monday (November 20).
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Crowd applauds David Letterman’s return to ‘The Late Show’
The audience erupted in cheers and applause when Letterman entered the set, basking in the love and support of the audience.
Letterman’s successor, Stephen Colbert, introduced him by saying, “Ladies and gentlemen, my guest tonight certainly needs no introduction. Please welcome to the Ed Sullivan Theater – Mr. David Letterman. “
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After greeting him warmly, Letterman glanced at his watch and asked Colbert to “control your people” as he sat down.
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Colbert responded to Letterman’s statement that late-night chairing is a “weird job that a lot of people don’t understand” at other points in the conversation.
“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”.
The audience unanimously applauded him when he spoke, but Letterman interrupted, saying, “Well, I don’t appreciate sarcasm.”
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According to Deadline, this was Letterman’s first appearance on the CBS late-night show since his May 2015 exit after a 23-year tenure.
After his departure, Letterman served as host of the Netflix interview series “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.”
Letterman has made guest appearances on several shows, including “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Late Night With Seth Meyers” and the season finale of “The Late Late Show With James Corden” earlier in 2023.
However, Monday’s show was the first time he returned to the show he launched on CBS in 1993.
The Internet is going crazy for the return of David Letterman
Letterman’s return to his old “Late Show” staple has left social media users in a state of frenzy. One took to This show was the best.
Another was truly the last giant of late night.”
Someone else chimed in: “I’m going to stay up tonight specifically to watch David Letterman on a late night show. The last time I did that was Letterman’s last show. That’s it.” “It’s funny how quickly the world has changed since then. It’s just clips now.”.
The one I’d like to get back to is “Late Night”/NBC David Letterman. This show was the best. pic.twitter.com/Imovh0i3p3
– Mélanie (@MelanieMarquita) November 16, 2023
David Letterman’s biggest show was his first show after 9/11. It was a master class in broadcasting and that pretty much sums up the genius of this man. He truly was the last giant of the night.
— Daniel o Connor (@rhenagullee) November 19, 2023
I’m going to stay up tonight specifically to watch David Letterman on a late night show. The last time I did this was Letterman’s last show. It’s funny how quickly the world has changed since then. It’s just clips now. pic.twitter.com/IHJJ7G6lsj
— Brent Ax (@BrentAxeMedia) November 21, 2023
Other “Late Show” fans flocked to Instagram’s comments section to congratulate the former host, with one calling Letterman the “GOAT.”
Another said: “Letterman belongs to this generation 🐐. He could handle any guest with ease and still does! 🐐🐐🐐 »
American businessman Jeremy Padawer commented: “Letterman would still get ratings today. We could use his pragmatism right now. »
“I just had the longest smile of my life watching that! Welcome back Dave!!” exclaimed one fan.
Echoing a similar sentiment, another said: “It’s awesome that I’ve ever done it and it’s not even close. I fell asleep during most English classes in college because I stayed stayed up late to watch it.”
“Dave reigns supreme. His departure coincidentally marked the beginning of the end of network television,” someone added.
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