If you’re like me, then you really miss David Letterman on late night TV. Stephen Colbert has taken over and done a fine job, but it’s just not the same.
All you have to do is watch this and realize how much we took him for granted:
Yeah and sure, he was the longest-serving late night talk show host of all-time, but I still miss him ok?
Anyway, now that my rant is over, we can share some good news: Letterman is back. Not only that, but we know who his first guest is set to be: none other than former president-Barack Obama. It will be Barack Obama’s first late-night appearance since he left office, and really one of his first few interviews in general. While David Letterman hasn’t hosted his own television show since the Late Show with David Letterman ended in 2015, he hasn’t completely avoided the spotlight. He has done some interviews, even appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in 2017.
Letterman’s new show will be called My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. “I had a show for a long time. Then I didn’t have a show for a long time, and I can’t tell you how great it is to be out of the damn house,” he added in the trailer (which you can view above).
The show will consist of six-episodes, and will feature other guests such as Jay-Z, George Clooney, Tina Fey, Howard Stern, and Malala Yousafzai. The first episode with Obama will air on January 12th, with the remaining 5 episodes being released monthly.