When he walked away from ‘Late Night With David Letterman’ I thought that his retirement was permanent. Thankfully, I was wrong.
It was announced today that David Letterman is getting a new, one hour show on Netflix! The series will feature him in conversation with a single guest and will sometimes take him on location, two things he loves to do.
In an official statement, Letterman quipped:
“I feel excited and lucky to be working on this project for Netflix,” the host said in a statement. “Here’s what I have learned: If you retire to spend more time with your family, check with your family first. Thanks for watching, drive safely.”
You can read more in Rolling Stone.
Hey, it’s a short series of 6 episodes, but maybe it will turn into something more permanent. A premiere date has not been announced yet.
Always a huge music fan, earlier this year he introduced Pearl Jam at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony after Neil Young bowed out due to illness.
I usually like the same bands that Dave does. He’s a big fan of the Foo Fighters; me too. I had an interview in 2003 with a local talent named Kathleen Edwards. Her debut album, ‘Failer’, became a constant on road trips to visit my parents in Toronto.
As it turns out, Edward’s CD made it onto Letterman’s desk and the rest was history. He too got swept away by the record and listened to it on his daily commutes into the studio. Kathleen Edwards appeared on his show a couple of times! What a cool break, and so honest and from the heart.
Fast forward to 2017 and Kathleen Edwards has a successful licensed coffee shop called Quitters Coffee in Stittsville and continues to write, record and tour her music. Her wicked sense of humour plays a huge role in both ventures.
Who knows, maybe we’ll find Dave having a coffee in Stittsville one day, while getting caught up with Kathleen with cameras rolling. Stranger things have happened.