David Letterman makes a triumphant return to The Late Show after an eight-year hiatus, during which he handed over the reins to Stephen Colbert. Letterman dropped by the show to catch up with Colbert, share some observations, and reminisce on the things he loves and misses about the show.
Upon arriving at the Ed Sullivan Theater, Letterman was impressed by the improvements to the facilities and the show’s overall appearance. He remarked on the lavishness and remarked about how good everything looked. He also commended Colbert and his staff for their great success over the years.
When asked about what he misses most about the show, Letterman expressed his love for the spontaneity and freedom it provided. He reminisced about the great moments, especially with the musicians and music guests. Notably, he fondly recalled performances by bands like Green Day and The National.
During the reunion, Colbert reminded Letterman of the selfie they took when Colbert was announced as the new host, and they recreated the selfie once again. Letterman’s candid and humorous comments during the selfie-taking session were a memorable part of the reunion.
The pair also shared anecdotes about mutual friends, discussed life as empty nesters, and reminisced about their final meeting in Letterman’s office. Colbert recalled how Letterman expressed some regrets and desires, shedding light on the dynamics of their relationship.
Ultimately, the reunion was brimming with nostalgia, fond memories, and respect. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert airs on CBS.