Late night hosts are making their careers out of Trump jokes.
Stephen Colbert of The Late Show is the biggest anti-Trump culprit, but Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, and Conan O’Brian have all scolded the President too.
But now a retired anti-Trump late night host is returning to Netflix.
David Letterman retired from The Late Show two years ago, but apparently he’s dying to get in on the anti-Trump action again.
Netflix just offered Letterman another limited run talk show.
The Hollywood Reporter reports:
“The six-episode untitled series will feature in-depth interviews as well as segments outside of the studio.
Two years after signing off CBS’ The Late Show, David Letterman is returning to the small screen.
The longest-serving host in U.S. late-night TV history is set to topline a new talk show for Netflix. The untitled six-episode series will premiere in 2018.
Unlike The Late Show, each hourlong episode of the Netflix series will be prerecorded and feature Letterman conducting longform conversations with a singular guest as well as exploring topics on his own — outside of the studio.
“I feel excited and lucky to be working on this project for Netflix. 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,” Letterman said Tuesday in a statement.
Letterman hosted more than 6,000 episodes of late-night talk shows during his time on NBC’s Late Night as well as CBS’ The Late Show over 33 years. As a writer, producer and performer, he collected 52 Emmy nominations and 10 wins.
The new series expands Netflix’s talk show footprint beyond Chelsea Handler’s weekly talk show, which changed its format in its sophomore season to expand to an hour with more in-depth interviews, bigger field pieces and trips to India, Europe and more.”
Letterman has interviewed President Trump many times during that time-span.
And while he’s been extremely critical of the President since he’s taken office, Trump is on a short wish list for his new show.
Letterman told Variety,
“I’d like to talk to President Trump. I’ve known the guy for 25-30 years,” he said. “I’d like to go back to New York where he was a kid and start there.
I’d like to just ask him about the change in him as a man, where did it come from, how did it begin and where is it going.”
Letterman recently said that President Trump’s supporters should’ve turned their back on him when he “mocked” a disabled reporter.
And in an interview with The New York Times before the Netflix show was in sights he said,
“If I had a show, I would have gone right after him. I would have said something like, ‘Hey, nice to see you.
Now, let me ask you: what gives you the right to make fun of a human who is less fortunate, physically, than you are?’ And maybe that’s where it would have ended.”
And Letterman also said,
“We don’t need more confirmation that there’s something wrong with Donald Trump.”
So this means he’s most likely going to attack Trump on his show.
Didn’t they used to be friends?
Letterman seems to be a backstabbing friend and it’s shameful that he doesn’t have President Trump’s back.