Late Show with David Letterman debuted on August 30, 1993 …
I was an early fan.
Click PLAY or watch his Velcro Suit on YouTube.
Ron Shewchuk and I liked how he revered the trivial. And trivialized the famous.
Jessica Winter was a bigger fan:
His subversive comedy transformed the entertainment landscape—and made me who I am today.
But it’s been decades since I’ve been able to muster enough interest to watch more than a Top 10 list.
I’ll certainly be following the Late Show with Stephen Colbert starting September 8, 2015. But I’m assuming my interest will dwindle quickly. Unscripted celebrity interviews are like torture.