Experience the electric comeback of David Letterman to ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.’ Dive into the uproarious reception, heartfelt moments, and the iconic selfie moment you won’t want to miss.
David Letterman made a triumphant return to the Ed Sullivan Theater, receiving a thunderous standing ovation. The former late-night maestro appeared as a guest on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” for the first time, walking into a sea of cheers and chants reverberating with his name.
Addressing the uproar, Letterman humorously questioned the commotion, playfully nudging Colbert to manage his enthusiastic crowd. Reflecting on the exuberant audience, he quipped about the level of fervor matching that of the night he announced his departure from hosting duties in 2015 after a remarkable 22-year tenure.
During his return, Letterman humorously contrasted the dressing rooms, highlighted the show’s evolution, and even playfully insinuated his resemblance to the iconic Ed Sullivan. Offering congratulations to Colbert and his team for their stellar success in continuing the legacy, he acknowledged the challenges of the role and lauded their seamless execution.
Despite leaving “The Late Show,” Letterman‘s retirement has hardly been idle. From hosting Netflix’s “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction” to guest appearances on various talk shows like “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” he’s maintained an active presence.
Yet, it was his homecoming to the familiar studio that ignited the most fervor. Expressing fondness for his former gig, he admitted missing the thrill of the hosting experience and the opportunity it offered for constant improvement.
The highlight of the evening? A recreated selfie with Colbert, echoing a memorable snapshot taken back in 2014 when it was announced that Colbert would succeed Letterman.