David Letterman says he wishes he'd quit Late Show a decade ago

It’s been three years since the Foo Fighters played David Letterman off for his final installment of Late Show, his long-running CBS late-night chat show-slash-exploration of one man’s surreal contempt for the vast majority of the entertainment biz. Letterman’s kept himself pretty busy in the intervening span of time,…

The A.V. Club tells you what to watch in 2018

You can turn off your TV—or whatever device you’re using to watch TV these days—but TV is always on, as evidenced by the number of new and returning series that have already premiered in the early days of 2018. Here’s what The A.V. Club is looking forward to in the new year, from eagerly awaited second helpings and…

David Letterman’s new show has a name and Barack Obama

After months of rumors and vague reports, Netflix has at last announced an official title and guest roster for David Letterman’s new interview series, confirming the “show” won’t just find Letterman posing riddles to the drifters he’s tied up in his cabin. My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman will…

Cantankerous prospector David Letterman emerges on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to refute Conan’s horse story

Conan O’Brien appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Friday, where he told a funny story about how David Letterman once sent him a horse. Unprepared for a horse in his life (especially the ornery one Letterman had selected), O’Brien confided to Colbert that the gift (in recompense for a glowing profile…

Watch Norm Macdonald and Dave Letterman chit-chat for an hour about comedy and the state of late-night

Post-retirement, Dave Letterman continues to be selective (possibly even elusive) about where he pops up. A Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction here, a climate change documentary there, sure, but it’s rare to see him just shoot the breeze anymore. Which is why it was so invigorating to see Letterman mix it up with his…

That “red state-blue state” division is a relatively modern TV creation

When director Kevin Smith called his 2011 horror film Red State, there was no ambiguity about what that title implied. After all, Americans had been conditioned by then to associate the color red with the Republican party and, more generally, with conservative political values. Walmart, NASCAR, Ray Stevens. These were…