Never got those late night talk shows.
Quick backtrack into agreeing that those lists were garbage, but isolating Dave from them? I accept.I'm pretty sure Dave didn't write the top 10 lists and they were probably the worst part of the show.
Even edited down it's funny AF.He never really made it as big as he should have because his audience was his fellow comics. They all knew he was a genius. The average person never really quite grasped him or his style but he played to his peers and the people he respected.
Still upset that the studio butchered dirty work, his big movie. The original was apparently clearly a rated R movie but they edited the fuck out of it after it was shot, with no reshoots, so it could be more family friendly. Still an awesome movie but I would love to see the uncut version.
He lived in Vegas for years and I remember his twitter feed used to just be blow by blow descriptions of college basketball games he was betting on.Interesting that you mention that. That was what they were saying on the call earlier, but I hadn't heard that before. How did you know, did he talk about it publicly??
I remember watching Letterman waaaay waaaay back when he had a mid-morning show and even back then I could tell he was on to something. He was not like anyone else and you could sense a bit of a subversive undertone to him which really appealed to me. Clearly his employers were not in on the joke.I know there is this reverence for Letterman. I really never got it. Not even in his prime or in his later years. I mean, the Top Ten List was probably the perfect encapsulation of his comedy. If you found that funny, I guess you found him funny. But I thought it was the least funny shit out there, couldn't even believe they did it every night. Not my cup of tea.
And Kimmel doesn't belong in the same category as Conan. He's definitely a notch below.
And Letterman's Oscar hosting was amazing. Don't listen to the nonsense about him being a bust. He was the best ever. People just repeat it because he says it. His Arnold joke about asking Maria out for their first date and using "Eat, Drink, Man, Woman" as the line (Film was nominated for best foreign film) was the best Oscar joke ever.Letterman's performance on Cabin Boy was legendary.
Hollywood doesn't like having their own thin-skinned vanity thrown into their faces. That's why Letterman was never asked to host a second time. But he kept it real.And Letterman's Oscar hosting was amazing. Don't listen to the nonsense about him being a bust. He was the best ever. People just repeat it because he says it. His Arnold joke about asking Maria out for their first date and using "Eat, Drink, Man, Woman" (Film was nominated for best foreign film) was the best Oscar joke ever.