Celebrated talk show legend David Letterman has announced his first guest on his Netflix talk show, former President Barack Obama.
Obama Reunites With Letterman
Former President Obama will be the very first guest on Letterman's new Netflix series: My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. The interview will be the first time that Letterman sat down with the former President since the Chicago native paid farewell to the comedy icon on May 4, 2015.
During President Obama's last visit to the Late Show with David Letterman, the two men talked about numerous topics such as First Lady Michelle Obama's final appearance on Letterman's CBS talk show to severe hot issues such as addressing bigotry and how to address incorporating veterans back into society. The former President also took time to pay homage to the talk show host and added that the entire country would miss the talk show host when he retired.
Before President Obama concluded his third Presidential visit (and eighth overall visit) to the show, he offered Letterman a chance to hang out with him at Starbucks and play dominoes. There have been no reports or indications that the two men have done the said activity since Former President Obama left the White House on Jan. 20, 2017.
Letterman aired his final episode of Late Show with David Letterman from the Ed Sullivan Theater on May 20, 2015. Comedian Stephen Colbert inherited the show and the legendary landmark theater once Letterman retired.
My Next Guest 101
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction is expected to air six specials on Netflix. Netflix subscribers can expect to see a new episode once a month. Each chapter is expected to feature a special guest that Letterman admires. In addition to former President Obama, Letterman will interview freedom activist Malala Yousafzai, Jay-Z, and George Clooney. Also, Letterman's longtime friends Tina Fey and Howard Stern are expected to round out the first season's guest list.
"In interviews that take both inside and outside of a studio setting, the conversations are intimate, in-depth, and far-reaching, with the levity and humor Dave's fans know and love," said a Netflix spokesperson.
Netflix also added that the interview's field segments will be a major part of the new mini-series and will allow Letterman to dig deeper with his guests.
While several fans expected Letterman to have a quiet retirement, the former CBS Late Night host has been busy. Letterman received the Mark Twain Prize in Humor in October 2017 and also visited acolyte (and heir apparent) Jimmy Kimmel during the ABC late night host's visit to Brooklyn that same month.
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction will premiere on Netflix on Friday, Jan. 12.