David Letterman Calls The Late Show Irrelevant, Admits His Long Beard Is …

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‘It’s just silliness': Tough-talking David Letterman say he does not miss the Late Show and blasts it as ‘irrelevant’.

“I used to say, every day, ‘I am so sick and tired of shaving.’ … And I just thought, the first thing I will do when I am not on TV is stop shaving.David Letterman has a home in Montana, and for his most wide-ranging and personal interview since retiring from the “Late Show,” he talks to one of his favorite Montana literary journals.’I thought I would have some trouble, some emotional trouble, or some feeling of displacement, but I realized, hey, that’s not my problem anymore,’ he said. ‘And I have felt much better.

Since David Letterman left The Late Show this past May, the former host has done several things: struggle to acclimate himself to civilian life, speak at his alma mater, and grow an incredibly bushy, snow-white beard. And although the press-shy personality has mostly hidden himself away from the public eye, he knows exactly what you think of his facial acquisition—because his wife and 12-year-old son have offered their blunt criticism on many a occasion. “Everybody hates it,” Letterman tells the Whitefish Review in a new interview. “My wife hates it.

In recent months, Letterman has grown a beard, much to the dismay of his wife, Regina Lasko, and son, Harry, 12 – not that he particularly cares what they or anyone thinks of it. “I’ve kind of developed a real creepy look with it that I’m sort of enjoying,” Letterman said. “I can tell that people are off-put by it. Letterman, who has a ranch in Big Sky Country, recently opened up about life off the air during a wide-ranging interview with the local arts journal Whitefish Review.

When you are doing it for so long, and for each day—I have always likened it to running a restaurant—because you get response to the day’s endeavor immediately. And then when you get out of it you realize, oh, well, that wasn’t true at all. (laughter) It was just silliness… I realized, geez, I don’t think I care that much about television anymore.

Anything that happens after 10, I’m not there.” “We’ve had a lot of people to the ranch,” he said. “Because you want to share this with people. I feel foolish for having been misguided by my own ego for so many years.” “I’m like the idiots who always used to come up to me—and I knew they were lying…. I remember one time, I had a buddy of mine out there, someone I’ve known forever, and he says to me, ‘You have a tennis court out here?’ Well I said, ‘OK, let’s see, you’re not coming back.’” “When I got into high school my grades were really, really bad,” he reminisced. “I took a speech class in my second year and the first day in the speech class you had to get up and tell a little something about yourself. And my wife—I can’t tell yet whether she’s being diplomatic, whether she’s being polite, deferential—I just don’t know what it is—and she’ll say, “Well, look at what you’ve accomplished.” And I’ll say, “Well, what have I accomplished?” And she says, “Well, look. And it’s kind of fun – well, I won’t say that it’s fun to walk around irritating people, I think I’ve proved that on TV – but it’s sort of amusing to see the reactions.’

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