John Mulaney relays stories from his childhood and Saturday Night Live (1975), eviscerates the value of college, and laments getting older in this comedy special. Other topics include the church, his family, Trump and pedophiles abducting kids.
One of the most recognizable faces on TV for three decades, David Letterman has been continuing his career on Netflix with "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman". Unlike his previous shows, this one is not a slapstick comedy opening with commentary about the day's events, transitioning into short interviews with the guests. We have here hour-long interviews. Most importantly, while the interviews take place in one location, the guests show Letterman things and people of significance to them. Barack Obama took him to the Edmund Pettus Bridge, while George Clooney took him to meet an Iraqi refugee. I'll be eager to see what Malala Yousafzai has to show him.
Don't get me wrong. Letterman still has a joke or two up his sleeve. It's just that here we get to see his human side as opposed to Dave the goof-off. With a thick beard, he seems worlds away from the man recognizable from late night TV. I hope to see the remainder of the show. It looks to be fun.
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