David Letterman is back on television with a white beard. He looks like a skinny Burl Ives. Jay Leno is back as well. But I never watched him when he had writers, so what would be the point now?
Dave, as always, is great.
Robin Williams is his first guest. Called Dave “General Lee.” Hilarious.
Quick Robin Williams story. Back in 2002, I was a backup writer on the Yankees and Mets and covered a game at the Stadium. I get in the elevator to go up to the press box and when it stops at the lobby, Billy Crystal and Robin Williams get on.
I don’t say a word. Billy looks at my credential and says “Ah, Westchester” and says something about Joe Torre living there. Having no idea what to say, I come back by telling him I liked Princess Bride.
There’s a few seconds of silence and Robin says, “So, what, you liked nothing I did?”
We all cracked up.
UPDATE, 12:39 a.m.: Conan had a beard, too. It’s like the Notre Dame mascot has his own show.