Seth Meyers, the host of talk show Late Night with Seth Meyers, has revealed that David Letterman was very nervous about being invited as a guest to celebrate the show’s 40th anniversary last season. According to Deadline, Letterman was the original host of the NBC talk show aired at 12:30 and returned for an interview for the show’s anniversary in February.
Speaking at a Deadline event, Meyers said Letterman always contacts him during commercial breaks.
Meyers said Letterman still checked in with him during commercial breaks while speaking at a Deadline event. “The funny thing about Letterman is I think he said something along the lines of, `I hope that’s all okay.`”
“He is forever a man of great humility, but it is shocking to me that I was in a position to tell David Letterman, `Yeah, you`re doing great. Don`t worry, David Letterman, you are on a talk show and you`re doing great,” he added.
Having Letterman in the house kept Meyers and his staff in check. “The hardest thing about having David Letterman around is not blowing smoke the whole time because he would hate that,” Meyers said.
Late Night with Seth Meyers was nominated this year for the Outstanding Variety Talk series for the first time since Meyers took over in 2014.
As the only 12:30 show nominated in the category, the host credits DVRs and online replays to reach Emmy voters and audiences. According to Deadline, the show is also nominated for directing, and its episode “Corrections” is nominated in the short form content category.