I know he said his eighteen year old son did it,must of been pretty heated..in NYS,if the cops had gotten called,his son would have been arrested for domestic assault because of the obvious injury..hope they iron out the problem!
That bit with Mellencamp at the beginning was a little, um, awkward.
Yeah. Letterman might have wished he hadn't asked about the black eye. Something too I thought when John was talking was that he might be one of those people whom after you've asked them a question you wish you hadn't because they have to tell you the whole story. I'm that way. Co-workers of mine once were going around telling each other "Never ask Frank a question!".
Most nights I head to bed around 10 but can occasionally stay up later although I try not to if I have to go into the office the next day. Just not worth dragging myself around all day and these days it's so much easier to catch it someplace else or in the case of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, watch it the next day when they air at 7 and 7:30 PM. If it's been an especially stressful day, I'm there with the 8:30 time, too, Shasta, although not before having nodded off and on on the couch and then waking up to go to bed later.
So as to disprove any idea that I would ever take myself too seriously...
I tuned into CBS around 11 last night to see Letterman. I was out by 11:05.
It must be somewhat unnerving for a writer who typically works alone to suddenly find himself on a TV show like Letterman. Maybe not King so much since he has been in the limelight for decades, but it must be strange to transition from sitting backstage drinking coffee to suddenly walking out in front of millions of people and needing to be amusing for a few minutes.
Even after all these years, these types of shows do a 15 minute pre-interview with Steve, so guests have some idea of what might be discussed. Doing it on the phone is light years away from doing it in front of a live studio audience, cameras, and knowing that potentially millions of people could be watching especially for someone who's experiencing it for the first time, so can imagine it must still be overwhelming.