Watch: Kanye West and Lewis Hamilton in David Letterman’s Netflix talk show
James R | On 29, May 2019
“It’s like when I used to work at the Gap, bro.” Those are words of Kanye West after styling David Letterman in the talk show host’s new Netflix series.
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction sees the interviewer sit down with famous figures that he finds fascinating for untopical, in-depth chat, both inside and outside a studio setting. Season 2 sees David interview Ellen Degeneres, Tiffany Haddish, Lewis Hamilton and Melinda Gates, as well as Kanye West.
Now, new clips give us a look at how two of those go, as we glimpse Kanye giving David a Yeezy-style makeover, as Letterman tries on a brown overcoat, beige trousers and black military boots – much to the approval of Kim Kardashian.
Another new clip also shows us David being taking for a ride by Lewis Hamilton. The F1 champ hits the race course in a station wagon with David, in a ride that turns into something like the US answer to Top Gear and a driving lesson.
All episodes of Season 2 arrive on Netflix on 31st May.
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction returns to Netflix this May
17th May 2019
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction returns to Netflix this May, as David Letterman prepares to interview another round of guests that he finds interesting.
The series is one of Netflix’s most successful attempts to date to enter the competitive talk show arena, with Letterman swapping stunts and skits for untopical, in-depth chat. The US TV veteran interview guests from all walks of life, with the main criteria being that they are extraordinary figures whom Dave finds fascinating. In interviews that take place both inside and outside a studio setting, the conversations are intimate and far-reaching, delivered with David’s typical levity and humour.
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction’s second will see him sit down with Kanye West, Ellen Degeneres, Tiffany Haddish, Lewis Hamilton and Melinda Gates. While previously the show has released one episode at a time, Season 2 will see all five episodes drop at once on Friday 31st May. Here’s the trailer:
Netflix renews David Letterman’s My Next Guest for Season 2
16th December 2018
Netflix has renewed My Next Guest for a second season.
The streaming giant has struggled to find a talk show format that works for its on-demand audience, with efforts from Chelsea Handler, Michelle Wolf and Joel McHale all cancelled after one or two runs apiece. One of its more distinctive productions, though, is My Next Guest, which opted for a lack of topical chat and stunts, and brought in a heavyweight figure to host it: David Letterman.
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman, to give it its full title, sees the US TV veteran interview guests from all walks of life, with the main criteria being that they are extraordinary figures whom Dave finds fascinating. In interviews that take place both inside and outside a studio setting, the conversations are intimate, in-depth and far-reaching, delivered with David’s typical levity and humour.
The show is exec-produced by Lydia Tenaglia, Sandy Zweig, Chris Collins and Chris Cechin-De la Rosa for Zero Point Zero Productions; with Tom Keaney and Mary Barclay for Letterman’s Worldwide Pants also on board.
“The line-up is impressively eclectic,” we wrote in our review, “ranging from George Clooney and Malala Yousafzai to Jay-Z, Tina Fey and Howard Stern – and rather than a short burst of chat, with a stunt designed to go viral on YouTube, the focus here is on conversation, pure and simple. Episodes are around an hour long, recorded in front of a theatre, not a studio. This is stately, old-fashioned chat, with no frills or gimmicks.”
It is no surprise, then, that Netflix has ultimately renewed the format for a second season, with six more episodes slated for 2019.