David Letterman’s Hurricane Sandy Show is a Work of Art

Well, God bless David Letterman and “Late Show” for going on without an audience as Hurricane Sandy came to town. An unplugged Letterman quipped that if only the sound effects guy had been able to make it to work then they could have had a laugh track and no one would have known the difference. That said, the show did have a refreshingly different feel to it, a more hand-made feel. The graphics guy couldn’t make it to work so an intern had to hold up all the titles that would have been computerized. The featured interview with Denzel Washington felt more authentic with just Denzel and Dave chatting. For those with long memories, it was a more old school feel like Tom Snyder’s “Tomorrow Show.” And the bits with Biff Henderson seemed more heartfelt at a more mellow pace. Dave let Biff ramble on for awhile and he ended having the time to say something meaningful about his recollections of hurricanes. And then there’s Jimmy Fallon and “Late Night” that was also sans audience. A very good bit was when Seth Myers quipped, “This is like if Charlie Rose had a band and everyone was a little bit high.”

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