Ten years after calling Letterman out for creating a hostile work environment for women, Nell Scovell gets to talk with him about it.
Ten Years Ago, I Called Out David Letterman. This Month, We Sat Down to Talk.
Comedy writer Nell Scovell — who quit her job on Late Night with David Letterman in 1990 after just five months because of sexism and “sexual favoritism,” and who called out Letterman in another Vanity Fair piece 10 years ago, following the revelation that he was cheating on his wife with various women who worked […]
The David Letterman University of Excessive Self-Deprecation
Talking late-night television, retirement, and putting comedy in service of our nation, with the great David Letterman.
David Letterman’s Reluctance on Becoming an Actor
From The AV Club’s oral history of Airplane!, which looks back on how the hit 1980 comedy was made.
[Transcript] A conversation between the actor and late-night host—and memories of working together: David Letterman: We did a sketch on the old ‘Late Night’ show, and it was with one of the writers, Tom Gammill, and it was ‘Dale, the Psychotic Page.’ We had to set up nine holes of a miniature golf course. He […]