David Letterman would like a bit of change in Late Night, not into Internet Comedy

David Letterman's last episode of Late Show is May 20 and he is completely at ease with leaving. He recently sat down with the New York Times to talk about his time at Ed Sullivan Theater.

The 68 year old comedian was asked a range of questions including whether or not he had a say in who his successor would be. Letterman suggested that it might be time for a woman or black person to get good late night show:

No. Not my show. When we sign off, we’re out of business with CBS. I always thought Jon Stewart would have been a good choice. And then Stephen. And then I thought, well, maybe this will be a good opportunity to put a black person on, and it would be a good opportunity to put a woman on. Because there are certainly a lot of very funny women that have television shows everywhere. So that would have made sense to me as well.

When asked about the current emphasis on making bits for a more viral market, Letterman said it wasn't much for him:

No, it just came and went without me. It sneaked up on me and went right by. People on the staff said, “You know what would be great is if you would join Twitter.” And I recognized the value of it. It’s just, I didn’t know what to say. You go back to your parents’ house, and they still have the rotary phone. It’s a little like that.

It's a fascinating interview chronicling the career of Letterman's tenure in late night as well as his idolization of Carson. The final show will be May 20. Letterman mentioned near the end of the  interview that he already knows what he'll do for the finale, although he's already informed viewers that it will be low key.