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