David Letterman taped his first full show since dropping the news Thursday that he’s planning to retire from his late night hosting job after 22 years.
He thanked the cheering audience as he came on stage and reminded them “a year from now I’ll be on the beach with a metal detector.”
As to why he decided to finally give up his legendary talk show, he of course, conveyed it with humor.
“A couple of days ago Jane, a lovely woman who does my makeup every night … and you think you got a lousy job … she said to me Dave, there’s really nothing more I can do.”
The 66-year-old host dropped the bombshell news Thursday, shocking fans as well as members of his own staff who were unaware he was going to announce his retirement.