Late Night Fantasies
It was fun to watch David Letterman on Jimmy Kimmel.
It was once a dream of mine to be interviewed by Letterman and make him laugh out loud. If only my mom had let us have a dog to teach a stupid trick too.
The early inspiration for my weird fantasy began with Johnny Carson.
I had a TV in my room when I was a teenager.
I don’t remember much other than watching Leaf games, Blue Jay games, and Johnny Carson each night.
I used to laugh out loud lying in bed listening to comics like Gary Shandling as they got their big breaks.
The late night genius of Carson and Letterman inspired me to try stand up comedy in high school. I sucked. It was still the hardest and dumbest thing I have ever done.
Because of Youtube, I was inspired to get creative again and I came up with Wallstrip. When CBS acquired Wallstrip in 2006, I hoped/fantasized that someone from Letterman would ping me and I would get my shot making Letterman laugh.
I am excited David will be back with a Netflix show and plan on teaching Bagel and Lindzee (our two dogs) a really stupid trick to send to him.
When there is a will there is a way.
Originally published at Howard Lindzon.