>> He once ruled over late night. He once ruled over the free world. Now, both are back in public view and sitting down for a chat. Or maybe more of a verbal volley as Barack Obama is known for having pretty good comedic chops, and David Letterman is known for speaking his mind when it comes to world leaders.
The episode marks Letterman's return to TV, and is the former US President's first televised interview since leaving office. It also kicks off Letterman's new six episode Netflix series called My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman. And they certainly don't, with such familiar faces as George Clooney, Jay-Z and Tina Fey, among those following Obama in the hot seat.
The most unrecognizable mog might be of that Letterman himself, who sported a sort of father time look in recent years. Letterman's return to television is one we thought we'd never see after the former Late Show host called it quits in 2015, to spend more time with his family.
But as he recently joked, quote, if you retire to spend more time with your family, check with your family first. His debut episode with Obama airs January 12th.