Overheard: Letterman's 'Late Night' advice to Seth Meyers
October 9th, 2013
05:57 PM ET

Overheard: Letterman's 'Late Night' advice to Seth Meyers

David Letterman has been in the late-night game for years - he just celebrated an anniversary, as a matter of fact - so newcomer Seth Meyers would be wise to listen.

On Tuesday night's "Late Show," the future host of "Late Night" sat down with Letterman, who offered Meyers some advice.

"When we took over the show years ago, it was 'The Tomorrow Show," Letterman told his guest. "You had the 'Today' show, the 'Tonight' show and the 'Tomorrow' show, and I thought, 'this is perfect.'" When Meyers takes over for current "Late Night" host Jimmy Fallon in February, he should really just change it back.

A dubious Meyers seemed lukewarm on the concept, so Letterman laid it out for him - even at his own expense: "That's the perfect trilogy right there, and I'm giving this to you free. I'm putting a nail in my own coffin here."

While Meyers appreciated the #protip, Letterman's timing was off. "I wish we talked yesterday, we like, just printed the mugs," he joked.

Check out the clip below:

Filed under: Celebrities • Late Night comedy • television

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  1. glenda

    Leno reruns recently beat Letterman's show every night, and Letterman wasn't reruns. The only thing funny about Letterman, is his face.

    November 4, 2013 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. jag51

    Wow! NOT taking any advice from David Letterman really is like putting a nail in your own coffin. Letterman knows how to let his guests be the show, not the host. That's the key to his success and longevity on television.

    October 10, 2013 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |

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