Benedict on Letterman
Oh, God, this Letterman interview was complete bullshit. It was like the guy set out to embarrass Ben, but at the same time didn’t really care much, didn’t know anything about him, hadn’t seen any of his stuff, and only gained any amount of respect for him after he’d seen the Star Trek clip.
like 99% of Letterman interviews
Oh, that explains it then. Is he that embarrasingly incompetent all the time?
Short answer: yes. Letterman is a comedy god here, but mostly to other comedians. It used to be a big deal to be on his show, but eh. Honestly, American talkshows kind of blow (except Charlie Rose, but that’s PBS, so duh.). I prefer to listen to podcast interviews because the hosts are generally more interested in their guests and, of course, have much more time to get into things. Can’t we go back to a time where Dick Cavett hosts shit?
Anyway…I wish Benedict had time to be on Conan. I really think they’d be hilarious together. And you know that everyone who works at Conan has seen Sherlock because they are a hip-and-with-it bunch. It would be a much better interview. (There will still be otters though. I almost guarantee it. That’s a joke that Conan would fucking love.)