Last year I attended a taping of the Late Show With David Letterman and learned that Dave comes out and takes a question or two from the audience before the show begins.
Well, I returned this week and was picked to ask a question before tonight’s (Friday’s) show, so I asked Dave if he would like to join me as a guest color commentator on 700-WLW radio during the Big East basketball tournament. When Dave started laughing, I told him that I was serious because my broadcast partner Chuck Machock was kicked out of a game once for yelling at the refs and I might need Dave’s help if it happened again in New York.
Here’s a photo of Chuck being escorted off the court by a cop in the 2003 NCAA Tournament game between Cincinnati and Gonzaga.
And here’s a photo of CBS using a telestrator to point out where my color analyst was supposed to be sitting.
Letterman was amused to learn about Chuck’s infamous moment and turned it into a running gag on tonight’s show.
You’ll recognize a certain bald man laughing hysterically in the front row.
UPDATE: Here’s a link to Dave’s opening monologue: http://tiny.cc/QaRio