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Aaron Barnhart

Letterman loosens up

On a recent show, Paul Shaffer summed it up nicely: David Letterman ”just doesn’t give a damn anymore.” Indeed, Dave is more unruly, cranky, and brutally frank than he’s ever been. Is it the decaf coffee? No, says Late Show exec producer Rob Burnett, who instead theorizes that the recent outpouring of support helped banish any of his boss’ insecurities. ”He’s now sitting back in the chair — like Johnny Carson did — and driving the car with one hand.

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David Letterman's latest on-screen antics

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On a recent show, Paul Shaffer summed it up nicely: David Letterman ”just doesn’t give a damn anymore.” Indeed, Dave is more unruly, cranky, and brutally frank than he’s ever been. Is it the decaf coffee? No, says ”Late Show” exec producer Rob Burnett, who instead theorizes that the recent outpouring of support helped banish any of his boss’ insecurities. ”He’s now sitting back in the chair – like Johnny Carson did – and driving the car with one hand. And I think Dave is at his best when he doesn’t care about anything.” Here, five examples of post-surgery roadkills.

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