I was sad to hear a couple of months ago that Alan Kalter, David Letterman’s announcer for most of his CBS run, had died. I always enjoyed him, as I do a lot of classic announcers. Sadly you don’t hear many voices like those anymore.
Digging through some old things just now that I hadn’t gotten around to looking at yet, I was reminded of another reason I liked Alan. Alan Kalter’s Celebrity Interview.
Yes, the gag is always the same. But it’s never not funny hearing the smooth, unflappable announcer guy lose his shit on Dave and the celebrity of the moment. I had forgotten how much these used to bust me up. Watching some of them now I laughed so hard I nearly cried.
There’s still some good stuff on late night TV, but god I miss Letterman.