Santa Claus is no longer a shoe-in to win ‘best beard’ honours again this Christmas. Former Late Show host David Letterman has gone burly, and it looks like he’s ready to give Old Saint Nick a run for his money!
Letterman emerged out of retirement earlier this week to host an interview session with directors Spike Jonze and Bennett Miller at his alma mater, Ball State University, in Indiana. When Dave hit the stage, he looked…uh…a little different.
Letterman, who we haven’t seen much in the past six months, appeared with a white beard so robust that even Charles Darwin would be jealous. He was barely recognizable until he dazzled the audience with his signature wit and charm.
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Dave could easily throw on the red coat and steer Rudolph around later this month, right?
Beard or no beard, we miss you Mr. Letterman!