David Letterman makes surprise appearance in Alamo City

Late Night legend joins comedy superstars at Majestic Theater


SAN ANTONIO – In what was one of his first appearances since retiring from late night television, David Letterman surprised the crowd at the Majestic Theater who were there to see comedy-heavyweights Steve Martin and Martin Short. 

Martin and Short are currently on tour with their two-man show "A Very Stupid Conversation," a show where both celebrities interview each other, poke fun at their careers and both musical numbers, including a few songs where Martin plays banjo with the Sleep Canyon Rangers. 

About the show's midpoint, Martin and Short said they needed more star power and welcomed Letterman on stage. 

Letterman, who retired in May from the Late Show on CBS, didn't miss a beat; breaking out into a monologue and performing a 'Top Ten List' about Donald Trump's presidency. 

Letterman sat on stage with Martin and Short for 30 minutes swapping stories mostly about his mother and father.

Letterman, a noted basketball fan, took time to praise the local NBA team.

"When I saw the line outside the theater, I was hoping it would be a Spurs game." Letterman said. "I'm from Indiana where I'm not sure if the Pacers are even in the league anymore. I'm from New York where the Knicks shouldn't even be in the league anymore." 

Check out video of Letterman's appearance below courtesy of Jeanie Engler.

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