Philbin, a legendary tv character, died on the age of 88 in July. Letterman was pals with Philbin who appeared on his late evening speak present a number of occasions, beforehand calling him one of the best visitor he ever had.
“I sort of consider he’s, was, the final connection to a present enterprise that I grew up watching again in Indiana,” Letterman mentioned on Wednesday.
“When Regis left us, to me it appeared like okay that chapter is closed. And that made me very unhappy. However I am telling you, this man, if any person mentioned let’s decide any person to drive cross nation with, if it could not be Regis then I’d hitchhike as a result of he was all the time Regis,” he continued earlier than Kimmel agreed with him.
“Regis was simply precisely like he was on tv always, which is basically exceptional. It is very uncommon,” Kimmel mentioned.
Letterman praised Philbin for by no means saying no to something he wished to do on his present.
“He by no means mentioned no and he typically would do issues that we did not need him to do. He confirmed up as soon as dressed as Shrek and I do not know why. I am undecided he knew why, however there he was in his Shrek outfit, however I used to be unimpressed. I imply there are guys in present enterprise who want the costume to remain in enterprise. Regis was not certainly one of them,” Letterman mentioned as Kimmel laughed.
Season three of Letterman’s new speak present My Subsequent Visitor Wants No Introduction just lately arrived on Netflix. Letterman interviews Dave Chappelle, Kim Kardashian, Lizzo and Robert Downey Jr. within the new batch of episodes.