David Letterman has reportedly started work on the second season of his Netflix talk show “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction”, and Vulture has confirmed that he’s already taped an episode featuring guest Kanye West.
“Multiple sources” tell Vulture that the former “Late Show” host and the “Yeezus” rapper sat down for an extensive chat on Monday, Jan. 14 at a Los Angeles theatre, with a person who was in the audience saying that “a big portion of the conversation revolved around both men’s mental health.”
As Vulture notes, Letterman has candidly discussed his struggles with depression, while West was diagnosed as bipolar after a stint in a medical facility (although he has since stated he believes he was misdiagnosed).
While a rep for Netflix wouldn’t confirm the interview took place, evidence of the taping has been appearing on social media, with users of both Instagram and Twitter spilling the beans.
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Date night with @patriciafire . We just watched a taping of @netflix My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with @letterman . We had no idea who the guest would be. Ended up being #kanyewest . Yup, @kimkardashian was there too. Dinner at @cheesecakefactory . Highlight of the evening was the cheesecake! It was strawberry in case you were curious. #netflix #davidletterman #kimkardashian #losangeles #cheesecakefactory #thefirewireblog
Netflix has yet to announced the premiere date for the second season of “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction”, but sources tell Vulture that “Letterman has already taped at least one other interview for season two and that the series should return by this summer.”
In the first season of his first post-“Late Show” project, the late-night legend chatted with an eclectic array of celebrity guests, including rapper Jay-Z, radio icon Howard Stern, actor George Clooney, “30 Rock” star/creator Tina Fey and activist Malala Yousafzai.