David Lettermans beard has enjoyed a better life than most things since its debut in 2015. Its been to India for a trim, rubbed elbows with the Obamas, been jogging in St. Barths and now, its taking up much of the cover of New York Magazine.
This shot of David Letterman on the cover of our latest issue was conceived at the very end of the shoot, says @nymags photography director, @JodyQuon. Photographer Christopher Anderson had taken his last shot of Letterman, who was putting on his hat and sunglasses to leave. Anderson stopped him, and snapped the photo thats now on the cover. In the issue, on newsstands Monday, the former Late Show host talks about the man he calls Trumpy, how he would have covered his presidency, civilian life two years into retirement, and more. Full interview linked in bio. : @christopherandersonphoto
Photographed for a cover story teased byDavid Letterman returns for one issue only,the former late night funnyman wears his iconic beard, a pair of orange sunglasses and a beanie. According to the mag, the image was shot on Letterman’s way out of his meandering, cutting interview.
"How's this interview going? Do you think you're talking to a normal person here?" @vulture brought David Letterman out of retirement to weigh in on life after television and his old frequent guest and punching bag, the man he calls Trumpy. You can read the full conversation at the link in our bio and pick up an issue on stands now. : @christopherandersonphoto
Letterman explained to New York that great things have happened to him since growing the beard, includingbeing mistaken for artist Chuck Close and telling strangers on the street hed been fired from his television show.
His friend Paul Shaffer once called Lettermans beard theporcupine on his chin, and we cant help but obsess over its impressive lushness at any given opportunity. It seems to have a character all its own. What better time than now, then, to revisit how the beard evolved?
Check out Lettermans incredible beard-volution below.