David Letterman re-wears tuxedo — and recycles jokes — from 1986 Emmys hosting gig for 2020 show

David Letterman stunned audience together with his 2020 Emmys look.

The previous late-night host confirmed up Sunday night time to announce the award for exceptional selection communicate collection.

However ahead of revealing John Oliver’s “Closing Week This night” because the winner, Letterman delivered a monologue of one-liners from the 1986 Emmys, which he hosted. He additionally donned a tuxedo he re-wore from the award show over 3 a long time in the past — and a thick beard goodbye, it fell previous his bow tie.

“1986, what a perfect having a look crowd – such a lot of stars, such a lot cocaine. Is that this the Emmys of the Mets locker room?” stated Letterman, 73, as he stood in entrance of greener pastures.

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David Letterman in 2014.

David Letterman in 2014.
(Theo Wargo/2014 Getty Pictures for Spike TV)

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Letterman’s look drew each reward and grievance from audience, with one at-home fan tweeting “I truly wish to reduce that beard proper off David Letterman. Additionally, no longer humorous, when he as soon as was once hilarious. However congratulations to John Oliver as he has been banging as we navigate this hellscape.”

“Thanks, David Letterman. Thanks, thanks, thanks for saving this s—show,” said some other viewer whilst praising the icon. “I take note being in center faculty and pondering he was once the funniest particular person on the earth. He nonetheless is.”

David Letterman appears at the 2020 Emmys.

David Letterman seems on the 2020 Emmys.
(ABC)

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In the meantime, others likened Letterman’s seems to that of Santa Clause because the Christmas vacation attracts close to.

“Did you spot David Letterman presenting on the Emmys? Am I proper? Seems like Santa. So adorable having a look,” tweeted the viewer whilst some other echoed the sentiment, writing, “David Letterman having a look a little bit Santa Claus?!”

Letterman hosted NBC’s “Past due Night time with David Letterman” from 1982 to 1993 ahead of pivoting to CBS for “The Past due Display with David Letterman” from 1993 to 2015.

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He exited the scene for a spell ahead of returning to tv, albeit by way of the streaming house the place he’s since been the host of “My Subsequent Visitor Wishes No Creation” on Netflix.

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