Nearly a month after he signed off, the former Late Show host gives his first interview

By Mia McNiece
June 15, 2015 03:05 PM
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In his first interview after retiring from the Late Show last month, David Letterman told his hometown magazine, the Indianapolis Monthly, that retirement has been a bit of an adjustment.

“As it turns out, after all these years of having someone make my calls for me, I can no longer operate a telephone,” Letterman, 68, said of having an assistant for the past 33 years.

He also says he’s at a bit of a loss when it comes to his grooming.

“I don’t know what to do with my hair, either. But I’ll never wear makeup again, so that’s no problem.”

Letterman says one big perk of retirement is the chance to spend more time with his 11-year-old son, Harry, of whom he spoke lovingly during the show’s final taping.

“I love fishing with my son. Any kind of trout fishing where you can stand in the river is just delightful,” he tells the magazine. “I don’t know what I’m doing, but I can stand in the river. I’m pretty good at that. And isn’t that 90 percent of it?”