David Letterman is really into drums. There's a thing he sometimes does after a band plays on his show: he walks up to the drummer, compliments them on their drums and asks if they're rentals. We noticed it happening often enough that we combed YouTube for a few dozen instances and created this supercut of Letterman talking to drummers. We also threw in the occasional cellist and harmonium player for good measure.

During our research, we learned a few things:

    • David Letterman is pretty much the most charming man in the world.
    • Lots of drummers rent their drums to appear on The Late Show.
    • Singers tend to look uncomfortable when attention is being paid to a drummer.
    • Not surprisingly, Letterman himself plays drums.

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posted by Dave Shumka on Jun 12, 2013