Monday, October 26, 2009

Paul Shaffer: Don't miss these two appearances

Paul Shaffer fans, take note. David Letterman's musical director spent the rerun week plugging his new book, We'll Be Here For the Rest of Our Lives: A Swingin' Show-biz Saga. He turned up on rival Jimmy Kimmel's talk show last Tuesday, leading Kimmel's band, Cleto and the Cletones, and also chatting with Jimmy. It was such a great episode that they're rerunning it tonight.

For a megadose of Shaffer, check out Adam Carolla's hour-long podcast with the bandleader. Paul talks about his early musical influences, his feud with John Belushi, a hilarious encounter with Britney Spears, his ill-fated 70s sitcom "A Year at the Top," and much more.

One thing Shaffer declines to discuss: David Letterman's recent legal troubles. He told Carolla that he's not allowed to talk about it.


  1. Anonymous said...

    Not a big surprise that hes not talking about Daves problems. It would be surprising if he DID. Even if it was to put a positive spin on the subject (if that can even be done).

    I was surprised to read some YouTube comments the other day about Paul being flamingly gay. LoL. I never saw him that way, but I guess his "outfits" sometimes can lead a person to think he belongs more in a Broadway play than on the Late Show. (Not to say that all theater actors are gay, of course). He IS married after all, so I guess its just a matter of perception.


  2. Talk Show News said...

    Oh boy, you have to listen to the Adam Carolla podcast in case you're curious about the "Paul is gay" rumor -- 'cause he addresses it!