It might seem unusual at first, but magician David Blaine is the perfect person to replace Dave Letterman:
1. History: Talk shows and magicians have a rich history together. Johnny Carson a magician and frequently had magicians on his show, as does Letterman
2. Simplicity: By being both named David it will be less confusing for Paul Schafer and the band, whom we hope will stay on. Though, if the show wants to make a change, how about our friends the Future Islands who just had such a memorable performance on the show?
3. Celebrities: David Blaine’s been doing tricks for celebrities for most of his career, including all of his last TV special. Not a far cray from cracking wry jokes at their expense.
4. In House Talent: Slow night? Band or celebrity guest cancels last minute? No problem, David Blaine can just do a magic set.
This is clearly a solid-gold idea. You’re welcome Letterman Show and David Blaine. Feel free to send our bonus to What Works Studio.