The BEST Episodes of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 1, 2020

Network: Netflix

TV legend David Letterman teams up with fascinating global figures for in-depth interviews and curiosity-fueled excursions in this (monthly) talk show.

Ellen DeGeneres

#1 - Ellen DeGeneres

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired May 31, 2019

Ellen reflects on some of the toughest and most gratifying moments of her life, and she and Dave make mischief on the set of her talk show.

star 8.56
63 votes
Directors: Michael Steed
Barack Obama

#2 - Barack Obama

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 12, 2018

Former President Barack Obama reflects on political tensions and his family's life after the White House, and Dave visits Selma with Rep. John Lewis.

star 8.36
428 votes
Lewis Hamilton

#3 - Lewis Hamilton

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired May 31, 2019

World champion Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton looks back on his scrappy beginnings and gives Dave the thrill of a lifetime on the racetrack.

star 7.98
54 votes
Directors: Michael Steed
Tina Fey

#4 - Tina Fey

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 4, 2018

Tina Fey opens up about her family, the changing culture at "SNL" and the one moment she wishes she could take back. Plus, blues icon Buddy Guy

star 7.98
125 votes
Howard Stern

#5 - Howard Stern

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 31, 2018

Howard Stern shares the stories behind his outsized radio persona, a heartfelt apology he issued to Dave, and his famous interviews with Donald Trump.

star 7.98
120 votes
George Clooney

#6 - George Clooney

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 9, 2018

George Clooney opens up about his humanitarian work, courting wife Amal and his failed baseball dreams. Plus, Dave visits George's folks in Kentucky.

star 7.77
267 votes

#7 - JAY-Z

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 6, 2018

From paper routes to fatherly angst: Dave sits down with hip-hop icon JAY-Z and discovers they have more in common than he knew.

star 7.77
162 votes
Malala Yousafzai

#8 - Malala Yousafzai

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 9, 2018

From a Taliban attack to a Nobel Prize to Oxford: Malala Yousafzai walks Dave through her extraordinary journey, her life's mission and her new home.

star 7.76
146 votes
Melinda Gates

#9 - Melinda Gates

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired May 31, 2019

Melinda Gates breaks down big global challenges and explains why it's vital to get more women in tech. Dave makes sandwiches with her husband, Bill.

star 7.64
50 votes
Directors: Michael Steed
Tiffany Haddish

#10 - Tiffany Haddish

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired May 31, 2019

Tiffany Haddish lights up the stage as she talks Dave through her journey from foster care to the bar mitzvah party circuit to big-time movie roles.

star 7.29
51 votes
Directors: Michael Steed
Kanye West

#11 - Kanye West

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired May 31, 2019

Kanye opens up about family, bipolar disorder, his Sunday Service gatherings and the backlash over his support for Trump. Dave scores new Yeezy gear.

star 6.97
71 votes
Directors: Michael Steed