You never know unless you try.
That seems to be the approach the city is taking to try and land the Late Show with David Letterman before the iconic comic retires next year.
City council regular Jon Powers suggested Monday night that the city try and get Letterman to do at least a week’s worth of shows in Thunder Bay along with his homegrown sidekick Paul Shaffer before the show is handed to Stephen Colbert in August of 2015.
Powers, saying maybe the city could have it coincide with the Bluesfest weekend in order to draw a bigger crowd, said the worst Letterman and network CBS can say is no.
While no resolution needed to pass, council seemed to get behind the idea. Coun. Mark Bentz said it needs to be a collaborative effort, something city clerk John Hannam agreed with.
“It’s definitely a longshot,” Bentz said.
The city’s tourism department, the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium and even those on council who can try and call in a favour or two with Shaffer will all be tapped to try and make it happen.
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