"It was odd to me," joked Short. "Here's Rush, who calls this woman 'a prostitute,' when normally he just calls a prostitute! That's what I don't understand."
"I've said and done things," admitted Letterman, "for which I've had to apologize on a regular basis." How about Short? Has his comedy ever offended someone?
Brooks was not amused, and he told Short/Glick to move on and edit out the question.
What, mused Letterman, would happen to a comic who didn't take those sorts of risks? "Well, I guess you have a very successful career!" quipped Short.
"Late Show With David Letterman" airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET on CBS.
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