I've almost reached stage 5 of my grief - acceptance. I'm not quite there yet though - I do find myself trying to make bargains with the world still.
You see, I'm off to the US in just over a week. I had plans to fulfil the life-long dream and attend a taping of The Late Show at the Ed Sullivan Theatre. But Colbert is off that week. I'd told myself that if Colbert wasn't to happen, at least I'd still be able to see a taping of John Oliver's Last Week Tonight. But...that'll be dark the same week.
At least I have Seth Meyers tickets....
I will be in LA and New York from 14th August - if anyone has recommendations of things to do, please get in contact. Apparently I have some time up my sleeve now.
Dan Barrett -Newsletter editor and TV watching guy
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