Stephanie Birkitt allegedly had an affair with Dave Letterman before his marriage, and she also lived with Joe Halderman many years ago.Â Stephanie Birkitt, 29 is also known as Monty and Vickie, and was an on-air Letterman sidekick who never seemed to get why he was ribbing her over something.Â See the video clip below of Birkitt.Â
An assistant to Letterman, Birkitt seems to like being teased,Â and Letterman is obviously likes her. Birkitt started on the Dave Letterman show as a summer intern, then did production work for “48 Hours” before returning to Letterman.
Here’s what she had to say about what she calls her good luck:
Q: How did this start with you appearing on the show?
A: Well, basically, Dave asked our boss if somebody was going to
be up in the office during the show and she said yes. So he made a
call, which they made me answer, and he asked if I wouldn’t mind
taping “Jackass” for him. He did that a few more times, I think maybe
asked me to tape “Real World” or something, and then we just kind of
developed a phone rapport.
Q: And it built from there?
A: Yeah, he started calling once a week, sometimes twice a week,
and we’d talk about my weekend. And then I would tell funny stories
about my weekend or what he thought were funny stories and I
thought were normal. And he started asking if I had pictures from
my weekend and so I showed pictures. It kind of gradually became
different things at different times. . . . The costumes are a
Q: Who thinks up what kind of costume it will be?
A: It’s kind of a group effort. In the beginning, he thought of
every costume. And now sometimes I’ll think of them. Sometimes it’s
Laurie [her boss.] Sometimes the girls in the office think of them.
Kind of make a list and then he decides.
Q: He calls you Monty. Where did that name come from?
A: You know, I have no idea. I was just up in the office one day
and he started calling me Monty. He used to call me Smitty.
Q: Yeah, I’ve heard him call you Smitty lately.
A: And then he changed to Monty one day, just decided “Your name
is Monty,” and I have no idea why. And then a couple of weeks ago
he decided it would be Smitty again. My roommate, who works with me
and is also my roommate, she held onto the Smitty name to make fun
of me, and then he heard her making fun of me so he started using
Q: Do you feel nervous when you’re on the show?
A: You know, I really don’t. For whatever reason, I got past
that. I’ve been lucky enough just not to have that sort of
countenance, I guess. I kind of wander through life unaware. He
puts me very much at ease. He’s very laid back about the whole
thing. It’s kind of just like hanging out onstage with your buddy.
Q: What’s he like?
A: He’s just fun. And he’s happy, and he’s nice, and he’s
extremely generous with us. And he’s just playful. We
lay catch sometimes in the office, and we all go to screenings together. We
eat food together, we sit around and watch TV together and goof on people.
And he teases me in real life, too, but I give it back a lot more in real life.
Q: What are your aspirations?
A: I think I’d like to stay in television. I always had sort of
a law career on the back burner. I’ve taken my law boards, and it’s
still something I may do in the future. . . . But I’d like to stay
in television. I’d like to maybe produce. To be part of the
creative process is important to me. . . . I’m just lucky. I hear
about other people’s horror stories, and it’s just completely
different from what I’m experiencing.