As you've probably heard, Stephen Colbert will take the Late Show reins
from David Letterman sometime next year. CBS acted quickly in finding a replacement for Letterman, who announced his retirement would happen sometime in 2015. Colbert, who spent eight seasons as a correspondent on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
before hosting The Colbert Report
, will leave his satirical conservative character behind in favor of interviewing celebrities at an even higher rate and sitting at a desk that is considerably less patriotic.
Colbert responded in part, "I'm thrilled and grateful that CBS chose me. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go grind a gap in my front teeth." What do you think of Colbert as a late-night host? Will he have an edge on Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Conan or will he fall behind? Jon Stewart seems to think he'll do just fine.
We'll find out next year. In the meantime, enjoy The Colbert Report—
its days are numbered.