Stephen Colbert is Taking Over the Late Show (Without David Letterman)

Colbert and Letterman

Looks like #Cancel Colbert ended up working after all! Thanks Suey Park

Yes, it’s a very sad day for the Colbert Nation. Following longtime host David Letterman’s retirement announcement, CBS has officially named Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert as the new host of the Late Show.

The satirical late-night host, whose contract with Comedy Central is up at the end of 2014, has reportedly signed a five-year deal with CBS.

“Simply being a guest on David Letterman’s show has been a highlight of my career,” Stephen Colbert said in a statement. “I never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps, though everyone in late night follows Dave’s lead. 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.”

But what about the Colbert Report? It’s still unknown whether Colbert will continue the widely popular Colbert Report or whether he will incorporate his character – the over the top right-wing host, modeled after Papa Bear Bill O-Reilly – into segments of the Late Show. What does Colbert even look like out of character? Liberal and thoughtful, I suppose. I don’t know about this…

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