One million, billion points for Gryffindor, Hermoine Granger.
Ch-ch-check out the incredible video (above) and if you want, you can read her entire speech HERE.
ATTENTION COLBERT NATION!!!
Comedy Central stans aside, maJOR celebs have been singing Stephen's praises on Twitter too, since the official announcement was made earlier this morning!
I'd like to welcome the great @StephenAtHome to network late night and also congratulate him on his new name: Jimmy Colbert.
— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) April 10, 2014
Congratulations to Stephen Colbert for succeeding David Letterman. He should be terrific! @StephenAtHome - will you stay in character?
— Larry King (@kingsthings) April 10, 2014
Can't wait to get to know the real Stephen Colbert. Congrats @StephenAtHome
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) April 10, 2014
I'm thrilled for @StephenatHome replacing Dave. He's a fantastic choice. I'm a huge fan. Colbert is rad.
— Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) April 10, 2014
John and I truly think Stephen Colbert is one of the greatest entertainers on this planet. So happy and excited for this man!!
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) April 10, 2014
Stephen Colbert is taking over for @Letterman ?! Thats just the best news ever.
— oliviamunn (@oliviamunn) April 10, 2014
.@StephenAtHome lmao good one mate got 'em again
— Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) April 10, 2014
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) April 10, 2014
Congratulations to Stephen Colbert.
— Matt Lauer (@MLauer) April 10, 2014
I am simultaneously devastated that the Colbert Report will end & excited beyond repair at what Colbert & team will do with The Late Show.
— Paul F. Tompkins (@PFTompkins) April 10, 2014
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) April 10, 2014
Stephen Colbert just got named next host of The Late Show following Letterman's retirement news! What do u think?
— Giuliana Rancic (@GiulianaRancic) April 10, 2014
Congrats to @StephenAtHome for Letterman gig- even though one time he compared me to Lucifer - wish you the best Stephen JS
— John Stamos (@JohnStamos) April 10, 2014
Congrats, @StephenAtHome! You will be the best at the desk! But I will deeply miss the Colbert Report.
— Kristen Schaal (@kristenschaaled) April 10, 2014