First Rush Limbaugh and now Bill O'Reilly?
Before getting selected as David Letterman's Late Show replacement, Stephen Colbert was called an "ideological fanatical" and a "deceiver" by Bill!
Whoa, that's a pretty wild accusation there, Bill!
Now, Bill has since calmed down his rhetoric and called Stephen an "interesting choice," but has doubted whether he can compete with
The Late Show desk will belong to Stephen Colbert soon enough, but for next week, he'll just be stopping by for some recon.
Oh, and to talk to David Letterman! Of course! After all, it may be the last time ever!
OK, but he'll definitely be spending a little time sizing up his new digs too. We wonder if he'll actually bring measuring tape and wallpaper swatches!
Or maybe he'll be subtle about it. What? It could happen! Guess we'll just have to tune in on Thursday, April 22nd to find out!
CLICK HERE to see the last time Stephen stopped by to say hi to Dave! Subtle wasn't the word EXACTLY…
[Image via CBS.]
Ever since Stephen Colbert was announced as David Letterman's Late Show successor, the roving Reporter (don't even try to pronounce that) has garnered plenty of praise!
But everyone wants to know what his late night competition thinks!
Before the announcement, some wondered if the gap left by Letterman could leave room for MTV Movie Awards host Conan O'Brien to finally return to network TV!
Well, Conan has responded to that speculation with nothing but love for the man who got the job. He said:
Well, there is one cadre of people not happy Stephen Colbert's succession to The Late Show throne, and that's the #CancelColbert movement and its leaders!
Technically, The Colbert Show and the character of Stephen Colbert will be cancelled and retired respectively, as many were quick to jokingly point out, including Michael Ian Black on Twitter:
After vowing in a since deleted tweet to keep silent on the matter of Colbert's promotion, Suey Park and fellow activist Eunsong Kim had this to say in a Time Magazine op-ed:
It's official. Northwestern University now has two of the top four late night desks under its claw-like grasp! Go U! This news rocks more than the Rock!
Seth Meyers took a moment on Late Night last night to congratulate Stephen Colbert, but he also noted that not only were both graduates of Northwestern, they also had a HIGHlarious situation arose from this common background.
While on The Colbert Report, Seth was told by Stephen not to bring up their alma mater (Stephen's character is from Dartmouth), but on the show, Stephen kept bashing NU!
Ch-ch-check out the entire funny story on this Late Night segment (above)!!!
Stephen Colbert seemed extremely honored over the news that he would replace David Letterman on The Late Show, even if it was through the smirks and smiles that managed to get past his character!
Last night on The Colbert Report, Stephen paid fitting tribute to Dave's legacy, and addressed what a daunting task it would for "whoever they try to put in that chair."
While we think Stephen's well up to the challenge, here's what he had to say:
With the news that Stephen Colbert was leaving The Colbert Report and replacing David Letterman at CBS, we got to thinking:
When was the last time we saw Stephen and David come face-to-face? Did past Stephen have any idea that in a year he'd be moving to the other side of the desk?
Ch-ch-check out the video (above) to see the last time Colbert reported to duty at Late Show, from back in December of last year!