The handing over of the torch!
And what a hand off it's going to be!
It was just announced that David Letterman's The Late Show successor will be none other than Stephen Colbert! The Comedy Central staple and Colbert Report creator clearly has some big shoes to fill, but if there is one person who is confident in him — it's Dave! Here's what he had to say about his successor:
We have to give Stephen Colbert a huge tip o' the hat for the crumbelievable news that he'll be succeeding David Letterman as host of The Late Show!
But what will happen to The Colbert Report? And the character version of Stephen Colbert that we've come to know and love?
Comedy Central issued a statement today that hinted at the end of the show once Stephen leaves:
"Comedy Central is proud that the incredibly talented Stephen Colbert has been part of our family for nearly two decades. We look forward to the next eight months of the ground-breaking Colbert Report and wish Stephen the very best.”
We're not going to lie (since we're all about truthiness), this news is a little bit sad.
Also, Stephen announced today that we'll also be forced to say goodbye to his satirical, right winged character:
"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."
- A snippet of Stephen Colbert's statement when it was announced that he'll be taking over for David Letterman as The Late Show's host in 2015!
The late night gods have spoken!!!
Stephen Colbert is the new replacement for David Letterman
on The Late Show when he retires in 2015!
And just like Nostradamus, one special pal of the Comedy Central host predicted the future announcement news!
In an interview with Vulture on Wednesday night, Jon Stewart revealed that Stephen would be perfect for the gig, and really sang his praises:
WOW! This was actually totally unexpected news!!!
It was just announced via CBS Entertainment that David Letterman's Late Show successor will be none other than Stephen Colbert!
Solid choice for sure — but surprising as hell as well!
Does this mean the end of The Colbert Report? What happen with Chelsea Handler? Were there ever even talks with her?
One big question answered, but so many, many to follow!
UPDATE: Stephen has just released a statement, staying:
“Simply being a guest on David Letterman’s show has been a highlight of my career. never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps, though everyone in late night follows Dave’s lead.”
[Image via WENN/CBS.]
Can you believe Lindsay Lohan first appeared on David Letterman's show 21 years ago?? Well she's back, and gurl is setting the record straight on some things!
First, she wants everyone to know that she is clean and sober! Second, her docu-series is not EXACTLY reality. Third, she's taking over the Late Show!
Ch-ch-check out the video (above) to get the scoop straight from LiLo! Then see the rest, including Lindsay and Dave prank calling Oprah Winfrey live on the air …AFTER THE JUMP!!!