On Thursday April 10th, , 2014 CBS made its choice of who will take David Letterman’s place as the host of the “Late Show.” Letterman created the network in 1993 and said he would be leaving last week, after finishing one more year on air. Stephen Colbert, the host of the Comedy Central show “Colbert Report,” was immediately a choice for the position. With his contract expiring at the end of this year, it is near-perfect timing for this change to occur.
Colbert has expressed his excitement with the new position. He will no longer be the satirical conservative character but be able to play himself. Therefore, we will finally see how much of the “Colbert Report” was Stephen and how much was the character he portrayed.
Wonder what Letterman thinks of the deal? In a statement to New York Times, Mr. Letterman said: “Stephen has always been a real friend to me. I’m very excited for him, and I’m flattered that CBS chose him. I also happen to know they wanted another guy with glasses.”
While Comedy Central has many choices to fill Colbert’s timeslot, such as Daniel Tosh, Amy Schumer and Key & Peele, there have been no definite decisions announced yet.
Personally, I enjoy the “Colbert Report” and am sad to see it go — but I’m excited to watch Colbert in a new setting and see how much of the show was his character.