04-10-2014, 04:12 PM #1
Stephen Colbert named to replace Letterman as new host of The Late Show
Stephen Colbert is set to replace David Letterman as the next host of The Late Show, it was announced today.
The popular satirist will step into Letterman's shoes when he leaves in 2015 after 33 years in the job. Colbert has been signed for a five-year contract although his official start date is yet to be confirmed.
The 49-year-old has hosted The Colbert Report on Comedy Central since 2005 where he eviscerates a large cast of political and media targets in his alter-ego of a hyperbolic, conservative pundit.
However Colbert told ABC that he will be ditching The Colbert Report caricature in his new mainstream role.
He said: 'I won't be doing the new show in character, so we'll all get to find out how much of him was me. I'm looking forward to it.'Trade Bucket: Hidden Content
04-10-2014, 04:21 PM #2
04-11-2014, 01:40 PM #3
I do not watch any of those guys (Letterman/Leno/Kimmel/Fallon/Ferguson) so it won't mean much to me. Only late night show I watch is JohnStewart. That said, I am glad for him though. Be interesting to see how he does out of character.
04-11-2014, 02:57 PM #4
I like most of the late night guys but rarely watch. I watched Conan for about a 2 months when he came back but then lost interest. I usually just watch the clips online if I want to see a specific gag or interview on any of these shows.Check out my NEW FaceBook Fan page of my abstract painting and graphic design work!!!
04-11-2014, 03:08 PM #5