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Stephen Colbert: Leaving ‘The Colbert Report’ to replace Letterman

Stephen Colbert: Leaving ‘The Colbert Report’ to replace Letterman
April 10, 2014 JEREMY FEIST

Stephen Colbert

All right. So. Who’s ready for another round of good news / bad news? Let’s get started! Bad news: The Colbert Report is coming to a close at the end of the year after nine years on the air. The good news: It’s so that Stephen Colbert and all of his crew can take over for David Letterman (who recently announced his retirement) on CBS’ Late Show! YAY! Via HuffPo

Colbert has commented on the new gig in usual form, saying in a statement: “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.”

“Simply being a guest on David Letterman’s show has been a highlight of my career,” he added, according to The Wrap. “I never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps, though everyone in late night follows Dave’s lead.” According to The Wrap, Colbert inked a five-year deal with CBS.

If you ever talk to any professional or aspiring comedian, they will talk about Colbert with nothing but awe and aspiration, and they regard him as the king of modern day satire. While his character will be missed, I cannot f*cking wait to see what he does with his new position on the Late Show.

Jeremy Feist is an (ahem) entertainer from Toronto, Canada. He writes, acts, and performs on stage, and has been a writer for Popbytes for almost three years now. He lives in Toronto with his boyfriend, his incredibly dumb but cute puppy, and his immortal cat.