After over five decades in the ‘biz beloved ‘Late Night’ host, David Letterman, is stepping away from the television show to enjoy retirement with his friends, wife, and child. With David suddenly deciding to depart from the show there was an empty chair that needed to be filled and Stephen Colbert, of ‘The Colbert Report’ fame, was quick to snag it. Stephen Colbert has been announced as the successor to David Letterman as soon as the retirement becomes official.
Stephen Colbert has long been considered one of the finest voices in political, comedic, and social satire on the planet. Colbert got his claim to fame as he came up through ‘The Daily Show’, which is hosted by Jon Stewart. From there the ‘conservative’ satirist secured his own show, the wildly successful ‘Colbert Report’, and became a media sensation. Now Colbert is ready to step away from his own vehicle and inherit one of the biggest late night shows to ever exist. There will be some changes to the format and some of them may come with a bit of controversy from long time Colbert fans.
Stephen will be retiring the ‘conservative’ talk show host character that he made famous and instead will blaze a new trail as the host of ‘Late Night’. Colbert is a renowned writer, comedian, host, and producer and it appears that CBS has all the faith in the world in his abilities. Colbert said that he was honored to take on the role as the next host of the show and that he “never dreamed” to be in this position. The change makes complete sense after seeing the popularity that Jimmy Fallon has garnered after taking over for Jay Leno. It seems that the new breed of comedian is taking over the late night syndicate, and we could not be more excited!