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Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman

Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman

CBS ANNOUNCES STEPHEN COLBERT AS THE NEXT HOST OF “THE LATE SHOW”

The CBS Television Network today announced that Stephen Colbert, the host, writer and executive producer of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning “The Colbert Report,” will succeed David Letterman as the host of THE LATE SHOW, effective when Mr. Letterman retires from the broadcast. The five-year agreement between CBS and Colbert was announced by Leslie Moonves, President and CEO, CBS Corporation, and Nina Tassler, Chairman of CBS Entertainment.

Letterman, the legendary, critically acclaimed host of the CBS late night series for 21 years, announced his retirement on his April 3 broadcast. Colbert’s premiere date as host of THE LATE SHOW will be announced after Mr. Letterman determines a timetable for his final broadcasts in 2015.

Specific creative elements, as well as the producers and the location for the Colbert-hosted LATE SHOW, will be determined and announced at a later date.

“Stephen Colbert is one of the most inventive and respected forces on television,” said Moonves. “David Letterman’s legacy and accomplishments are an incredible source of pride for all of us here, and today’s announcement speaks to our commitment of upholding what he established for CBS in late night.”

“Stephen is a multi-talented and respected host, writer, producer, satirist and comedian who blazes a trail of thought-provoking conversation, humor and innovation with everything he touches,” said Tassler. ”He is a presence on every stage, with interests and notable accomplishments across a wide spectrum of entertainment, politics, publishing and music. We welcome Stephen to CBS with great pride and excitement, and look forward to introducing him to our network television viewers in late night.”

“Simply being a guest on David Letterman’s show has been a highlight of my career,” said Colbert. “I never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps, though everyone in late night follows Dave’s lead.”

Adding, “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.”

https://www.cbspressexpress.com/cbs-entertainment/releases/view?id=38627
 
papasmerf said:
I guess if it were on earlier I would have seen it twice.

This will change his audience demographic, and he'll have to get used to staying up late, lol.

I think he's an excellent choice though. He has a brilliant mind coupled with a brilliant sense of humour.
 
Domingo said:
Well, I guess they wanted another guy with glasses.

Colbert funny?

Nope.

You need stand up comics for late night shows.

Another failure.


Those who aren't into intellectual humour probably don't enjoy Colbert.

I'm not into slapstick and can't understand why people like the Three Stooges.

Each to their own.

:wink2:
 
Ms. Sarah said:
Those who aren't into intellectual humour probably don't enjoy Colbert.

I'm not into slapstick and can't understand why people like the Three Stooges.

Each to their own.

:wink2:

He has a solid following with a base that views the Comedy Channel to get their news and views.
 
Ms. Sarah said:
Those who aren't into intellectual humour probably don't enjoy Colbert.

I'm not into slapstick and can't understand why people like the Three Stooges.

Each to their own.:wink2:

:SayWhat?: You don't like the 3 stooges? What are you a wise guy or something? Why I oughta... :wink2:
 
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