Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman on ‘Late Show’

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Stephen Colbert will succeed David Letterman as the host of “The Late Show,” CBS announced on Thursday, one week after Letterman told his audience that he would retire sometime in 2015.

CBS said Colbert had signed a five-year contract to host the iconic late-night broadcast.

Colbert, 49, has been the host of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” since 2005.

“Stephen Colbert is one of the most inventive and respected forces on television,” CBS Chairman and CEO Les Moonves said in a statement Thursday. “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.”

9 comments

  • Redskins

    Seem’s legit , He makes racist comments about two weeks ago,and is up lifted. USA stand up to these radical fools!

    • JT

      Uh, you do know he was lampooning conservative talk show figures like O’Reilly and Beck when he said that, right? It’s called satire…

      • Joust

        It’s always amusing when someone tells us what someone else REALLY meant. So glad to have JT here to tell us all. Apparently, the Asian groups didn’t find his satire very funny, take it up with them.

  • Redskins

    The term redskins means honored warrior. And the comments he made comparing the Redskins and Asian’s, so but out of the conversation if you have nothing to offer.

  • JT

    Do you ever watch Colbert, Joust. No, I doubt it. Colbert routinely lambasts conservatives/teapartiers by using racist, anti-science, and other stupid forms of speech. Further, this was all over Twitter. Get out of your cave, genius. If you had more than one brain cell, they would fight.

  • Redskins

    No matter of fact I can’t stand the guy and I wont be watching him anytime soon. Since when is being racist funny? Last time I checked he deleted his racist tweet, guess it was so funny everyone enjoyed it so much it’s gone!

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