Stephen Colbert named new host of CBS 'Late Show'


Locutus
#1
whoop dee doo I guess.

CBS has named Stephen Colbert as new host of the "Late Show," effective when David Letterman retires.

Colbert inked a five-year deal with CBS. Letterman announced his pending 2015 retirement on April 3.

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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, CBS said.

"Stephen Colbert is one of the most inventive and respected forces on television," President and CEO of CBS Corporation Leslie Moonves said in a statement. "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."

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spaminator
#2
I thought jay might have gotten it
 
BornRuff
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by spaminator View Post

I thought jay might have gotten it

We all know that there is still time for him to do that. Something as small as signing a 5 year contract with another host never got in his way before.
 
WLDB
#4
Unfortunate. I by far prefer the Colbert Report to any of the regular late night talk shows.
 
BornRuff
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by WLDB View Post

Unfortunate. I by far prefer the Colbert Report to any of the regular late night talk shows.

I agree. His show is the best thing in late night.

I wonder how the new show will work out. I don't imagine he will do the new show in character, which is kind of sad, because I love that character.

But on the plus side, he is a pretty good guy out of character, so I'm sure he will be good either way.

The Real Stephen Colbert (Out of Character) - YouTube
 
WLDB
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by BornRuff View Post


But on the plus side, he is a pretty good guy out of character, so I'm sure he will be good either way.

The Real Stephen Colbert (Out of Character) - YouTube

I was really surprised the first time I saw him interviewed out of character. Even when interviewed he is often in character. Must be hard considering how different the two are but he seems to be able to slip in and out of it easily.
 
Locutus
#7
I guess he's supposed to be funny, this colbert guy.
 
EagleSmack
#8
That racist.
 
BornRuff
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by WLDB View Post

I was really surprised the first time I saw him interviewed out of character. Even when interviewed he is often in character. Must be hard considering how different the two are but he seems to be able to slip in and out of it easily.

Well, he obviously does seem to stay in the character that pay the bills, but it isn't all that surprising to see him out of character since he is really bad at staying in character. But he is also hilarious when he does slip out of character, and kind of adorable, so when I saw the video above it seemed to fit.

Colbert Cracks Up - Suq Madiq - YouTube

Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

That racist.

Na, but this might be.

Watch Stephen Colbert's KKK Cartoon Featuring President Obama
 

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