Ladies and gentleman: we have a new ‘Late Show’ host!
CBS officially announced today (April 10) that funnyman Stephen Colbert will step in for David Letterman after he takes his final bow in 2015.
According to the press release, The Colbert Report star said of his new gig, “Simply being a guest on David Letterman’s show has been a highlight of my career. I never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps, though everyone in late night follows Dave’s lead.”
Then, in true Colbert fashion, he added, “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.”
David Letterman will reportedly host his final broadcast sometime next year, closing out a ‘Late Show‘ run which has lasted over two decades. The press release states that, as of now, Colbert has penned a five year deal with CBS.
“Stephen Colbert is one of the most inventive and respected forces on television,” said Leslie Moonves, President and CEO of CBS Corporation. “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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