It’s official. Stephen Colbert is being passed on the tourch to become the replacement host of David Letterman’s “Late Show.” CBS made the official announcement today (April 10th 2014) that the wildly popular comical genius Colbert will assume the role as the host of the Late Show. Letterman will go into the Late Night “talk show hall of fame” as he immortalized the show to greatness for 21 years and announced his retirement on April 3rd. Stephen has always been a very close friend of Letterman’s and many believe that he will be able to fill the huge shoes left by him.
The Announcement from Colbert:
“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.”
“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.”