Last week, the comedy world was shocked by David Letterman’s suddenly announcing his retirement from Late Night with David Letterman. Well, there is a new surprise that will hit just as hard: his replacement has already been decided and it will be Stephen Colbert. Known for his successful tenure on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart and his own show The Colbert Report. He was predicted to be on the short list of possible candidates, but he just signed a five year deal starting sometime in 2015 after Letterman’s officially retires.
“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 Nina Tassler, Chairman of CBS Entertainment. ”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.” via CBS
We are very excited with this development, and we are predicting great things from the show. Keep your eyes on the Source for more information coming soon.