Stephen Colbert: His Last Week in ‘The Colbert Report’
Comedy Central show “The Colbert Report” is now onto its last week, as its host Stephen Colbert has been called in by CBS to replace David Letterman upon his retirement next year.
After nine years as host of “The Colbert Report,” Colbert prepares to take on another show, this time Letterman’s “The Late Show.” And as Colbert leaves, his show has to leave with him, leaving fans in distress and on a mad rush to watch the show’s last episodes.
As the show goes on its last few days on air, “The Colbert Report” has been taking on, as Vanity Fair called, over-the-top segments. And the same as ever, its opening credits feature of Colbert surrounded by floating words and leaping over one particular phrase is something to look out for. On Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, he jumped off from “End with Benefits” and then “Bye Partisan” the very next day. As for Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, he jumped off “The Shark”! No doubt, he was definitely “jumping off the shark”!
In an interview by the Wall Street Journal, many fans expressed their intentions of watching Colbert’s hosting of “The Late Show.” Some are hopeful that he would maintain a good batch of “offbeat, cerebral guests,” like he used to have on his show.
Well, fans, your wish is most likely going to happen. According to AdWeek, Colbert will be taking along his writing staff with him on CBS for “The Late Show.” So there’s a good chance we may be able to still have Colbert’s interesting and “humorous political and countercultural performances.”
Prior to hosting “The Colbert Report” in 2005, he was a correspondent for the “Daily Show” back in 1997. He also worked on several TV shows, including “Saturday Night Live,” Comedy Central's Exit 57, and some segments for Good Morning America. He was known for his humor, which he applied in handling segments on veterans' affairs and local political scandals and unfairness. He then carried this on to “The Colbert Report.”
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