Stephen Colbert’s Surprise
Both good and sad news for Stephen Colbert’s fans as a new development has hit the media. Stephen Colbert show ‘The Colbert Report’ will no longer exist and that is the bad part of the news for fans of the format. The good part is that he will be moving up in the world to host the ‘Late Show’.
The Late Show has been hosted by David Letterman for the last 32 years and the two have become synonymous. Letterman announced that he would be leaving the show back in 2014 and the last Late Show hosted by him will be on May 20, 2015.
Letterman has interviewed Colbert after the news hit the media and he himself stated that he is very happy with the development. He continued to say that he likes the direction the show could take with the arrival of Colbert and is happy the producers didn’t hire someone similar to him in order to keep the format intact.
The Colbert Report aired on Comedy Central for the last time in December 2014 and was plain surreal. In this last installment, Colbert broke persona deliberately. This may serve fans of The Colbert Report as a sneak peak in what’s to come.
The Colbert Report and the character that hosted it is gone and will forever be gone. Fans should not expect the old Colbert character to return on the Late Night as this how will go in a different direction. Producers are not quite sure what the direction and what the format of the show will be like, however it will be a mix of the old Late Show and some of the Stephen Colbert je ne sais quoi.