On Thursday, CBS confirmed that Stephen Colbert, host of “The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central, will be replacing David Letterman as the host on “The Tonight Show.” As soon as the news broke, social media was buzzing with mixed reactions about whether or not Colbert will be able to fill the big vacancy left by the longtime host.
Plenty of people gave their overwhelming support to the move, while others were a bit more skeptical about Colbert’s satirical nature going over well with a bigger audience.
Regardless of what people may feel, Colbert is ready to take the next step.
“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,” Colbert said in the official press release.
You can view some of the Twitter reaction below, and be sure to share your on thoughts on Colbert replacing Letterman in the comments section below:
Colbert set to replace Letterman? He’s not a @BSUCCIM alum, but I guess he’ll do alright.
— Zach (@ZGroth) April 10, 2014
Not sure if I like the idea of Colbert replacing Letterman. The Colbert Report is necessary.
— Keith Fitzpatrick (@KeithMacGP) April 10, 2014
Stephen Colbert succeeding Letterman makes a whole lot of sense. I am assuming he’s breaking character, right? http://t.co/w9Mwudj7mM
— Achim Baur (@achimbaur) April 10, 2014
Whaaaat? Stephen Colbert for David Letterman???? What a terrible substitution. Dreadful.
— Rocker75 (@Rocker75) April 10, 2014
Colbert to replace Letterman: http://t.co/6O41eya71l <Curious to see how funny he can be out of character long term.
— Alex Peerenboom (@alexpeerenboom) April 10, 2014
— Brian Sweany (@briansweany) April 10, 2014
— Sean Savett (@ssavett) April 10, 2014
— Gordon Conaway (@AGC195) April 10, 2014
super excited that Stephen Colbert is taking over the late show #colbertnation
— Eddie Scorzafava (@eddiescorz22) April 10, 2014
Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon? Don’t know who I wanna watch more.
— Alex Vazquez (@alextv99) April 10, 2014