One of the biggest news stories circulating this week has been the announcement that longtime late night talk show host David Letterman would be retiring from his position behind the desk of The Late Show in 2015. Of course, after everyone is over the initial shock of the announcement the speculation begins. Who will be the next host of The Late Show?
It was confirmed yesterday that it would be fellow late night talk show host Stephen Colbert who would be taking over Letterman’s chair at The Late Show following Dave’s retirement. Of course, this made Twitter absolutely explode.
Last night on The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert opened up about Letterman’s retirement and the influence that Letterman has had on not only him, but the rest of the world as well.
Colbert talks about how Letterman’s show Late Night with David Letterman debuted during his first year in college.
“I learned more from watching Letterman than he did going to his classes, especially the ones I did not go to because I stayed up until 1:30 a.m. watching Dave.”
He then jokes that he does not envy whoever they put in that chair, to which the crowd erupts in cheers and begins to chant his name.
There are just some things you should see for yourself. Here is a look at the clip from last night’s episode of The Colbert Report on Comedy Central.
At this point, the official date that Colbert will be taking over the show has not been decided. According to CBS, the date of Colbert’s takeover of The Late Show will be determined as soon as Letterman decides on the dates for his final episodes.
What do you think of the network’s decision to award Dave’s Late Show chair to Stephen Colbert. Do you think he can appropriately fill Letterman’s incredibly large shoes? Let us know what you think in the comments below.