bill-swift - April 24, 2014
Ever since CBS announced they had hired Stephen Colbert to take over The Late Show for David Letterman when he retires next year, people have been wondering what a show run by the real Colbert will be like. Everybody loves The Colbert Report, but when that show ends it's run this fall, Colbert's blowhard conservative pundit persona will be retired. And despite the glimpses of the real Stephen Colbert we've seen in interviews here and there over the years, nobody really had any idea what he'll be like on a talk show...until last night.
Last night, the incoming host of the Late Show sat down with outgoing host on for a long, 12-minute interview, and for the first time we got a real sense for what the show will be like.
In a nutshell? It will be pretty awesome. Colbert was sharp, witty, and gregarious, and if he has half the rapport with his regular guests as he did with Letterman, we're in for a real treat.