Posts tagged as goodbyes

Celebrity Fans and Former 'Colbert Report' Guests Say Goodbye to "Stephen Colbert"

After nine years on the air, The Colbert Report ends its run on Comedy Central this Thursday. To celebrate all the wonderful things Colbert has brought to the parody news show format, Vulture reached out to 49 celebrity fans and former Colbert Report guests to get their final word on the show and give "Stephen Colbert" a proper sendoff. Here's an excerpt from Dan Savage's response:

I think we clicked — me and "Stephen Colbert" — because that stuff doesn't offend or faze me, and I like my bigots like Homer Simpson likes his homosexuals: flaming. Stephen — the real Stephen — is a genius, first and foremost, [...]

Today Is My Last Day as a Person Who Works at Splitsider.com

Hey gang,

A couple weeks ago, I put in my two weeks notice as Managing Editor at Splitsider.com because I have other stuff I've gotta go do. Today is my last day. I've been working here full-time for nearly two years now and it's been a blast and a super enjoyable job, but it's time for me to move on and go do some vague other stuff. I leave you in Adam and Megh's absurdly capable hands and am excited to see where they take the site in the future. Don't cry or whatever; these aren't the last words I am writing for Splitsider. I have a handful [...]

Watch Jay Leno Say Goodbye on His Last 'Tonight Show'

Well, here it is. After 22 years of hosting The Tonight Show, Leno took his final bow last night and gave the above heartfelt farewell to his audience and fans. Leno thanks the audience, the crew, writers, and producers for what he calls "the greatest 22 years of my life" and says he's looking forward to seeing Fallon take over later this month. Click through to watch celebs like Billy Crystal, Jack Black, Carol Burnett, and Oprah say goodbye to Leno through a surprise musical number and more.

Saying Goodbye to 'The Best Show on WFMU'

After 13 years, Tom Scharpling's influential comedy/music radio show The Best Show on WFMU came to an end last night, with one final three-hour installment that featured a lot of firsts (and lasts) for the program.

After Scharpling was sabotaged by a pair of bad headphones right off the bat, he kicked off a jam-packed goodbye show (which you can listen to here) by taking a string of calls that resulted in him doing a lot of what he does best: talking to kids, getting frustrated by a bunch of lunkheads, and Bad Company-ing his last caller. We also got final visits from Gary the Squirrel and newly-married [...]

The 'Office' Wrap Party Was This Weekend, and It Was Awesome

The Office's series wrap party went down in Scranton, PA on Saturday, and in case you missed the news, it included ten thousand fans and a glorious surprise attendance by Steve Carell. As Splitsider’s resident Pennsylvanian, I had some dippy eggs and scrapple then immediately made the trek to the Electric City to check out the home of Dunder Mifflin and pay homage to one of my favorite shows of all time. Here’s a recap of the day complete with cast member photos and video clips:

Jon Stewart Gives Michael Che the Perfect 'Daily Show' Goodbye

After just over three months of working as a Daily Show correspondent, Michael Che made his final appearance last night in a bogus news segment that turned into the perfect farewell from Stewart and the rest of the Daily Show correspondents. Stewart even sang a beautiful song while a reel of Che's not-so-many Daily Show memories played on a screen above.

Craig Ferguson Announces He's Leaving 'Late Late Show' in December

Craig Ferguson announced on his show last night that he's leaving the hosting gig at the end of the year. Ferguson has hosted Late Late Show since 2005, infusing it with some of late night's most delightfully weird concepts such as challenging guests to try for a Golden Mouth Organ award, Secretariat the dancing pantomime horse, and his robot skeleton sidekick Geoff Peterson. Variety reports that Ferguson wanted to announce his departure as early as last summer but held off until now, and taking over for Letterman was never something he wanted to do:

"I had no desire — none — to do that job. I [...]

Sad News: Videogum Is Shutting Down

Earlier today, Videogum senior editor (and Splitsider's very first intern!) Kelly Conaboy broke some sad news in an article titled "Hey Guys, We Have To Talk To You About Something." Though the reason for the change is unclear, Videogum is no longer being run by SPINMedia — the company behind Stereogum, The Frisky, and Spin Magazine's online venue SPIN — and will cease its usual operations after Kelly's last official day this Friday. It's possible that Stereogum editor Scott Lapatine might try "keeping Videogum online in some form," but Conaboy's departure doesn't paint a very bright picture for the site, which has amassed a huge commenting community [...]

Jay Leno's Final 'Tonight Show' Will Air February 6, 2014

Jay Leno has less than six months left behind his Tonight Show desk. The show's executive producers made the announcement to the show's crew Friday that the final episode will air on Thursday, February 6, 2014, Deadline reports. The Winter Olympics, which NBC is covering, begin airing February 7. It was previously announced that Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers will take over The Tonight Show and Late Night, respectively, on Monday, February 24, and that NBC wants Jay Leno to stay at the network in some capacity. Leno's previous last Tonight Show interview took place on May 29, 2009.

This Is My Last Headline as Splitsider's Associate Editor and It's Too Long

Starting soon after the posting of this post, I will be departing as your Associate Editor, my dear Splitsider reader. It has been a pure joy to be the vessel from which you got your Arrested Development news.  Thank you for being nice and indulging my 50%+ pretentious musings, ham/hamm puns, and general silliness. (Also thanks for indulging my use of the word "silly.") I leave you in the very able hands of Adam and Bradford Evans, who you might know from all over this site. I'll be popping my head in every once and a while, so calm down people who've already started rioting [...]

Chelsea Handler Says Her Goodbyes on the 'Chelsea Lately' Finale

Chelsea Handler hosted her final episode of Chelsea Lately last night after seven years on the air, and a bunch of Handler's favorite celebrity pals appeared to help her say goodbye to her E! era before she moves on to her new life at Netflix. Click through to watch Handler and friends close out the episode with a "We Are the World"-style song called "Goodbye to E!"

A Look at Jimmy Fallon's Final 'Late Night' Episode

After five years in the 12:37AM time slot, Jimmy Fallon took his final bow as host of Late Night on Friday. The episode was complete with a final interview with guest Andy Samberg (who Fallon helped get on SNL), a musical number with The Muppets, and Tonight Show advice from celebrities like Judd Apatow, Will Forte, and Sarah Silverman and scored the highest Late Night ratings since Letterman's finale in 1993 with 6.6 million total viewers. Watch Fallon's last Late Night monologue above, and click through for the best moments from Friday's emotional episode.

Watch John Oliver's Heartfelt 'Daily Show' Goodbye

After seven and a half years and tons of British jokes at his expense, John Oliver appeared in his final episode of The Daily Show last night, and Jon caught him off-guard with a surprise video retrospective and some thoughtful parting words. It isn't often we get to see this kind of sincerity on The Daily Show, but John definitely deserves it after his extremely successful run as replacement host this summer. Click through to watch the show's Oliver-focused Moment of Zen clip too.

Read Gabe Delahaye's Heartfelt Goodbye Post on 'Videogum'

Comedian/writer Gabe Delahaye stepped down from his post as Senior Editor of the pop culture blog Videogum on Friday after five and a half years. He wrote this heartfelt, funny goodbye post, which is well worth reading if you're a fan of Delahaye's funny work on Videogum, goodbyes, or trampoline accidents.