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Behold the Final "Colbert Platinum" Segment

With only a few more episodes to go, last night's Colbert Report wrapped up its longtime segment for super wealthy viewers "Colbert Platinum" by selling the show's naming rights to Dewar's, resulting in a new and ridiculous Colbert Report intro song that made Colbert briefly break character in front of the audience. We're really gonna miss you, Stephen.

Stephen Colbert Gives James Corden Some Late Night Hosting Advice

James Corden takes over The Late Late Show in March, and during last night's Colbert Report he met with the retiring "Stephen Colbert" to get some late night advice, bond over their shared love for musical theater, and sing a good old fashioned Christmas carol. Click through for another clip from last night's Colbert, in which the show closes out its long-running segment "Better Know a District" with Jack Kingston, the very first congressman who had the honor of getting better known by Stephen.

'The Colbert Report' Will Broadcast Monday's Episode From Washington, DC

During last night's Colbert Report, Stephen announced that Monday's show will be a special episode taped from George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium in DC. Much like Colbert's Election Day episode ("Midterms '014: Detour to Gridlock: An Exciting Thing That I Am Totally Interested In– Wait! Don't Change the Channel. Look at This Video of a Duckling Following a Cat Dressed Like a Shark Riding a Roomba! '014!"), Monday's episode also has the perfect title: "Stephen Colbert Presents: Mr. Colbert Goes to Washington D.C. Ya Later, Legislator: Partisan is Such Sweet Sorrow: A Colbert Victory Lap, ‘014."

Esteban Colberto Appears on 'The Colbert Report' One Last Time

Earlier this week Stephen Colbert ended his nine-year feud with bears, and during last night's show another longtime signature Colbert Report character made his final appearance on the show: Colbert's Mexican doppelganger and host of Colberto Reporto Gigante Esteban Colberto, who — like bears — wasn't who Stephen thought he was this whole time.

Stephen Colbert Announces His Last 'Colbert Report' Episode Will Be December 18th

During last night's Colbert Report, Stephen took a moment to shamelessly hawk the paperback edition of his 2012 book America Again: Re-Becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't, but not without good reason: Colbert announced that the official date for the final episode of the show is now Thursday, December 18th. "Stephen Colbert, the guy you've seen here every night for nine years, will be gone. All you'll have left of me is this book."

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, [...]

President Obama Took Over Last Night's 'Colbert Report'

President Barack Obama was the guest on last night's special Colbert Report episode taped from Washington DC, and not only did he sit down for his final interview with "Stephen Colbert," but he took over "The Word" segment to show Colbert just how easy his job is. Watch more clips from the episode below:

Stephen Colbert Provides a Comprehensive Analysis of the New 'Star Wars' Lightsaber

Considering he's been a Star Wars fan for at least two weeks longer than most, Stephen Colbert took it upon himself to address the controversy surrounding the film franchise's new and improved lightsaber during last night's Colbert Report. It all makes sense if you know how multiple focusing crystal activators work, and if you don't, you probably shouldn't be debating lightsabers with Colbert.

Stephen Colbert Finally Ends His Nine Year Grudge Against Bears

Since The Colbert Report premiered in 2005, Colbert has never been shy expressing his profound hatred and fear of bears — or as he's called them, "godless killing machines" and "Satan's children." During last night's episode, however, the long feud between Colbert and the greatest threat to America finally ended when Stephen's life was saved by an unlikely source. If you needed another reminder that The Colbert Report has reached its homestretch on television, this display of compassion between Stephen and his mortal enemy should do the trick.

'The Daily Show' and 'The Colbert Report' Will Air Live Episodes on Election Night

Election Day is right around the corner, and Comedy Central announced today that they'll be celebrating with live episodes of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. Both episodes will air during their usual time slots and have equally amazing names for their special election coverage — The Daily Show with Jon Stewart's "Democalypse 2014: America Remembers It Forgot to Vote" and The Colbert Report's "Midterms '014: Detour to Gridlock: An Exciting Thing That I Am Totally Interested In– Wait! Don't Change the Channel. Look at This Video of a Duckling Following a Cat Dressed Like a Shark Riding a Roomba! '014!" Chairman of the Republican National Committee [...]

'The Colbert Report' Announces Its Final Guests

The series finale of The Colbert Report is sadly a week away now, and Comedy Central just announced the lineup of final guests. The stars who will have the honor of sitting across the desk from Stephen next week are Seth Rogen (12/15), Kendrick Lamar (12/16), Phil Klay (12/17), and Stephen's "colleague and lifelong friend" Grimmy (12/18), who has been showing up in recent weeks in an attempt to warn Colbert of his fate. Said Colbert on the news: "Our last week of shows are going to be really special, just like every other week."

Amy Sedaris Interrupts Her Old Friend Stephen Colbert on 'The Colbert Report'

Amy Sedaris and Stephen Colbert's friendship goes way, way back, so even though she was bumped from last night's Colbert Report to make room for guest Christopher Nolan, Sedaris still found a way to appear on the show with her old pal. She even brought an exclusive clip from Interstellar for good measure.

Watch Stephen Colbert Interview His Former Boss Jon Stewart

Stephen Colbert has never had a better match with an interview guest than he did during last night's show, when his former Daily Show boss and current Colbert Report executive producer Jon Stewart dropped by to promote his new movie Rosewater and remind Stephen: "I've heard about you. I know you try and nail people. You're not nailing me, my friend." Watch the second part of the interview below:

Jon Stewart Says He Felt "Somewhat Herculean" Making Stephen Colbert Break Character on 'The Daily Show'

"My greatest joys on the show were trying to make Stephen break, or the other correspondents. Because you felt as though you had accomplished something somewhat Herculean. It's not easy to tickle those folks, but when it happens, you savor it."

- Jon Stewart looks back on making Stephen Colbert break character on The Daily Show in his Reddit AMA earlier today.