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Stephen Colbert Is a Guest on 'Late Show with David Letterman' Next Week

CBS announced today that next Tuesday, April 22nd, Stephen Colbert will be paying a visit to David Letterman at Late Show for the first time since the network announced Colbert would be replacing Letterman as Late Show host in 2015. Click through to watch Colbert's last visit to the Letterman desk from December.

Rush Limbaugh Sure Is Unhappy That Stephen Colbert Got 'Late Show'

America's racist uncle, Rush Limbaugh, weighed in on the Colbert Late Show news on his show yesterday, and – surprise! – he is none too pleased that a guy who's spent the last few years dismantling everything Rush stands for is getting a bigger stage. Here's his reasoned and hyperbole-free take on it: CBS has just declared war on the heartland of America. No longer is comedy going to be a covert assault on traditional American values, conservatism. Now it's just wide out in the open. What this hire means is a redefinition of what is funny, and a redefinition of what is comedy. They're blowing up the [...]

CBS Announces Stephen Colbert Will Take Over for Letterman

CBS announced today that Stephen Colbert, longtime host of The Colbert Report, will take over for David Letterman as host of the network's 11:35pm program Late Show in 2015. Letterman announced last week that he will be retiring sometime next year though a transition date has not yet been set. Colbert will become Late Show's second host; Letterman originated the series in 1993. Colbert has signed a five-year agreement to host the show for CBS. "I'm thrilled and grateful that CBS chose me," Colbert said in a statement. "Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go grind a gap in my front teeth."

Stephen Colbert's contract with Comedy Central [...]

CBS Offered John Oliver a Late Night Show Before He Went to HBO

It hasn't even been 24 hours since David Letterman announced his retirement from late night, but there's already an interesting update that sheds some light on what direction CBS might want to go with their next Late Show host. As reported by Vulture, Daily Show correspondent and substitute host John Oliver was approached last year by CBS to potentially take over Craig Ferguson's 12:30am time slot or another late night slot altogether, but Oliver ultimately chose to go with HBO to develop his show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. While Oliver's obviously out of the running now, this update suggests that Jon Stewart and Stephen [...]

Fox News Anchor Howard Kurtz Says He's Going to "Take On" Stephen Colbert, Somehow

Fox News anchor Howard Kurtz, who hosts the weekly media criticism show Media Buzz, is really mad at Stephen Colbert, and he seems to be confused about whether Colbert is a real journalist or not.

Basically, Kurtz did a report on whether Hillary Clinton is too old to run for PresidentThe Colbert Report played the clip and Stephen Colbert made fun of him for asking the question and the way he asked it. Kurtz is upset they didn't play his whole segment, claiming his work was taken out of context, but the best part is the baffling Colbert attack Kurtz wrote for Fox News Insider today about [...]

This Week in Comedy: Stephen Colbert to Replace David Letterman

In case you missed it, here's all the big comedy stuff that happened this week:

-CBS quickly announced that Stephen Colbert is taking over for David Letterman as host of Late Show in 2015. Now that The Colbert Report is set to end in December, we looked at Comedy Central's options for the soon-to-be open 11:30 time slot.

-Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are going to star as sisters in SNL writer Paula Pell's upcoming feature The [...]

'The Daily Show' and 'The Colbert Report' React to the 'Late Show' News

Here's a clip from the beginning of last night's Daily Show, where Stewart plays a vintage Colbert clip then wishes him the best on his new Late Show gig next year: "The exciting news today is I no longer need a cable subscription for the privilege of watching Stephen Colbert." Click through for Colbert's short but sweet opening dedication to Letterman — apparently Colbert doesn't know that the real Colbert is replacing him yet.

Jon Stewart Wants Stephen Colbert to Host 'Late Show'

Speculation over who will take over David Letterman's Late Show is now in full force, and Vulture recently got a chance to ask Jon Stewart for his take on the situation. While Stewart doesn't want the hosting gig for himself — he said "I just don't have that gear, I don't think" — he gushed tons of praise for his fellow Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert: "He is a uniquely talented individual. He's wonderful in Colbert Report, but he's got gears he hasn’t even shown people yet. He would be remarkable." Here's the rest of Stewart's take on why Colbert would be perfect for the job:

"He's done [...]

John Oliver Calls Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert the "High-Water Mark for Satire"

"One of the laziest stereotypes that British people have of Americans is that they don’t get irony. And that has never been true and it’s definitely not true now. … It’s very hard to make that case when Jon [Stewart] and Stephen [Colbert] are doing what they’re doing. They’re the high-water mark for satire now."

- John Oliver in a new interview with the Washington Post ahead of the premiere of his HBO show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, which airs on HBO on April 27th.

Why 'The Colbert Report' Should Use Correspondents More Often

Last week, comedian Scott Thompson made an appearance on The Colbert Report as his Kids in the Hall character Buddy Cole. Cole, a gay socialite prone to long rants, popped up as Colbert's Sochi Winter Olympics correspondent to cover Russia's anti-gay laws. His appearance was well-received, both with the live audience and online, and Thompson has since appeared two more times as that character. It's an interesting move for the show, not just because it's the return of a beloved sketch comedy character but because The Colbert Report hasn't used a recurring character correspondent in a long time.

Why We'll Really Miss 'The Colbert Report'

Yesterday's announcement that Stephen Colbert will succeed David Letterman as the new host of Late Show came surprisingly fast. Letterman's retirement news came out last week, but considering the wild success of The Colbert Report over the past decade, it makes sense that CBS would want to pounce on the Comedy Central host to lead their flagship late night show into a new era. While Colbert's promotion is undoubtedly deserved, Comedy Central made an announcement yesterday that was pretty damn sobering if you're a diehard Colbert Report fan: "We look forward to the next eight months of the groundbreaking Colbert Report and wish Stephen the very best." At [...]

David Letterman Gives Stephen Colbert His 'Late Show' Blessing

"Stephen has always been a real friend to me. I'm very excited for him, and I'm flattered that CBS chose him. I also happen to know they wanted another guy with glasses."

- David Letterman gives his Late Show successor Stephen Colbert his blessing in a statement.

Report: Stephen Colbert Is CBS's Top Choice to Take Over for Letterman, and He Wants to Do It

As you've probably heard, David Letterman announced he's retiring from late night in 2015, and succession talk started the second that was announced. Mashable reports today that Stephen Colbert is CBS's top choice to take over Late Show in 2015 and that he is interested in the job, according to their anonymous sources in both Colbert's camp and at CBS. The report says that Colbert hasn't had any formal negotiations with the network and has no agreement in place but that he had engaged with CBS execs about the job prior to Letterman announcing his retirement. "We’re not commenting on any rumors or speculation about succession," a CBS [...]

Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon Play a Risky Game of "Truth or Truth"

Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon consider themselves both honest men, so the only way they could find out who was honester was through a tough game of "Truth or Truth," which somehow seems to make them both seem totally untrustworthy. Click through to watch Colbert's interview with Fallon, in which he recounts sitting next to Michelle Obama for dinner at the White House and maxing out his high school French-level knowledge with France's president François Hollande.