NEW YORK — Stephen Colbert — the supremely gifted host of “The Colbert Report” who has made a career of satirically channeling Bill O’Reilly — has been named host of “The Late Show.” He will replace David Letterman when the latter retires next year, probably in May.
Letterman said in a statement, “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.”
Colbert was expected. But this quick an announcement was not. Clearly CBS wanted to get the speculation behind it and begin laying the groundwork for the transition as as soon as possible.
A 1947 topographic map of the Reading, Pennsylvania area. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Reading PA – The one-hour CBS Christmas Eve special focusing on Reading’s hopeful holiday spirit amid poverty will be broadcast tonight at 11:35 pm without commercials in the “David Letterman” time slot.
Is it just me or does David Letterman telling Tiger Woods jokes seem oddly out of place and not funny. I don’t think David Letterman is funny to begin with. Actually, I think he is bitter, but that’s another rant. The whole situation grosses me out. They are both disgusting people.
I think Letterman should zip it when it comes to other people’s sex scandels. Just sayin…..