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Colbert to The Late Show?

jamesrbrown322's picture
April 10, 2014 at 12:51pm

I know it's not sports, but I thought I'd see what everyone else thought about the news that Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman in 2015. They are under the same umbrella, Viacom, so I assume that the CBS knows what they have in Colbert.

I know he's divisive for some people. I think he's hilarious, because I appreciate his satire. However, I am not too sure that the character he plays translates well to a show like Late Night. Perhaps it does. I certainly hope so, because he's a funny dude, and I'd like to see him succeed. Many have assumed that the character will disappear, and he will just be himself, which I understand is quite hilarious as well.

However, one has to wonder how many people will watch, given how "political" he has been in the past. He's a much better choice than Chelsea Handler, or his cohort of sorts, Jon Stewart. But I am not sure that I'm sold.

Anyone disagree or have any other thoughts?

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