All good things come to an end, particularly when the star of the show is getting promoted to one of the most coveted seats in entertainment. Stephen Colbert is going to be taking over Late Night for David Letterman, but before he can start his new phase, he has to say goodbye to his old one. Comedy Central has given Stephen Colbert a chance to have a great send-off, and he’s taking advantage of it. Stephen Colbert’s final edition of The Colbert Report ended with a big celebrity-filled sing-along, kicked off by The Daily Show‘s Jon Stewart and Randy Newman. Here’s the video. Enjoy the game of Count The Cameos.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHoLEEQSy7c
It will be the last time we’ll be seeing Colbert on Comedy Central–until it’s time to promote his new show, of course–and it’ll be the last time we’ll be seeing Colbert as host until next year. Unlike his last long sabbatical, though, this one’s going to end well. When Letterman steps down, Colbert will step up. Meanwhile, Comedy Central will be replacing Colbert with Larry Wilmore, another former Daily Show talking head getting a chance to move to a big stage.
“Like Mary Poppins or Gandhi — I have them confused — it is time for me to go,” said Colbert the character. “If all we did in these nine years is make a difficult day better, man, what a waste.”
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