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Stephen Colbert's "The Late show" starting September 8th

RoeRoe Always to the EastRegistered User regular
edited September 2015 in Debate and/or Discourse
It's official, Stephen Colbert is taking David's place on the Late Show.

Colbert's contract with Comedy Central will be coming to a close at the end of 2014.

"I'm thrilled and grateful that CBS chose me. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go grind a gap in my front teeth." - Colbert stated.

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  • mcdermottmcdermott Registered User regular
    Well, the #cancelcolbert folks really showed him. ;)

  • dlinfinitidlinfiniti Registered User regular
    edited April 2014
    Top ten bears...
    Will pandas even make the cut

    dlinfiniti on
    AAAAA!!! PLAAAYGUUU!!!!
  • ButtcleftButtcleft Registered User regular
    Colbert isn't going to do the late show as his Colbert (Col-bear) character.

    He's doing it as himself (Col-burt)

  • silence1186silence1186 Character shields down! As a wingmanRegistered User regular
    So he'll be directly competing with his BFF Jimmy Fallon? I approve.

  • _J__J_ Pedant Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    Anyone want to place bets on announcer / sidekick?

    I'm hoping for Amy Sedaris.

  • DanHibikiDanHibiki Registered User regular
    _J_ wrote: »
    Anyone want to place bets on announcer / sidekick?

    I'm hoping for Amy Sedaris.
    Steve Carell and they call the show Even Steven.

    What? A man can dream.

  • _J__J_ Pedant Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    DanHibiki wrote: »
    _J_ wrote: »
    Anyone want to place bets on announcer / sidekick?

    I'm hoping for Amy Sedaris.
    Steve Carell and they call the show Even Steven.

    What? A man can dream.

    I cannot let myself even vaguely entertain this idea. Its lack of actualization would be far too painful.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmuzYQsH7O4

    We could have this.

  • FakefauxFakefaux Cóiste Bodhar Driving John McCain to meet some Iraqis who'd very much like to make his acquaintanceRegistered User regular
    _J_ wrote: »
    DanHibiki wrote: »
    _J_ wrote: »
    Anyone want to place bets on announcer / sidekick?

    I'm hoping for Amy Sedaris.
    Steve Carell and they call the show Even Steven.

    What? A man can dream.

    I cannot let myself even vaguely entertain this idea. Its lack of actualization would be far too painful.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmuzYQsH7O4

    We could have this.

    God, they all look so young.

  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Class Traitor Smoke-filled roomRegistered User regular
    Ugh, I really wish Colbert would just stay at CC. I am really going to miss the one-two punch of TDS/CR. :(

  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Class Traitor Smoke-filled roomRegistered User regular
    Any word on whether his writing staff are going too? They're phenomenal, it would be a crying shame if they didn't.

  • syndalissyndalis Getting Classy On the WallRegistered User, Loves Apple Products regular
    Any word on whether his writing staff are going too? They're phenomenal, it would be a crying shame if they didn't.

    He is bringing his entire staff.

    All of them.

    SW-4158-3990-6116
    Let's play Mario Kart or something...
  • VeeveeVeevee WisconsinRegistered User regular
    syndalis wrote: »
    Any word on whether his writing staff are going too? They're phenomenal, it would be a crying shame if they didn't.

    He is bringing his entire staff.

    All of them.

    This is the bestest news

  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Class Traitor Smoke-filled roomRegistered User regular
    If this has to happen, that is exactly the best way for it to happen. At least we know the humor will largely be intact, not that I didn't trust Colbert to be funny if it he didn't get the same team.

  • VeeveeVeevee WisconsinRegistered User regular
    While I know it will be great and funny and all those good things, I just can't imagine a Colbert show without his persona. My brain just will not compute it

  • monikermoniker Registered User regular
    I hope he also brings the desk.

  • _J__J_ Pedant Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    moniker wrote: »
    I hope he also brings the desk.

    Or at least the picture of Hugh Laurie.

  • ButtcleftButtcleft Registered User regular
    If Anduril and Captain America's shield isn't displayed prominently on the new set I will be very very very very surprised.

  • King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    Caps sheild is probably a no go

    I have a podcast now. It's about video games and anime!Find it here.
  • ButtcleftButtcleft Registered User regular
    Caps sheild is probably a no go
    What makes you think that.

  • KingofMadCowsKingofMadCows Registered User regular
    syndalis wrote: »
    Any word on whether his writing staff are going too? They're phenomenal, it would be a crying shame if they didn't.

    He is bringing his entire staff.

    All of them.

    Well, not all of them.

    Toby didn't make it.

  • HappylilElfHappylilElf Registered User regular
    _J_ wrote: »
    DanHibiki wrote: »
    _J_ wrote: »
    Anyone want to place bets on announcer / sidekick?

    I'm hoping for Amy Sedaris.
    Steve Carell and they call the show Even Steven.

    What? A man can dream.

    I cannot let myself even vaguely entertain this idea. Its lack of actualization would be far too painful.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmuzYQsH7O4

    We could have this.

    J

    You are making it harder for me to roll my eyes at people who wax nostalgic about the first few years of TDS

    Let me have my false smug sense of superiority damn it

  • knitdanknitdan In ur base Killin ur guysRegistered User regular
    I wonder what Kilborn's up to these days?

    “I was quick when I came in here, I’m twice as quick now”
    -Indiana Solo, runner of blades
  • KageraKagera Imitating the worst people. Since 2004Registered User regular
    Can't Colbert do his persona in the opening act at least?

    My neck, my back, my FUPA and my crack.
  • King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    _J_ wrote: »
    DanHibiki wrote: »
    _J_ wrote: »
    Anyone want to place bets on announcer / sidekick?

    I'm hoping for Amy Sedaris.
    Steve Carell and they call the show Even Steven.

    What? A man can dream.

    I cannot let myself even vaguely entertain this idea. Its lack of actualization would be far too painful.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmuzYQsH7O4

    We could have this.

    J

    You are making it harder for me to roll my eyes at people who wax nostalgic about the first few years of TDS

    Let me have my false smug sense of superiority damn it

    Arent the first few years that Conan clone guy ( Craig Kilborn?)and not John Stweart?

    I have a podcast now. It's about video games and anime!Find it here.
  • shrykeshryke Member of the Beast Registered User regular
    _J_ wrote: »
    DanHibiki wrote: »
    _J_ wrote: »
    Anyone want to place bets on announcer / sidekick?

    I'm hoping for Amy Sedaris.
    Steve Carell and they call the show Even Steven.

    What? A man can dream.

    I cannot let myself even vaguely entertain this idea. Its lack of actualization would be far too painful.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmuzYQsH7O4

    We could have this.

    J

    You are making it harder for me to roll my eyes at people who wax nostalgic about the first few years of TDS

    Let me have my false smug sense of superiority damn it

    Arent the first few years that Conan clone guy ( Craig Kilborn?)and not John Stweart?

    Nobody gives a shit about that guy so it doesn't count.

  • IncenjucarIncenjucar VChatter Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    Aw man. I hope this doesn't dilute the greatness that is Colbert.

    Networks really love to stop comedians from being interesting.

  • VeeveeVeevee WisconsinRegistered User regular
    Incenjucar wrote: »
    Aw man. I hope this doesn't dilute the greatness that is Colbert.

    Networks really love to stop comedians from being interesting.

    They can do it to themselves too

    Lookin' at you, Craigy Ferg

  • Zoku GojiraZoku Gojira Monster IslandRegistered User regular
    Damn, I'm gonna miss the Report. The Late Show is a waste of this man's talents.

    Plus, how the hell am I supposed to decide whether to watch Fallon or Colbert? Don't say DVR, I'm not going there. Got enough to watch on Amazon without filling up an HDD with more shows I haven't watched.

    Still, while I love Craig Ferguson, I couldn't see him moving up to the earlier timeslot. Not on that network. CBS isn't NBC, they're not into taking risks with their late-night lineup.

    "Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are." - Bertolt Brecht
  • dlinfinitidlinfiniti Registered User regular
    I wonder if CBS is gonna make him have a band
    cause "that's how these things are done"

    AAAAA!!! PLAAAYGUUU!!!!
  • HenroidHenroid Mexican kicked from Immigration Thread Centrism is Racism :3Registered User regular
    I'd heard this as a rumor but I guess it's real now. I dunno what to think. It kinda feels like late-night television is getting jam-packed with folks lately.

  • Man in the MistsMan in the Mists Registered User regular
    I wonder if John Oliver will be giving the open spot after the Daily Show.

  • King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    I wonder if John Oliver will be giving the open spot after the Daily Show.
    Gonna say No.

    I have a podcast now. It's about video games and anime!Find it here.
  • BubbyBubby Registered User regular
    It's not going to be as funny as CR, so that sucks, but I'm still excited.

  • Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular
    Buttcleft wrote: »
    Colbert isn't going to do the late show as his Colbert (Col-bear) character.

    He's doing it as himself (Col-burt)

    Maybe Col-bear could be his sidekick, a sort of Smeagol/Gollum situation.

    [Muffled sounds of gorilla violence]
  • davidsdurionsdavidsdurions Your Trusty Meatshield Panhandle NebraskaRegistered User regular
    I'm excited for this! I always get the feeling that Colbert wants to do more or at least something different and he's getting that chance on basically the largest platform possible.

    I'd have hated to see him get truly bored and stuck in the Report project a decade from now. I would like that character retired really except for perhaps a yearly reunion with The Daily Show.

    Also, one last election season with the Report and I expect it to be awesome. Funny, at least.

  • ViskodViskod Registered User regular
    "CBS has just declared war on the heartland of America," [Guess Who] fumed. "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 11:30 format... they hired a partisan, so-called comedian, to run a comedy show."

  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Class Traitor Smoke-filled roomRegistered User regular
    Why is everything about declaring war to these people? Literally everything that opposes them is a war.

    Also, lol at "so-called comedian". Just because Rush doesn't find him funny because he's the butt of the joke, and he's a poor sport, Colbert isn't a comedian. I'm pretty sure telling jokes makes you a comedian, regardless of who is on the receiving end of them.

  • VeeveeVeevee WisconsinRegistered User regular
    Because war sounds much worse, and by extension is much easier to sell, than "my feelings got hurt"

  • IncenjucarIncenjucar VChatter Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    I will say that as much as I find this news to be meh, if its what Colbert wants in his heart, I'm happy for him. Dude has given us SO MUCH and deserves to have a good and happy time for it. I can't imagine it's easy for him to be a pretend monster every week.

  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Class Traitor Smoke-filled roomRegistered User regular
    Veevee wrote: »
    Because war sounds much worse, and by extension is much easier to sell, than "my feelings got hurt"

    My kid spills his milk at the dinner table, it's a war on dining rooms!

    My boss wants me to get back to work after an hour of lunch, it's a war on breaks!

    My wife doesn't feel up to having sex, it's a war on libidos!

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