Following the news last week that David Letterman would be retiring in the next year, there was much speculation about who would best fill his cranky shoes. Much of it pointed to Stephen Colbert, noted racist. Now it’s official, as CBS has announced Colbert will in fact takeover, according to Variety.
But wait, Colbert as Colbert, or as “Colbert”? How will that even work? At least one guy who should know thinks he can do the job. Jon Stewart sang his colleague’s praises this week to Vulture.
“He’s done an amazing job with just that very narrow cast of character, but he’s got a lot more he can show,” Stewart said. “He’s got some skill sets that are really applicable, interviewing-wise, but also he’s a really, really good actor and also an excellent improvisational comedian. He’s also got great writing skills. He’s got a lot of the different capacities. Being able to expand upon [those] would be exciting.”
It will be indeed, or it would be, if anyone watched late night television anymore. At least we’ll get to see the shareable clips on the internet the next day.