It’s official; the next white dude to replace David Letterman in late night television is none other than Stephen Colbert.
The political comedian will make his transition to network television sometime in 2015, effectively taking over The Late Show on CBS. Until then he will finish out the next eight months at Comedy Central doing what looks to be the last season of The Colbert Report.
All of this follows the trending hashtag, #CancelColbert, that was started by activist Suey Park after an offending tweet that was sent from Colbert’s official twitter account.
While Park got what she wanted, so did plenty of other people as well, including Colbert himself.
The news broke early Thursday afternoon.
Stephen Colbert is going to take over the Late Show.
— Anonymous (@YourAnonNews) April 10, 2014
Most are excited, even if it is just another white dude.
Excited to see how Colbert tries to innovate within the late-night format, though I still kinda wish the gig had gone to not-a-white-dude.
— Samit Sarkar (@SamitSarkar) April 10, 2014
Some will miss Colbert’s political satire.
This is a good day for Colbert, but a sad day for intelligent television. We’re losing the greatest satirical characters of our time.
— Brian Ries (@moneyries) April 10, 2014
It’s obvious that no one can get rid of the man, despite a later timeslot.
Colbert won’t disappear by jumping to Late Night. You’ll now catch his act in 3 min chunks on YouTube the next morning.
— Matt Patches (@misterpatches) April 10, 2014
Did CBS do this to make amends with HIMYM fans?
Colbert replacing Letterman helps the anger I still feel towards CBS about the end of HIMYM. This will be amazing http://t.co/KvNpWv4wJ8
— Caroline Fontenot (@cfontenot) April 10, 2014
The power of the hashtag is getting unreal.
#CancelColbert worked backwards. Stephen Colbert will succeed David Letterman as host of The Late Show. The almighty hashtag strikes again!
— Roy Pickering (@AuthorofPatches) April 10, 2014
We’re still curious, will he bring his persona with him?
So is Stephen Colbert going to be Stephen Colbert or is he going to be Stephen Colbert? http://t.co/lQRk08D6FX
— Topboost (@topboost) April 10, 2014
Will there even be any backlash?
Okay so when does the backlash to Colbert replacing Letterman start? Has it already? What’s the talking point? This is important!
— Jordan Zakarin (@jordanzakarin) April 10, 2014
Even God is excited about this.
You’re welcome, America. #colbert
— God (@TheTweetOfGod) April 10, 2014
But Colbert knows he has work to get to.
Colbert: “Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go grind a gap in my front teeth.” http://t.co/wmunygtr39
— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlakeWP) April 10, 2014
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