Filling Letterman’s Shoes

Tori Miller

Previously known as a political satirists and star of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report,” Stephen Colbert created witty caricatures of American politicians and of the American bureaucratic system for ten seasons. He will now be leading The Late Show, succeeding David Letterman after his 2014 declaration of retirement.

Letterman announced his retirement in late 2014, and hosted his last show in May of 2015. Since then, stars like Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon have taken the late-night television spotlight.

While Colbert is keeping much of what will be produced on his show under wraps, New York Time quoted him saying, “You can make the show into anything you want…There is no place for a network to say, ‘This is what it’s going to be.’ Because it’s just the guy and the desk, and he needs around him who he needs.”

Colbert’s debut on The Late Show will be tonight on CBS.