Stephen Colbert on ‘Late Show’ Appointment: ‘I Do Not Envy Whoever They Try to Put in That Chair’

After yesterday’s not-so-shocking (but nonetheless delightful) announcement of Stephen Colbert as CBS’ replacement of David Letterman as the host of Late Show in 2015, the comedian addressed the news on his own late night program, The Colbert Report.

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Said Colbert:
“Dave has been on the air my entire adult life. Late Night debuted my first year in college. I learned more from watching Dave than I did from going to my classes. Especially the ones I did not go to, because I had stayed up until 1:30 watching Dave. This man has influenced every host who came after him, and even a few who came before him. He’s that good. And I gotta tell you, I do not envy whoever they try to put in that chair.”

“Those are some huge shoes to fill,” Mr. Colbert added, “and some really big pants.”