I know this has been mused on for years, but I am surprised it is happening.
I have mixed reactions: I think he will be great on The Late Show, but I am going to be sat to see the Colbert Report go.
I am curious to see how The Late Show will adjust and change. Colbert has a biting wit and satirical side in his character, and if The Late Show continues to just be a collection of celebs peddling their movies/albums and the crappy Top 10 list, I think it will be a waste of Colbert’s talents.
It will be a tough balance; The Late Show has a pre-existing audience that may not map well to the kind of comedy he already brings in-character.
I have to say, I worry that this will end in a pretty blah The Late Show and people harking on memories of the Colbert Report.
I wonder what Conan thinks of all this.