Stephen Colbert had a big chunk of news to address on Thursday night’s “Report” — late-night legend David Letterman’s retirement.
The comedian recalled how “Late Night” hit the airwaves during his first year of college, quipping that he “learned more from watching Dave than I did going to my classes — especially the ones I did not go to because I’d stayed up until 1:30 watching Dave.”
“I gotta tell you, I do not envy whoever they try to put in that chair,” he said.
Of course, CBS announced earlier Thursday that Colbert is the lucky talent that gets to ascend to Letterman’s late-night throne when he retires in 2015. But Colbert’s “Report” persona wouldn’t have reason to celebrate that — and didn’t mention it at all.
“Folks, those are some huge shoes to fill, and some really big pants,” he said.
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