08:32 PM EDT 04/17/2014
Originally posted 04/13/2014 08:30AM
Jimmy Fallon joked on Twitter that Stephen Colbert will need to change his first name to Jimmy when he joins the ranks of late-night talk show hosts next year, but he might not be smiling once the Colbert Report star settles into David Letterman's chair.
Originally posted 04/10/2014 04:00PM
It's official: CBS has named Stephen Colbert the new host of the Late Show.
Originally posted 04/11/2014 01:15PM
[YOUTUBE "VX5y2oo3ydo"] Stephen Colbert is so happy about landing the job as host of the Late Show on CBS, all he can do is get laughs about it.
Speaking to the audience on The Colbert Report, which Comedy Central executives say will end its run in eight months, Colbert, 49, paid homage to his Late Show predecessor.
Originally posted 04/10/2014 12:35PM
Get ready for the late show with … Stephen Colbert.
Originally posted 04/07/2014 03:00PM
Originally posted 04/05/2014 10:00AM
Over more than 30 years on the air, David Letterman went from the class clown of late night to one of its most respected icons.
In the '80s, Letterman's Midwestern snark and ironic sensibilities were considered groundbreaking in the comparatively staid world of Johnny Carson and Tom Snyder; now they've provided the groundwork for many of today's mainstream comedy trends. (Check out Letterman's 9 Most Unforgettable Late Show Moments.)
As Letterman prepares to step away from the desk for good in 2015, here's a look back at the 10 (could it have been any other number?) best things Letterman gave us:
Originally posted 04/04/2014 03:40PM
Just before David Letterman took to the stage to make his retirement announcement, his director shared the news with the staff, leaving them stunned and emotional.
"Some people were teary. Many people didn't know it ahead of time," a source tells PEOPLE. "People are really in shock. People can't believe it. We always thought it was gonna happen – just like that."
The show's star guest also got caught up in the moment, the source said of the scene before Thursday's Late Show taping, when Letterman, 66, said he will leave his late-night talk show in 2015.
Originally posted 04/04/2014 11:20AM
Sure, he's irreplaceable. But someone will have to step into the 11:35 p.m. time slot on CBS when David Letterman retires next year after a record 33-year run in late night.
Originally posted 04/04/2014 08:50AM
Thursday was a night for big news at the Late Show with David Letterman. Moments after the host announced his retirement, Johnny Depp dropped in to talk important life changes.
The Transcendence actor joked about declaring his departure from acting but said Letterman's imminent sign-off stole his thunder.
Instead, Depp gushed about his engagement to actress Amber Heard and the unconventional ring he was wearing.
Originally posted 04/04/2014 06:30AM
Late Show with David Letterman began its run as a consolation prize; it was no secret that the gig Letterman really wanted was The Tonight Show over at NBC. But over more than two decades on the air, the show transformed its host from a cult hero to a TV institution.
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