Stephen Colbert pays visit to new Late Show home
Published on Apr 23, 2014 5:35 PM
NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Stephen Colbert dropped in on David Letterman's late night CBS talk show, the Late Show on Tuesday, to get a glimpse of the rigours of the high-profile job he will take over in 2015. "He just stopped by to sign the lease," Letterman said of his successor in his opening monologue.
Continuing the passing-of-the-torch theme, the host quipped,"You look right at home," as Colbert took his seat.
In a nod to Letterman's successful, 20-year run on the show, Colbert said, "I'm going to do whatever you have done," to which the often self-deprecating Letterman replied, "Oh no, no, no, you don't want to do that." The lovefest continued with the pair later taking a selfie of themselves, using Colbert's phone.
But after telling Letterman, "Obviously, I'm thrilled to be taking over for you," Colbert recounted past near-misses with the veteran host, including a 1986 internship he turned down, "Because you did not pay people," and a bid to write for Letterman's show more than a decade later.
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