After months of teasing and weird stunts Stephen Colbert finally hosted his first Late Show Sept. 8.
George Clooney, Jeb Bush and Stay Human came on the show as guests and helped introduce America to the next contender for late night/viral video ratings.
In what is possibly symptomatic of a mid-life crisis, longtime badass Bruce Willis wore a rug to the Late Show with David Letterman April 22.
He said it was to recapture his first appearance on the show by wearing the same clothes and sporting hair where there currently is no hair.
CBS has made a five-year deal with Colbert, which was announced Thursday by CBS Corp. Letterman announced his pending 2015 retirement on April 3.
"Simply being a guest on David Letterman's show has been a highlight of my career," Colbert said. "I never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps, though everyone in late night follows Dave's lead. I'm thrilled and grateful that CBS chose me. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go grind a gap in my front teeth."
Comedy Central released this statement: "Comedy Central is proud that the incredibly talented Stephen Colbert has been part of our family for nearly two decades. We look forward to the next eight months of the ground-breaking Colbert Report and wish Stephen the very best."
David Letterman has Martha Stewart on to sample her fancy-schmancy deviled eggs and beet lemonade, but Dave's not interested civility. He goes straight to the yoke filling and then knocks back a few pulls on a fifth of vodka. No big deal...