Stephen Colbert addressed the big news about his move to The Late Show next year, but not directly. In fact, Colbert was particularly coy, making the entire bit about David Letterman‘s departure instead of his ascension to the late night throne.
Colbert said of the iconic Letterman, “I am gonna miss this good man. Dave has been on the air my entire adult life.” He added, “I learned more from watching Dave than I did from going to my classes.”
He went on and on about Letterman’s legacy in late night and the impact he left on the comedy landscape before remarking, “I do not envy whoever they try to put in that chair. Those are some huge shoes to fill.”
Watch the video below, via Comedy Central:
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