Fallon, Late Night Hosts Welcome Colbert Into the Fray


Less than two months after welcoming Jimmy Fallon to 11:30, Stephen Colbert has now been anointed Fallon’s new chief competitor, and in the wake of today’s big news, Colbert’s late night bretheren welcomed him into the fray with open arms.

There was always a sense of rivalry between Jay Leno and David Letterman, but Fallon and Colbert collaborated together in increasingly insane ways over time in a feud that resulted in a pact that they would be best friends forever for six months. Fallon tweeted out his well-wishes to Colbert on the big move.

Seth Meyers also tweeted about the news.

Meanwhile, CBS’ other late night host, Craig Ferguson welcomed Colbert into the network “funhouse.”

Jimmy Kimmel tweeted out some warm sentiments as well.

Arsenio Hall also congratulated Colbert, though he did so in a pretty sarcastic manner.

There was, of course, the requisite observation or two that it was only a week ago when #CancelColbert was trending.

[photo via Stephen Colbert]

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