‘Godspeed’: Jon Stewart Celebrates Colbert’s Move to The Late Show

Jon Stewart opened Thursday night’s Daily Show with a heartfelt celebration wishing Stephen Colbert the best of luck on his move from The Colbert Report to The Late Show, replacing one of Stewart’s comedy icons, the iconic David Letterman.

Stewart shared what is perhaps the best character break in the history of The Daily Show (involving Colbert and a banana), and said one of the joys of working with him is “trying to maintain professional composure whilst Mr. Colbert is making me laugh uncontrollably.”

Stewart also praised Letterman is “the comedian broadcast who is the best there ever was.” He beamed with pride as he imagined a world in which he’ll be able to read the words The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and concluded with, “Godspeed to both men.”

Watch the video below, via Comedy Central:

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