BY JADE HAMMOND
CBS announced Thursday that Stephen Colbert will succeed David Letterman as the host of The Late Show. Colbert the star of The Colbert Report will complete the remainder of his contract with Comedy Central and is expected to appear on The Late Show sometime in 2015.
The news of the transition took fans by complete surprise as the two shows are different in many ways. However, Colbert was chosen to fill Letterman’s very large shoes for a reason.
Let’s delve into why.