I’m still a little ambivalent about Stephen Colbert taking over for David Letterman on Late Night… er I mean The Late Show. On one hand, he’s a great choice and a supremely talented comedian with a decent knack for interviewing guests. On the other hand, as the host of Comedy Central’s Colbert Report, he’s the strongest voice of satire on the air we have. Colbert has already said he plans to do The Late Show as himself rather than the character he plays on The Report. The question is whether the same sharp satire will make the transition.
I hope it does.