The "Late Show" with Stephen Colbert

  • Aired:  04/10/14
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From his days spent deep-throating bananas, Stephen Colbert goes on to become the host of "Late Show." (3:10)

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]GOOD MORNING.

WELCOME TO "THE DAILY SHOW".

MY NAME IS JON STEWART.

WE'VE GOT ONE FOR YOU TONIGHT.

MY GUEST TONIGHT FROM THE NEWFILM "DRAFT DAY" JENNIFER GARNER

IS JOINING US. BUTBEFORE WE START AS YOU

CAN IMAGINE, IT'S BEEN A BIT OFA WILD DAY AROUND HERE.

YOU MAY REMEMBER A FEW YEARSBACK THERE WAS A GENTLEMAN ON

THIS PROGRAM BY THE NAME OFSTEPHEN COLBERT.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]HE WAS -- YEA HIGH, SKIN LIKE

PORCELAIN.

[ LAUGHTER ]VERY TALENTED ACTOR, WRITER,

DANCER, IMPROVISATIONALCOMEDIAN.

WE WOULD OCCASIONALLY SEND HIMOUT INTO THE FIELD, USUALLY WITH

SOME TYPE OF FRUIT AND WEWOULD SEE WHERE THE DAY TOOK US.

>> THERE'S AN ALLEGATION THATTHE PRINCE HAD A GAY EXPERIENCE.

>> YOUR WORDS, NOT MINE, JON.

BUT I'LL TELL YOU THIS MUCH, IFIT WAS SUBSTANTIATED.

[LAUGHTER]NOT GAY, JON, ARISTOCRATIC, IT'S

A DIFFERENT CULTURE THAN OURS.

>> Jon: WHAT IS DIFFERENTABOUT IT?

[LAUGHTER]>> YOU KNOW.

[ LAUGHTER ]MAINLY HOW GAY IT IS.

[LAUGHTER]>> Jon: OKAY.

SO --[LAUGHTER]

BY THE WAY WE SPENT ALL DAYLOOKING UP OLD STUFF ON THE

INTERNET OF STEPHEN.

IT'S REALLY FUN.

I MEAN WORKING, WE WERE WORKING.

TRULY ONE OF GREAT PLEASURES OFDOING THIS WILL SHOW HAS BEEN

TRYING TO MAINTAIN PROFESSIONALCOMPOSURE WHILST MR. COLBERT IS

MAKING ME LAUGH UNCONTROLIBLY.

THE EXCITING NEWS TODAY IS I NOLONGER NEED A CABLE SUBSCRIPTION

FOR THE PRIVILEGE OF WATCHINGSTEPHEN COLBERT.

OUR GOOD FRIEND STEPHEN COLBERTWILL BE HEADING TO CBS TO TAKE

OVER THE LATE SHOW FROM, FOR ATLEAST ME, THE COMEDIAN

BROADCASTER WHO IS THE BESTTHERE EVER WAS, DAVID LETTERMAN.

I THINK THE BEST THERE EVER WAS.

AND I THINK -- HERE IS THEEXCITING THING FOR ME.

I THINK STEPHEN COLBERT IS UPFOR THE CHALLENGE.

WHILE WE WISH DAVE THE ABSOLUTEBEST FOR A WELL EARNED

RETIREMENT, THERE'S NO GREATERJOY THAN SEEING A GENUINELY GOOD

MAN WHO WORKS AS HARD AS HE CANEVERY DAY AND DESERVES ALL THE

SUCCESS IN THE WORLD ACTUALLYGET THAT SUCCESS.

FOR STEPHEN WE'RE JUST THRILLED.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]IT WILL BE,

HERE IS WHAT I'M LOOKING FORWARDTO BE ABLE TO WALK DOWN BROADWAY

AND LOOK UP AT THE ED SULLIVANTHEATER MARQUEE AND SEE

THE "LATE SHOW" WITH STEPHENCOLBERT, ASSUMING THAT IS

WHERE THEY TAPE IT.THERE IS ALSO, YOU KNOW, A

THEATER ACROSS THE STREET FROMUS HERE WHICH I

BELIEVE IS CURRENTLY REFERREDTO AS THE HUSTLER CLUB.

BOTH VENUES PRETTY FAMILIAR WITHTHE PRESENCE OF ED SULLIVAN.

MY POINT IS THIS --[LAUGHTER]

GODSPEED TO BOTH MEN.

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