Nothing will change on “The Late Show,” future host reveals — oh, and “every boob is like a snowflake”
Meet the new boss, same as the old boss?
Stephen Colbert — who'll take over “Late Show” duties from David Letterman when Letterman retires next year — dropped in on the CBS late-night show Tuesday to discuss his plans for the show's future.
Colbert's (presumably joking?) strategy? Keep everything exactly the same.
“I'm gonna do whatever you have done,” the “Colbert Report” host tells Letterman.
“No, you don't want to do that,” Letterman cautions.
“It seems to have gone pretty well, Dave,” Colbert replies.
“It's gone on,” Letterman offers, a hint of world-weariness in his voice.
After Colbert declares himself to be “thrilled” to be inheriting the “Late Show” spot, Letterman notes, “[Band leader] Paul [Shaffer] and I have been doing this for a long, long time, and they could have just as easily hired another boob like me. But they didn't, they …”
“They hired a boob like me,” Colbert retorts. “Every boob is like a snowflake, Dave; we're all unique in our own way.”
Words of wisdom, indeed.
Watch the clip below.