With “The Colbert Report” coming to a close on Thursday night after nine years on the air, some of the biggest names in Hollywood have been sharing their fond memories of the Comedy Central series.
Host Stephen Colbert brought back a slew of former guests for his final show in an epic, star-studded singalong. Those who weren’t able to make it (and even some who did) took to Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to post their messages of congratulations, appreciation and sadness to see Colbert and his conservative character go.
Comedy icon Steve Martin, former President Bill Clinton and Colbert’s replacement Larry Wilmore all offered the CBS-bound star their heartfelt notes. Others like James Franco and Andy Cohen shared photos from the set of the finale.
TheWrap has assembled all of the responses to Colbert’s final show. Find all of the great goodbyes below.
Congratulations to Stephen Colbert on a long career that's just beginning.
— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) December 19, 2014
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 18, 2014
— Bill Clinton (@billclinton) December 19, 2014
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) December 18, 2014
Congratulations to @StephenAtHome, one of the most talented people I've ever been around. I love the Colbert Report and will miss it.
— John Legend (@johnlegend) December 19, 2014
Thank you Stephen Colbert. You are, and will continue to be a national treasure.
— Steve Carell (@SteveCarell) December 18, 2014
— Larry Wilmore (@larrywilmore) December 19, 2014
The Colbert Finale was a paradise for someone (me) who loves random gatherings (and selfies): Franco,… http://t.co/H62XbGnY3q
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) December 19, 2014
So cool to be invited 2 b on Colbert Report finale. Can't wait 4 May when he takes over for Letterman. Thx Stephen pic.twitter.com/UTsy2lsMY6
— Peter Frampton (@peterframpton) December 19, 2014
— Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) December 17, 2014
I'm endlessly floored and inspired by Colbert. What an amazing run.
— nathan fielder (@nathanfielder) December 19, 2014
.@StephenAtHome goodbye. The conservative world lost a Titan.
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) December 19, 2014
Oh @StephenAtHome so many emotions tonight! Great ending. Sniff
— Kristen Schaal (@kristenschaaled) December 19, 2014
Mr. @StephenAtHome, I am honored to have followed you this last year. CONGRATULATIONS on an epic run at CC! I adore you, you mad genius.
— Chris Hardwick (@nerdist) December 19, 2014
Thank you 9 years @StephenAtHome! A reverse baker's dozen of years!
— John Hodgman (@hodgman) December 18, 2014
— Toby Keith (@TobyKeithMusic) December 19, 2014
— Arianna Huffington (@ariannahuff) December 19, 2014
I changed the world!
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) December 19, 2014