Stephen Colbert Says Goodbye to Jon Stewart, ‘Daily Show’

“Colbert Report” host is off to CBS’s “Late Show”

Last Updated: August 4, 2014 @ 10:15 AM

Stephen Colbert stopped in at his old job, Jon Stewart‘s “Daily Show,” to break the news that he’s leaving Comedy Central.

“Jon, this is going to come as something of a shock to you,” Colbert said, after urging his old boss to sit down — and then to “sit down more.”

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“You’re ending your show,” Stewart said.

“Jon, please,” Colbert said, adding: “I’m ending my show.”

Colbert explained that there is “no mountain left for me to climb. It’s become clear to me that I have won television.”

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Stewart pointed out that it wasn’t a contest.

“Not anymore, Jon,” Colbert replied. “Almost nine years ago, I promised to change the world. And together — I did it.”

His new plans include riding the rails, making stew from peanuts and stolen chicken.

Or just hosting “The Late Show” on CBS.

Before he left, Colbert graciously played a highlight reel of his own best moments on “The Daily Show.”

Watch the video: