The night many people have been waiting for finally came. Last night was the debut of Stephen Colbert on The Late Show. Over 6.6 million viewers tuned in last night and from the sound of things, the majority of them were satisfied.
Stephen Colbert started off on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart then branched off to start his own show titled The Colbert Report. The show came out in 2005 on Comedy Central and became a huge hit. So it was no surprise that Colbert would take over the hosting duties on The Late Show.
David Letterman was the host of The Late Show from 1993-2015. Letterman helped make the show a huge success with some of the greatest moments in television history. So Colbert had some big shoes to fill. But it looks like he nailed it during his first night of host.
The successful comedian, writer and host is extremely funny and I think he is going to make the celebrities open up more and have some fun. Colbert had George Clooney and Jeb Bush on the show last night and he had a lot of fun with them. He also had a great time taking jabs at Donald Trump.
The first episode was more like Colbert’s previous show than it was The Late Show with David Letterman. I think a lot of Colbert’s fans were afraid that he may change his ways a lot to fit the show’s mold, but I think a lot of fans are going to be happy to see that the show was more in the format of The Colbert Report.
Colbert even had a funny scene with late night host competitor Jimmy Fallon. All around, Colbert did a great job and was pretty relaxed which surprised me. It was a big night for him and if he had blown it, critics would have eaten him alive. It was nice to see Colbert succeed and I am interested in seeing him return tonight.