Colbert ends Comedy Central show leaving a legacy of laughs

December 18, 2014 8:10 PM

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It feels odd to be saying goodbye to Stephen Colbert. After all, he will be returning to television again next year when he takes over for David Letterman on CBS’s The Late Show. But the man who will sit behind that CBS late night desk is completely different from the one viewers have watched for nearly a decade behind a desk shaped like a C – for Colbert, of course – on Comedy Central. That’s because America’s late night comedy landscape is losing the “character” Stephen Colbert to make room for the real individual of the same name.

Stephen Colbert’s brilliant faux-right wing persona was cultivated in the early days of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Colbert would often face off against another now-famous former Daily Show correspondent, Steve Carell, in a segment hilariously called “Even Stevphen.” The similarly-named duo wou...

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