Colbert gets ready to bid 'Comedy Central' goodbye

December 17, 2014 10:04 PM

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"I've been on it three times. It's rad. I learned a lot from it," Franco says. "I have so much admiration for how he does that. ... Colbert can get real people on and still do the character. I know some writers who are like, 'I went on Colbert and I should have given him this zinger.' It's sort of like, you're not going to beat him."

Thursday (11:30 p.m. ET/PT), Colbert says goodbye to Colbert the character, inspired by "Papa Bear" Bill O'Reilly, and his role as a provider of "core conservative principles mixed with youth-friendly product placement," as he described it in March. He'll replace David Letterman on CBS' Late Show in...

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