Review: On ‘Late Show’ Premiere, Stephen Colbert Tries to Bring Big Back to Late-Night

September 9, 2015 10:31 AM

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Review: On ‘Late Show’ Premiere, Stephen Colbert Tries to Bring Big Back to Late-Night

Stephen Colbert was not given to effusions of humility when he played a blowhard pundit on his Comedy Central series. But he opened the first night of “The Late Show” with one. “I am not replacing David Letterman,” he insisted.

It’s true. Mr. Colbert’s challenge is not to replace Mr. Letterman. It’s to replace Stephen Colbert.

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