On Tuesday night, Stephen Colbert began his new profession, although its not much different from his old one, just in his new occupation, as opposed to playing a political pundit, Colbert is playing with himself as a mainstream talk show host.
The video, obviously, is tongue in cheek, but it was quite biting. His talk show competitions all wished him well. Actually, he was being given really poor guidance because of his show by them. Jimmy Kimmel proposed Colbert be impolite to the guests and wear lots of cologne. Conan proposed that real estate is bought by Colbert, I think assuming his show wouldn’t continue.
Larry Wilmore, who chose Colbert’s Comedy Central time slot said, You’re at 11:30 opposite me, mutha*cker. Don’t go quickly, alright?
Bill Maher said, Do a character. No one needs to see you.
Here’s the video:
In all reality, Colbert has plenty of pressure on him for his opening show. He’s got a tremendous following with a demographic that doesn’t usually see late night talk shows. Actually, his preceding demographic doesn’t even see much TV. Clearly, CBS needs him to widen his appeal and they need him to do it fast.
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