The internet has been all a flurry since it was announced that Stephen Colbert would be taking over The Late Show from David Letterman next year. I'm a huge huge fan of late night talk shows and Letterman in particular and I could not think of a better heir to his desk than Stephen Colbert. I've also seen Colbert get a lot of flak for being too political for a Late Night Show on a broadcast network but I don't think that is going to be the case. There has always been a clear distinction between "Stephen Colbert" the character and Stephen Colbert (actually pronounced Colbert, which is how the rest of his family pronounces it and how says it when distinguishing himself from the character). I've been a big fan of his since before his Colbert Report days and he was just an insanely talented improviser and comedian who had a two man show with another famous Steve... Steve Carell. So i went through youtube and found some clips that highlight his hilarious talent over his political one.
Check him out on this episode of Whose Line is it Anyway (skip to the 6 minute mark to check him out as a Shakespearean actor on a dating game)
and here he is with his old pal Steve Carell rocking the National Anthem
I'm definitely looking forward to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert