Colbert To Take Over For Letterman!

I wondered why there was so much excitement on the set last night. Some details:

Colbert is expected to shed his ultra-conservative character for Late Show, which is perhaps the biggest question mark surrounding his hiring. Though he’s been going through the broad motions of being a late-night host since 2005, he hasn’t been “himself” on the air. Yet Colbert’s fellow Comedy Central host Jon Stewart assured Vulture: “He’s got a lot more he can show. He’s got some skill sets that are really applicable, interviewing-wise, but also he’s a really, really good actor and also an excellent improvisational comedian. He’s also got great writing skills. He’s got a lot of the different capacities. Being able to expand upon [those] would be exciting.”

Many more of the best videos of Colbert out of character here.