Stephen Colbert Final Show : Saying Goodbye To ‘The Colbert Report’

Updated: December 18, 2014
Stephen Colbert Final Show : Saying Goodbye To 'The Colbert Report'

Stephen Colbert’s final show on Comedy Central, All good things must come to an end. And it’s that reasoning we have to apply to Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report coming to an end. The show’s final episode premieres tomorrow night at 11:30 p.m. EST. But fans don’t need to be too down, because host Stephen Colbert will be back behind the desk soon – this time as host of CBS’s The Late Show.

Stephen Colbert launched his show on Oct. 17, 2005, after spending several years as a correspondent on another Comedy Central program, The Daily Show. His parody of right-wing TV commentators quickly became a hit, as he popularized terms such as “truthiness.”

Stephen Colbert’s highlights during his run include hosting the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in 2006, launching a fake run for president in 2007, and hosting a handful of episodes of his show from Iraq in 2009.

Stephen Colbert faced controversy earlier this year, when the Twitter account for his show posted a tweet that was intended to mock Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder for the way he handled the complaints regarding his team’s nickname, but which some deemed insensitive to the Asian community. The tweet inspired a social media campaign calling for his show to be cancelled. For his part, Colbert said he did not write the tweet.

Colbert’s guest on The Colbert Report finale, airing at 11:30 p.m. Eastern time, will be Grimmy, a.k.a. The Grim Reaper.

Colbert will take over CBS’ Late Show from Letterman next September. Comedy Central will fill his current time slot with The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, premiering Jan. 19.