While many of us are undoubtedly a bit sad that Stephen Colbert will be leaving behind his beloved satirical persona to take over the Late Show, the outpouring of support from his peers has been unwavering. Last night, Jon Stewart wished the comedian a heartfelt congratulations, complete with a funny flashback to Colbert’s earlier days as a senior correspondent for The Daily Show.
And on his own show, Colbert also chimed in on his new gig and Letterman’s retirement, in his own quintessentially "Colbert" way:
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“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.