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Stephen Colbert: ‘Late Show’ Host Shows Off Beard In Hilarious New Clip — Watch

Wed, June 3, 2015 11:28pm EDT by Add first Comment

Wondered how Stephen Colbert has been spending his time off from showbiz? By growing a beard, obvi. The funnyman showed off (and shaved) some brand new facial hair in a hilarious new viral clip he filmed ahead of his gig on ‘The Late Show!’

Ever since The Colbert Report ended, we’ve been having major Stephen Colbert, 51, withdrawals. Thankfully, the comedian blessed us with a funny YouTube video to satisfy us until he takes his stand as the new host of The Late Show on September 8. In it, he shows off his beard — and goes through several mini-makeovers before completely shaving it off. Trust us when we tell you: this is a must-watch!

As Stephen gets ready to replace David Letterman, 68, on CBS, he has one very important task to take on: shave that “Colbeard” of his! Apparently, the network wants him to be “classic, clean Colbert” before he takes over the late-night talk show scene.

So in typical fashion, the 51-year-old turned a mundane task into a laugh-fest, reminding us why we love him so much! Before Stephen took a razor to his face, he explained why he was sad to see his scruff go. “It helps me go around with being unnoticed,” he joked. “And this thing made quite the sensation on the web. When I premiered the ‘Colbeard,’ the internet burned to the ground.” Take that, Kim Kardashian!

After comparing himself to a “homeless sea captain,” Mr. Colbert took as through an array of looks by shaving off his beard, one section at a time. From the “un-Hitler” (yep, you read that correctly!) to his version of “Amish” to his “half-Wolverine,” Stephen proves that he can pretty much pull off any look he pleases.

HollywoodLifers — what did YOU think of Stephen’s video? Which bearded look was your favorite? Let us know!

— Evan Real

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