Stephen ended his nine-year-run as the host of Comedy Central’s ‘The Colbert Report’ on Dec. 18 and it was his best episode yet! I loved seeing all of his favorite past guests like Barry Manilow, James Franco and his final ‘The Word’ was perfect.
Stephen Colbert, you have done it. You created a one of a kind late-night show and all I can say is thank you for the laughs. You put it best when you sang “We’ll Meet Again” with your celebrity guests during your finale and I can speak for The Colbert Nation when I say, we can’t wait for your next adventure.
Stephen Colbert’s Series Finale: I Cried Along With Big Bird & James Franco
After 1,447 episodes and four emmys later, my hats off to you for helming a genius show. Your finale was just the right amount of humor, wit and nostalgia. I appreciated your hilarious ‘The Word’ and how you immortalized yourself at the end of the episode. I think this actually made it a bit easier to swallow that it was the finale because we now know that your alter-ego will live on for eternity.
Let’s not forget to point out that during the final week of your show — you actually got President Barack Obama to read The Word, it was unbelievable!
It was incredibly impressive seeing so many celebrities and notable guests send you off — like James Franco, Andy Cohen, Sonia Sotomayor, Barry Manilow, and even Big Bird. I’ve got to admit … I definitely shed a tear or two while watching on my couch with my two cats but it was well worth staying up for. In fact, staying up until midnight most nights to catch your show was well worth the dark circles and I bet most of you would agree.
Can we talk about how your were carried off in a sleigh by Santa Claus, Alex Trebek and Abraham Lincoln?! My tip of the hat to you and your writers. You once again outdid yourselves.
I’m excited to continue to laugh along with you on late-night and I can’t wait for you to knock the other hosts out of the park when you take over for David Letterman. You’re about to “change the world” again and I can’t wait to go along for the ride.
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of The Colbert Report series finale?
— Chloe Melas