Stephen Colbert is leaving us forever. The fake one, that is. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Late Show host is retiring his Colbert Report character due to legal reasons.
Colbert hosted his long-running Comedy Central series as the bombastic, conservative character. Recently, he reprised the role for the Republican National Convention.
On last night’s Late Show, Colbert revealed Comedy Central will not allow him to play Colbert the character on CBS due to intellectual property concerns. However, the host immediately debuted a new character, the identical twin cousin of conservative Colbert, who is also named Stephen Colbert. Got it?
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What do you think? Are you a fan of Colbert’s Colbert Report character? Are you sad to see him go?