Colbert’s new program will feature many political figures, such as Bush, Bernie Sanders and others.
Tonight’s Late Show with Stephen Colbert will have the familiar, and unfamiliar, for those who will follow the Comedy Central star over to network television.
Gone is “Stephen Colbert,” the character who took on the Bill O’Reilly-esque stances of late night television, mocking conservatives by being a caricature of one. Instead, there will be Stephen Colbert, the veteran funny man who has a strong understanding of politics, faith and what today’s 18-35 demographic wants in late night television.
“I mean, it’s understandable — I worked really hard to be that other guy for ten years,” Colbert said on CBS Sunday Morning. “I hope they’ll find out pretty quickly that the guy they saw for 10 years was my sense of humor the whole time. I’m not just a pundit – I’m a comedian. It is, I guess, flattering that people thought I was an actual pundit or a newsman, eventually, over the years. But it’s really nice not to have to pretend it any more.”