The Colbert Report has come to an end, with Stephen Colbert dropping the character and the show to take over from David Letterman in May 2015.
Colbert went out with a bit of a bang, offing the Grim Reaper, declaring himself immortal, and then having a good ol’ sing-song with a host of celebrities.
The Colbert Report ended with a rendition of We’ll Meet Again, a World War II song immortalized by Vera Lynn. Celebrities joining Colbert for the close of his show included Jon Stewart, George Lucas, Patrick Stewart, and Michael Stipe.
I never quite got The Colbert Report, mainly because it took me a while to cotton on to the fact Colbert was playing a character. Still, it’s sad to see a satirical show end, as good ones are few and far between.