Stephen Colbert Announces Retirement Date for Colbert Character

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The Colbert Report has announced its official end date, Thursday, December 18th. Stephen Colbert made the announcement while plugging that his book “America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Weren’t” is now available in paperback. He told the audience about the importance of buying his book. Because the “Stephen Colbert” audiences have seen on the Colbert Report for 9 years “will be gone” and now the book is all that fans will have left.

Stephen Colbert is taking over for David Letterman on CBS’s Late Show in 2015. And he will be replaced on Comedy Central with “The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore” starting in January.

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