"Ah, my final day". And when reporters who cover television learned the FCC had gotten complaints, duh, and would look into the late night broadcast, per protocol, the story grew even more legs. "The same character, half an hour later, half a block away". They didn't know who I was.So there was a cross burning behind me, and I said, 'I'm Stephen Colbert and this is Comedy Central'. "I mean, this guy does something ridiculous at least once a month".
The show opened with a one-on-one conversation between Colbert and Stewart during which Stewart jokingly criticized the "Late Show" host and said, "I don't feel comfortable".
A less-bald Rob Corddry and a trucker hat-wearing Ed Helms then entered, and began to fight over which one of them would inherit Colbert's office.
"I wouldn't have this gig or any gig if it hadn't been for this man", he said. "I mean, it's insane", Helms said. 'It's like Beyonce leaving Destiny's Child. "We're never going to hear from her again". And tonight, on a night where their powers were all conveniently assembled in one spot, they weren't there for us. "I'm all ready to hang up my poster of my two favourite comedians: Bill Cosby and Subway spokesman Jared Fogle".
A multi-talented and respected host, writer, producer, satirist and comedian, Colbert is well-known for his previous late night show, "The Colbert Report", which concluded on Friday, Dec. 18, 2014. Before that, he worked for Daily Show from 1998.
Colbert asked a yogurt-eating Stewart what he was doing, adding that the show was about to start.
The group also participated in a two-part interview, which was packed with clips from some of their earliest Daily Show pieces.
The show wrapped up with Colbert and his guests thanking Stewart for giving them their first real breaks.
But it's not all bad news for Stephen Colbert, as his ratings have soared ever since the controversial incident.
During his monologue, Colbert talked about the then-breaking news that Trump had fired FBI Director James Comey, and all things Trump/Russia/Flynn. "Now you literally shovel it".
'The process of making the show somehow became intwined with my process of making sense of things that I didn't understand, ' he said, 'so I miss that'.