David Letterman to retire in 2015. Stephen Colbert to take over.

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Poor Napoleon, Apr 3, 2014.

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  1. Avenging Robot

    Avenging Robot Senior Member

    I thought Colbert's video mocking Trump was not terribly funny (and definitely not because of political reasons either) and I am underwhelmed by his choice of bandleader. I am dismayed to see that musically, where television is concerned, we are still making concessions to people who can no longer be offended as they are already dead...

    He needs to pull up his socks or we'll be having tense debates about how Colbert Leno'd himself when he got to the Late Show.

    Please do better - you have big shoes to fill...
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2015
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  2. Gregory Earl

    Gregory Earl Senior Member

    I've not seen anything to make me excited about the new show, and the bandleader choice didn't help either.
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  3. Jack White

    Jack White Senior Member

    It may be that because it's been a long day and I'm dead tired, but I don't 'get' what you're referring to in the "we are still making concessions to people who can no longer be offended as they are already dead" part of your post. Would you explain more fully, please?
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  4. Avenging Robot

    Avenging Robot Senior Member

    I'm not impressed by Colbert's choice of sub-par Disneyland Music suitable for the 1940's and it's possibly an indication of him "playing safe", "knuckling under" and/or" "dumbing down" for his larger audience.
  5. Mr. H

    Mr. H Forum Resident

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  7. AKA

    AKA Senior Member

    Posted earlier tonight to Steve Martin's Facebook page:

    "A big comedy night for Marty and me in San Antonio. Surprise guest, David Letterman."
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    AKA Senior Member

  9. chacha

    chacha Forum Resident In Memoriam

    mill valley CA USA
    That's great - thanks
  10. MLutthans

    MLutthans That's my spaghetti, Chewbacca! Staff

    Looking good with the beard! Glad to see Dave alive and (apparently) well. Thanks for posting this.
  11. Ah, so that's where the "Colbeard" went! ;)
  12. keef00

    keef00 Senior Member

    Thanks, I needed that Dave fix. "Every suit I own comes with a top ten list."
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  13. drmaynard

    drmaynard Well-Known Member

    Well that didn't make me miss him more at all.[/sarcasm]
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  14. telliott

    telliott Senior Member

  15. Veech

    Veech Space In Sounds

    Los Angeles, CA
    Worldwide Pants indeed! wtf Dave.. :wtf:
  16. RoyalScam

    RoyalScam Luckless Pedestrian

    What's with the beards? Conan grew one after the NBC debacle, Colbert has one, now Letterman?!
  17. Remurmur

    Remurmur Music is THE BEST! -FZ


    DAVE!!!! :righton:

    ...and two other guys ...;)
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  18. forthlin

    forthlin Senior Member

    I suspect that after decades of primping/makeup it's a relief to just say "Screw it" and let it all hang out.
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  19. TeacFan

    TeacFan Forum Resident In Memoriam

    Arcadia, Ca.
    No one else find this kinda sad?? Dave..It's call a podcast, if you are that desperate for the roar of the greasepaint...
  20. OldSoul

    OldSoul My Eyes Have Opened

    Bay Area
    If you watch the full thing, he says Steve and Martin asked him to do this months ago. It wasn't a "I'm bored. I need something to do" situation.
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  21. Steve-oh

    Steve-oh Senior Member

    Michigan, USA
  22. RoyalScam

    RoyalScam Luckless Pedestrian

    That was an excellent interview on Stern, BTW. Now I'm really psyched to see his show.
  23. Squealy

    Squealy Forum Hall Of Fame

    One of the most interesting or revealing things I've heard Colbert say about this transition in his career is that he was tired of having to do interviews in character on the Colbert Report. He wanted to really talk to people without having to filter everything through that persona. So interviews -- or as I prefer to call them when it comes to talk shows, conversations -- are probably going to be something he really focuses on. Which we could use right now in the talk show world.
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  24. MRamble

    MRamble Forum Resident

    Yup. additionally I am hoping Colbert can also tie together all the best qualities that make the other talks shows work (viral videos, song/dance numbers, smart writing, political angles) and mold one great show out of it. At the moment, none of the talk shows are offering the entire package. Frankly, if there was anyone who could pull it off--it's him.
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  25. frankfan1

    frankfan1 Forum Resident

    As long as he doesn't do "headlines" or Beyondo, all will be OK.
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