President Obama is Stephen Colbert’s guest as Colbert starts his penultimate week hosting a Comedy Central late-night show. Maybe they will talk about this:
CBS still does not know — or isn’t saying, anyway — when Colbert is taking over for David Letterman on Late Show, because Letterman hasn’t said when in 2015 he’s vacating. But the network put Colbert to work last night when he hosted the 37th annual Kennedy Center Honors, which the network will hold to air on December 30, marking the network’s 37th consecutive year as the ceremony’s TV home.
It’s unclear if the gig signals a larger role for Colbert at CBS, like we hope, or the network just wants to goose ratings on the normally pretty staid ceremony, which comes with OK ratings but oozes prestige and Washington glad-handing opportunity. Last night marked the second time Colbert has participated in the ceremony; in 2011 he was part of KenCen Honors’ tribute to Yo-Yo Ma: