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The date for his final show will be Thursday, Dec. 18. Colbert made the announcement on Thursday’s show as part of a pitch for the paperback release of America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t.
“Stephen Colbert, the guy you’ve seen here every night for nine years will be gone. All you’ll have left of me is this book,” Colbert said holding up the paperback. “So pick up America Again in paperback for a loved one. Or for a hated one. Go to your local independent book store, because I have a longtime war against Amazon, and I will never relent. Or — buy it on Amazon, because, you know, just buy it.”
Colbert leaves Comedy Central to take over for David Letterman at The Late Show. Letterman has not set a date for his final show, but Colbert is expected to take over on CBS in 2015. Comedy Central will fill the Colbert Report time slot with The Minority Report With Larry Wilmore.
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