Stephen Colbert Colbert Report Last Episode: Stars Say Farewell On Twitter
Stephen Colbert‘s final episode of “The Colbert Report” aired on Thursday. It concludes 10 seasons and more than 1,000 episodes featuring the star as his Conservative alter-ego. There were rants, there were priceless interviews, and there was truthiness. With Colbert now set to take over “The Late Show” from David Letterman, he leaves behind a legacy that, along with pal Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show,” changed the face of late-night cable television.
Tributes from Hollywood stars have been pouring in all day, but really kicked up during Colbert’s last broadcast, perhaps as the reality of this monumental television milestone set in. Fellow comedian Steve Martin, for instance, wrote on Twitter, “Congratulations to Stephen Colbert on a long career that’s just beginning.” Gossip Cop has collected some of the best tweets about Colbert throughout the day, and will continue to update.
Steve Carell wrote on Twitter Thursday morning, “Thank you Stephen Colbert. You are, and will continue to be a national treasure.” Mia Farrow tweeted in the afternoon, “It just hit me hard that the final Colbert Report is tonight.” Andy Cohen teased before the broadcast, “All I can say is that the finale of Colbert is epic.”
“Congratulations to @StephenAtHome, one of the most talented people I’ve ever been around. I love the Colbert Report and will miss it,” tweeted John Legend. Mindy Kaling wrote to Colbert, “Peace out, dreamboat. Can’t wait to see what’s next. @StephenAtHome.” Billy Eichner shared, “Let me take a RARE break from congratulating myself to say a huge congrats to the master @StephenAtHome. There is no one better on TV.” And Jim Gaffigan quipped, “I can’t believe North Korea made Stephen Colbert retire!”
Mark Cuban tweeted, “Colbert finale. Amazing.” Referring to the finale’s musical tribute to “We’ll Meet Again,” Bill Clinton shared, “#Farewell @StephenAtHome…But I know we’ll meet again some sunny day. Your friend, PrezBillyJeff.” President Obama even wrote on his Twitter account, “After nine years, the best source of “truthiness” is coming to an end. Congratulations @StephenAtHome.”