Stephen Colbert Returns – and Bids Farewell to His 'Colbeard'
Watch the new Late Show host shave off his "time off" beard
Joking that “CBS is making me shave it off because Tom Selleck’s mustache has a non-compete clause,” Colbert, 51, slowly buzzes off his beard in the video, going from liberal arts professor to “un-Hitler” to Amish to “half-Wolverine.” It’s all in preparation for him taking over hosting duties on The Late Show in September.
In releasing the video – Colbert, formerly the host of Comedy Central’s Colbert Report, which aired its last episode in December – is giving a hint how he’ll host The Late Show. He won’t be doing a bit as he was on Colbert Report, satirizing conservative shows such as The O’Reilly Factor. If this clip is any indication, he’ll just be his affable, odd self.