Comedy Central: Stephen Colbert (TV Host)
“Side effects of tonight’s show may include euphoria, patriotism, and painful urination.”  Stephen Colbert was a 21st century pioneer in political satire. He transformed a bit part into a 9 year American comedy staple. Acting as a faux ultra conservative on The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert headlined his own show since 2005. At the end of 2014, he left to replace David Letterman on The Late Show in 2015. CBS is very pleased with the acquisition since they will replace Letterman with a host who already has a huge audience and will likely see Colbert bump the key 11:30PM demographic to his new show and away from Comedy Central. Comedy Central has several months to bolster the time slot until Colbert goes off the air. To sharpen the sting, Colbert will take his writing staff with him to CBS and The Colbert Report has left a hole in the Comedy Central lineup that remains in limbo. Awkward.