The Colbert Report Announces End Date

Stephen Colbert has announced the end date for The Colbert Report as he preps to take over The Late Show on CBS.

On last night’s show, Colbert announced that the last show of The Colbert Report will be on Thursday, Dec. 18, while using the announcement as a ploy to plug the paperback edition of his book, “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. “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.”