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The current host of The Late Show, Stephen Colbert replaced David Letterman after enthralling audiences with his work on The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. Having studied improvisational comedy at the famed Second City, Stephen Colbert originally started out as a writer and performer on The Dana Carvey Show and Strangers with Candy, the latter of which he co-created. But it was on The Daily Show that his political and comedic savvy merged perfectly, and he flourished so much that Comedy Central gave him his own show, The Colbert Report, where he parodied political opinion shows. After nine years, he was hired as David Letterman’s replacement, and in September of 2015, he began his tenure on CBS.