Colbert to replace Letterman →

Merissa Marr at the WSJ:

CBS said in a news release that it had signed a five-year agreement with Mr. Colbert to take over its flagship show when Mr. Letterman retires next year.

Mr. Colbert, 49 years old, will retire the character he plays on his Comedy Central show—a sendup of Republican talk-show hosts—and will be himself as the host of the CBS show, the company said.

I truly enjoy The Colbert Report, and will miss the character, but Stephen Colbert is a genius nonetheless.

This seems like a good a time as any to remember the 2006 White House Correspondents’ Dinner: