There's Finally Video of Stephen Colbert as the New Host of "The Late Show"

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We haven't seen a lot of America's most-beloved TV host since The Colbert Report ended. Fortunately, Stephen Colbert has returned from the wilds for an update on what's cooking in the CBS kitchen as he prepares to take over David Letterman's desk at the famed Late Show in a few months.

"Good news. I still exist!" Colbert begins in the video update. "My show went off the air in December and you have not seen me much since then."

The bad news: Colbert only offers an update on the growth of his prodigious beard and that he's possibly gone mad with scurvy.

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But Colbert says he knows this aimless, bearded wandering isn't what his audience wants — and they want "not Hitler."

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But that still leaves too much beard for a late night host, so Colbert takes it to the next level.

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Perhaps that wasn't radical enough, so Colbert doubles down on what he called the "Half-Wolverine":

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But perhaps understanding that even the Half-Wolverine was a beard too far, Colbert goes back to his traditional look:

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With his facial hair dilemma resolved, an excited Colbert exclaims, "Let's start the show!"

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Guess we'll hear from him in a few more months.


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Tom McKay

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