Last night, Stephen Colbert signed off in the final episode of The Colbert Report, his long-running political satire talk show on Comedy Central, and was surrounded by celebrity ensemble to give him a proper send-off.
As the series finale drew to a close, Colbert began to sing the 1939 British song “We’ll Meet Again,” and as he walked across the studio, his friend and fellow Comedy Central host Jon Stewart appeared. The two joined hands, then walked over to Randy Newman playing the tune on the piano. Once the first verse was over, the cameras panned across the studio to show celebrities and former guest singing along. Amongst the crowd were Bryan Cranston, Patrick Stewart, George Lucas, Willie Nelson, James Franco, Barry Manilow, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Peter Frampton, Cindi Lauper, New York Mayor Bill DiBlasio, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, and even Big Bird and Cookie Monster!
Watch the heartwarming send-off here below.
...continue reading »