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Stephen Colbert makes a big sacrifice in his first ‘Late Show’ promo

The Colbeard even makes an appearance.


Michelle Jaworski


Posted on Jun 3, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 4:32 pm CDT

It’s been too long since we’ve heard from Stephen Colbert following his departure from The Colbert Report, but he and his beard are back on the Internet in the first promo video for Colbert’s incarnation of The Late Show.

Colbert and his beard have had plenty of adventures together, but unfortunately, he must say goodbye to it. Apparently, he’s not allowed to compete with Tom Selleck’s mustache.

But first, Colbert must appeal to the Millennial crowd and play up different hairstyles—at least until he realizes he’s still got three months before his late-night debut.

It’s not the same Colbert we’re used to, but we can still see a familiar spark of his former TV self under all that facial hair.

Long live the Colbeard!

Screengrab via The Late Show with Stephen Colbert/YouTube

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*First Published: Jun 3, 2015, 5:00 pm CDT