COMEDY
04/10/2014 05:02 pm ET Updated Apr 10, 2014

Stephen Colbert Through The Years, From 'Second City' To 'Late Show' Appointment

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It’s official: Stephen Colbert will be replacing David Letterman on the “Late Show.

In honor of this accomplishment, let’s take a look back at some of the 49-year-old comedy legend’s career highlights -- from early commercial work to his current digs at “The Colbert Report.”

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Stephen Colbert's Journey To The "Late Show"
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BEFORE YOU GO

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Behind 'The Colbert Report'
CONVERSATIONS