Stephen Colbert traded jokes with David Letterman Tuesday night in Colbert's first appearance on CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman" since CBS announced that Colbert will be replacing Letterman in 2015.
Colbert, who grew up on James Island and is a graduate of Porter-Gaud School, has been host of Comedy Central's "Colbert Report" since 2005.
When he is in character as "Stephen Colbert," the conservative pundit at the helm of the "Colbert Report," he wears frameless glasses. During his appearance on Letterman, he wore glasses with black frames. Colbert revealed he had twice come close to working on "Late Show." In 1986, he was offered an internship but turned it down because there was no pay. He was offered a job on the writing staff in the mid-90s but had to turn that offer down because he'd made another commitment.
In this photo provided by CBS, Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert, left, takes a "selfie" with host David Letterman on the set of the "Late Show with David Letterman," Tuesday in New York. This was Colbertís first visit to the show since CBS announced that he will succeed Letterman as host when he retires in 2015.×