Stephen Colbert's 'Late Show' looked pretty familiar

"Just like the rest of the media, I will be covering all of the presidential candidates, who are ... Donald Trump," said Colbert on the "Late Show." "And Donald, no, no, please, let it go. We all love him."

>> PHOTOS: George Clooney, other celebs attend Stephen Colbert’s first 'Late Show'

The red, white and blue color scheme and over-the-shoulder graphic looked a lot like Colbert's old show on Comedy Central. (Video via Comedy Central / "The Colbert Report")

And the first episode of Colbert's "Late Show" was pretty heavy on politics. Especially since Jeb Bush was the second guest. 

So exactly what was the difference between "The Late Show" and "The Colbert Report?"

>> Read more trending stories

He told the Daily Beast in February, "For the record, I’m not in character. This is me. It turns out the real Stephen Colbert had a beard the whole time, I was just so deeply in character for 10 years you didn’t notice." 

"You have more pictures of yourself than I thought you would have," said Jeb Bush.

"There are a lot of pictures of me in here," said Colbert. "I used to play a narcissistic conservative pundit, now I'm just a narcissist."  

This is the first episode so the show might deviate from "The Colbert Report" vibe in time. We'll just have to watch and see.

This video includes images from Getty Images.

Thank you for reading the Springfield News-Sun and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.

Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Springfield News-Sun. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.

X