Stephen Colbert Tells David Letterman His Plan for 'Late Show'

Stephen Colbert appeared on Late Show with David Letterman for the first time since being named Letterman's heir to the CBS late-night show on Tuesday.

Judging by his interview, Colbert's transition should be a smooth one.

As a matter of fact, if Colbert has his way, fans might not even notice the change.

"I'm going to do whatever you have done," Colbert joked.

Dave urged against that plan, joking that his tenure may have gone on too long.

Earlier this month, CBS announced that Colbert -- host of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report -- would be succeeding Letterman on Late Show when the longtime TV personality retires sometime in 2015.

Watch the clip for more. Late Show airs weeknights at 11:35/10:35c on CBS.

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