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Stephen Colbert's first Late Show promo is a goodbye to the 'Colbeard'

New, 51 comments by Ross Miller Jun 3, 2015, 3:06pm EDT

"I'm Stephen Colbert. Welcome to the internet. Good news: I still exist."

And with that, Colbert has released his first video under the CBS Late Show banner. The video itself feels so, so much like an extension of his Colbert Report monologues, complete with photoshopped magazine covers, cutaway photos, and some random sketchwork as he slowly shaves off his "Colbeard." He does, however, get to swear ("this shit is going to go viral").

Official "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" Twitter Account Launches to Enthusiastic Audience of Nobody Yet!

— The Late Show on CBS (@colbertlateshow) June 3, 2015

The video coincides with a full rollout of Colbert's Late Show online persona: there's @ColbertLateShow on Twitter, ColbertLateShow on Facebook, a YouTube channel, and yes, Google+. There's even an iPhone app, Colbr, which includes tweets, videos, and podcasts — and it looks like everything can be downloaded for offline viewing / listening. (Yes, that's an Apple Watch he's wearing in the video.) The official website has about a dozen behind-the-scenes photos from the temporary office.

The first episode of the podcast, "In the bad room with Stephen," is a 20-minute behind-the-scenes discussion with Colbert, executive producer Tom Purcell, head writer Opus Moreschi, and writer / digital producer Rob Dubbin, recorded May 28th. It's available to listen from the website, app, and iTunes.

Colbert's predecessor, Late Show creator (and late night TV legend) David Letterman did his last show on May 20th; Colbert's first Late Show will be Tuesday, September 8th from 11:35PM–12:37AM.

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