There’s a new sheriff in town on late-night TV.
Comedy Central star and “Colbert Report” host Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman as the new host of ‘The Late Show’ on CBS in 2015.
Colbert has created some unforgettable moments during his nine-year tenure as host of the Colbert Report, delivering his uniquely satirical opinion on everything from world politics and breaking news stories to celebrity gossip and entertainment .
The often outrageous host has even made several forays into sports, and it is in this discipline that many Boston natives have their fondest memories of Colbert.
Following the horrific attacks on the Boston Marathon in April 2013, Colbert opened his show with a moving monologue about the strength and resolve of the city of Boston, riffing that a city that “withstood an 86-year losing streak” with the Boston Red Sox could not be shaken by anything.
In honor of his big move to the late-night spotlight, we count down Colbert’s top ten best sports moments.
In this hilarious interview, Colbert and superstar boxer Floyd Mayweather discuss how in some neighborhoods, “chess is the only way out.”
In this 2010 interview, Colbert grills NBA commissioner David Stern on the lockout and LeBron James’ big decision.
Colbert looks for his big break in the Big Apple.
Colbert gets swept away by Jeremy Lin’s rapid rise to fame and manages a subtle shot at Tom Brady as well.
Colbert lets the Canadians have it for their poor start to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
Colbert plans his Twitter takeover after defeating the MLB in a Beat the Streak Challenge.
Vikings punter Chris Kluwe defends his support of gay marriage in this 2013 interview with Colbert.
Colbert lands his “dream job.”
Colbert’s support of the Ontario Hockey League’s Saginaw Spirit pays off in a big way.
Colbert gives a new meaning to “Boston Strong” in the wake of the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon.