Letterman announced his retirement in April of this year
, and declared that Stephen Colbert of TheColbert Report
would be taking over for him as host of the Late Show
. The 67-year-old comedian has been a staple in late-night television for 32 years, and since his first Late Show
on Aug. 30, 1993, the program has won nine Emmy Awards and has been nominated for 73 Emmys.