In advance of his September debut on the Late Show, Colbert took to Youtube to honor the Colbeards short but epic life. In the tribute, he notes majors milestoneslike an appearance on the cover of Homeless Sea Captain Monthlyand explains that his future employers at CBS insisted on the shave due to Tom Sellecks mustaches non-compete clause. (Our fact-checkers are working on both.)
In his quest for a new look that's more accessible to millennial audiences, Colbert walks us through his shaving process, proposing a few styles along the wayincluding The Amish and The Half-Wolverine. Ultimately, though, he unveils the old barefaced Colbert we know and lovea face we can't wait to see back on our late-night lineup come fall.
View the full farewell, complete with a flashback montage, below.