Stephen Colbert Responds to Rumors That James Corden will Take Over 'Late Show' Time Slot
“It hurts,” the 52-year-old talk show host told THR. “I’m a human being. Yeah, I care. The implication of that question is that the show isn’t good enough in its present position. So of course that makes you feel bad. But it doesn’t jibe with what I know about our show, so you recover.”
The present rumor swirling is that Stephen‘s show and James‘ show would swap time slots. There has been no official word from CBS concerning the rumor.
“It was like going from go-kart to NASCAR in terms of the speed at which everything had to happen,” Stephen said about switching from his Comedy Central show to CBS. “I didn’t really have much fun in the late fall…I went, ‘Okay, well, I like what I do, but I think that the pace of it might kill me unless I can find a way to regulate the way I’m throwing myself at it.’”