The force is strong with this one.
George Lucas, who was in New York City to talk about the “Star Wars” movies, turned the tables on Stephen Colbert by asking the question no one had the schwartz to ask: why Colbert didn’t take the chair from Jon Stewart, who is stepping down from “The Daily Show.”
On Friday, April 17, 2015, George Lucas was being interview by Stephen Colbert at the Tribeca Talks: Director Series during the Tribeca Film Festival at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, in New York.
“The perfect choice to replace that Jon Stewart fellow would have been you,” Lucas told “Trevor Noah is a very funny guy,” Colbert explained.
“I don’t want to be the guy to take over from Jon Stewart.
I worked for Jon Stewart at that show, and my memories will always be of him being the keenest, most intelligent, most beautifully deconstructive mind.
And I would never, however successful I’d be, get out of his shadow.” Colbert will be stepping into David Letterman’s worldwide pants when he becomes the host of “The Late Show” on CBS in September.
Colbert, who wore a white beard to match Lucas’s said “Star Wars” changed his world when he and his friends went after winning tickets in a radio station contest in Charleston, South Carolina, when he was young.
“We had no idea what it was going to be,” Colbert said.
“We couldn’t explain to anyone how the world was different now.
We had no vocabulary for what you showed us.”