The ever witty, ever controversial Irish American, Stephen Colbert, is the right dude to replace David Letterman.Comedy Central

1. He’s naturally nocturnal:



It’s ok, very few sane people are.

2. He got his start with one of the best:



Jon Stewart has taught Colbert (pretty much) everything he’s needed to get here.

3. He loves animals:



World’s luckiest kittens.

4. He understands the benefits of potassium in a well balanced diet:



Bananas are the apples of the aristocracy.

5. One of the best when it comes to ‘Working it’:



You can just feel the bass line in this gif.

6. He knows it’s ok to get embarrassed on air:

It’s ok Stephen, just blame it on an intern!

7. He is a humble man:

And understands why modesty is so important in the TV biz.

8. He knows a lot about a lot, but nothing as much as the "Lord Of the Rings" series.



I won’t even try to translate that.

9. He has the voice of an angel, that is complimented beautifully by Steve Carell’s:




So that’s what heaven sounds like…

10. He thinks well, not only on his feet, but also on imaginary skis!

That was an episode of “Whose Line” for the record books.

And a bonus reason...

11. Colbert fears nothing, not even the king of creepy: Stephen King.



The days Mr. King attends Red Sox games, Fenway Park’s temperature is said to drop five degrees.