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David Letterman will soon be out.

And Stephen Colbert is officially in.

The Comedy Central host was announced today as the replacement for Letterman on The Late Show when he steps down next year – and, based on initial celebrity reaction via Twitter, this is very good news…

Ryan Seacrest: Can’t wait to get to know the real Stephen Colbert. Congrats @StephenAtHome.

Michael Ian Black: Congratulations to Stephen Colbert the person and condolences to Stephen Colbert the character.


Jimmy Fallon: I’d like to welcome the great @StephenAtHome to network late night and also congratulate him on his new name: Jimmy Colbert.

Jimmy Kimmel: Congratulations to @StephenAtHome #StephenColbert – a finer or funnier man I do not know.

Patton Oswalt: Hey, could someone ask Suey Park to start a #CancelOswalt campaign? I’d love to host the Oscars next year.

Mindy Kaling: Congratuations to @StephenAtHome, a classy and hilarious person, who is constantly trending on twitter like he is @justinbieber.

Arianna Huffington: I think Stephen Colbert’s first guest at CBS should be “Stephen Colbert” from Comedy Central.

Seth Meyers: Congratulations to @StephenAtHome!  Could not have happened to a nicer guy.

Olivia Munn: Stephen Colbert is taking over for @Letterman ?! Thats just the best news ever.

Neil Patrick Harris: I’m thrilled for @StephenatHome replacing Dave. He’s a fantastic choice. I’m a huge fan. Colbert is rad.

Where do YOU stand, THGers? Is Colbert a good choice to succeed Letterman?