STEPHEN COLBERT will take over for DAVID LETTERMAN sometime next year . . . and last night, he was on"The Late Show" to talk about it.

There were a few good moments, but overall, I thought it was kind of awkward!  Watch it and let me know what you think...

Stephen won't be doing his "Colbert Report" character on the new show, so he was playing it straight and it was weird.

Plus, how awkward to have to hang out with the guy you're replacing!  Or, being replaced by!  Ouch!

Also, Stephen Colbert almost worked for Dave before, and turned it down!  What!  It just goes to show, if it's meant to be, it'll all work out!