The last episode of "The Colbert Report" aired Thursday night, and the finale was a fitting ending to Stephen Colbert's hilarious satirical news show.
After a segment in which Colbert killed death and became immortal, he carted out dozens of celebrities to help him sign off with a song. Folks like Jon Stewart, Willie Nelson, Bryan Cranston, Sir Patrick Stewart, George Lucas, Big Bird, Cookie Monster and many others joined Colbert onstage to sing the British World War II-era classic "We'll Meet Again." Even former President Bill Clinton, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" director J.J. Abrams and the dreaded Smaug the Golden joined in on the fun via video.
And, in true over-the-top Colbert fashion, Stephen ended the show by joining Santa Claus, former president and confirmed unicorn Abraham Lincoln and "Jeopardy" host Alex Trebek for an epic ride on Santa's sleigh through the night sky, where Colbert signed off on "The Colbert Report" once and for all. You can watch the entire finale on the Comedy Central site, and the celebrity-filled rendition of "We'll Meet Again" is located at the top of this post.
Stephen Colbert will be back on your TV screen in mid-2015, when he takes the reins of the "Late Show" from the retiring David Letterman.