After almost 10 years of the self-described "well-intentioned, poorly informed, high-status idiot" that we all came to know and love as Stephen Colbert of "The Colbert Report," tonight marks the final goodbye. The real Stephen Colbert, who in reality is nothing like the fictional anchorman he plays, will next move on to replace David Letterman on CBS's "Tonight Show" in the fall of 2015.
Before he leaves behind the other Stephen (who rumor has it will be killed off. The last guest on tonight's program is none other than the Grim Reaper), Colbert is using what's left of the show to help others. A recently-completed raffle through the social fundraising site Omaze raised more than $313,000 — easily surpassing the original $225,000 goal. Two yet-to-be-announced winners took home prizes worthy of any television museum: Colbert's iconic C-shaped desk and the digital fireplace and grandiose self-portrait that hung above it.
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