LOS ANGELES — Stephen Colbert’s moving speech during Jon Stewart’s final Daily Show was a highlight for viewers, but Colbert told reporters Monday he was convinced Stewart wouldn’t stick around once the moment started

“I thought he was honestly going to leave,” Colbert said during a panel for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at the Television Critics Association press tour

In fact, Colbert, who was asked by producers to spearhead the sincere moment, initially told producers he was sure his former boss would “flop around like a fish on a dock” the entire time Read more…

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Stephen Colbert thought Jon Stewart was going to walk out during his surprise speech