Brace yourselves. The end of The Colbert Report is near. Stephen Colbert announced on his show tonight that his last episode will air Dec. 18. He gave the following message while also plugging the paperback release of America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't

Stephen Colbert, the guy you've seen here every night for nine years will be gone. All you'll have left of me is this book. So pick up America Again in paperback for a loved one. Or for a hated one. Go to your local independent book store, because I have a longtime war against Amazon, and I will never relent. Or — buy it on Amazon, because, you know, just buy it.

So now that you know the end date how should you prepare? We have a few ideas. 

First, panic. It's a natural reaction. 

Then collect yourself. Splash some water on your face if it helps. 

Realize you were lucky to watch 10 seasons of The Report and say thanks. 

Remember that Colbert is also funny as himself and you'll be able to see him on the The Late Show

And pray that Jon Stewart never ever leaves The Daily Show. Because that would be too much to handle. 

 

[via THR]