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Stephen Colbert Gearing Up For "The Late Show"

Stephen Colbert won't start hosting "The Late Show" until September, but he's already started gearing for his CBS debut.

His first order of business? Shaving his beard.

He posted a video called "The Colbeard" to The Late Show's YouTube page.

"You may have noticed," says Colbert, "that during my time off, I adopted a beard that I found by the highway. It helps me go around without being noticed… But as much as I enjoyed being incognito, now that we're gearing up for the beginning of 'The Late Show,' I need to be more 'cognito.' Plus, CBS is making me shave it off because Tom Selleck's mustache has a non-compete clause."

Watch more of Colbert's first "Late Show" promo at this link.

"The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" premieres Sept. 8.

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