Stephen Colbert Beats Death, Achieves Immortality and Flies Into Eternity In Santa’s Sleigh

After beating Death in a game of chess – thus ensuring his immortality – Stephen Colbert’s big finish to his long-running Comedy Central show last night included an epic star-studded group singalong of “We’ll Meet Again.”

Joining Colbert were Jon Stewart, Andy Cohn, Randy Newman, Willie Nelson, Cyndi Lauper, Sen. Cory Booker, Henry Kissinger, Bryan Cranston, Tom Brokaw, Katie Couric, George Lucas, Big Bird and Cookie Monster from “Sesame Street”, James Franco, Arianna Huffington, Bill de Blasio, Jeff Daniels, Barry Manilow, Charlie Rose, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Keith Olbermann, Andrew Sullivan, Mike Huckabee, Elijah Wood, Bill Clinton, Dan Savage, J.J. Abrams, astronauts at the ISS, and many others.

And how else could this singular sensation sign off for the last time but from Santa’s sleigh accompanied by Jeopardy’s Alex Trebek and a unicorned Abraham Lincoln flying off into eternity…?

Check the clips below. And thanks Stephen Colbert for the laughs. See you next year when you take over for David Letterman on CBS.