Stephen Colbert continues his victory lap on 'The Daily Show'

Stephen Colbert continues his victory lap on 'The Daily Show'
Stephen Colbert will be replacing David Letterman on CBS sometime next year. (Chris Pizzello / Invision / AP)

On Tuesday, Stephen Colbert stopped by "Late Show" to say hello to David Letterman, whom he will be replacing next year. On Wednesday, Colbert returned to "The Daily Show" to tell Jon Stewart how he had "won television."

Colbert got his start as a correspondent on "The Daily Show" from 1997 until 2005 when he left to host his own show, "The Colbert Report." But on Wednesday, Colbert had to break the news to Stewart that he was ending his show, which airs immediately after "The Daily Show," to go to CBS.

Stewart already knew this, but it didn't stop Colbert from breaking the news to him again.

"At this point, I'm just running up the score," he said.

"Almost nine years ago, I promised to change the world," Colbert said. "And together, I did it."

Colbert told the audience he had no plans after the end of his Comedy Central show. He suggested he might ride the rails for a while.

"You have a gift, why don't you stay in television?" Stewart suggested. "I heard David Letterman is retiring."

"Yeah, I heard that too, Jon. But they already gave the part to some fat guy," Colbert said.

So what was the point of Colbert's visit? To give himself a goodbye tribute.

John Oliver recently got a surprise montage of his "Daily Show" highlights when he left in December. But Colbert never got that honor. Until now.