Stephen Colbert the man is posed to take over Late Show hosting duties when David Letterman steps down some time in 2015. But Stephen Colbert the conservative late night pundit has other plans. The Colbert Report host stopped by his Comedy Central lead-in The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Wednesday night to discuss why he’s ending his Emmy Award-winning show. Having apparently “won television,” the Peabody Award winner lamented, “there is no mountain left for me to climb…at this point, I’m just running up the score.” The Colbert Report has won four Primetime Emmys, a Grammy, a Producers Guild of America Award, two Peabody awards, and a People’s Choice Award in its nearly 9 years on air. Soon he will take over Late Show on CBS after almost 15 years at Comedy Central. Of course, ever in-character, Colbert never addressed the new gig, saying that CBS gave the Letterman job “to some fat guy.” So what’s in store for Stephen Colbert the pundit? “I’ll go wherever the wind takes me, Jon. Maybe ride the rails, live boxcar to boxcar.” Check out Stephen’s self-made farewell reel from his early Daily Show days below as we prepare for Stephen the Man’s exciting transition from cable to broadcast television.