The Late Show With Stephen Colbert appears to be nearing show-readiness what with a flashy new Twitter account, a podcast, behind-the-scenes photos and the following promotional video starring Stephen himself.

In the video, Stephen discusses his infamous beard and decides to get rid of it in preparation for the show’s premiere in September, complete with creative shave designs, a sentimental beard montage, a legal version of a popular unlicensed song and a hot dog covered in hair. Looks like we’ll all have to revise this year’s birthday wish list because he’s given us everything we’ve always wanted!