Stephen Colbert and Donald Trump have both enjoyed successful careers playing exaggerated parodies of conservatives, so it makes sense that when they met on the Late Show Tuesday, this was the challenge: Who said it? Trump or Colbert?
The space-traitor Neil DeGrasse Tyson would rather classify Mercury, Venus, Mars, and our own fair blue marble, Earth—the only home we’ve got and the only object in space known to contain Beyoncé— as dwarf planets than see Pluto officially become a planet again. Tyson confessed under questioning from Stephen Colbert in a topical! video on the Late Show’s YouTube channel.
It remains to be seen how (or even if) Stephen Colbert will shake up the late night talk show format when he takes over for David Letterman in September, but he’s keeping at least one of the hallmarks of the genre in place: The Late Show will have a house band. Colbert announced Wednesday that the Paul Shaffer to his Letterman will be Louisiana jazz musician Jon Batiste.