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Donald Trump Tries to Determine Who Said It: Trump or Colbert?

Jay Hathaway · 09/23/15 09:00AM

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?

Stephen Colbert Interrogates Shameless Pluto-Killer Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Jay Hathaway · 07/15/15 01:30PM

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.

Stephen Colbert Introduces the Late Show's New Bandleader, Jon Batiste

Jay Hathaway · 06/04/15 04:50PM

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.

Stephen Colbert Alive, Bearded in His First Late Show Promo

Jay Hathaway · 06/03/15 03:25PM

In his first act as host of the Late Show, Stephen Colbert, the human comedian who wore the skin of a conservative pundit for more than a decade on the Colbert Report, has posted a video revealing what he actually looks like underneath: a grizzled sea captain and/or jovial hobo.