stephen-colbert

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?

Behind the Scenes of the Uber Protest That Got Cut From Colbert's Show Last Night

Gabrielle Bluestone · 09/11/15 08:17AM

Last night Stephen Colbert brought on Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick as a guest and things didn’t go as you saw them on TV: according to reports, cab drivers disrupted the interview at least twice, prompting Colbert to address their concerns in a segment that was ultimately cut from the final broadcast.

Was Letterman's Debut Episode Better Than Colbert's? Judge For Yourself 

Jordan Sargent · 09/09/15 03:05PM

The reviews of Stephen Colbert’s first episode of Late Show With Stephen Colbert are in. The verdict is: sure, this will do. But the future of the show will rest on how well Colbert can blend surrealism with affability, a formula perfected by his predecessor David Letterman from just about opening night 22 years ago.

What the Hell Was Stephen Colbert's Interview With Jeb Bush?

Jordan Sargent · 09/09/15 11:57AM

The quandary hovering over Stephen Colbert’s new late night television show—one addressed at length by the host himself during the inaugural episode—is how he will be able to transition from the political satire that made him famous into the sort of generalist humor that might make him more palatable to a wider (i.e. older) audience.

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 Paints His Nails, Talks to Eminem on Public-Access Show

Taylor Berman · 07/01/15 02:45PM

As part of his warm-up for the September 8 debut of The Late Show, Stephen Colbert hosted an episode of Only in Monroe, a public-access show in Monroe, Michigan. Eminem stopped by and sang a Bob Seger song, the regular hosts helped Colbert paint his nails, and Stephen offered a disgruntled Yelp reviewer named Mark a giant check for $4.

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.