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Improv actor and comic Stephen Colbert leaves his "The Colbert Report" character behind as he makes his long-awaited return to television. As the host of The Late Show franchise redux taped at the historic Ed Sullivan Theatre at New York Colbert talks to actors, athletes, politicians, comics, artists and musicians as himself for the first time. Loyal fans, however, will also b more
...e treated to consistency as Colbert remains backed by many members of his writing and digital team from his former venture. Julliard-trained Jon Batiste serves as the bandleader.
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Watch The Weeknd Perform 'Heartless' on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'

The Weeknd channeled major Michael Jackson and Prince vibes for his first ever performance of recent single “Heartless” on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” Dressed in a red retro suit and dancing in the backstage hallways of the Ed Sullivan Theater, the three-time Grammy-Award winner had some fun with the impromptu music video, his first performance in a two-night takeover of “The La... more Comments

Stephen Colbert's 'Late Show' Sets New Head Writer Team

Stephen Colbert has expanded the circle of people helping to make the ultimate decision about what the funniest things are for him to say each night on CBS’ “Late Show.” Three writers/producers who have been with Colbert for years will get new duties at his late-night program. Ariel Dumas, a longtime writer for Colbert, has been elevated to a head writer of the program, where sh... more Comments

CBS, Stephen Colbert Extend Contract Through August 2023

If Donald Trump gets re-elected, Stephen Colbert will be there to comment on it. CBS and the late-night comic said Thursday they had struck a contract extension that will keep the host at the helm of the network’s “Late Show” through August of 2023. Colbert’s current agreement with the network had been set to expire in August of 2020. Colbert has done something once believed improbable – he has helped CBS usurp the longstan... more Comments

Stephen Colbert Extends 'Late Show' Contract Through August 2023

Stephen Colbert is sticking around as host of “The Late Show,” signing a new contract with CBS through August 2023. It’s his first extension since taking over the late-night series. “Stephen Colbert is one of the most entertaining, influential and relevant voices in America today,” said David Nevins, Chief Creative Officer, CBS Corporation, chairman and CEO, Showtime Networks, Inc. “His monologue has become a vibrant part of the national discussion, ... more Comments

Radiohead's Thom Yorke Talks Trump, Today's 'Strange Times' on 'Colbert'

[YouTube=t_qM2ggk4es] Thom Yorke is one of the last world-famous musicians one might expect to be interviewed on a late-night talk show, but then again, Stephen Colbert is no ordinary late-night talk show host. Radiohead appeared in an entire episode of his show a few years back, and Yorke returned Tuesday night for a chat with Colbert that was alternately weighty and humorous. In fact, one of t... more Comments

Hillary Clinton Talks President Trump's Impeachment Inquiry, Deems Phone Call With Ukraine 'Embarrassing'

[YouTube=UzhArb7gVhU] Though Hillary Clinton technically appeared on Monday’s Late Show to promote her new book, it should come as no surprise that the conversation turned to the White House. And whatever the topics at hand, HRC’s visit led the CBS talker to its best Monday overnight number ever (3.2), beating its closest competition (ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live) by a an 88 percent margin. ... more Comments

Stephen Colbert Scores First 'Late Show' Ratings Win Over 'Tonight Show' in 24 Years

Stephen Colbert has brought the TV ratings crown back to CBS after more than two decades. “The Late Show” host scored the first season-long win among adults 18-49 in 24 years, just barely edging Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show” on NBC. “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on ABC finished third in the key demo, as well as in total viewers. In terms of total viewersy, Colbert separated himself by Fallon by a pretty wide margin, claiming his third-straight victory there. Below are the Nielsen averages through May 19, 2019... more Comments

Stephen Colbert Cancels 'Late Show' New Zealand Trip After Mosque Shootings

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” had been scheduled to make a surprise trip to New Zealand this week — but those plans have been put on hold in light of last Friday’s terrorist attack that left 50 people dead. On Monday’s show, Colbert revealed the now-shelved trip, which had been kept under wraps but was scheduled to take place for a week starting this Wednesday. A male Australian white supremacist has been charged with killing 50 people and injuring 50 more during Friday prayers at the Al Noor mosque and ... more Comments

Stephen Colbert Gets Post-Super Bowl 50 'Late Show' on CBS

CBS has finally revealed what show is getting the coveted post-Super Bowl slot this year, and it's definitely outside the box. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert will air a special live episode on Sunday, February 7 following Super Bowl 50 on CBS. In addition, after The Late Show and the local news, there will be a special episode of James Corden's ... more Comments

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