Tag Archives: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

‘Late Show’ Bandleader Jon Batiste Stays in the Jazz Vanguard With New Album

It’s fascinating to watch mainstream audiences fall in love with Jon Batiste on a nightly basis as the bandleader of “The Late Show.” At 32, Stephen Colbert’s congenial foil — an adroit pianist equally agile and equally playful on melodica and organ — is known for his eclectic crossover compositions which juxtapose pop, gospel and […]

Late-Night Bookers Take to the Internet in Search of Emerging Comics

With Netflix releasing a comedy special every week and YouTube offering a portal into both cutting-edge performance and the best comedy sets in history, it’s never been easier for audiences to access an endless stream of standup. But for fledgling comics, there’s still no more game-changing showcase than a five-minute slot on a late-night talk […]

‘Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ Narrowly Tops Late-Night Ratings for 2018-2019 Season

“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” is officially number one. For the first time since he took over from David Letterman in 2015, Colbert and his CBS late-night show topped NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” in the adults 18-49 demographic. Colbert is averaging a 0.52 rating in the key demo to Fallon’s 0.51, […]

Meet the BTS: Group Reenacts 1964 Beatlemania With Stephen Colbert as Ed Sullivan (Watch)

Introducing “a new bunch of moptopped heartthrobs” from “across the pond, the big one with Hawaii in the middle,” Stephen Colbert dressed BTS up as the Beatles — and put himself in Ed Sullivan drag — for a pair of black-and-white segments that lovingly recreated the look of the Fab Four’s history-making appearance on that […]

Eric Swalwell Announces 2020 Presidential Run

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D- CA), one of the most vocal proponents of the now-debunked Trump-Russia collusion conspiracy, revealed on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” Monday that he is running for president in 2020. 

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 […]

Stephen Colbert on His ‘Terrible’ First Six Months at ‘The Late Show’

On Tuesday, Jay Leno said on the “Today” show that he doesn’t miss being a late night host because “everyone has to know your politics.” At his Paleyfest deep dive into being a late night host on Saturday, which was moderated by Pete Holmes, Stephen Colbert said he agrees with Leno that today’s late night […]

‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ ‘Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ Win Publicity Campaign Awards

Hollywood publicists have selected “Crazy Rich Asians” as the top movie publicity campaign for 2018 and “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” as the best television campaign. Warner Bros.’ “Crazy Rich Asians” topped the campaigns for Disney’s “Black Panther,” Fox’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Paramount’s “A Quiet Place,” Sony’s “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” and Universal’s “Halloween” for […]

Listen: Laura Benanti on ‘My Fair Lady’ and the Secret to Her Melania Trump Impersonation

Laura Benanti is now playing her dream role on Broadway. At the same time, the Tony winner (“Gypsy”) is also playing her toughest part ever. Listen to this week’s podcast below: “It’s the most demanding part I think I’ll probably play,” said Benanti, now appearing as Eliza Doolittle in Lincoln Center Theater’s well-received revival of […]

Ellen Page: ‘Environmental Racism’ will End the World By 2030

Actress Ellen Page appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Thursday to sound the alarm about global warming and “environmental racism,” claiming that the world was going to end in just about a decade.