Stephen King tells Stephen Colbert which of his fictional monsters Donald Trump most resembles

Ever-folksy master of horror Stephen King is no fan of Donald Trump, as any one of King’s nearly five million Twitter followers can tell you. On Wednesday’s Late Show, the best-selling author of more than 50 best-selling books and fully 40 percent of all your nightmares touted that day’s court ruling that Trump can’t…

Stephen Colbert asks the "failing" New York Times executive editor about when Trump came calling

On Monday’s Late Show, Stephen Colbert asked New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet if noted Times critic and foot-stamping baby-man Donald Trump has ever called him personally to complain about the paper’s coverage. “Yes,” responded Baquet succinctly, before admonishing the curious Colbert, “But I’m not going to…

Deadpool leaps into The Late Show’s continuity to take over Stephen Colbert’s Trump jokes

Fans of the Marvel not-quite superhero Deadpool know that the wise-cracking, Looney Tunes-immortal “merc with a mouth”’s real superpower is cheeky self-awareness. After Wade Wilson’s initial conception as yet another 1990s “extreme” antihero (and Deathstroke knockoff), Deadpool’s popularity grew in proportion to his…

On The Late Show, Anthony Anderson talks Dre and Bow's odds and getting shafted at the Kentucky Derby

On Monday’s Late Show, Anthony Anderson addressed the online ire of jittery Black-ish fans unsettled by the ongoing, genuinely wrenching marital troubles of his Dre and Tracee Ellis Ross’ Bow Johnson. The animated Anderson seemed perversely delighted at the all-caps warnings from Black-ish viewers on his Instagram…

Jack White helps Stephen Colbert turn your favorite jingles into goth nightmare music

On Friday’s Late Show to promote his new album Boarding House Reach, Jack White first spent some poking fun at his image as one of modern rock’s foremost weirdos. Joining Stephen Colbert before his in-studio performance, White amiably goofed on his image as “guy auditioning to take over should Tim Burton have a…

Kevin Smith engagingly overshares about his recent heart attack on The Late Show

It’s not really a stretch to say that Kevin Smith has become much more entertaining in person than in his films over the years, with the writer/director/podcast maven/raconteur’sHollywood name-dropping one-man shows providing a charmingly self-deprecating running commentary on Smith’s life and career. So much so that,…

On The Late Show, H. Jon Benjamin succeeds in cracking up Stephen Colbert with his failed threesome 

Whether playing Sterling Archer, Bob Belcher, Ben Katz, Coach John McGuirk, or the most unexpectedly soulful can of mixed vegetables in movie and TV history, H. Jon Benjamin just makes failure funny. On Friday’s Late Show to promote Archer’s latest narrative left turn (the super-spy is basically Rip Riley as Indiana…

On The Late Show, Ann Dowd is the anti-Aunt Lydia in her delightful first-ever late-night appearance

Ann Dowd may not yet be as meme-worthy as “character actress Margo Martindale,” but she and Martindale undoubtedly get sent a lot of the “deceptively terrifying lady who looks like your third grade teacher” scripts. On The Leftovers and The Handmaid’s Tale, Dowd has at least nosed into a tie with The Americans and …

On The Late Show, Hank Azaria says recasting Apu “seems like the right thing to do”

Midway through an interview largely given over to the ongoing discussion about the problematic nature of his 29-year run as Springfield’s most prominent South Asian character voiced by a white guy, Hank Azaria told Stephen Colbert that he was just as unpleasantly surprised by The Simpsons’ recent, defensive…

Cynthia Nixon assures Stephen Colbert she's "100 percent serious" about being New York's next governor

Actress turned political candidate Cynthia Nixon was Stephen Colbert’s first guest on Wednesday’s Late Show, and refuted any doubts people might have about her intentions. After announcing her run for governor of New York three weeks ago, Nixon has endured all the expected slights from those suggesting that…

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The Wu-Tang Clan opens for James Comey on an eventful Late Show With Stephen Colbert

On a day when ratings revealed that Stephen Colbert’s overtly political—if smartly silly—style has continued to vault him over his late-night competitors, the Late Show host unpacked a powerhouse of a show. The big story, taking up three entire segments, was Colbert’s much-hyped interview with former FBI Director…

Stephen Colbert settles for ex-presidential wisdom when he can't lure Jimmy Carter back to politics

On Friday’s Late Show, host Stephen Colbert welcomed 93-year-old former President Jimmy Carter for a friendly chat—with an ulterior motive. First, Colbert, introducing the former POTUS as a Nobel Prize winner, nuclear engineer, and peanut farmer, was content to praise Carter’s post-presidency career as tireless …