On The Late Show, Hillary Clinton won't say "I told you so" despite being right about everything

Introducing former Secretary of State, U.S. Senator, First Lady, author, and person who won the popular vote by three million votes Hillary Clinton, Stephen Colbert had to wait for his audience’s extended applause to die down. And, sure, losing an election to a buffoonish bigot reality show host and confessed sex…

Henry Winkler and some celebrity pals offer bad advice on The Late Show

While Stephen Colbert is famous (or “darn famous,” as he put it), he doesn’t claim to know all the answers. At least that’s what the Late Show host maintained on Thursday’s show, claiming his only real skills are “how to wear a tie and occasionally talk to Nicki Minaj.” Luckily, fame has its perks—like knowing tons…

On Willie Nelson's tour bus, Stephen Colbert asks which celebrities most need a hit

Stephen Colbert took Wednesday’s Late Show on the road. Well, on the street, anyway, as the host hopped up from his desk and interviewed guest Willie Nelson on Nelson’s famously cosy tour bus parked out on 53rd Street outside the Ed Sullivan Theater. There to promote his latest album, My Way (a collection of Sinatra…

Harvey Birdman is back, and he's got to save America from a (fictional) deranged president

It’s been more than a decade since Harvey Birdman, Esquire last had his day in court, defending a variety of deranged Hanna-Barbera characters from the firm but ladylike hand of justice. Earlier this year, Adult Swim announced that the beloved series would soon be coming back, though, with a half-hour special in which…

Journalist Bob Woodward doggedly details what we should be afraid of on The Late Show

With damning news being broken about an embattled, cartoonishly corrupt president in the last few months by reporters named Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, there’s a decided hint of déjà vu in the air. On Monday’s Late Show, Woodward sat down for an extended interview with host Stephen Colbert about his new book…

On The Late Show, Emma Thompson contemplates an alternate future as Donald Trump's First Lady

It’s hard to imagine that Late Show host Stephen Colbert and Oscar-winning writer, actress, and walking universal exemplar Emma Thompson had never met before last night’s show. For one thing, accepting Colbert’s hand in greeting on her way from backstage, Thompson joined Colbert in an extended dance number,…

Stephen Colbert and John Krasinski take their comedy guy fight to action guy town

After catching up of everything that happened in Trump World since he was on vacation—a president under multiple criminal investigations is trying to stick a puppet justice on the Supreme Court, by the way—Stephen Colbert welcomed his first guest, amiable, boy-next-door “comedy guy” John Krasinski. The Late Show host,…

Stephen Colbert bids farewell to Aretha Franklin by shutting up and letting her sing

After Stephen Colbert and bandleader Jon Batiste expressed their sorrow at Thursday’s news that singing legend Aretha Franklin had died, Colbert followed up with the only appropriate tribute—stepping aside and letting the lady sing. Introducing his desk piece with an anecdote about making an ass of himself backstage…

CNN's Jim Acosta tells Stephen Colbert what it's like being Trump's go-to "fake news" target

Coming out to a standing ovation and wearing some snazzy red, white, and blue socks, CNN’s chief White House correspondent and journalist singled out for perhaps the most abuse from the Trump administration (although it’s a footrace), Jim Acosta sat down with Stephen Colbert on Wednesday’s Late Show. Noting that…

On The Late Show, Joe Manganiello and Stephen Colbert go off-quest, talk D&D for nine minutes

Giant, happy tree-man Joe Manganiello might technically have been on last night’s Late Show to talk about his upcoming quest to save the floundering Justice League franchise (sorry about that pun, Aquaman) as kickass, one-eyed assassin Deathstroke, but that all went out the studio window once Stephen Colbert whipped…

Rob Corddry and Stephen Colbert sex pastries for Jeff Sessions' holy task force

On Monday’s Late Show, Stephen Colbert caught up with some of the weekend white nationalist dog-whistling perking up the ears of Trump supporters, as he addressed the announcement of a “Religious Liberty Task Force” by Attorney General and “man who even he wants to punch,” Jeff Sessions. Colbert pointed out that…

On The Late Show, Rob Reiner has acting notes for the Archie Bunker in the White House

On Friday’s Late Show, Rob Reiner came out to a standing ovation. Which is what you get when you’re responsible for a handful of stone-cold beloved movie classics one supposes, although, as ever, the garrulous comedy legend remains a reliably entertaining talk show guest in his own right. He also got a second,…

Stephen Colbert asks former Ambassador Michael McFaul what it's like being offered up to a dictator

On Tuesday’s Late Show, Stephen Colbert booked former U.S Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul and asked how he thought that whole “Donald Trump takes the word of the murderous dictator over our own intelligence community” Helsinki summit went. With but the merest of appropriately diplomatic pauses, the former diplomat…

Janelle Monáe and Stephen Colbert remember partying with the Obamas, dance on the Late Show desk

With her third album, Dirty Computer, touching down on Earth this week, singer, actress, and high priestess of funky Afrofuturism Janelle Monáe sat down with Stephen Colbert on Friday’s Late Show. At least, she sat for a while, before accepting Colbert’s invitation to join him on his desk to recreate both her famous…

On The Late Show, Denzel Washington talks dinner with Mandela, being Black Panther's secret father

Fellow old guys Stephen Colbert and guest Denzel Washington started off their first Late Show interview on Thursday reminiscing about the former resident of Colbert’s Ed Sullivan Theater home. After Washington shared that seeing the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show was his strongest memory of the legendary variety…