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…

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…

On The Late Show, Dwayne Johnson sings, does shots, eyebrow wrestles, and talks Rock 2020

Attempting to pin his guest, former wrestler an current international move idol Dwayne Johnson, concerning the long-gestating rumors of his political aspirations, Stephen Colbert asked point-blank, “Do you actually take that possibility seriously.” “I absolutely do,” replied the former The Rock, once again raising the…

Stephen Colbert bids an appropriately toxic Hunger Games farewell to corrupt plutocrat Scott Pruitt

It’s been a long week without TV comedians lobbing brickbats at the daily conveyor belt of Trump administration targets, as literally every late-night host took the July 4 holiday as a patriotic excuse to refresh, and reload. Stephen Colbert had plenty of bad news from our long national nightmare to catch up on in his…

Late night's lost souls, lowlifes, and "that guy"s made a video poking back at Donald Trump

Showing a little intra-lowlife solidarity tonight, the hosts of three major late-night talk shows eschewed network affiliations to team up for a bit taking aim at Donald Trump, who devoted time during a recent rally—as is his shambling wont—to critiquing their performances in a variety of insulting terms. Hence, then,…

Seth Rogen regales The Late Show with his adventures in Trumpland, hotboxes Stephen Colbert

Calling stoner giggle-bear Seth Rogen “an avatar of ‘what’s the big deal?,’” Stephen Colbert congratulated first guest and Canadian ambassador of garrulous good will Seth Rogen on his home country’s recent decision to legalize recreational marijuana on Friday’s Late Show. “Now that marijuana’s legalized, is your work…

On The Late Show, charming goofball Josh Brolin gives Trump's tweets the Thanos treatment

With his granite face and signature drill sergeant haircut, Josh Brolin has the market cornered at this point in his career (he’s 50, somehow) on grim-voiced, badass action types. Stephen Colbert noted that calling this “the summer of Brolin” wouldn’t be out of line, considering the actor’s villainous, anti-heroic,…