Stephen Colbert assesses Trump AG and time-traveling Bigfoot penis-toilet pitchman Matthew Whitaker

Oh, would that that were just a funny headline. Well, at least a funny headline not 100 percent based in the truth that the acting Attorney General of the United States is a flim-flam artist with a long and documented history of shilling for giant penis toilets and Bigfoot parties. Oh, and time-travel. As Stephen…

“Cult leader” Jason Mantzoukas foments revolt among The Late Show’s audience

Having never met Jason Mantzoukas before, The Late Show host Stephen Colbert quickly learned the dangers and delights of having the noted improviser; podcast star; Big Mouth, The League, and The Good Place (“Derek!”) scene-stealer; and star of the new film The Long Dumb Road in your house. (And don’t get us started on …

This year's midterm elections were a big win for Stephen Colbert, too

After years of battling with late-night rival Jimmy Fallon for the fabled “demo”—i.e., adult TV viewers beneath the age of 50, whose life-giving attention is succor and solace for advertisers everywhere—Stephen Colbert finally rode that ol’ Blue Wave to victory this week. Vulture reports that, for the first time in…

Stephen Colbert asks CBS' Major Garrett about being on the floor for Trump's presser meltdown

On a day when the press became the story—that of an unhinged, panicky bully berating and eventually banning reporters for asking questions he didn’t like—Stephen Colbert was lucky enough to have booked a journalist who was on the ground for all the action. CBS White House correspondent Major Garrett was on The Late…

Before the Election Night deluge, Stephen Colbert sings from the submarine we're stuck in together

If you were someone who thought it wise to record every late-night show’s live election coverage of the midterm elections on Tuesday, you should be finished catching up right . . . about . . . Friday. Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel, and Trevor Noah all went live to run down the results, implications,…

Billy Eichner urges everyone to join him for a Tuesday voting orgy on The Late Show

On Friday’s Late Show, Stephen Colbert welcomed American Horror Story star and titular Billy On The Street, Billy Eichner, with an innocent-sounding “How are you?” Knowing it doesn’t take much to set Eichner’s comedy whirlwind of a mind going, Colbert sat back as the actor, comedian, and voting enthusiast indeed then…

On The Late Show, Riverdale's Cole Sprouse reveals his childhood acting crush, when to show nipple

Known now to fans of “show that should be a hot flaming mess but is actually really good, although maybe in an ironic way, but then again, maybe not,” Riverdale, as that teen drama’s own Jughead Jones, Cole Sprouse has been acting since as close to forever as it gets. Telling Stephen Colbert on Thursday’s Late Show…

Kerry Washington calls on her portrayal of Anita Hill to urge people to vote on The Late Show

Scandal star Kerry Washington may have hung up her enormous wine glasses and favorite bludgeoning chair, but the actress told Stephen Colbert that she’s hardly done with politics on Monday’s Late Show. For one thing, she’s starring on Broadway in Christopher Demos-Brown’s new play, American Son, about an interracial…

On The Late Show, Lin-Manuel Miranda talks Puerto Rico, his new book, and closing Hamilton's loop

Hamilton creator and one of the last pure, good things left in this world Lin-Manuel Miranda stopped by The Late Show on Tuesday. Sure, he’s got a new book out, a typically delightful-looking collection of his Twitter aphorisms and original drawings (because of course the noted polymath can draw, too), but he and host…

Lady Gaga toasts to the courage of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford on The Late Show

On Thursday’s Late Show, Stephen Colbert was clearly impressed with his first guest, singer and now movie star in the making Lady Gaga. Colbert, who’s seen a preview of Bradley Cooper’s Lady Gaga-starring A Star Is Born, was actually more like awestruck by the first-time lead actress’ performance and the film itself,…

Nick Kroll is Brett Kavanaugh's drinking buddy as Stephen Colbert gets to the bottom of boofing

Nick Kroll, on The Late Show to promote the Friday release of Big Mouth’s second season on Netflix, lent his talent for portraying obnoxious douchebags (like The Douche) to Stephen Colbert’s interview with a former Yale drinking bro of embattled Supreme Court nominee and truth-challenged rage-monster Brett Kavanaugh.…

The Late Show's Brett Kavanaugh/UB40 mash-up is the feel-bad song of the season

The ongoing story surrounding Supreme Court nominee and accused rapist Brett Kavanaugh is kind of like a big, angry octopus: No matter how well you think you have it under control, there’s always a new bit ready to slink out from somewhere and knock you on your ass. Like, say, the news—which broke this weekend—that…

On The Late Show, Flight Of The Conchords unveil a new song, beg for a state dinner

New Zealand’s “fourth most popular folk duo,” Flight Of The Conchords, popped by Monday’s Late Show to explain just where they’ve been since shutting down their enduringly delightful HBO show back in 2009. Short answer: intermittently touring, getting grayer, having a couple of kids (collectively but separately), …

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…

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