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…

Stephen Colbert provides the Cliff’s Notes for Trump’s bonkers 81-minute press conference

Yesterday afternoon, President Trump took to the podium for his fourth ever solo press conference since taking office and treated the American public to nearly an hour and half of semi-intelligible rambling and borderline slander. In other words, it was a normal day in America. When things like this happen that are…

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…

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…

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…

Stephen Colbert mourns Alex Jones' loss with his own spot-on Alex Jones parody

As welcome as the decision of pretty much every internet media platform to purge Alex Jones’ putrid breed of “truth-telling” from their systems may be, some people out there are not so thrilled. No, we’re not just talking about Twitter, stalwart protector of the very worst forms of free expression—we’re talking about…

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…