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The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 

Stephen Colbert took over as host, executive producer and writer of THE LATE SHOW on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. The comedy-variety-talk show is broadcast five nights a week from the Ed Sullivan theater in New York.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Stephen Colbert ...  Self - Host / ... 902 episodes, 2015-2020
Jonathan Batiste ...  Self - Musical Director / ... 899 episodes, 2015-2020
Stay Human ...  Themselves - House Band / ... 899 episodes, 2015-2020
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Stephen Colbert took over as host, executive producer and writer of THE LATE SHOW on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. The comedy-variety-talk show is broadcast five nights a week from the Ed Sullivan theater in New York.

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Comedy | Talk-Show

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Stephen Colbert's first guest as host of the Late Show was actor George Clooney. This was actually the third time Clooney had the honor of being the first guest on a variety show, the first was on The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996) 19 years prior, and the second was on Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003) 12 years prior. See more »

Quotes

Stephen Colbert: [at the Republican National Convention podium] Welcome, citizens, to the 2016 Hungry for Power Games! Ha ha, beautiful! This week, in this arena, the Republicans shall prove they are truly passionate about one candidate: Hillary Clinton. They will do anything to stop her, up to and including nominating Donald J. Jonah Jameson Trump. But Tribute Trump will not enter the arena alone, no. He has formed an alliance with Indiana governor Mike Pence.
[falls asleep]
Stephen Colbert: Sorry, I blacked out there for a ...
[...]
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Brilliant show
27 June 2019 | by PiedraduraSee all my reviews

Colbert and his writers are spot on and hilarious. The show just gets funnier and funnier. It is sad that people come here to flame the show with one star reviews when it is quite clear that they don't watch it and simply disagree with its point of view. It is a welcome and winning combination of humor, humanity, and satire. The "Meanwhile" segments are great, as are Jon Batiste's music and side commentary.

Love this show. It's killing in the ratings. Its critics sure complain a lot for people who are "winning" so much!


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