The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015– )
Next Episode (airs 23 Jan. 2020)
Journalist Chris Cuomo; actor David Alan Grier (Broadway's "A Soldier's Play"); Algiers performs;
3 Sep. 2019Jim Gaffigan/Ann Curry
4 Sep. 2019Vice President Joe Biden/Pixies
Former Vice President and presidential candidate Joe Biden. Also: Pixies perform.
5 Sep. 2019Mayor Pete Buttigieg/Graham Norton
South Bend, Indiana mayor and presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg; Graham Norton (The Graham Norton Show (2007), novel "A Keeper").
9 Sep. 2019Sec. Condoleezza Rice/Bill Skarsgård/Banks
10 Sep. 2019Ansel Elgort/Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey
Actor Ansel Elgort (The Goldfinch (2019)); journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey (book "She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement").
11 Sep. 2019James McAvoy/Stephen King/Vampire Weekend
Actor James McAvoy (It Chapter Two (2019)); author Stephen King (novel "The Institute"). Also: Vampire Weekend performs.
12 Sep. 2019Jake Tapper/Jon Lovett
In a live broadcast after the third Democratic presidential debate, Stephen welcomes journalist Jake Tapper (The Lead with Jake Tapper (2013)) and podcast host Jon Lovett ("Lovett or Leave It").
16 Sep. 2019Tom Hiddleston/Marie Osmond
Actor Tom Hiddleston (Broadway play "Betrayal"); talk show host Marie Osmond (The Talk (2010)).
17 Sep. 2019Senator Elizabeth Warren/The Brady Bunch
18 Sep. 2019Billy Crystal/Thomas Rhett
Billy Crystal (comedy app "Roast 'Em"). Also: Thomas Rhett performs.
19 Sep. 2019Taraji P. Henson/Aasif Mandvi/Kevin Camia
20 Sep. 2019The Best of Season 4
Stephen presents a variety of highlights from the past year, including monologues, interviews with entertainers and politicians, and sketches.
23 Sep. 2019Paul McCartney
Singer-songwriter Paul McCartney (children's book "Hey Grandude!").
24 Sep. 2019Whoopi Goldberg/Ta-Nehisi Coates
Talk show host Whoopi Goldberg (The View (1997), book "The Unqualified Hostess: I do it my way so you can too!"); author Ta-Nehisi Coates (novel "The Water Dancer").
25 Sep. 2019Renée Zellweger/Walton Goggins/Jacinda Ardern
26 Sep. 2019Sen. Bernie Sanders/Brittany Howard
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt), Democratic presidential candidate. Also: Brittany Howard performs.
27 Sep. 2019Patricia Heaton/Tegan and Sara
Actress Patricia Heaton (Carol's Second Act (2019)). Also: Tegan and Sara (memoir "High School", album "Hey, I'm Just Like You") are interviewed and perform.
30 Sep. 2019Sec. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton/Wilco
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter Chelsea Clinton (book "The Book of Gutsy Women"). Also: Wilco performs.
1 Oct. 2019Rachel Maddow/Thom Yorke
TV host Rachel Maddow (The Rachel Maddow Show (2008), book "Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth"); musician Thom Yorke (album "Anima") performs.
2 Oct. 2019Rami Malek/Jill Soloway/Leah Bonnema
3 Oct. 2019Carrie Underwood/Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes
Carrie Underwood (album "Cry Pretty") is interviewed and performs. Also: Writer-director Kevin Smith and actor Jason Mewes (Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (2019)).
4 Oct. 2019Pete Alonso/Jon Hamm
Actor Jon Hamm (Lucy in the Sky (2019)). Also: New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso takes batting practice with Stephen.
7 Oct. 2019Neil deGrasse Tyson/Susan Rice
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson (book "Letters from an Astrophysicist"); former national security advisor Susan Rice (memoir "Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For").
8 Oct. 2019Will Smith/Andrew Scott
9 Oct. 2019Jonathan Van Ness/Brett Gelman
TV personality Jonathan Van Ness (memoir "Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love"); actor Brett Gelman (Fleabag (2016)). Also: Questions for Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg.
10 Oct. 2019John Oliver and Amy Sedaris/Paul McCartney/Big Thief
21 Oct. 2019Julie Andrews/Jonathan Groff/Yungblud feat. Dan Reynolds
Actress Julie Andrews (book "Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years"); actor Jonathan Groff (off-Broadway musical "Little Shop of Horrors"). Also: Yungblud performs with Dan Reynolds.
22 Oct. 2019John Lithgow/Camila Mendes
Author John Lithgow (book "Dumpty: The Age of Trump in Verse"); actress Camila Mendes ("Riverdale"). Also: Julie Andrews and Stephen read A.A. Milne's "The King's Breakfast".
23 Oct. 2019Ronan Farrow/Andrea Savage
Journalist Ronan Farrow (book "Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators"); writer-producer-actress Andrea Savage (I'm Sorry (2017)).
24 Oct. 2019Steve Carell/Toby Keith
Actor Steve Carell (The Morning Show (2019)). Also: Toby Keith performs.
25 Oct. 2019Eddie Murphy/Ree Drummond
28 Oct. 2019Queen Latifah/Radhika Jones
Actress Queen Latifah (The Little Mermaid Live! (2019)); Vanity Fair editor-in-chief Radhika Jones (book "Vanity Fair's Women on Women").
29 Oct. 2019Jennifer Aniston/Thomas Middleditch
30 Oct. 2019Norman Reedus/Cynthia Erivo/Miranda Lambert
31 Oct. 2019Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi discusses the House vote to open an impeachment inquiry.
1 Nov. 2019Conan O'Brien/Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson/Rob Corddry
4 Nov. 2019Tim McGraw/Sen. Sherrod Brown
Country singer Tim McGraw (book "Grit and Grace: Train the Mind, Train the Body, Own Your Life"); Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) (book "Desk 88: Eight Progressive Senators Who Changed America").
5 Nov. 2019Elizabeth Banks/Amy Klobuchar/King Princess
Writer-director-actress Elizabeth Banks (Charlie's Angels (2019)); presidential candidate Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn).
6 Nov. 2019Helen Mirren & Ian McKellen/Kids from MasterChef Junior
7 Nov. 2019John Dickerson/King Princess
Journalist John Dickerson (60 Minutes (1968)) discusses the presidential race and the impeachment inquiry. Also: King Princess performs.
12 Nov. 2019Liev Schreiber/Daniel Kaluuya/Cold War Kids
13 Nov. 2019Tim Robbins/Nicolle Wallace
14 Nov. 2019Mark Ruffalo/Andy Cohen/Thom Yorke
15 Nov. 2019David Harbour/Karen Olivo and Aaron Tveit/Moulin Rouge!
Actor David Harbour (Stranger Things (2016)); Karen Olivo and Aaron Tveit (musical "Moulin Rouge!") are interviewed and perform.
18 Nov. 2019Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern/Adam Driver/The 1975
New Zealand Week begins with Stephen visiting Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern; actor Adam Driver (Marriage Story (2019)). Also: The 1975 performs.
19 Nov. 2019Helena Bonham Carter/Lady Antebellum/Lucy Lawless/Bret McKenzie
Actress Lucy Lawless and actor Bret McKenzie teach Stephen how to eat, talk and act like a New Zealander; actress Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown (2016)); Lady Antebellum perform.
20 Nov. 2019Stephen Plays Rugby/John Heilemann and Alex Wagner
In a live show after the fifth Democratic presidential debate, Stephen plays rugby with the New Zealand All Blacks; journalists John Heilemann and Alex Wagner (The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth (2016)).
21 Nov. 2019New Lord of the Rings/Sen. Kamala Harris/Lady Antebellum
Stephen makes a new Lord of the Rings trilogy with Peter Jackson; Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif), Democratic presidential candidate. Also: Lady Antebellum performs.
22 Nov. 2019New Zealand Outdoors/Daniel Craig/Lena Waithe