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Season 5

3 Sep. 2019
Jim Gaffigan/Ann Curry
Actor Jim Gaffigan (American Dreamer (2018)); journalist Ann Curry (Chasing the Cure (2019)).
 
4 Sep. 2019
Vice President Joe Biden/Pixies
Former Vice President and presidential candidate Joe Biden. Also: Pixies perform.
 
5 Sep. 2019
Mayor 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. 2019
Sec. Condoleezza Rice/Bill Skarsgård/Banks
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (book "To Build a Better World: Choices to End the Cold War and Create a Global Commonwealth"); actor Bill Skarsgård (It Chapter Two (2019)). Also: Banks performs.
 
10 Sep. 2019
Ansel 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. 2019
James McAvoy/Stephen King/Vampire Weekend
Actor James McAvoy (It Chapter Two (2019)); author Stephen King (novel "The Institute"). Also: Vampire Weekend performs.
 
12 Sep. 2019
Jake 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. 2019
Tom Hiddleston/Marie Osmond
Actor Tom Hiddleston (Broadway play "Betrayal"); talk show host Marie Osmond (The Talk (2010)).
 
17 Sep. 2019
Senator Elizabeth Warren/The Brady Bunch
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), Democratic presidential candidate; actors Maureen McCormick, Barry Williams, Eve Plumb, Christopher Knight, Susan Olsen and Mike Lookinland (The Brady Bunch (1969), A Very Brady Renovation (2019)).
 
18 Sep. 2019
Billy Crystal/Thomas Rhett
Billy Crystal (comedy app "Roast 'Em"). Also: Thomas Rhett performs.
 
19 Sep. 2019
Taraji P. Henson/Aasif Mandvi/Kevin Camia
Actress Taraji P. Henson (Empire (2015)); actor Aasif Mandvi (Evil (2019)). Also: Kevin Camia performs stand-up.
 
20 Sep. 2019
The 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. 2019
Paul McCartney
Singer-songwriter Paul McCartney (children's book "Hey Grandude!").
 
24 Sep. 2019
Whoopi 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. 2019
Renée Zellweger/Walton Goggins/Jacinda Ardern
Actress Renée Zellweger (Judy (2019)); actor Walton Goggins (The Unicorn (2019)). Also: An appearance by New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern.
 
26 Sep. 2019
Sen. Bernie Sanders/Brittany Howard
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt), Democratic presidential candidate. Also: Brittany Howard performs.
 
27 Sep. 2019
Patricia 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. 2019
Sec. 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. 2019
Rachel 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. 2019
Rami Malek/Jill Soloway/Leah Bonnema
Actor Rami Malek (Mr. Robot (2015)); writer-director-producer Jill Soloway (Transparent (2014)). Also: Leah Bonnema performs stand-up.
 
3 Oct. 2019
Carrie 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. 2019
Pete 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. 2019
Neil 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. 2019
Will Smith/Andrew Scott
Actor Will Smith (Gemini Man (2019)); actor Andrew Scott (Fleabag (2016)).
 
9 Oct. 2019
Jonathan 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. 2019
John Oliver and Amy Sedaris/Paul McCartney/Big Thief
TV host John Oliver (Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2014)) and actress Amy Sedaris (At Home with Amy Sedaris (2017)) each interview Stephen; singer-songwriter Paul McCartney recalls The Beatles' stadium concerts and being knighted. Also: Big Thief performs.
 
21 Oct. 2019
Julie 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. 2019
John 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. 2019
Ronan 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. 2019
Steve Carell/Toby Keith
Actor Steve Carell (The Morning Show (2019)). Also: Toby Keith performs.
 
25 Oct. 2019
Eddie Murphy/Ree Drummond
Actor Eddie Murphy (Dolemite Is My Name (2019)). Also: Ree Drummond (The Pioneer Woman (2011)) makes shrimp with grits and cocktails, and a Halloween dessert.
 
28 Oct. 2019
Queen 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. 2019
Jennifer Aniston/Thomas Middleditch
Actress Jennifer Ansiton (The Morning Show (2019)); actor Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley (2014)).
 
30 Oct. 2019
Norman Reedus/Cynthia Erivo/Miranda Lambert
Actor Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead (2010)); actress Cynthia Erivo (Harriet (2019)). Also: Miranda Lambert performs.
 
31 Oct. 2019
Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi discusses the House vote to open an impeachment inquiry.
 
1 Nov. 2019
Conan O'Brien/Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson/Rob Corddry
TV host Conan O'Brien (Conan (2010)) and rapper-producer Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson each interview Stephen; actor Rob Corddry (The Unicorn (2019)). Also: Stephen answers audience questions.
 
4 Nov. 2019
Tim 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. 2019
Elizabeth Banks/Amy Klobuchar/King Princess
Writer-director-actress Elizabeth Banks (Charlie's Angels (2019)); presidential candidate Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn).
 
6 Nov. 2019
Helen Mirren & Ian McKellen/Kids from MasterChef Junior
Actress Helen Mirren and actor Ian McKellen (The Good Liar (2019)). Also: Kid contestants from MasterChef Junior (2013) (cookbook "MasterChef Junior Bakes!") make desserts.
 
7 Nov. 2019
John Dickerson/King Princess
Journalist John Dickerson (60 Minutes (1968)) discusses the presidential race and the impeachment inquiry. Also: King Princess performs.
 
12 Nov. 2019
Liev Schreiber/Daniel Kaluuya/Cold War Kids
Actor Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan (2013)); actor Daniel Kaluuya (Queen & Slim (2019)). Also: Cold War Kids perform.
 
13 Nov. 2019
Tim Robbins/Nicolle Wallace
Actor Tim Robbins (Dark Waters (2019)); political analyst Nicolle Wallace (Deadline: White House (2017)).
 
14 Nov. 2019
Mark Ruffalo/Andy Cohen/Thom Yorke
Actor Mark Ruffalo (Dark Waters (2019)); TV host Andy Cohen (Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (2009)). Also: Thom Yorke performs.
 
15 Nov. 2019
David 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. 2019
Prime 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. 2019
Helena 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. 2019
Stephen 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. 2019
New 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. 2019
New Zealand Outdoors/Daniel Craig/Lena Waithe
Stephen explores the outdoors in New Zealand; actor Daniel Craig (Knives Out (2019)); writer-producer Lena Waithe (Queen & Slim (2019)).