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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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Airs Tue. Aug. 20, 11:35 PM on CBS

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Series cast summary:
Stephen Colbert ...  Himself - Host / ... 797 episodes, 2015-2019
Jonathan Batiste ...  Himself - Musical Director / ... 795 episodes, 2015-2019
Stay Human ...  Themselves - House Band / ... 795 episodes, 2015-2019
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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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USA

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English

Release Date:

8 September 2015 (USA) See more »

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The Late Show with Stephen Colbert See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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The appearance of Jane Fonda and Willie Nelson on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Jane Fonda/Willie Nelson (2018) was unique in that both were octogenarians who had coincidentally co-starred in The Electric Horseman (1979) 39 years earlier. See more »

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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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Follows Late Show with David Letterman (1993) See more »

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Colbert has something special
23 September 2015 | by seattlematthewSee all my reviews

This is, what? Show number 7 so far? Way too soon to form an opinion, but what I can say is, Stephen Colbert has something unique that cannot be mimicked by other late night hosts, even if they wanted to. Watch the Cruz interview. You can't do what Colbert did there unless you have something special deeply ingrained in you. I have been happy with Colbert's stewardship of The Late Show. He retains the sharp wit and intelligence from his previous show without the fake character. If anything, he needs to discard the old character a little more, as I am sure he is aware. Baptiste is kind of annoying and so is Stephen's show intros where he announces who the guests will be against a cartoonish graphic. The interactions between Colbert and Baptiste seem stilted and awkward. The show is solid and gaining traction rapidly. I just hope the corporate network doesn't get scared by what seems to be a bit of political polarization.


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