The Colbert Report

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  • 2005
  • 9 Seasons
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The Colbert Report is one of the most interesting and amusing cable TV talk shows currently on the air. Every Monday through Thursday night, viewers of Comedy Central's late night lineup are treated to the comedy stylings of Stephen Colbert and his brand of satire. The show is full of laughs, but it also functions as a critique on more serious cable news programs by not only taking a look at the major news stories of the day, but by also examining how major news outlets are covering stories. Additionally, The Colbert Report takes a nightly stab at the many conservative-minded news and talk show hosts that populate the majority of the cable news networks. Stephen Colbert is the show's host and its namesake, and he uses his own name while hosting the show. However, the version of Colbert that people tune in every night to see is an altered version of the comedian. In fact, the Stephen Colbert of the television show is a character that Colbert developed through years of performing and observing the worlds of both politics and the news. As a host, Colbert is loud, opinionated, smug and ridiculously patriotic. Moreover, he often presents news in much the same manner as professional news anchors, often for great comedic effect. Another humorous aspect of the show is the way in which Colbert handles appearances by guests. On most interview programs, the host introduces the guest and the guest walks out to applause to greet the host. This process is turned upside down on the Colbert Report because after the host introduces the guest, Colbert rises to applause and fanfare before greeting the guest, who is usually already seated at a table. This type of comic self-aggrandizement is typical of Colbert's style, and it is a large reason why the show is so popular. It works because the audience is in on the joke, and they know that Colbert is, at heart, an entertainer who simply wants to make his audience laugh. There have been many guests on the Colbert Report during its run on Comedy Central, and a number of political developments have come and gone. However, the quality of the show has not dropped through the many changes. This is because of the presence of Stephen Colbert, who knows exactly how to host a show that makes audiences laugh and think deeply at the same time. Thanks to Colbert's expert skills as a comedian, The Colbert Report is one of the most unique, yet funniest shows on cable television.

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Grimmy
320. Grimmy
December 18, 2014
Stephen invites his colleague and lifelong friend Grimmy to the show for the final episode of The Colbert Report.
Phil Klay
319. Phil Klay
December 17, 2014
Author Phil Klay sits down with Stephen to discuss his short-story collection "Redeployment."
Kendrick Lamar
318. Kendrick Lamar
December 16, 2014
Rapper and songwriter Kendrick Lamar visits The Colbert Report.
Seth Rogen
317. Seth Rogen
December 15, 2014
Stephen talks with Seth Rogen, star of the new movie "The Interview."
316. "The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies" special
December 11, 2014
Stephen salutes the final Hobbit film with a surprise special guest.
Sarah Koenig
315. Sarah Koenig
December 10, 2014
Stephen welcomes to the show Sarah Koenig, host and executive producer of the "Serial" podcast.
James Corden
314. James Corden
December 9, 2014
Actor James Corden stops by the show to talk about his role in the movie "Into the Woods."
President Barack Obama
312. President Barack Obama
December 8, 2014
Stephen travels down to Washington, D.C. to speak with President Barack Obama.
Dr. Paul Farmer
311. Dr. Paul Farmer
December 4, 2014
Stephen talks to Dr. Paul Farmer, chief strategist and co-founder of Partners In Health.
Christopher Nolan
310. Christopher Nolan
December 3, 2014
Director Christopher Nolan discusses his latest film "Interstellar."
Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
309. Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
December 2, 2014
Musicians Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga talk about their new album "Cheek to Cheek."
Sen. John McCain
308. Sen. John McCain
December 1, 2014
Senator John McCain sits down with Stephen to discuss the book "Thirteen Soldiers: A Personal History of Americans at War."
Jon Stewart
307. Jon Stewart
November 20, 2014
Jon Stewart stops by The Colbert Report to talk about his film "Rosewater."
Toni Morrison
306. Toni Morrison
November 19, 2014
Stephen speaks with Toni Morrison, an award-winning novelist, editor and professor.
Eva Longoria
305. Eva Longoria
November 18, 2014
Actress Eva Longoria talks about her new documentary "Food Chains."
Sen. Bernie Sanders
304. Sen. Bernie Sanders
November 17, 2014
Stephen welcomes to the show Bernie Sanders, a U.S. Senator for Vermont.
Jennifer Lawrence
303. Jennifer Lawrence
November 13, 2014
Actress Jennifer Lawrence visits The Colbert Report to talk about "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1."
Terence Tao
302. Terence Tao
November 12, 2014
Stephen is joined by Terence Tao, professor at the UCLA Department of Mathematics and winner of the 2014 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics.
Diane Von Furstenberg
301. Diane Von Furstenberg
November 11, 2014
Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg sits down to talk about her book "The Woman I Wanted to Be."
Andy Cohen
300. Andy Cohen
November 10, 2014
Stephen Colbert was joined by Andy Cohen.
Steven Johnson
299. Steven Johnson
November 6, 2014
Author and PBS host Steven Johnson stops by the show to talk about his most recent book "How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World."
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
298. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
November 5, 2014
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand talks about her book "Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World."
Andrew Sullivan
296. Andrew Sullivan
November 4, 2014
Stephen covers the 2014 midterm election and speaks with political writer Andrew Sullivan about his blog "The Dish."
Chuck Todd
295. Chuck Todd
November 3, 2014
Stephen Colbert was joined by Chuck Todd.
David Miliband
294. David Miliband
October 30, 2014
Stephen welcomes to the show David Miliband, president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee.
Jill Lepore
293. Jill Lepore
October 29, 2014
Author and professor Jill Lepore visits The Colbert Report to talk about her book "The Secret History of Wonder Woman."
Michael Lewis
292. Michael Lewis
October 28, 2014
Best-selling author Michael Lewis stops by the show to discuss the 25th anniversary of his book "Liar's Poker."
Meredith Vieira
291. Meredith Vieira
October 27, 2014
Stephen talks to Meredith Vieira, host and executive producer of "The Meredith Vieira Show."
Bill Deresiewicz
290. Bill Deresiewicz
October 16, 2014
Author Bill Deresiewicz sits down with Stephen to discuss his book "Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite & The Way to a Meaningful Life."
Justin Simien
289. Justin Simien
October 15, 2014
Director Justin Simien talks to Stephen about his film "Dear White People."
Neil Young
288. Neil Young
October 14, 2014
Stephen chats with musician Neil Young about his book "Special Deluxe: A Memoir of Life and Cars."
Walter Isaacson
287. Walter Isaacson
October 13, 2014
Stephen Colbert was joined by Walter Isaacson.
Robert Plant
286. Robert Plant
October 9, 2014
Musician Robert Plant stops by the show to talk about his latest solo album "lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar."
Carol Burnett
285. Carol Burnett
October 8, 2014
Stephen talks with actress and comedian Carol Burnett about her role in the Broadway play "Love Letters."
Leon Wieseltier
284. Leon Wieseltier
October 7, 2014
Stephen welcomes to the show Leon Wieseltier, literary editor for The New Republic and author of "Insurrections of the Mind: 100 Years of Politics and Culture in America."
James McPherson
283. James McPherson
October 6, 2014
Author James McPherson sits down with Stephen to discuss his book "Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief."
Lynn Sherr
282. Lynn Sherr
October 2, 2014
Lynn Sherr discusses her book "Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space."
Mike Mullen
281. Mike Mullen
October 1, 2014
Stephen is joined by Admiral Mike Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Jeffrey Tambor
280. Jeffrey Tambor
September 30, 2014
Actor Jeffrey Tambor visits The Colbert Report to discuss his new show "Transparent."
Jamie Oliver
279. Jamie Oliver
September 29, 2014
Chef and restaurateur Jamie Oliver talks to Stephen about his book "Jamie Oliver's Comfort Food: The Ultimate Weekend Cookbook."
Walter Mischel
278. Walter Mischel
September 25, 2014
Stephen speaks with psychologist Walter Mischel about his book "The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control."
Bill Cosby
277. Bill Cosby
September 24, 2014
Stephen welcomes comedian and actor Bill Cosby to the show.
Naomi Klein
276. Naomi Klein
September 23, 2014
Journalist Naomi Klein sits down with Stephen to discuss her book "This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate."
Tweedy
275. Tweedy
September 22, 2014
The band Tweedy stops by the show to talk about their debut album "Sukierae."
Terry Gilliam
274. Terry Gilliam
September 18, 2014
Director Terry Gilliam chats with Stephen about his new movie "The Zero Theorem."
Viggo Mortensen
273. Viggo Mortensen
September 17, 2014
Actor Viggo Mortensen discusses his role in the film "The Two Faces of January."
Unlocking the Truth
272. Unlocking the Truth
September 16, 2014
Stephen is joined by Unlocking the Truth, a metal band made up of teenage musicians.
Mindy Kaling
271. Mindy Kaling
September 15, 2014
Stephen Colbert was joined by Mindy Kaling.
Lonn Taylor
270. Lonn Taylor
September 11, 2014
Stephen welcomes to the show Lonn Taylor, author of "The Star-Spangled Banner: The Making of an American Icon."
Henry Kissinger
269. Henry Kissinger
September 10, 2014
Henry Kissinger sits down with Stephen to discuss his new book "World Order."
Jason Segal
268. Jason Segal
September 9, 2014
Actor and writer Jason Segel visits The Colbert Report to talk about his new children's book "Nightmares!"
John Lithgow
267. John Lithgow
September 8, 2014
Actor John Lithgow chats with Stephen about his role in the film "Love Is Strange."
Doris Kearns Goodwin
266. Doris Kearns Goodwin
September 4, 2014
Stephen talks to historian Doris Kearns Goodwin about her book "The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism."
Randall Munroe
265. Randall Munroe
September 3, 2014
Stephen is joined by Randall Munroe, author of "What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions."
Mandy Patinkin
264. Mandy Patinkin
September 2, 2014
Actor Mandy Patinkin talks about his role in the television series "Homeland."
JR
263. JR
August 28, 2014
Stephen speaks with JR, a French street artist and photographer who has exhibited his work across the globe.
Michael Sheen
262. Michael Sheen
August 27, 2014
Actor Michael Sheen discusses his role on the television series "Masters of Sex."
Jeff Bridges, Lois Lowry
261. Jeff Bridges, Lois Lowry
August 26, 2014
Actor Jeff Bridges and author Lois Lowry stop by the show to talk about "The Giver."
Brian Chesky
260. Brian Chesky
August 7, 2014
Stephen talks to Brian Chesky, co-founder and CEO of the international hospitality site Airbnb.
Michael Fassbender
259. Michael Fassbender
August 6, 2014
Actor Michael Fassbender visits The Colbert Report to discuss his role in the movie "Frank."
James Cameron
258. James Cameron
August 5, 2014
Director James Cameron sits down with Stephen to talk about his upcoming movie "DeepSea Challenge 3D."
Pat Buchanan, John W. Dean
257. Pat Buchanan, John W. Dean
August 4, 2014
Stephen welcomes to the show Pat Buchanan, author of "The Greatest Comeback," and John W. Dean, author of "The Nixon Defense."
Campbell Brown
256. Campbell Brown
July 31, 2014
Journalist Campbell Brown talks about the Partnership for Educational Justice, an organization that advocates for stronger public schools and education reform.
James Franco
255. James Franco
July 30, 2014
James Franco talks about his movie "Child of God."
Jon Batiste & Stay Human
254. Jon Batiste & Stay Human
July 29, 2014
Jon Batiste and the band Stay Human talk about their album "Social Music."
Beck
253. Beck
July 28, 2014
Beck performs.
Elon Musk
252. Elon Musk
July 24, 2014
Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors, talks with Stephen.
Mary Mazzio, Oscar Vazquez
251. Mary Mazzio, Oscar Vazquez
July 23, 2014
Mary Mazzio and Oscar Vazquez sit down with Stephen to discuss the documentary "Underwater Dreams."
Julia Ioffe
250. Julia Ioffe
July 22, 2014
Stephen talks to Julia Ioffe, a Russian journalist for The New Republic.
Nancy Pelosi
249. Nancy Pelosi
July 21, 2014
Stephen Colbert gets a visit from Nancy Pelosi.
Steven Wise
248. Steven Wise
July 17, 2014
Lawyer Steven Wise discusses the Nonhuman Rights Project, a group that works to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans.
Bill de Blasio
247. Bill de Blasio
July 16, 2014
Stephen welcomes to the show Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York City.
Vint Cerf
246. Vint Cerf
July 15, 2014
Stephen is joined by Vint Cerf, Google's Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist.
Jad Abumrad, Robert Krulwich
245. Jad Abumrad, Robert Krulwich
July 14, 2014
With Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich.
Paul Rudd
244. Paul Rudd
June 26, 2014
Actor Paul Rudd talks about his role in the new movie "They Came Together."
Eleanor Holmes Norton
243. Eleanor Holmes Norton
June 25, 2014
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, representative for the District of Columbia, sits down with Stephen.
Edie Falco
242. Edie Falco
June 24, 2014
Actress Edie Falco talks about her role on the show "Nurse Jackie."
John Green
241. John Green
June 23, 2014
John Green, author of the book "The Fault in Our Stars," stops by The Colbert Report.
Jay Carney
240. Jay Carney
June 19, 2014
Jay Carney, former White House press secretary, stops by the show.
Katty Kay & Claire Shipman
239. Katty Kay & Claire Shipman
June 18, 2014
Katty Kay and Claire Shipman talk about their book "The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance -- What Women Should Know."
David Boies & Theodore B. Olson
238. David Boies & Theodore B. Olson
June 17, 2014
Authors David Boies and Theodore B. Olson sit down to discuss their book "Redeeming the Dream: The Case for Marriage Equality."
Ta-Nehisi Coates
237. Ta-Nehisi Coates
June 16, 2014
Journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates discusses his article "The Case for Reparations."
James Webb
236. James Webb
June 12, 2014
Author and former Senator of Virginia James Webb discusses his memoir "I Heard My Country Calling."
Rob Rhinehart
235. Rob Rhinehart
June 11, 2014
Software engineer Rob Rhinehart discusses Soylent, a food product designed to act as a staple meal with maximum nutrition for adults.
John Waters
234. John Waters
June 10, 2014
Stephen welcomes John Waters to the show to discuss his book "Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America."
Esther Perel
233. Esther Perel
June 9, 2014
Psychologist Esther Perel visits The Colbert Report to discuss her book "Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence."
Chrissie Hynde
232. Chrissie Hynde
June 5, 2014
Musician Chrissie Hynde discusses her new solo album "Stockholm."
Jonah Hill
231. Jonah Hill
June 4, 2014
Actor Jonah Hill stops by the show to talk about his role in the upcoming movie "22 Jump Street."
Morgan Freeman
230. Morgan Freeman
June 3, 2014
Morgan Freeman talks about the Science Channel's "Through the Wormhole."
Thomas Piketty
229. Thomas Piketty
June 2, 2014
Economist Thomas Piketty talks about his book "Capital in the Twenty-First Century."
Ray Mabus
228. Ray Mabus
May 22, 2014
Stephen welcomes to the show Ray Mabus, U.S. Secretary of the Navy.
Patrick Stewart
227. Patrick Stewart
May 21, 2014
Actor Patrick Stewart talks about his role in the movie "X-Men: Days of Future Past."
Matthew Weiner
226. Matthew Weiner
May 20, 2014
"Mad Men" creator Matt Weiner talks about the final season of his AMC show.
Elizabeth Warren
225. Elizabeth Warren
May 19, 2014
Stephen talks to Senator Elizabeth Warren, author of the book "A Fighting Chance."
Thomas Friedman
224. Thomas Friedman
May 15, 2014
Author and journalist Tom Friedman talks about his appearance on Showtime's documentary series "Years of Living Dangerously."
Keri Russell
223. Keri Russell
May 14, 2014
Actress Keri Russell discusses her role on the show "The Americans."
The Black Keys
222. The Black Keys
May 13, 2014
The Black Keys talk about their latest album "Turn Blue."
Glenn Greenwald
221. Glenn Greenwald
May 12, 2014
Politcal journalist Glenn Greenwald, author of the book "No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State" stops by.
Ellen Page
220. Ellen Page
May 8, 2014
Actress Ellen Page talks about her role in the movie "X-Men: Days of Future Past."
David Remnick
219. David Remnick
May 7, 2014
David Remnick, editor-in-chief of The New Yorker, stops by.
Bette Midler
218. Bette Midler
May 6, 2014
Actress and singer Bette Midler discusses her book "A View from a Broad."
Edward O. Wilson
217. Edward O. Wilson
May 5, 2014
Author Edward O. Wilson talks about his book "A Window on Eternity: A Biologist's Walk Through Gorongosa National Park."
Saul Williams
216. Saul Williams
May 1, 2014
Stephen welcomes to the show Saul Williams, a poet, musician and actor currently starring in the Broadway musical "Holler If Ya Hear Me," which is inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur.
Audra McDonald
215. Audra McDonald
April 30, 2014
Singer and actress Audra McDonald talks about her role as Billie Holiday in the Broadway musical "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill."
Robert Rodriguez
214. Robert Rodriguez
April 29, 2014
Robert Rodriguez discusses the second season of his show "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" on El Rey Network.
Michael McFaul
213. Michael McFaul
April 28, 2014
Michael McFaul, a former ambassador to Russia, stops by The Report.
George Saunders
212. George Saunders
April 24, 2014
Author George Saunders sits down to discuss his new book "Congratulations, by the Way: Some Thoughts on Kindness."
John Calipari
211. John Calipari
April 23, 2014
Basketball coach John Calipari discusses his latest book "Players First: Coaching from the Inside Out."
George Will
210. George Will
April 22, 2014
Stephen welcomes to the show George Will, author of the book "A Nice Little Place on the North Side: Wrigley Field at One Hundred."
Marcellus McRae, Kate Elliott
209. Marcellus McRae, Kate Elliott
April 21, 2014
Documentarian Ken Burns discusses his latest film "The Address," which follows middle school students as they practice, memorize and recite the Gettysburg Address.
Sting
208. Sting
April 10, 2014
Musician Sting talks about the Rainforest Foundation and his latest solo album "The Last Ship."
Sheryl Sandberg
207. Sheryl Sandberg
April 9, 2014
Chief operation officer of Facebook Sheryl Sandberg talks to Stephen about her new book "Lean In: For Graduates."
Jane Goodall
206. Jane Goodall
April 8, 2014
British primatologist and anthropologist Jane Goodall talks about her latest book "Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants."
Edward Frenkel
205. Edward Frenkel
April 7, 2014
Mathematician Edward Frenkel talks about his book "Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality."
Mark Mazzetti
204. Mark Mazzetti
April 3, 2014
Stephen talks with journalist Mark Mazzetti about his book "The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth."
Dan Harris
203. Dan Harris
April 2, 2014
ABC News correspondent Dan Harris talks about his book "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works - A True Story."
John Malkovich
202. John Malkovich
April 1, 2014
John Malkovich discusses his role in the movie "Cesar Chavez."
Biz Stone
201. Biz Stone
March 31, 2014
Twitter cofounder Biz Stone discusses his book "Things a Little Bird Told Me: Confessions of the Creative Mind."
Darren Aronofsky
200. Darren Aronofsky
March 27, 2014
Director Darren Aronofsky talks about his new film "Noah."
Errol Morris
199. Errol Morris
March 26, 2014
Errol Morris discusses his latest documentary "The Unknown Known."
Jimmy Carter
198. Jimmy Carter
March 25, 2014
Former president of the United States Jimmy Carter sits down with Stephen to discuss his new book "A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power."
Bryan Cranston
197. Bryan Cranston
March 24, 2014
"Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston discusses his new role in the Broadway play "All the Way."
Simon Schama
196. Simon Schama
March 13, 2014
Historian Simon Schama talks about his five-part PBS documentary "The Story of the Jews."
Maria Shriver
195. Maria Shriver
March 12, 2014
Maria Shriver, executive producer of the documentary "Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life & Times of Katrina Gilbert" stops by the show.
Ronan Farrow
194. Ronan Farrow
March 11, 2014
Journalist Ronan Farrow talks about his new show on MSNBC "Ronan Farrow Daily."
Neil Degrasse Tyson
193. Neil Degrasse Tyson
March 10, 2014
Cosmos host Neil Degrasse Tyson discusses the remake of this influential series as well as other scientific issues.
Theaster Gates
192. Theaster Gates
March 6, 2014
Artist Theaster Gates discusses his nonprofit Rebuild Foundation, which focuses on culturally-driven redevelopment and affordable space initiatives in under-resourced communities.
Beau Willimon
191. Beau Willimon
March 5, 2014
Writer and producer Beau Willimon discusses the new season of his show "House of Cards."
Jaron Lanier
190. Jaron Lanier
March 4, 2014
Author Jaron Lanier talks about his book "Who Owns the Future?"
Caitlin Flanagan
189. Caitlin Flanagan
March 3, 2014
Caitlin Flanagan, author of the article "The Dark Powers of Fraternities" stops by the show.
Jeff Goldblum
188. Jeff Goldblum
February 27, 2014
Jeff Goldblum discusses his latest role in "The Grand Budapest Hotel."
Meryl Davis & Charlie White
187. Meryl Davis & Charlie White
February 26, 2014
Olympic gold medalist ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White stop by the show.
St. Vincent
185. St. Vincent
February 25, 2014
Singer St. Vincent stops by to talk about her new album "St. Vincent."
Darlene Love
184. Darlene Love
February 24, 2014
Singer and actress Darlene Love discusses the Academy Award-nominated documentary "20 Feet from Stardom."
Stanley McChrystal
183. Stanley McChrystal
February 20, 2014
Stephen talks with General Stanley McChrystal, author of "My Share of the Task: A Memoir."
Alexander Payne
182. Alexander Payne
February 19, 2014
Director Alexander Payne discusses his Academy Award-nominated film "Nebraska."
Brian Greene
181. Brian Greene
February 18, 2014
Theoretical physicist Brian Greene talks about the World Science Festival, an initiative that keeps the general public informed about science.
Godfrey Reggio
180. Godfrey Reggio
February 12, 2014
Director Godfrey Reggio talks about his new film "Visitors."
Charlie Crist
179. Charlie Crist
February 11, 2014
Former Governor of Florida Charlie Crist discusses his book "The Party's Over: How the Extreme Right Hijacked the GOP and I Became a Democrat."
Patrick Kennedy
178. Patrick Kennedy
February 10, 2014
Patrick Kennedy, former Congressman and co-founder of the organization Smart Approaches to Marijuana, sits down with Stephen.
Paul Krugman
177. Paul Krugman
February 6, 2014
Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman discusses his book "End This Depression Now!"
Lake Street Dive
176. Lake Street Dive
February 5, 2014
Pop-soul band Lake Street Dive discusses their new album "Bad Self Portraits."
Pussy Riot
175. Pussy Riot
February 4, 2014
Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, two members of Pussy Riot, discuss their feminist protest art collective.
Jennifer Senior
174. Jennifer Senior
February 3, 2014
Author Jennifer Senior talks about her book "All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood."
Drew Brees
173. Drew Brees
January 30, 2014
Drew Brees, quarterback for the New Orleans Saints and former Super Bowl MVP, stops by The Report.
Cris Carter
172. Cris Carter
January 29, 2014
Professional football hall-of-famer Cris Carter visits The Colbert Report.
Justin Tuck
171. Justin Tuck
January 28, 2014
Stephen and Justin Tuck, Defensive End for the New York Giants, talk about being a Super Bowl champion.
Nate Silver
170. Nate Silver
January 27, 2014
Nate Silver, editor-in-chief of FiveThirtyEight, discusses his book "The Signal and the Noise."
Patricia Churchland
169. Patricia Churchland
January 23, 2014
Stephen talks with neurophilosopher Patricia Churchland, author of "Touching a Nerve: The Self as Brain."
Charles Duhigg
168. Charles Duhigg
January 22, 2014
Author and New York Times reporter Charles Duhigg discusses his book "The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business."
Michael Chabon, Mariel Hemingway
167. Michael Chabon, Mariel Hemingway
January 21, 2014
Authors Michael Chabon and Mariel Hemingway join Stephen for the third edition of Colbert's Book Club, celebrating Ernest Hemingway's "A Farewell to Arms."
Scott Stossel
166. Scott Stossel
January 20, 2014
Scott Stossel, author of "My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind," visits The Report.
Naquasia LeGrand
165. Naquasia LeGrand
January 16, 2014
Fast food worker Naquasia LeGrand discusses the growing movement to raise the minimum wage and unionize.
Gabriel Sherman
164. Gabriel Sherman
January 15, 2014
Author Gabriel Sherman talk about his book "The Loudest Voice in the Room."
Deborah Solomon
163. Deborah Solomon
January 14, 2014
Author Deborah Solomon talks about her recent biography "American Mirror: The Life And Art of Norman Rockwell."
David Fanning
162. David Fanning
January 13, 2014
David Fanning, Executive Producer of the PBS series "Frontline" stops by the show.
Jeff Skoll
161. Jeff Skoll
January 9, 2014
Philanthropist Jeff Skoll visits The Colbert Report to talk about his production company, Participant Media.
Ishmael Beah
160. Ishmael Beah
January 8, 2014
Former child soldier, Ishmael Beah, talks about his first novel "Radiance of Tomorrow," a story of life after Sierra Leone's civil war.
John Seigenthaler
159. John Seigenthaler
January 7, 2014
Journalist John Seigenthaler, news anchor for Al Jazeera America, stops by the show.
Ken Roth
158. Ken Roth
January 6, 2014
Ken Roth, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch, stops by the show.
Ben Stiller
157. Ben Stiller
December 19, 2013
Ben Stiller stops by and talks about his new movie "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" and Blind Boys of Alabama help Stephen close out Christmas Carol Week.
Keanu Reeves
156. Keanu Reeves
December 18, 2013
Keanu Reeves talks about his new film "47 Ronin" and Aaron Neville and MusiCorps join in the Christmas Carol Week festivities."
Garry Trudeau
155. Garry Trudeau
December 17, 2013
Stephen welcomes "Alpha House" creator Gary Trudeau to the show and Cyndi Lauper and Alan Cumming stop by for Christmas Carol Week.
Jonah Peretti
154. Jonah Peretti
December 16, 2013
Buzzfeed CEO Jonah Peretti visits The Colbert Report and Gregg Allman and The National join Stephen for Christmas Carol Week.
George Packer
153. George Packer
December 12, 2013
Author George Packer talks about his 2013 National Book Award winner "The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America."
Elizabeth Gilbert
152. Elizabeth Gilbert
December 11, 2013
Author Elizabeth Gilbert discusses her new book "The Signature of All Things."
Alex Blumberg
151. Alex Blumberg
December 10, 2013
Alex Blumberg, contributing editor for NPR's "Planet Money," talks about the global economy.
David Keith
150. David Keith
December 9, 2013
Scientist and Harvard professor David Keith debates the benefits of using technology to slow the pace of global warming.
Allan Mulally
149. Allan Mulally
December 5, 2013
Alan Mulally, President and CEO of Ford Motor Company, visits The Colbert Report.
Bryan Stevenson
148. Bryan Stevenson
December 4, 2013
Bryan Stevenson talks about his nonprofit, The Equal Justice Initiative.
Ed Stone
147. Ed Stone
December 3, 2013
Voyager Project Scientist Ed Stone talks about his time with NASA and teaching physics at the California Institute of Technology.
Daniel Goleman
146. Daniel Goleman
December 2, 2013
Author Daniel Goleman talks about his new book "Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence."
J.J. Abrams
145. J.J. Abrams
November 21, 2013
J.J. Abrams talks about his new book "S."
M.I.A.
144. M.I.A.
November 20, 2013
M.I.A. debuts a song off her new album "Matangi."
Rick Santorum
143. Rick Santorum
November 19, 2013
Rick Santorum discusses his faith-based movie production company, EchoLight Studios.
Steve McQueen
142. Steve McQueen
November 18, 2013
Director Steve McQueen talks about his movie "12 Years a Slave."
Alexis Ohanian
141. Alexis Ohanian
November 14, 2013
Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian visits the show and talks about his book "Without Their Permission."
Blind Boys of Alabama
140. Blind Boys of Alabama
November 13, 2013
Blind Boys of Alabama talk about their album "I'll Find A Way."
David Christian
139. David Christian
November 12, 2013
Professor David Christian discusses "Big History" on H2.
Peter Baker
138. Peter Baker
November 11, 2013
Author Peter Baker talks about his new book "Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House."
Daniel Lieberman
137. Daniel Lieberman
November 7, 2013
Author Dan Lieberman discusses his new book "The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease."
Brian Lehrer
136. Brian Lehrer
November 6, 2013
Stephen discusses his radio show "The Brian Lehrer Show."
Julius Erving
135. Julius Erving
November 5, 2013
Basketball star Julius Erving talks about his new book "Dr. J: The Autobiography."
David Folkenflik
134. David Folkenflik
November 4, 2013
Author David Folkenflik discusses his new book "Murdoch's World."
Zach Sims
133. Zach Sims
October 31, 2013
Zach Sims, Cofounder of Codecademy, stops by The Report.
Jack Andraka
132. Jack Andraka
October 30, 2013
Stephen welcomes Jack Andraka, the 15-year-old winner of the Intel Science Project, to the show.
Billy Collins
131. Billy Collins
October 29, 2013
Author Billy Collins discusses his new book "Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems."
Orlando Bloom
130. Orlando Bloom
October 28, 2013
Orlando Bloom discusses "Romeo and Juliet" on Broadway.
Stephen Fry
129. Stephen Fry
October 24, 2013
Actor and playwright Stephen Fry sits down with Stephen to discuss "Twelfth Night" on Broadway.
Gwen Ifill, Judy Woodruff
128. Gwen Ifill, Judy Woodruff
October 23, 2013
Co-anchors of PBS "NewsHour" Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff stop by.
A. Scott Berg
127. A. Scott Berg
October 22, 2013
Author A. Scott Berg discusses his new book "Wilson."
The Reflektors
126. The Reflektors
October 21, 2013
Indie rock band The Reflektors visits The Colbert Report.
Reed Albergotti & Vanessa O'Connell
125. Reed Albergotti & Vanessa O'Connell
October 10, 2013
Authors Reed Albergotti and Vanessa O'Connell discuss their new book "Wheelmen: Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the Greatest Sports Conspiracy Ever."
Tom Hanks
124. Tom Hanks
October 9, 2013
Tom Hanks talks about his new movie "Captain Phillips."
Paul Giamatti
123. Paul Giamatti
October 8, 2013
Paul Giamatti discusses his new movie "Parkland."
James Spithill
122. James Spithill
October 7, 2013
James Spithill, Skipper for Oracle Team USA, talks about being the youngest skipper ever to win the Americas Cup.
David Finkel
121. David Finkel
October 3, 2013
Author David Finkel visits The Colbert Report to talk about his new book "Thank You for Your Service."
Chris Matthews
120. Chris Matthews
October 2, 2013
Chris Matthews discusses his new book, which chronicles the odd-couple relationship between President Reagan and Tip ONeill.
Daniel Radcliffe
119. Daniel Radcliffe
October 1, 2013
Daniel Radcliffe stalks about his new film "Kill Your Darlings."
Vince Gilligan
118. Vince Gilligan
September 30, 2013
Vince Gilligan discusses the finale of his hit show "Breaking Bad."
Chris Fischer
117. Chris Fischer
September 26, 2013
Shark wrangler and OCEARCH expedition leader Chris Fischer stops by.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
116. Joseph Gordon-Levitt
September 25, 2013
Joseph Gordon-Levitt discusses his new movie "Don Jon."
Metallica
115. Metallica
September 24, 2013
Metallica talks about their new 3-D movie "Metallica Through the Never."
Jack Johnson
114. Jack Johnson
September 19, 2013
Jack Johnson performs songs from his album "From Here to Now to You."
Nicholson Baker
113. Nicholson Baker
September 18, 2013
Author Nicholson Baker discusses his new book "Traveling Sprinkler: A Novel."
Arne Duncan
112. Arne Duncan
September 17, 2013
Stephen welcomes Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education.
Andrew Bacevich
111. Andrew Bacevich
September 16, 2013
Author Andrew Bacevich talks about his new book "Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country."
Philip Mudd
110. Philip Mudd
September 12, 2013
Author Philip Mudd talks about his new book "Takedown: Inside the Hunt for Al Qaeda."
Sheryl Crow
109. Sheryl Crow
September 11, 2013
Sheryl Crow visits The Colbert Report and talks about her new album "Feels Like Home."
Shane Salerno
108. Shane Salerno
September 10, 2013
Producer Shane Salerno talks about the documentary "Salinger."
Billie Jean King
107. Billie Jean King
September 9, 2013
Billie Jean King discusses her PBS "American Masters" profile.
John Prine
106. John Prine
September 5, 2013
Musician John Prine talks about his album "The Missing Years."
Gary England
105. Gary England
September 4, 2013
Meteorologist Gary England discusses his new role as Vice President for weather development at Griffin Communications.
Timothy Dolan
104. Timothy Dolan
September 3, 2013
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, stops by the show.
Richard Brodhead
103. Richard Brodhead
August 15, 2013
Richard Brodhead, President of Duke University, visits the show.
Kevin Spacey
102. Kevin Spacey
August 14, 2013
Kevin Spacey stops by to talk about his Netflix series "House of Cards."
John Lewis
101. John Lewis
August 13, 2013
Congressman John Lewis talks about his new graphic novel "March Book 1."
Sheldon Whitehouse
100. Sheldon Whitehouse
August 12, 2013
Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse stops by.
Colum McCann
99. Colum McCann
August 8, 2013
Author Colum McCann discusses his latest book "TransAtlantic: A Novel."
Ashton Kutcher
98. Ashton Kutcher
August 7, 2013
Ashton Kutcher talks about his upcoming movie "Jobs."
Robin Thicke
97. Robin Thicke
August 6, 2013
Surprise guest Robin Thicke visits Stephest Colbchella '013.
Hugh Laurie
96. Hugh Laurie
August 5, 2013
Hugh Laurie talks about his second studio album "Didn't it Rain."
Bryan Cranston
95. Bryan Cranston
August 1, 2013
Emmy-winning actor Bryan Cranston stops discusses the final season of "Breaking Bad."
Emily Matchar
94. Emily Matchar
July 31, 2013
Emily Matchar discusses her book "Homeward Bound: Why Women Are Embracing the New Domesticity."
Atul Gawande
93. Atul Gawande
July 30, 2013
Surgeon and writer Atul Gawande talks about his New Yorker article "Slow Ideas."
The Lumineers
92. The Lumineers
July 29, 2013
The Lumineers perform the song "Stubborn Love" off their self-titled album.
Olympia Snowe
91. Olympia Snowe
July 25, 2013
Former Maine Senator Olympia Snowe discusses her book "Fighting For Common Ground: How We Can Fix the Stalemate in Congress."
Anant Agarwal
90. Anant Agarwal
July 24, 2013
Anant Agarwal, President of edX, stops by The Report.
Kenneth Goldsmith
89. Kenneth Goldsmith
July 23, 2013
MOMA Poet Laureate and author Kenneth Goldsmith talk about his new book "Seven American Deaths and Disasters."
Kjerstin Gruys
88. Kjerstin Gruys
July 22, 2013
Author Kjerstin Gruys discusses her new book "Mirror, Mirror Off the Wall: How I Learned to Love My Body by Not Looking at It for a Year."
Jeff Bridges
87. Jeff Bridges
July 18, 2013
Jeff Bridges talks about his new movie "R.I.P.D."
Jerry Seinfeld
86. Jerry Seinfeld
July 17, 2013
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld discusses the second season of his hit web series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee."
David Karp
85. David Karp
July 16, 2013
David Karp, the founder of Tumblr, stops by the show.
Jeremy Scahill
84. Jeremy Scahill
July 15, 2013
Author Jeremy Scahill discusses his most recent book "Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield."
Chuck Schumer
83. Chuck Schumer
June 27, 2013
New York's Democratic senior senator Chuck Schumer talks about immigration reform.
Bill Moyers
82. Bill Moyers
June 26, 2013
Bill Moyers discusses his Frontline documentary "Two American Families."
Peniel Joseph
81. Peniel Joseph
June 25, 2013
Peniel Joseph, a professor of history at Tufts University, stops by the show.
Andrew Solomon
80. Andrew Solomon
June 24, 2013
Author Andrew Solomon discusses his new book "Far From The Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity."
Joss Whedon
79. Joss Whedon
June 20, 2013
Director Joss Whedon talks about "Much Ado About Nothing".
The Postal Service
78. The Postal Service
June 19, 2013
The Postal Service performs songs from album "Give Up" in celebration of its 10th anniversary.
Paul McCartney
77. Paul McCartney
June 12, 2013
Paul McCartney stops by for a special musical episode.
Daniel Bergner
76. Daniel Bergner
June 11, 2013
Author Daniel Bergner discusses his new book "What Do Women Want?: Adventures in the Science of Female Desire."
Dan Savage
75. Dan Savage
June 10, 2013
Author Dan Savage talks about his new book "American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics."
Stephen King, John Mellencamp, T Bone Burnett
74. Stephen King, John Mellencamp, T Bone Burnett
June 6, 2013
Stephen King, John Mellencamp, and T Bone Burnett discuss their new musical "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County."
Jonathan Alter
73. Jonathan Alter
June 5, 2013
Author Jonathan Alter talks about his new book 'The Center Holds - Obama and his Enemies.'
Alex Gibney
72. Alex Gibney
June 4, 2013
Director Alex Gibney discusses his new movie "We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks."
Rep. John Dingell
71. Rep. John Dingell
June 3, 2013
Congressman John Dingell stops by the show.
Christopher Chivers
70. Christopher Chivers
May 23, 2013
New York Times reporter Christopher Chivers stops by The Colbert Report to talk about Syria.
The National
69. The National
May 22, 2013
The National performs a song off their new album "Trouble Will Find Me."
Noah Feldman
68. Noah Feldman
May 21, 2013
Author Noah Feldman discusses his new book "Cool War: The Future of Global Competition."
David Sassoon
67. David Sassoon
May 20, 2013
David Sassoon, founder and publisher of InsideClimateNews.org, stops by the show.
Dr. Daniel Lieberman
66. Dr. Daniel Lieberman
May 16, 2013
Harvard evolutionary biology professor Dr. Daniel Lieberman stops by.
Cyndi Lauper
65. Cyndi Lauper
May 15, 2013
Cyndi Lauper discusses the musical "Kinky Boots."
Dan Brown
64. Dan Brown
May 14, 2013
Author Dan Brown discusses his newest book "Inferno: A Novel."
Jessica Buchanan & Erik Landemalm
63. Jessica Buchanan & Erik Landemalm
May 13, 2013
Authors Jessica Buchanan and Erik Landemalm talk about their new book "Impossible Odds: The Kidnapping of Jessica Buchanan and Her Dramatic Rescue by SEAL Team Six."
Baz Luhrmann
62. Baz Luhrmann
May 9, 2013
Baz Luhrmann discusses his new movie "The Great Gatsby."
Dr. Richard Besser
61. Dr. Richard Besser
May 8, 2013
Dr. Richard Besser, ABC News' Chief Health and Medical Editor, talks about his book "Tell Me the Truth, Doctor."
Douglas Rushkoff
60. Douglas Rushkoff
May 7, 2013
Stephen sits down with author Douglas Rushkoff to discuss his book "Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now."
Robert Caro
59. Robert Caro
May 6, 2013
Author Robert Caro stops by to talk about his book "The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson."
Ben Kingsley
58. Ben Kingsley
May 2, 2013
Ben Kingsley discusses "Iron Man 3."
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
57. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
May 1, 2013
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis stop by.
Evan Spiegel & Bobby Murphy
56. Evan Spiegel & Bobby Murphy
April 30, 2013
Snapchat developers Evan Spiegal and Bobby Murphy talk about their popular app.
Iggy & the Stooges
55. Iggy & the Stooges
April 29, 2013
Iggy & The Stooges discuss their new album "Ready to Die."
Bishop Gene Robinson
54. Bishop Gene Robinson
April 25, 2013
Bishop Gene Robinson talks about his book "God Believes in Love: Straight Talk About Gay Marriage."
Danica Patrick
53. Danica Patrick
April 24, 2013
NASCAR driver Danica Patrick sits down with Stephen.
Eric Schmidt
52. Eric Schmidt
April 23, 2013
Co-author Eric Schmidt discusses his book "The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business."
Michael Pollan
51. Michael Pollan
April 22, 2013
Author Michael Pollan talks about his newest book "Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation."
Richard Engel
50. Richard Engel
April 18, 2013
Richard Engel, NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent, stops by The Report.
Alan Cumming
49. Alan Cumming
April 17, 2013
Alan Cumming talks about performance in the Broadway production of "Macbeth."
Caroline Kennedy
48. Caroline Kennedy
April 16, 2013
Caroline Kennedy discusses her new book "Poems to Learn by Heart."
Cass Sunstein
47. Cass Sunstein
April 11, 2013
Author Cass Sunstein talks about his new book "Simpler: The Future of Government."
Shane Smith
46. Shane Smith
April 10, 2013
Shane Smith, host and executive producer of the new HBO series "Vice," stops by The Report.
Charlie LeDuff
45. Charlie LeDuff
April 9, 2013
Author Charlie LeDuff discusses his book "Detroit: An American Autopsy."
Bill Clinton
44. Bill Clinton
April 8, 2013
President Bill Clinton sits down with Stephen after hosting the closing session of Clinton Global Initiative University.
Francis Collins
43. Francis Collins
April 4, 2013
Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, discusses The Brain Activity Map Project.
A.C. Grayling
42. A.C. Grayling
April 3, 2013
A.C. Grayling, author of "The God Argument: The Case Against Religion and for Humanism."
Jim McGreevey
41. Jim McGreevey
April 2, 2013
Former Governor of New Jersey Jim McGreevey talks about the HBO documentary "Fall to Grace."
Sigourney Weaver
40. Sigourney Weaver
April 1, 2013
Actress Sigourney Weaver discusses her role in the Broadway play "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike."
Dr. Robert Lustig
39. Dr. Robert Lustig
March 28, 2013
Dr. Robert Lustig discusses his new book "Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease."
Carl Edgar Blake II
38. Carl Edgar Blake II
March 27, 2013
Pig farmer Carl Edger Blake II discusses his quest to breed the world's best tasting pig.
Dr. Eric Topol
37. Dr. Eric Topol
March 26, 2013
Dr. Eric Topol talks about his new book "The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care."
Junot Diaz
36. Junot Diaz
March 25, 2013
Junot Diaz talks about Freedom University, a school for undocumented students.
John Sexton
35. John Sexton
March 7, 2013
John Sexton, President of NYU, discusses his latest book "Baseball as a Road to God: Seeing Beyond the Game."
Brendan O'Connell
34. Brendan O'Connell
March 6, 2013
Artist Brendan O'Connell talks about his series of paintings inspired by Walmart.
James Franco
33. James Franco
March 5, 2013
James Franco talks discusses his new movie "Oz the Great and Powerful."
Kirk Bloodsworth
32. Kirk Bloodsworth
March 4, 2013
Kirk Bloodsworth talks about his time on death row and the Witness to Innocence project.
Jon Favreau
31. Jon Favreau
February 28, 2013
Director of Speechwriting for President Obama, Jon Favreau, visits The Colbert Report.
Paola Antonelli
30. Paola Antonelli
February 27, 2013
Paola Antonelli of the Museum of Modern Art talks about the museum's new video game exhibit.
Dr. Michio Kaku
29. Dr. Michio Kaku
February 26, 2013
Physicist Dr. Michio Kaku stops by the show.
Simon Garfield
28. Simon Garfield
February 25, 2013
Simon Garfield talks about his new book "On The Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks."
Lil Buck
27. Lil Buck
February 21, 2013
Dancer Lil Buck discusses "jookin."
David Goldhill
26. David Goldhill
February 20, 2013
David Goldhill discusses his book "Catastrophic Care: How American Health Care Killed My Father--and How We Can Fix It."
Emily Bazelon
25. Emily Bazelon
February 19, 2013
Emily Bazelon talks about her book "Sticks & Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy."
Gavin Newsom
24. Gavin Newsom
February 14, 2013
Gavin Newsom talks about his new book "Citizenville: How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government."
Dave Grohl
23. Dave Grohl
February 13, 2013
Dave Grohl discusses his documentary "Sound City."
Roger Hodge
22. Roger Hodge
February 12, 2013
Roger Hodge, editor of the "Oxford American".
Garry Wills
21. Garry Wills
February 11, 2013
Author Garry Wills talks about his new book "Why Priests?: A Failed Tradition."
Behn Zeitlin
20. Behn Zeitlin
February 7, 2013
Director Benh Zeitlin talks about his movie "Beasts of the Southern Wild."
Lawrence Wright
19. Lawrence Wright
February 6, 2013
Lawrence Wright talks about his new book "Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief."
Julie Andrews
18. Julie Andrews
February 5, 2013
Julie Andrews discusses her new children's book "The Very Fairy Princess Follows Her Heart."
Sonia Sotomayor
17. Sonia Sotomayor
February 4, 2013
Justice Sonia Sotomayor stops by to talk about her memoir "My Beloved World."
Matthew Guerrieri
16. Matthew Guerrieri
January 31, 2013
Matthew Guerrieri discusses his new book "The First Four Notes: Beethoven's Fifth and the Human Imagination."
Bill Gates
15. Bill Gates
January 30, 2013
Bill Gates stops by The Report.
George Saunders
14. George Saunders
January 29, 2013
Author George Saunders talks about his new book "Tenth of December: Stories."
Michael Shellenberger
13. Michael Shellenberger
January 28, 2013
Environmental policy expert Michael Shellenberger.
Tavi Gevinson
12. Tavi Gevinson
January 24, 2013
Fashion blogger Tavi Gevinsondiscusses her her first book "Rookie Yearbook One."
Sally Field
11. Sally Field
January 23, 2013
Sally Field talks about her movie "Lincoln."
Kathryn Bigelow
10. Kathryn Bigelow
January 22, 2013
Kathryn Bigelow talks about her new movie "Zero Dark Thirty."
Ta-Nehisi Coates
9. Ta-Nehisi Coates
January 21, 2013
Journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates stops by The Report.
Akhil Reed Amar
8. Akhil Reed Amar
January 17, 2013
Akhil Reed Amar discusses his new book, "America's Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By."
Tom Brokaw
7. Tom Brokaw
January 16, 2013
Tom Brokaw stops by The Report.
Jared Diamond
6. Jared Diamond
January 15, 2013
Jared Diamond talks about his new book, "The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?"
Piers Morgan
5. Piers Morgan
January 14, 2013
Stephen welcomes Piers Morgan.
Ben Gibbard
4. Ben Gibbard
January 10, 2013
Ben Gibbard talke about his solo album, "Former Lives," and perform a song.
Neil Shubin
3. Neil Shubin
January 9, 2013
Neil Shubin discusses his book "The Universe Within: Discovering the Common History of Rocks, Planets, and People."
Chris Kluwe
2. Chris Kluwe
January 8, 2013
Minnesota Vikings punter, Chris Kluwe, talks about his support of gay marriage.
Jimmy Wales
1. Jimmy Wales
January 7, 2013
Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia, talks about his upcoming ventures.
Description

The Colbert Report is one of the most interesting and amusing cable TV talk shows currently on the air. Every Monday through Thursday night, viewers of Comedy Central's late night lineup are treated to the comedy stylings of Stephen Colbert and his brand of satire. The show is full of laughs, but it also functions as a critique on more serious cable news programs by not only taking a look at the major news stories of the day, but by also examining how major news outlets are covering stories. Additionally, The Colbert Report takes a nightly stab at the many conservative-minded news and talk show hosts that populate the majority of the cable news networks.

Stephen Colbert is the show's host and its namesake, and he uses his own name while hosting the show. However, the version of Colbert that people tune in every night to see is an altered version of the comedian. In fact, the Stephen Colbert of the television show is a character that Colbert developed through years of performing and observing the worlds of both politics and the news. As a host, Colbert is loud, opinionated, smug and ridiculously patriotic. Moreover, he often presents news in much the same manner as professional news anchors, often for great comedic effect.

Another humorous aspect of the show is the way in which Colbert handles appearances by guests. On most interview programs, the host introduces the guest and the guest walks out to applause to greet the host. This process is turned upside down on the Colbert Report because after the host introduces the guest, Colbert rises to applause and fanfare before greeting the guest, who is usually already seated at a table. This type of comic self-aggrandizement is typical of Colbert's style, and it is a large reason why the show is so popular. It works because the audience is in on the joke, and they know that Colbert is, at heart, an entertainer who simply wants to make his audience laugh.

There have been many guests on the Colbert Report during its run on Comedy Central, and a number of political developments have come and gone. However, the quality of the show has not dropped through the many changes. This is because of the presence of Stephen Colbert, who knows exactly how to host a show that makes audiences laugh and think deeply at the same time. Thanks to Colbert's expert skills as a comedian, The Colbert Report is one of the most unique, yet funniest shows on cable television.

The Colbert Report is a series that is currently running and has 9 seasons (1288 episodes). The series first aired on October 17, 2005.

Where to Watch The Colbert Report

The Colbert Report is available for streaming on the Comedy Central website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Colbert Report on demand at Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    October 17, 2005
  • IMDB Rating
    8.4  (38,335)