The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

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  • 2015
  • 6 Seasons
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The Late Show With Stephen Colbert is a late night talk show that is aired on CBS. It first hit the air on September 8, 2015. The first guests that appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert were actor George Clooney and United States presidential hopeful, the former Governor of Florida in Jeb Bush. Colbert replaced long time host of The Late Show in David Letterman. Letterman was the host of The Late Show With David Letterman for 22 years on CBS. For 11 years before that the show aired on NBC. The Late Show With Stephen Colbert is taped at the historic Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. Before Colbert came to become the host of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, he was the host of The Colbert Report on Comedy Central. When Colbert took over the job as the host of The Late Show, he brought the biggest part of his Colbert Report production team with him. Former Comedy Central colleague and fellow show host Jon Stewart is also a part of the The Late Show With Stephen Colbert production team. Stewart is an executive producer of the show. The format of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert is nearly similar to that of the David Letterman version. Colbert has a wide range of guests from actors, musicians, and top politicians of the day. One major difference is the house band for the show. The CBS Orchestra from the David Letterman show has been replaced with bandleader Johnathan Batiste and his Stay Human band.

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Einbinder; Alex Falcone
179. Einbinder; Alex Falcone
July 22, 2021
Emmy-nominated actress Hannah Einbinder Stand-up from Alex Falcone
Emily Blunt; Bob Costas
178. Emily Blunt; Bob Costas
July 21, 2021
Emily Blunt Bob Costas
Jason Sudeikis; Yola
177. Jason Sudeikis; Yola
July 20, 2021
Jason Sudeikis Musical performance by Yola
Joy Reid; Alessia Cara
176. Joy Reid; Alessia Cara
July 19, 2021
Joy Reid Musical performance by Alessia Cara
Hugh Jackman; Lorde
175. Hugh Jackman; Lorde
July 15, 2021
Hugh Jackman; musical performance by Lorde
Mindy Kaling, Wally Baram
174. Mindy Kaling, Wally Baram
July 14, 2021
Mindy Kaling; Wally Baram
Richard Branson; Eleanor Holmes Norton
173. Richard Branson; Eleanor Holmes Norton
July 13, 2021
Sir Richard Branson; Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton
Keegan Michael-Key; Tones And I
172. Keegan Michael-Key; Tones And I
July 12, 2021
Keegan Michael-Key; musical performance by Tones And I
Jim Gaffigan; Saxe with John Mayer
171. Jim Gaffigan; Saxe with John Mayer
July 1, 2021
Jim Gaffigan; musical performance by JP Saxe with John Mayer.
Harvey Keitel; Randall Otis
170. Harvey Keitel; Randall Otis
June 30, 2021
Harvey Keitel; Randall Otis
Vin Diesel, Helen Mirren, Ludacris, John Cena, Tyrese Gibson, Justin Lin, Jordana Brewster; Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd
169. Vin Diesel, Helen Mirren, Ludacris, John Cena, Tyrese Gibson, Justin Lin, Jordana Brewster; Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd
June 29, 2021
JUST ONE QUESTION with the cast of F9: Vin Diesel, Helen Mirren, Ludacris, John Cena, Tyrese Gibson, Justin Lin, Jordana Brewster; Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd.
Secretary Pete Buttigieg; Katja Herbers
168. Secretary Pete Buttigieg; Katja Herbers
June 28, 2021
Secretary Pete Buttigieg; Katja Herbers
Robert Duvall; JP Saxe with John Mayer
167. Robert Duvall; JP Saxe with John Mayer
June 24, 2021
Robert Duvall; musical performance by JP Saxe with John Mayer
Christine Baranski; Joy Oladokun
166. Christine Baranski; Joy Oladokun
June 23, 2021
Christine Baranski; musical performance by Joy Oladokun
Wanda Sykes; Craig Melvin
165. Wanda Sykes; Craig Melvin
June 22, 2021
Stephen welcomes actress Wanda Sykes and journalist Craig Melvin.
Andrew Garfield; Lorde
164. Andrew Garfield; Lorde
June 21, 2021
Stephen welcomes actor Andrew Garfield and singer Lorde.
Nathan Lane; Griff
163. Nathan Lane; Griff
June 17, 2021
Nathan Lane; musical performance by Griff
Mary J. Blige; Sleater-Kinney
162. Mary J. Blige; Sleater-Kinney
June 16, 2021
Mary J. Blige; musical performance by Sleater-Kinney
Dr. Sanja Gupta; Rita Moreno
161. Dr. Sanja Gupta; Rita Moreno
June 15, 2021
Dr. Sanja Gupta; Rita Moreno
Jon Stewart, Dana Carvey, H.E.R.
160. Jon Stewart, Dana Carvey, H.E.R.
June 14, 2021
1. Jon Stewart 2. Dana Carvey 3. Musical performance by H.E.R.
USAID Administrator, Samantha Power; musical performance by Maroon 5; special appearance by Seth Rogen
159. USAID Administrator, Samantha Power; musical performance by Maroon 5; special appearance by Seth Rogen
June 10, 2021
USAID Administrator, Samantha Power; musical performance by Maroon 5; special appearance by Seth Rogen
Samuel L. Jackson; Padma Lakshmi
158. Samuel L. Jackson; Padma Lakshmi
June 9, 2021
Samuel L. Jackson; Padma Lakshmi
Clive Owen; Ziwe
157. Clive Owen; Ziwe
June 8, 2021
Clive Owen; Ziwe
Chris Matthews; musical performance by Cynthia Erivo
156. Chris Matthews; musical performance by Cynthia Erivo
June 7, 2021
Chris Matthews; musical performance by Cynthia Erivo
Bradley Whitford, Carlos Watson
155. Bradley Whitford, Carlos Watson
May 27, 2021
Actor Bradley Whitford; journalist Carlos Watson.
Will Arnett, Brockhampton
154. Will Arnett, Brockhampton
May 26, 2021
Actor Will Arnett; Brockhampton performs.
Gayle King, BTS
153. Gayle King, BTS
May 25, 2021
Journalist Gayle King; BTS performs.
Anthony Anderson, Dr. Francis Collins
152. Anthony Anderson, Dr. Francis Collins
May 24, 2021
Actor Anthony Anderson; Dr. Francis Collins.
John Krasinski; Yo-Yo Ma
151. John Krasinski; Yo-Yo Ma
May 20, 2021
Actor John Krasinski; Yo-Yo Ma performs.
Lisa Kudrow; Tamika Mallory
150. Lisa Kudrow; Tamika Mallory
May 19, 2021
Actress Lisa Kudrow; activist Tamika Mallory.
Morgan Freeman; Tig Notaro
149. Morgan Freeman; Tig Notaro
May 18, 2021
Actor Morgan Freeman; comic Tig Notaro.
Cindy McCain; MJ Rodriguez
148. Cindy McCain; MJ Rodriguez
May 17, 2021
Businesswoman Cindy McCain; actress MJ Rodriguez.
Billy Crystal; Tiffany Haddish; The Black Keys
147. Billy Crystal; Tiffany Haddish; The Black Keys
May 14, 2021
Actors Billy Crystal and Tiffany Haddish; The Black Keys perform.
Seth Rogen; Jack Ingram; Miranda Lambert; Jon Randall
146. Seth Rogen; Jack Ingram; Miranda Lambert; Jon Randall
May 13, 2021
Actor Seth Rogen; Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert and Jon Randall perform.
Elizabeth Warren; David Boreanaz
145. Elizabeth Warren; David Boreanaz
May 12, 2021
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.); actor David Boreanaz.
Michelle Obama
144. Michelle Obama
May 11, 2021
Former First Lady Michelle Obama.
Jake Tapper; Billie Eilish
143. Jake Tapper; Billie Eilish
May 10, 2021
Journalist Jake Tapper; musician Billie Eilish.
Jane Fonda, John Oliver, Ringo Starr, Teddy Swims
142. Jane Fonda, John Oliver, Ringo Starr, Teddy Swims
April 30, 2021
"The Colbert Questionert" featuring actress Jane Fonda, TV personality John Oliver, and musician Ringo Starr; musical performance by Teddy Swims.
Mila Kunis, Sara Kays
141. Mila Kunis, Sara Kays
April 29, 2021
Actress Mila Kunis; musical performance by Sara Kays.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, Julia Michaels
140. Sen. Bernie Sanders, Julia Michaels
April 28, 2021
The comic interviews guests and introduces musical performances.
Amy Klobuchar; Kyle MacLachlan
139. Amy Klobuchar; Kyle MacLachlan
April 27, 2021
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.); actor Kyle MacLachlan.
Anthony Mackie; Terry Gross
138. Anthony Mackie; Terry Gross
April 26, 2021
Actor Anthony Mackie; radio show host Terry Gross.
Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, Bebe Rexha
137. Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, Bebe Rexha
April 22, 2021
TV hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski; musical performance by Bebe Rexha.
Ed Helms; Susan Page
136. Ed Helms; Susan Page
April 21, 2021
Actor Ed Helms; journalist Susan Page.
Cher; Bradley Whitford
135. Cher; Bradley Whitford
April 20, 2021
Singer Cher; actor Bradley Whitford.
Anthony Hopkins; Florian Zeller; Mazie Hirono
134. Anthony Hopkins; Florian Zeller; Mazie Hirono
April 19, 2021
Actor Anthony Hopkins; director Florian Zeller; Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii).
Amanda Seyfried, Ashley McBryde
133. Amanda Seyfried, Ashley McBryde
April 16, 2021
Actress Amanda Seyfried; Ashley McBryde performs.
Willie Geist, Maria Bakalova
132. Willie Geist, Maria Bakalova
April 14, 2021
Willie Geist; Maria Bakalova.
Daniel Kaluuya, Lucy Dacus, Taylor Swift
131. Daniel Kaluuya, Lucy Dacus, Taylor Swift
April 13, 2021
Daniel Kaluuya; musical performance by Lucy Dacus; special appearance by Taylor Swift.
John Boehner, Shelley FKA DRAM
130. John Boehner, Shelley FKA DRAM
April 12, 2021
Former Speaker of the House John Boehner; musical performance by Shelley FKA DRAM.
Hank Azaria; Cheap Trick
129. Hank Azaria; Cheap Trick
April 8, 2021
Actor Hank Azaria; Cheap Trick performs.
Leslie Odom Jr.; Michio Kaku
128. Leslie Odom Jr.; Michio Kaku
April 7, 2021
Actor Leslie Odom Jr.; physicist Michio Kaku.
Ronan Farrow; Brandi Carlile
127. Ronan Farrow; Brandi Carlile
April 6, 2021
Journalist Ronan Farrow; singer Brandi Carlile.
John Cena; Tammy Duckworth
126. John Cena; Tammy Duckworth
April 5, 2021
TV host John Cena; Sen. Tammy Duckworth.
Sharon Stone, Ken Burns
125. Sharon Stone, Ken Burns
March 24, 2021
Actress Sharon Stone; filmmaker Ken Burns.
Dana Carvey, Imagine Dragons
124. Dana Carvey, Imagine Dragons
March 23, 2021
Actor Dana Carvey; Imagine Dragons perform.
Robert Downey Jr., Walter Isaacson, Sebastián Yatra & Guyanaa
123. Robert Downey Jr., Walter Isaacson, Sebastián Yatra & Guyanaa
March 22, 2021
Actor Robert Downey Jr.; author Walter Isaacson; Sebastián Yatra and Guaynaa perform.
Jared Leto
122. Jared Leto
March 18, 2021
Stephen welcomes Senator Chuck Schumer, actor Jared Leto and a musical performance by LANCO.
Magic Johnson
121. Magic Johnson
March 17, 2021
Summary is not available.
Lupita Nyong'o, Martin Freeman
120. Lupita Nyong'o, Martin Freeman
March 16, 2021
Stephen welcomes actress Lupita Nyong'o and actor Martin Freeman.
Ringo Starr
119. Ringo Starr
March 15, 2021
Stephen welcomes musician Ringo Starr and a special appearance by actress Laura Benanti.
Dr. Anthony Fauci
118. Dr. Anthony Fauci
March 12, 2021
Dr. Anthony Fauci, White House Chief Medical Advisor and Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (his first appearance); this special episode marked the first anniversary of the last show from the Ed Sullivan Theater on March 12, 2020.
Aaron Paul; Lake Street Dive; Billy Crystal
117. Aaron Paul; Lake Street Dive; Billy Crystal
March 11, 2021
Actor Aaron Paul; Lake Street Dive performs; actor Billy Crystal.
Emmanuel Acho; Gina Yashere
116. Emmanuel Acho; Gina Yashere
March 10, 2021
Sports analyst Emmanuel Acho; actress Gina Yashere.
Riz Ahmed, Janelle Monáe
115. Riz Ahmed, Janelle Monáe
March 9, 2021
Riz Ahmed; musical performance by Janelle Monáe.
Nicolle Wallace, Michaela Coel, Kings Of Leon
114. Nicolle Wallace, Michaela Coel, Kings Of Leon
March 8, 2021
Nicolle Wallace; Michaela Coel; musical performance by Kings Of Leon.
Jane Fonda, the Hosts of
113. Jane Fonda, the Hosts of "Virtue Signal," Kings Of Leon
March 4, 2021
Actress Jane Fonda; From the Paramount+ series TOONING OUT THE NEWS, the hosts of "Virtue Signal"; musical performance by Kings Of Leon.
Paul Bettany; Metallica
112. Paul Bettany; Metallica
March 3, 2021
Actor Paul Bettany; Metallica performs.
Neil deGrasse Tyson; Jon Batiste
111. Neil deGrasse Tyson; Jon Batiste
March 2, 2021
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson; Jon Batiste performs.
Andy Samberg, Clarissa Ward
110. Andy Samberg, Clarissa Ward
March 1, 2021
Actor Andy Samberg; journalist Clarissa Ward.
Regina King, Vic Mensa featuring Wyclef Jean
109. Regina King, Vic Mensa featuring Wyclef Jean
February 25, 2021
Regina King, Vic Mensa featuring Wyclef Jean
Arsenio Hall, Celeste
108. Arsenio Hall, Celeste
February 24, 2021
Arsenio Hall, Celeste
Billie Eilish, Anna Palmer, Jake Sherman
107. Billie Eilish, Anna Palmer, Jake Sherman
February 23, 2021
Billie Eilish, Anna Palmer, Jake Sherman
Bill Gates, Tune-Yards
106. Bill Gates, Tune-Yards
February 22, 2021
Bill Gates, Tune-Yards
Blake Shelton
105. Blake Shelton
February 11, 2021
Blake Shelton talks and performs.
Kristen Wiig; Rebecca Breeds
104. Kristen Wiig; Rebecca Breeds
February 10, 2021
Actress Kristen Wiig; actress Rebecca Breeds.
John Oliver; Ingrid Andress
103. John Oliver; Ingrid Andress
February 9, 2021
TV host John Oliver; Ingrid Andress performs.
Queen Latifah; Steven Yeun
102. Queen Latifah; Steven Yeun
February 8, 2021
Actress Queen Latifah; actor Steven Yeun.
A Late Show: Super Bowl Edition
101. A Late Show: Super Bowl Edition
February 7, 2021
Actor Robert Downey Jr.; special appearance by actress Tiffany Haddish; musical performance by rock band Metallica; special episode due to today's CBS Sports' broadcast of Super Bowl LV.
Tiffany Haddish; H.E.R.
100. Tiffany Haddish; H.E.R.
February 4, 2021
Actress Tiffany Haddish; H.E.R. performs.
Salma Hayek; Mark Harris
99. Salma Hayek; Mark Harris
February 3, 2021
Actress Salma Hayek; journalist Mark Harris.
Zendaya; Father James Martin
98. Zendaya; Father James Martin
February 2, 2021
Actress Zendaya; Father James Martin.
Ethan Hawke; Mickey Guyton
97. Ethan Hawke; Mickey Guyton
February 1, 2021
Actor Ethan Hawke; Mickey Guyton performs.
Best of President Biden & Vice President Harris
96. Best of President Biden & Vice President Harris
January 29, 2021
The best of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.
Viggo Mortensen; Charles Blow
95. Viggo Mortensen; Charles Blow
January 28, 2021
Actor Viggo Mortensen; journalist Charles Blow.
Billy Crystal; Jackie Speier
94. Billy Crystal; Jackie Speier
January 27, 2021
Actor Billy Crystal; Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.).
Colin Firth; Stanley Tucci; Adrianne Lenker
93. Colin Firth; Stanley Tucci; Adrianne Lenker
January 26, 2021
Actor Colin Firth; actor Stanley Tucci; Adrianne Lenker performs.
Serena Williams
92. Serena Williams
January 25, 2021
Professional tennis player Serena Williams.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Derek DelGaudio, Frank Oz
91. Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Derek DelGaudio, Frank Oz
January 21, 2021
Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Derek DelGaudio, Frank Oz
Jon Lovett, Jon Favreau, Tommy Vietor, Peter CottonTale
90. Jon Lovett, Jon Favreau, Tommy Vietor, Peter CottonTale
January 20, 2021
Jon Lovett, Jon Favreau, Tommy Vietor, Peter CottonTale, Chance The Rapper, Cynthia Erivo, Chicago Children's Choir, Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, Kofi Lost
Jason Segel, Black Pumas
89. Jason Segel, Black Pumas
January 19, 2021
Actor Jason Segel; musical performance by Black Pumas.
Senator Cory Booker, Infinity Song
88. Senator Cory Booker, Infinity Song
January 18, 2021
Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ); musical performance by Infinity Song.
John Heilemann, Mark McKinnon, Alex Wagner, Jennifer Palmieri, The War On Drugs
87. John Heilemann, Mark McKinnon, Alex Wagner, Jennifer Palmieri, The War On Drugs
January 15, 2021
The TV hosts of "The Circus": John Heilemann, Mark McKinnon, Alex Wagner, and Jennifer Palmieri; musical performance by The War On Drugs.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, FINNEAS
86. Sen. Bernie Sanders, FINNEAS
January 14, 2021
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.); FINNEAS performs.
Samantha Bee, Paul Mescal
85. Samantha Bee, Paul Mescal
January 13, 2021
TV host Samantha Bee; actor Paul Mescal.
James Comey, Lili Reinhart
84. James Comey, Lili Reinhart
January 12, 2021
Author James Comey; actress Lili Reinhart.
Chris Rock, Joss Stone
83. Chris Rock, Joss Stone
January 11, 2021
Comic Chris Rock; Joss Stone performs.
George Clooney; Tom Hanks; Meryl Streep; The Mountain Goats
82. George Clooney; Tom Hanks; Meryl Streep; The Mountain Goats
January 8, 2021
"The Colbert Questionnert" featuring George Clooney, Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep; The Mountain Goats perform.
Rachel Brosnahan, Julien Baker
81. Rachel Brosnahan, Julien Baker
January 7, 2021
Actress Rachel Brosnahan; musical performance by Julien Baker.
1/29/21 (Joe Biden, Jill Biden, Kamala Harris)
77. 1/29/21 (Joe Biden, Jill Biden, Kamala Harris)
January 29, 2021
Stephen welcomes President Joe Biden, First Lady Jill Biden, and Vice President Kamala Harris.
1/25/21 (Serena Williams, Dayglow)
73. 1/25/21 (Serena Williams, Dayglow)
January 25, 2021
Stephen welcomes professional tennis player Serena Williams, and a musical performance by Dayglow.
1/20/21 (Jon Lovett, Jon Favreau, Tommy Vietor)
71. 1/20/21 (Jon Lovett, Jon Favreau, Tommy Vietor)
January 20, 2021
Stephen welcomes comedian Jon Lovett, director Jon Favreau, political commentator Tommy Vietor, and and a musical performance featuring several artists.
1/18/21 (Cory Booker, Laura Benanti, Infinity Song)
69. 1/18/21 (Cory Booker, Laura Benanti, Infinity Song)
January 18, 2021
Stephen welcomes Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), a special appearance by actress Laura Benanti, and a musical performance by Infinity Song.
1/11/21 (Chris Rock, Aubrey Plaza, Joss Stone)
64. 1/11/21 (Chris Rock, Aubrey Plaza, Joss Stone)
January 11, 2021
Stephen welcomes comedian Chris Rock, actress Aubrey Plaza, and a musical performance by Joss Stone.
1/6/21 (Amy Klobuchar, Adam Kinzinger, Jamila Woods)
61. 1/6/21 (Amy Klobuchar, Adam Kinzinger, Jamila Woods)
January 6, 2021
Stephen welcomes Senator Amy Klobuchar, Representative Adam Kinzinger, and a musical performance by Jamila Woods.
Samantha Bee, Paul Mescal
60. Samantha Bee, Paul Mescal
January 6, 2021
TV host Samantha Bee; actor Paul Mescal.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Anya Taylor-Joy
59. Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Anya Taylor-Joy
January 5, 2021
Author Dr. Sanjay Gupta; actress Anya Taylor-Joy.
Stacey Abrams, RuPaul Charles, Maren Morris
58. Stacey Abrams, RuPaul Charles, Maren Morris
January 4, 2021
Voting rights activist Stacey Abrams; TV personality RuPaul Charles; Maren Morris performs.
Anderson Cooper, Andy Cohen, Jon Batiste
57. Anderson Cooper, Andy Cohen, Jon Batiste
December 18, 2020
Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen; musical performance by Jon Batiste.
Joseph R. Biden, Dr. Jill Biden, Jon Batiste
56. Joseph R. Biden, Dr. Jill Biden, Jon Batiste
December 17, 2020
Stephen welcomes president-elect Joseph R. Biden and Dr. Jill Biden, plus a musical performance by Jon Batiste.
Tom Hanks, Leslie Odom Jr.
55. Tom Hanks, Leslie Odom Jr.
December 16, 2020
Tom Hanks; musical performance by Leslie Odom Jr.
Whoopi Goldberg, James Martin
54. Whoopi Goldberg, James Martin
December 15, 2020
Whoopi Goldberg, from the CBS All Access limited event series THE STAND; Father James Martin.
Chance the Rapper, Christopher Walken, Laura Benanti
53. Chance the Rapper, Christopher Walken, Laura Benanti
December 14, 2020
Chance the Rapper, Christopher Walken, Laura Benanti
James Corden; Fleet Foxes
52. James Corden; Fleet Foxes
December 10, 2020
TV host James Corden; Fleet Foxes performs.
Rachel Maddow; Megan Thee Stallion
51. Rachel Maddow; Megan Thee Stallion
December 9, 2020
TV host Rachel Maddow; rapper Megan Thee Stallion.
John Dickerson; Emily Bazelon; David Plotz; Greta Van Fleet.
50. John Dickerson; Emily Bazelon; David Plotz; Greta Van Fleet.
December 8, 2020
Podcast hosts John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon and David Plotz; Greta Van Fleet performs.
Meryl Streep, Chris Stapleton
49. Meryl Streep, Chris Stapleton
December 7, 2020
Actress Meryl Streep; Chris Stapleton performs.
Common, Andrea Bocelli
48. Common, Andrea Bocelli
December 4, 2020
Common, Andrea Bocelli
Christopher Krebs, Aubrey Plaza
47. Christopher Krebs, Aubrey Plaza
December 3, 2020
Christopher Krebs, former director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency; actress Aubrey Plaza.
Kate Winslet, Michael Eric Dyson
46. Kate Winslet, Michael Eric Dyson
December 2, 2020
Kate Winslet, Michael Eric Dyson
Bryan Cranston, Cori Bush
45. Bryan Cranston, Cori Bush
December 1, 2020
Bryan Cranston, Cori Bush
Barack Obama, Vol. 2
44. Barack Obama, Vol. 2
November 30, 2020
Barack Obama, Vol. 2
Rob Corddry, John Lithgow, Chef José Andrés
43. Rob Corddry, John Lithgow, Chef José Andrés
November 25, 2020
Stephen welcomes actor Rob Corddry, actor John Lithgow and a cooking lesson from Chef José Andrés.
Barack Obama
42. Barack Obama
November 24, 2020
Barack Obama
Glenn Close, Kane Brown ft. Swae Lee & Khalid
41. Glenn Close, Kane Brown ft. Swae Lee & Khalid
November 23, 2020
Glenn Close, Kane Brown ft. Swae Lee & Khalid
LL Cool J, Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters
40. LL Cool J, Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters
November 19, 2020
LL Cool J, Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters
Matthew McConaughey, Cedric the Entertainer
39. Matthew McConaughey, Cedric the Entertainer
November 18, 2020
Matthew McConaughey, Cedric the Entertainer
Lewis Hamilton, Andrea Bocelli
38. Lewis Hamilton, Andrea Bocelli
November 17, 2020
Lewis Hamilton, Andrea Bocelli
Jake Tapper, Benee
37. Jake Tapper, Benee
November 16, 2020
Jake Tapper, Benee
Michael Moore, Sara Bareilles
36. Michael Moore, Sara Bareilles
November 12, 2020
Michael Moore, Sara Bareilles
Olivia Colman, Gillian Anderson, Kylie Minogue
35. Olivia Colman, Gillian Anderson, Kylie Minogue
November 11, 2020
Olivia Colman, Gillian Anderson, Kylie Minogue
Hugh Grant, Sturgill Simpson
34. Hugh Grant, Sturgill Simpson
November 10, 2020
Hugh Grant, Sturgill Simpson
Stacey Abrams, Thomas Middleditch
33. Stacey Abrams, Thomas Middleditch
November 9, 2020
Stacey Abrams, Thomas Middleditch
Larry Wilmore, Laura Benanti
32. Larry Wilmore, Laura Benanti
November 5, 2020
Stephen welcomes comedian Larry Wilmore and a musical performance by Laura Benanti.
Shepard Smith, Leon Bridges, Lucky Daye
30. Shepard Smith, Leon Bridges, Lucky Daye
November 4, 2020
Stephen welcomes CNBC's Chief general anchor Shepard Smith, and a musical performance by Leon Bridges and Lucky Daye.
John Oliver, JoJo
29. John Oliver, JoJo
November 2, 2020
TV host John Oliver; musical performance by JoJo.
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jon Stewart
28. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jon Stewart
October 30, 2020
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Special appearance by Jon Stewart
Julie Andrews, Amy Walter, Sam Smith
27. Julie Andrews, Amy Walter, Sam Smith
October 29, 2020
Julie Andrews, Amy Walter, Sam Smith
Jaime Harrison, Elvis Costello
26. Jaime Harrison, Elvis Costello
October 28, 2020
Jaime Harrison, Elvis Costello
Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Sarah Cooper
25. Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Sarah Cooper
October 27, 2020
Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Sarah Cooper
Sacha Baron Cohen. Jeff Tweedy
24. Sacha Baron Cohen. Jeff Tweedy
October 26, 2020
Sacha Baron Cohen. Jeff Tweedy
2020 Campaign Coverage Special
23. 2020 Campaign Coverage Special
October 23, 2020
The comic interviews guests and introduces musical performances.
Andrew Cuomo, Matt Berninger
22. Andrew Cuomo, Matt Berninger
October 22, 2020
Governor Andrew Cuomo; musical performance by Matt Berninger (LIVE Broadcast ET/Delayed PT)
Bruce Springsteen
21. Bruce Springsteen
October 21, 2020
Singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen.
Dolly Parton, Ty Dolla $ign
20. Dolly Parton, Ty Dolla $ign
October 20, 2020
Singer-songwriter Dolly Parton; Ty Dolla $ign performs
Joy Reid, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
19. Joy Reid, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
October 19, 2020
Journalist Joy Reid; actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.
Allison Janney, Richard Schiff, Martin Sheen, Bradley Whitford, Aaron Sorkin
18. Allison Janney, Richard Schiff, Martin Sheen, Bradley Whitford, Aaron Sorkin
October 9, 2020
The stars and creator of "The West Wing": Allison Janney, Richard Schiff, Martin Sheen, Bradley Whitford, and Aaron Sorkin.
 Mindy Kaling, John Brennan
17. Mindy Kaling, John Brennan
October 8, 2020
Kaling, John Brennan
Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Future Islands
16. Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Future Islands
October 7, 2020
Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Future Islands
Jerry Seinfeld, Ella Mai
15. Jerry Seinfeld, Ella Mai
October 6, 2020
Jerry Seinfeld, Ella Mai
Jon Bon Jovi, Bon Jovi
14. Jon Bon Jovi, Bon Jovi
October 5, 2020
Jon Bon Jovi, Bon Jovi
Dr. Jon LaPook, John Dickerson
13. Dr. Jon LaPook, John Dickerson
October 2, 2020
Dr. Jon LaPook, John Dickerson
Ethan Hawke, Prosecutor Andrew Weissmann
12. Ethan Hawke, Prosecutor Andrew Weissmann
October 1, 2020
Ethan Hawke, Prosecutor Andrew Weissmann
John Lithgow, Jonathan Alter
11. John Lithgow, Jonathan Alter
September 30, 2020
John Lithgow, Jonathan Alter
Senator Cory Booker, Public Enemy
10. Senator Cory Booker, Public Enemy
September 29, 2020
Senator Cory Booker, Public Enemy
Mariah Carey, Rex Orange County
9. Mariah Carey, Rex Orange County
September 28, 2020
Mariah Carey, Rex Orange County
Katie Porter; Tony Romo
8. Katie Porter; Tony Romo
September 24, 2020
Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.); sports analyst Tony Romo.
Jeff Daniels; Yusuf/Cat Stevens
7. Jeff Daniels; Yusuf/Cat Stevens
September 23, 2020
Actor Jeff Daniels; Yusuf/Cat Stevens performs.
Desus Nice; The Kid Mero; Jake Isaac
6. Desus Nice; The Kid Mero; Jake Isaac
September 22, 2020
TV hosts Desus Nice and The Kid Mero; Jake Isaac performs.
Mon, Sep 21, 2020 (Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, Laurence Fishburne)
5. Mon, Sep 21, 2020 (Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, Laurence Fishburne)
September 21, 2020
Stephen welcomes Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster and actor Laurence Fishburne.
Thu, Sep 17, 2020 (Sarah Paulson, PJ Morton)
4. Thu, Sep 17, 2020 (Sarah Paulson, PJ Morton)
September 17, 2020
Stephen welcomes actress Sarah Paulson and a musical performance by PJ Morton.
Wed, Sep 16, 2020 (Drew Barrymore, Lang Lang)
3. Wed, Sep 16, 2020 (Drew Barrymore, Lang Lang)
September 16, 2020
Stephen welcomes actress Drew Barrymore and a musical performance by Lang Lang.
Tue, Sep 15, 2020 (Janelle Monae, Jacob Soboroff)
2. Tue, Sep 15, 2020 (Janelle Monae, Jacob Soboroff)
September 15, 2020
Stephen welcomes signer Janelle Monae and journalist Jacob Soboroff.
Mon, Sep 14, 2020 (Bob Woodward, Luke Combs)
1. Mon, Sep 14, 2020 (Bob Woodward, Luke Combs)
September 14, 2020
Stephen welcomes journalist Bob Woodward and a musical performance by Luke Combs.
Description

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert is a late night talk show that is aired on CBS. It first hit the air on September 8, 2015. The first guests that appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert were actor George Clooney and United States presidential hopeful, the former Governor of Florida in Jeb Bush.

Colbert replaced long time host of The Late Show in David Letterman. Letterman was the host of The Late Show With David Letterman for 22 years on CBS. For 11 years before that the show aired on NBC.

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert is taped at the historic Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. Before Colbert came to become the host of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, he was the host of The Colbert Report on Comedy Central. When Colbert took over the job as the host of The Late Show, he brought the biggest part of his Colbert Report production team with him. Former Comedy Central colleague and fellow show host Jon Stewart is also a part of the The Late Show With Stephen Colbert production team. Stewart is an executive producer of the show.

The format of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert is nearly similar to that of the David Letterman version. Colbert has a wide range of guests from actors, musicians, and top politicians of the day. One major difference is the house band for the show. The CBS Orchestra from the David Letterman show has been replaced with bandleader Johnathan Batiste and his Stay Human band.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert is a series that is currently running and has 6 seasons (1067 episodes). The series first aired on September 8, 2015.

Where to Watch The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert is available for streaming on the CBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on demand at Apple TV+, Paramount+, Hulu and FuboTV.

  • Premiere Date
    September 8, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (12,458)