The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

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  • 2015
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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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Alicia Keys; Eddie Izzard
162. Alicia Keys; Eddie Izzard
December 8, 2022
Alicia Keys talks and performs, comic Eddie Izzard.
Mariah Carey; Kumail Nanjiani
161. Mariah Carey; Kumail Nanjiani
December 7, 2022
Mariah Carey takes "The Colbert Questionert"; actor Kumail Nanjiani.
Red, White, & Greenland! Stephen Cold-Bear Is Lost in Space Force
160. Red, White, & Greenland! Stephen Cold-Bear Is Lost in Space Force
December 6, 2022
Chief Master Sergeant of the Space Force Roger A. Towberman; karaoke with Sturgill Simpson.
John David Washington; Naomi Osaka; Spoon
159. John David Washington; Naomi Osaka; Spoon
December 5, 2022
Actor John David Washington; tennis player Naomi Osaka; Spoon performs.
John Krasinski, Sarah Polley
158. John Krasinski, Sarah Polley
December 1, 2022
Actor and filmmaker John Krasinski, actress, writer, director and producer Sarah Polley.
Janet Yellen, Rob Delaney
157. Janet Yellen, Rob Delaney
November 30, 2022
Secretary of treasury Janet Yellen, comedian, writer, and actor Rob Delaney.
Sally Field, Maria Ressa
156. Sally Field, Maria Ressa
November 29, 2022
Actress Sally Field, Filipino-American journalist Maria Ressa.
Don Lemon, Gabrielle Union
155. Don Lemon, Gabrielle Union
November 28, 2022
Television journalist Don Lemon, actress Gabrielle Union.
Jake Gyllenhaal, Elizabeth Debicki
154. Jake Gyllenhaal, Elizabeth Debicki
November 23, 2022
Actor Jake Gyllenhaal, actress Elizabeth Debicki Plus special surprise guests!
Cate Blanchett, Paul Dano, Holly Humberstone
153. Cate Blanchett, Paul Dano, Holly Humberstone
November 22, 2022
Actress Cate Blanchett takes "The Colbert Questionert" Actor Paul Dano Performance by Holly Humberstone
Daniel Craig; Josh Johnson
152. Daniel Craig; Josh Johnson
November 21, 2022
Actor Daniel Craig; Stand-up performance by Josh Johnson.
Michelle Williams
151. Michelle Williams
November 17, 2022
Actress Michelle Williams. Winners of PICKLED (CBS sports comedy special).
Michael Shannon, Tig Notaro
150. Michael Shannon, Tig Notaro
November 16, 2022
Actor Michael Shannon, stand-up comedian, actress Tig Notaro.
Jon Stewart, LCD Soundsystem
149. Jon Stewart, LCD Soundsystem
November 15, 2022
Comedian, political commentator, and television host Jon Stewart. Performance by LCD Soundsystem.
Michelle Obama, Stromae
148. Michelle Obama, Stromae
November 14, 2022
Former first lady of the United States Michelle Obama Performance by Stromae
Emily Blunt; George Saunders
147. Emily Blunt; George Saunders
November 10, 2022
Actress Emily Blunt; writer George Saunders.
Rose McIver
146. Rose McIver
November 9, 2022
Actress Rose McIver – GHOSTS (CBS) "Just One Question: Black Panther Edition"
John Dickerson; Mike Birbiglia
145. John Dickerson; Mike Birbiglia
November 8, 2022
Covering the midterm elections; journalist John Dickerson; comic Mike Birbiglia.
John Oliver; The Lion King
144. John Oliver; The Lion King
November 7, 2022
Comic John Oliver; unveiling People's Sexiest Man Alive; a performance by the Broadway cast of "The Lion King."
Bono
143. Bono
November 3, 2022
Singer, songwriter Bono
Jennifer Lawrence, Ernest Moniz
142. Jennifer Lawrence, Ernest Moniz
November 2, 2022
Actress Jennifer Lawrence Former secretary of energy Ernest Moniz
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Matthew Perry
141. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Matthew Perry
November 1, 2022
Actor Matthew Perry Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Jennifer Hudson, Zosia Mamet
140. Jennifer Hudson, Zosia Mamet
October 31, 2022
Singer, actress, and talk show host Jennifer Hudson Actress, musician Zosia Mamet
Kerry Washington; Joe Walsh
139. Kerry Washington; Joe Walsh
October 27, 2022
Actress Kerry Washington; Joe Walsh performs.
Aubrey Plaza; Nikole Hannah-Jones
138. Aubrey Plaza; Nikole Hannah-Jones
October 26, 2022
Actress Aubrey Plaza; journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones.
Eddie Redmayne; George R.R. Martin
137. Eddie Redmayne; George R.R. Martin
October 25, 2022
Actor Eddie Redmayne; writer George R.R. Martin.
Pete Buttigieg; Ina Garten
136. Pete Buttigieg; Ina Garten
October 24, 2022
Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg Author, host of the Food Network show Be My Guest with Ina Garten
Jeremy Strong, Ed Sheeran
135. Jeremy Strong, Ed Sheeran
October 13, 2022
Actor Jeremy Strong; singer-songwriter and musician Ed Sheeran. Special performance by Ed Sheeran.
George Stephanopoulos, Marcia Gay Harden
134. George Stephanopoulos, Marcia Gay Harden
October 12, 2022
Television host, political commentator George Stephanopoulos, actress Marcia Gay Harden.
John Lithgow, Wendell Pierce
133. John Lithgow, Wendell Pierce
October 11, 2022
Actor John Lithgow, actor Wendell Pierce.
Colin Farrell; Brendan Gleeson; Paul Mercurio
132. Colin Farrell; Brendan Gleeson; Paul Mercurio
October 10, 2022
Actor Colin Farrell; actor Brendan Gleeson; actor Paul Mercurio.
Cate Blanchett, Domhnall Gleeson, Evie Colbert
131. Cate Blanchett, Domhnall Gleeson, Evie Colbert
October 6, 2022
Actress Cate Blanchett Actor and screenwriter Domhnall Gleeson "First Drafts with Evie Colbert"
Dr. Anthony Fauci, Cody Keenan
130. Dr. Anthony Fauci, Cody Keenan
October 5, 2022
Dr. Anthony Fauci Political advisor and speech writer Cody Keenan
Maggie Haberman
129. Maggie Haberman
October 4, 2022
Journalist Maggie Haberman "Stephen Colbert Presents: Tooning Out the News"
Nancy Pelosi; Armando Iannucci
128. Nancy Pelosi; Armando Iannucci
October 3, 2022
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi; satirist Armando Iannucci.
George Clooney, Alex G
127. George Clooney, Alex G
September 29, 2022
Actor George Clooney Performance by Alex G
Anderson Cooper, Sosie Bacon
126. Anderson Cooper, Sosie Bacon
September 28, 2022
Broadcast Journalist Anderson Cooper Actress Sosie Bacon – SMILE (Paramount)
Samuel L. Jackson, Clarissa Ward
125. Samuel L. Jackson, Clarissa Ward
September 27, 2022
Actor Samuel L. Jackson Television Journalist Clarissa Ward
Sigourney Weaver, Zeeko Zaki
124. Sigourney Weaver, Zeeko Zaki
September 26, 2022
Actress Sigourney Weaver Actor Zeeko Zaki – FBI (CBS)
Neil deGrasse Tyson; Sudan Archives
123. Neil deGrasse Tyson; Sudan Archives
September 22, 2022
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson; Sudan Archives perform.
Olivia Wilde; Ken Burns
122. Olivia Wilde; Ken Burns
September 21, 2022
Actress Olivia Wilde; filmmaker Ken Burns.
Billy Eichner; Samantha Power
121. Billy Eichner; Samantha Power
September 20, 2022
Actor Billy Eichner; journalist Samantha Power.
Ana de Armas
120. Ana de Armas
September 19, 2022
Actress Ana de Armas.
Queen Latifah; Nina Totenberg
119. Queen Latifah; Nina Totenberg
September 15, 2022
Actress Queen Latifah; legal correspondent Nina Totenberg.
Steve Carell; Phoenix
118. Steve Carell; Phoenix
September 14, 2022
Actor Steve Carell; Phoenix performs.
Robert De Niro; Ethan Hawke; St. Vincent
117. Robert De Niro; Ethan Hawke; St. Vincent
September 13, 2022
Robert De Niro takes "The Colbert Questionert" Ethan Hawke takes "The Colbert Questionert" Performance by St. Vincent
Ryan Reynolds; Rob McElhenney; James Taylor
116. Ryan Reynolds; Rob McElhenney; James Taylor
September 8, 2022
Actor Ryan Reynolds; actor Rob McElhenney; James Taylor performs.
Gayle King; Tony Dokoupil; Nate Burleson; Betty Gilpin
115. Gayle King; Tony Dokoupil; Nate Burleson; Betty Gilpin
September 7, 2022
Co-anchors Gayle King, Tony Dokoupil and Nate Burleson ("CBS Mornings"); actress Betty Gilpin.
Eighth Season Premiere
114. Eighth Season Premiere
September 6, 2022
Alex Wagner, Roy Wood Jr.
Karine Jean-Pierre, Tatiana Maslany, Joe Walsh
113. Karine Jean-Pierre, Tatiana Maslany, Joe Walsh
August 11, 2022
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre Tatiana Maslany Music residency: Joe Walsh
Kieran Culkin, Run the Jewels, Joe Walsh
112. Kieran Culkin, Run the Jewels, Joe Walsh
August 10, 2022
Kieran Culkin Performance by Run the Jewels Music residency: Joe Walsh
Ben Stiller, D'Arcy Carden, Joe Walsh
111. Ben Stiller, D'Arcy Carden, Joe Walsh
August 9, 2022
Ben Stiller D'Arcy Carden Music residency: Joe Walsh
Mindy Kaling, Sen. Chris Murphy, Joe Walsh
110. Mindy Kaling, Sen. Chris Murphy, Joe Walsh
August 8, 2022
Mindy Kaling Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) Music residency: Joe Walsh
James Taylor, Colman Domingo
109. James Taylor, Colman Domingo
August 4, 2022
James Taylor; Colman Domingo Music residency: James Taylor
Ron Howard, Morfydd Clark, James Taylor
108. Ron Howard, Morfydd Clark, James Taylor
August 3, 2022
Ron Howard; Morfydd Clark Music residency: James Taylor
Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Tommy Vietor, Bianca Cristovao, James Taylor
107. Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Tommy Vietor, Bianca Cristovao, James Taylor
August 2, 2022
"Pod Save America": Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett and Tommy Vietor Stand-up performance by Bianca Cristovao Music residency: James Taylor
Patton Oswalt, Jennifer Granholm, James Taylor
106. Patton Oswalt, Jennifer Granholm, James Taylor
August 1, 2022
Patton Oswalt; U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm Music residency: James Taylor
Jonathan Karl; BJ Novak
105. Jonathan Karl; BJ Novak
July 28, 2022
Journalist Jonathan Karl; actor BJ Novak.
Amanda Seyfried; Stephen Merchant
104. Amanda Seyfried; Stephen Merchant
July 27, 2022
Actress Amanda Seyfried; actor Stephen Merchant.
Charlamagne tha God; Brett Gelman
103. Charlamagne tha God; Brett Gelman
July 26, 2022
TV personality Charlamagne tha God; actor Brett Gelman.
Jamie Raskin; Death Cab for Cutie
102. Jamie Raskin; Death Cab for Cutie
July 25, 2022
Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) Performance by Death Cab for Cutie
Ice-T, Michael Pollan
101. Ice-T, Michael Pollan
July 20, 2022
Ice-T Michael Pollan
Ethan Hawke, Courtney Barnett
100. Ethan Hawke, Courtney Barnett
July 19, 2022
Ethan Hawke Performance by Courtney Barnett
Billy Crystal, Paul Hollywood
99. Billy Crystal, Paul Hollywood
July 18, 2022
Billy Crystal Cooking demo with Paul Hollywood
Heidi Klum; Ibram X. Kendi
98. Heidi Klum; Ibram X. Kendi
June 30, 2022
Model Heidi Klum; writer Ibram X. Kendi.
Adam Kinzinger; Karl Urban
97. Adam Kinzinger; Karl Urban
June 29, 2022
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.); actor Karl Urban.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; Jimmie Allen
96. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; Jimmie Allen
June 28, 2022
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.); Jimmie Allen performs.
Wanda Sykes; Ronan Farrow
95. Wanda Sykes; Ronan Farrow
June 27, 2022
Comic Wanda Sykes; writer Ronan Farrow.
Beto O'Rourke; Matilda Lawler
94. Beto O'Rourke; Matilda Lawler
June 23, 2022
Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas); actress Matilda Lawler.
Taika Waititi; David Sedaris
93. Taika Waititi; David Sedaris
June 22, 2022
Filmmaker Taika Waititi; comic David Sedaris.
Werner Herzog; Roger Waters
92. Werner Herzog; Roger Waters
June 21, 2022
Filmmaker Werner Herzog Performance by Roger Waters
Sen. Cory Booker; The Lumineers
91. Sen. Cory Booker; The Lumineers
June 20, 2022
Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) Performance by The Lumineers
Tom Hanks
90. Tom Hanks
June 16, 2022
Actor Tom Hanks
Emma Thompson, Tom Segura
89. Emma Thompson, Tom Segura
June 15, 2022
Actress Emma Thompson Stand-up performance by Tom Segura
Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein, Bonnie Raitt
88. Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein, Bonnie Raitt
June 14, 2022
Investigative journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein Performance by Bonnie Raitt Performance by Bonnie Raitt
Bryan Cranston; Sen. Raphael Warnock
87. Bryan Cranston; Sen. Raphael Warnock
June 13, 2022
Actor Bryan Cranston; Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA)
Jon Batiste; Simu Liu
86. Jon Batiste; Simu Liu
June 9, 2022
Jon Batiste takes "The Colbert Questionert"; actor Simu Liu.
Rep. Adam Schiff, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kurt Vile
85. Rep. Adam Schiff, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kurt Vile
June 8, 2022
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.); actor Chiwetel Ejiofor; musical performance by Kurt Vile.
Robert De Niro; Rosie Perez
84. Robert De Niro; Rosie Perez
June 7, 2022
Actor Robert De Niro; actress Rosie Perez.
Journalist Jake Tapper; actor Joel Kim Booster
83. Journalist Jake Tapper; actor Joel Kim Booster
June 6, 2022
Jake Tapper & Joel Kim Booster
Beto O'Rourke; Karl Urban
82. Beto O'Rourke; Karl Urban
May 26, 2022
Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas); actor Karl Urban.
Michael Che; James Stavridis
81. Michael Che; James Stavridis
May 25, 2022
Comic Michael Che; retired Navy Adm. James Stavridis.
Jacinda Ardern; David Sedaris
80. Jacinda Ardern; David Sedaris
May 24, 2022
Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern; comic David Sedaris.
Jennifer Connelly; Patti LuPone
79. Jennifer Connelly; Patti LuPone
May 23, 2022
Actress Jennifer Connelly; actress and singer Patti LuPone Performance by Patti LuPone
Shaquille O'Neal takes
78. Shaquille O'Neal takes "The Colbert Questionert", Sebastian Stan, Performance by Sharon Van Etten
May 20, 2022
Shaquille O'Neal takes "The Colbert Questionert", Sebastian Stan, Performance by Sharon Van Etten
Mike Myers, Minha Kim
77. Mike Myers, Minha Kim
May 19, 2022
Mike Myers, Minha Kim
Secretary Antony Blinken, Zosia Mamet
76. Secretary Antony Blinken, Zosia Mamet
May 18, 2022
Secretary Antony Blinken, Zosia Mamet
Ricky Gervais, Performance by Trombone Shorty
75. Ricky Gervais, Performance by Trombone Shorty
May 17, 2022
Ricky Gervais, Performance by Trombone Shorty
Former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, Judd Apatow
74. Former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, Judd Apatow
May 16, 2022
Former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper; comedian Judd Apatow.
Billy Crystal; Regina Spektor
73. Billy Crystal; Regina Spektor
May 13, 2022
Actor Billy Crystal; performance by Regina Spektor.
Jake Tapper; Beach House
72. Jake Tapper; Beach House
May 12, 2022
Journalist Jake Tapper; performance by Beach House.
Jean Smart; Hugh Dancy
71. Jean Smart; Hugh Dancy
May 11, 2022
Actress Jean Smart; actor Hugh Dancy.
Ken Jeong; Mark Esper
70. Ken Jeong; Mark Esper
May 10, 2022
Actor Ken Jeong; former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper.
Sarah Silverman; Shaquille O'Neal; Sharon Van Etten
69. Sarah Silverman; Shaquille O'Neal; Sharon Van Etten
May 9, 2022
Actress Sarah Silverman; sports analyst Shaquille O'Neal takes "The Colbert Questionert", Performance by Sharon Van Etten.
Chris O'Donnell, Elvis Costello
68. Chris O'Donnell, Elvis Costello
May 6, 2022
Actor Chris O'Donnell; musician Elvis Costello takes "The Colbert Questionert."
Matt Walsh
67. Matt Walsh
May 5, 2022
Actor Matt Walsh.
Glenn Close, Sheryl Crow
66. Glenn Close, Sheryl Crow
May 4, 2022
Actress Glenn Close; musician Sheryl Crow.
Jose Andres, Ron Howard, Lucius, Sheryl Crow
65. Jose Andres, Ron Howard, Lucius, Sheryl Crow
May 3, 2022
Chef Jose Andres and actor/director Ron Howard; musical performance by Lucius featuring Sheryl Crow.
Jon Bernthal, Alton Brown
64. Jon Bernthal, Alton Brown
May 2, 2022
Actor Jon Bernthal; TV personality Alton Brown.
Jason Bateman, Laura Linney
63. Jason Bateman, Laura Linney
April 21, 2022
Actor Jason Bateman and actress Laura Linney.
Alexander Skarsgård; Jack White
62. Alexander Skarsgård; Jack White
April 20, 2022
Actor Alexander Skarsgård; singer Jack White Performance by Jack White
Neil deGrasse Tyson; Emmy Blotnick
61. Neil deGrasse Tyson; Emmy Blotnick
April 19, 2022
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson; stand-up performance by comedian Emmy Blotnick.
Julia Roberts; Wilco
60. Julia Roberts; Wilco
April 18, 2022
Actress Julia Roberts; performance by Wilco.
Josh Brolin; Who
59. Josh Brolin; Who
April 15, 2022
Actor Josh Brolin; performance by The Who
Hugh Laurie; Spoon
58. Hugh Laurie; Spoon
April 14, 2022
Actor Hugh Laurie; performance by Spoon
Claire Foy; Paul Bettany
57. Claire Foy; Paul Bettany
April 13, 2022
Actress Claire Foy and actor Paul Bettany Performance by Bright Eyes
Molly Shannon; Rep. Cori Bush
56. Molly Shannon; Rep. Cori Bush
April 12, 2022
Actress Molly Shannon; Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO).
Chance the Rapper; Beanie Feldstein
55. Chance the Rapper; Beanie Feldstein
April 11, 2022
Chance the Rapper; actress Beanie Feldstein Performance by Chance the Rapper
Clarissa Ward; Pete Holmes; Anitta
54. Clarissa Ward; Pete Holmes; Anitta
April 7, 2022
Journalist Clarissa Ward; comic Pete Holmes; Anitta performs.
Anderson Cooper; Thomas Rhett
53. Anderson Cooper; Thomas Rhett
April 6, 2022
Journalist Anderson Cooper; Thomas Rhett performs.
Oscar Isaac; Elizabeth Alexander
52. Oscar Isaac; Elizabeth Alexander
April 5, 2022
Actor Oscar Isaac; poet Elizabeth Alexander.
Shaq; Mayim Bialik
51. Shaq; Mayim Bialik
April 4, 2022
Sports analyst Shaq; actress Mayim Bialik
John C. Reilly, Mandy Patinkin, Ken Burns
50. John C. Reilly, Mandy Patinkin, Ken Burns
April 1, 2022
"Maybe Coming Soon" with John C. Reilly Actor Mandy Patinkin and filmmaker Ken Burns
Jane Krakowski, James McAvoy, Arlo Parks
49. Jane Krakowski, James McAvoy, Arlo Parks
March 31, 2022
Actress Jane Krakowski; Actor James McAvoy Performance by Arlo Parks
Elle Fanning; Ben Schwartz
48. Elle Fanning; Ben Schwartz
March 30, 2022
Actress Elle Fanning; actor Ben Schwartz.
Hannah Gadsby, Sandra Bullock, Buffalo Nichols
47. Hannah Gadsby, Sandra Bullock, Buffalo Nichols
March 29, 2022
Comedian Hannah Gadsby Actress Sandra Bullock takes "The Colbert Questionert" Performance by Buffalo Nichols
Chris Wallace, Wilmer Valderrama
46. Chris Wallace, Wilmer Valderrama
March 28, 2022
Broadcast journalist Chris Wallace; actor Wilmer Valderrama.
Michael Bublé, Jon Batiste, Stay Human, Rose Matafeo
45. Michael Bublé, Jon Batiste, Stay Human, Rose Matafeo
March 16, 2022
Michael Bublé talks and performs with Jon Batiste and Stay Human; standup performance by comic Rose Matafeo.
Anne Hathaway, Da'Vine Joy Randolph
44. Anne Hathaway, Da'Vine Joy Randolph
March 15, 2022
Anne Hathaway, Da'Vine Joy Randolph
Sandra Bullock, Billy Strings
43. Sandra Bullock, Billy Strings
March 14, 2022
Actress Sandra Bullock; musical performance by Billy Strings.
Aidy Bryant; Martha Stewart; Alex Edelman
42. Aidy Bryant; Martha Stewart; Alex Edelman
March 11, 2022
Actress Aidy Bryant lifestyle expert Martha Stewart Takes "The Colbert Questionert" Stand-up performance by comic Alex Edelman
Daniel Craig; Marie Yovanovitch; Rex Orange County
41. Daniel Craig; Marie Yovanovitch; Rex Orange County
March 10, 2022
Daniel Craig Takes "The Colbert Questionert" Amb. Marie Yovanovitch Performance by Rex Orange County
Michael McFaul; Denée Benton; Father John Misty
40. Michael McFaul; Denée Benton; Father John Misty
March 9, 2022
Amb. Michael McFaul; actress Denée Benton; Father John Misty performs.
John C. Reilly; Kristin Chenoweth
39. John C. Reilly; Kristin Chenoweth
March 8, 2022
Actor John C. Reilly; actress Kristin Chenoweth.
Anderson Cooper; Sutton Foster
38. Anderson Cooper; Sutton Foster
March 7, 2022
Journalist Anderson Cooper; actress Sutton Foster.
Kyle MacLachlan, Arian Moayed, Pusha T
37. Kyle MacLachlan, Arian Moayed, Pusha T
March 3, 2022
Actor Kyle MacLachlan; actor Arian Moayed; musical performance by Pusha T.
Andy Serkis, Fiona Hill
36. Andy Serkis, Fiona Hill
March 2, 2022
Andy Serkis; Fiona Hill; the 15th-anniversary celebration of "Americone Dream" featuring special celebrity guests.
Bernie Sanders; Big Thief
35. Bernie Sanders; Big Thief
March 1, 2022
Live State of The Union Address Episode Sen. Bernie Sanders Performance by Big Thief
Bob Odenkirk; Pusha T
34. Bob Odenkirk; Pusha T
February 28, 2022
Actor Bob Odenkirk; performance by Pusha T
Sam Waterston, Sophia Bush, Tears for Fears
33. Sam Waterston, Sophia Bush, Tears for Fears
February 25, 2022
Sam Waterston; Sophia Bush Performance by Tears for Fears
Norah O'Donnell; Tom Lennon
32. Norah O'Donnell; Tom Lennon
February 24, 2022
Norah O'Donnell; Tom Lennon
John Heilemann, Mark McKinnon, Jennifer Palmieri, Russell Howard
31. John Heilemann, Mark McKinnon, Jennifer Palmieri, Russell Howard
February 23, 2022
The Circus: John Heilemann, Mark McKinnon, Jennifer Palmieri Stand-up performance by Russell Howard
John Turturro; John Avlon
30. John Turturro; John Avlon
February 22, 2022
John Turturro; John Avlon
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, alt-J
29. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, alt-J
February 21, 2022
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Performance by alt-J
Pete Buttigieg, Adam Scott
28. Pete Buttigieg, Adam Scott
February 17, 2022
Secretary Pete Buttigieg (U.S. Secretary of Transportation); Adam Scott.
Daniel Craig, Doris Kearns Goodwin
27. Daniel Craig, Doris Kearns Goodwin
February 16, 2022
Actor Daniel Craig; historian Doris Kearns Goodwin.
John Oliver, Future Islands
26. John Oliver, Future Islands
February 15, 2022
John Oliver; musical performance by Future Islands.
Jeffrey Wright, Alex Borstein, Maxwell
25. Jeffrey Wright, Alex Borstein, Maxwell
February 14, 2022
Actor Jeffrey Wright; actress Alex Borstein; musical performance by Maxwell.
Dua Lipa; 2 Chainz
24. Dua Lipa; 2 Chainz
February 3, 2022
Singer Dua Lipa; 2 Chainz performs.
Tim McGraw; Martha Stewart
23. Tim McGraw; Martha Stewart
February 2, 2022
Singer-songwriter Tim McGraw; TV personality Martha Stewart.
Faith Hill; Clarissa Ward
22. Faith Hill; Clarissa Ward
February 1, 2022
Singer Faith Hill; journalist Clarissa Ward.
Whoopi Goldberg; Ro Khanna
21. Whoopi Goldberg; Ro Khanna
January 31, 2022
TV personality Whoopi Goldberg; Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.).
Marlee Matlin; Mackenzie Davis
20. Marlee Matlin; Mackenzie Davis
January 28, 2022
Marlee Matlin; Mackenzie Davis
Kate & Oliver Hudson; St Paul and The Broken Bones
19. Kate & Oliver Hudson; St Paul and The Broken Bones
January 27, 2022
Kate & Oliver Hudson; performance by St Paul and The Broken Bones
Adrien Brody; Lady Wray
18. Adrien Brody; Lady Wray
January 26, 2022
Adrien Brody: performance by Lady Wray
Joy Reid; Thomas Middleditch
17. Joy Reid; Thomas Middleditch
January 25, 2022
Joy Reid; Thomas Middleditch
Kristen Stewart; Jonathan Van Ness
16. Kristen Stewart; Jonathan Van Ness
January 24, 2022
Kristen Stewart; Jonathan Van Ness
Elvis Costello, The Imposters
15. Elvis Costello, The Imposters
January 21, 2022
Musician Elvis Costello; performance by Elvis Costello and the Imposters.
Dionne Warwick, David Cross
14. Dionne Warwick, David Cross
January 20, 2022
Singer Dionne Warwick; actor David Cross.
Christine Baranski, Nation of Language
13. Christine Baranski, Nation of Language
January 19, 2022
Christine Baranski performance by Nation of Language
Brian Cox, Samantha Bee
12. Brian Cox, Samantha Bee
January 18, 2022
Brian Cox, Samantha Bee
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Ingrid Andress, Sam Hunt
11. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Ingrid Andress, Sam Hunt
January 17, 2022
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA); musical performance by Ingrid Andress & Sam Hunt.
Corey Stoll, Geese
10. Corey Stoll, Geese
January 14, 2022
Corey Stoll; performance by Geese
Liev Schreiber, Allison Russell
9. Liev Schreiber, Allison Russell
January 13, 2022
Liev Schreiber; performance by Allison Russell
Keanu Reeves; Caitriona Balfe
8. Keanu Reeves; Caitriona Balfe
January 12, 2022
Actor Keanu Reeves takes "The Colbert Questionert" Actress Caitriona Balfe
Bradley Cooper; Robert Finley; Dan Auerbach
7. Bradley Cooper; Robert Finley; Dan Auerbach
January 11, 2022
Actor Bradley Cooper Performance by Robert Finley with Dan Auerbach.
Gayle King; Tig Notaro
6. Gayle King; Tig Notaro
January 10, 2022
Journalist Gayle King; comic Tig Notaro.
Jennifer Lawrence, Dianne Wiest
5. Jennifer Lawrence, Dianne Wiest
January 7, 2022
Jennifer Lawrence takes "The Colbert Questionert" Dianne Wiest
Rep. Adam Kinzinger, Corey Hawkins
4. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, Corey Hawkins
January 6, 2022
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL); Corey Hawkins
Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Neve Campbell, SAINt JHN
3. Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Neve Campbell, SAINt JHN
January 5, 2022
Courteney Cox, David Arquette and Neve Campbell; performance by SAINt JHN
Tracee Ellis Ross
2. Tracee Ellis Ross
January 4, 2022
Tracee Ellis Ross
Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Utkarsh Ambudkar
1. Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Utkarsh Ambudkar
January 3, 2022
Dr. Rochelle Walensky; Utkarsh Ambudkar ("Ghosts")
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 2022 seasons (1353 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+, FuboTV and Paramount+.

  • Premiere Date
    September 8, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (14,023)