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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.

Daily 11:35 PM et/pt on CBS
6 Seasons, 904 Episodes
September 8, 2015
Talk & Interview
7.7/10
Cast: Stephen Colbert, Jonathan Batiste, Stay Human
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The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Full Episode Guide

  • Tonight's guests are Phil McGraw, Fleet Foxes

  • Tonight's guests are Julianne Moore, Jermaine Fowler, Scott Kelly

  • Tonight's guests are Hugh Laurie, Gretchen Carlson, Adam Savage, Michael Stevens

  • Tonight's guests are Jake Tapper, Shemar Moore, Khalid

  • Tonight's guests are Anna Faris, Amy Sedaris, Tyminski

  • Tonight's guests are Conan O'Brien, Derek DelGaudio

  • Tonight's guests are Bill Murray, Claire Foy, Jan Vogler

  • Tonight's guests are Andrew Garfield, Tracy Ullman, Wolf Parade

  • Tonight's guests are Tracee Ellis Ross, Luke Evans, Jade Bird

  • Stephen welcomes actor Jackie Chan, journalist Bob Schieffer, and musician Trombone Shorty sitting in with Jon Batiste and Stay Human. (TV-14 D, L)

  • Tonight's guest is Kathy Bates

  • Tonight's guests are Morgan Freeman, Grace Gummer, Nate McIntosh

  • Stephen welcomes actress Kerry Washington, author Russell Brand, and a performance by St. Vincent.

  • Tonight's guests are Michael Weatherly, Natasha Leggier, and Paul Weller.

  • Tonight's guests are TBA.

  • Tonight's guest is comic Jerry Seinfeld.

  • Tonight's guests are Steve Martin, Mark Feuerstein, Steep Canyon Rangers.

  • Tonight's guests are Nick Kroll, Michael Bloomberg, Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim.

  • Tonight's guests are Sofia Vergara, David Boreanaz, Ken Burns.

  • Tonight's guests are Sterling K. Brown, Chance the Rapper.

  • Stephen welcomes actor Bobby Moynihan and actress Tatiana Maslany.

  • Stephen welcomes actor Jim Parsons, actress Pamela Adlon, and a performance by The Killers.

  • Stephen welcomes actor Jeff Bridges, Senator Jeff Flake, and a performance by Miguel.

  • Stephen welcomes former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and actress Emma Stone.

  • The Late Show's second anniversary special.

  • Stephen's take on the news of the day; actress Jessica Biel.

  • Stephen welcomes Senator Bernie Sanders, actress Caitriona Balfe, and a musical performance by The National.

  • Stephen welcomes actor Liev Schreiber, sportscaster Joe Buck, actress Sonequa Martin-Green, and Sheila E. sits in with Jon Batiste & Stay Human.

  • Stephen welcomes actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, comedian Graham Norton, and a musical performance by Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real.

  • Anthony Scaramucci, Tiffany Haddish; Best Moments of the Week, with a Newly-Recorded Opening & Monologue

  • Stephen welcomes TV host John Dickerson, actor Michael Rapaport, and Grizzly Bear performs.

  • Stephen welcomes actress Ellie Kemper, actor Andrew Dice Clay, and actor Peter Serafinowicz.

  • Stephen welcomes actor Daniel Craig, actress Tiffany Haddish, and Blackberry Smoke performs.

  • Tonight's guests are TBA.

  • Dave Chappelle, Chris O'Dowd; Best Moments of the Week, with a Newly-Recorded Opening & Monologue

  • Tonight's guests are Millie Bobby Brown, Jim Jefferies, Zeshan B.

  • Tonight's guests are Robert Pattinson, David Tennant, Niecy Nash.

  • Tonight's guests are Christoph Waltz, Chris O'Dowd, Sean Evans.

  • Tonight's guests are Laura Dern, Leah Remini, Trombone Shorty

  • Senator Al Franken, Rock Legend Joe Walsh; Best Moments of the Week, with a Newly-Recorded Opening & Monologue.

  • Tonight's guests are Anthony Mackie, Elizabeth Olsen, Arcade Fire.

  • Tonight's guests are Dave Chappelle, James Van Der Beek, Joe Walsh.

  • Tonight's guests are Sen. Al Franken, Adam Conover, Randy Newman.

  • Tonight's guests are Matthew McConaughey, Vanessa Bayer.

  • Charlie Rose and Jessica Williams; Best Moments of the Week, with a Newly-Recorded Opening & Monologue

  • Tonight's guests are Samantha Bee, Gillian Jacobs, Spoon.

  • Tonight's guests are Michael Moore,Sutton Foster, 6LACK.

  • Tonight's guests are Charlie Rose, Jessica Williams, Max Brooks.

  • Tonight's guests are Paul Bettany, Laura Benanti, and Tyler, The Creator.

  • Tonight's guests are Kenneth Branagh, Cara Delevingne. Russia Week ends.

  • Tonight's guests are Jason Bateman, Muse. Russia Week continues.

  • Tonight's guests are James McAvoy, Matteo Lane. Russia Week continues with Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov interviewed.

  • Tonight's guests are Keegan-Michael Key, Cillian Murphy and Russia Week continues.

  • Tonight's guests are Al Gore, Issa Rae, Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner, James McAlister. Russia Week begins.

  • Featuring from this week are John Oliver, Woody Harrelson, and Emmylou Harris (singing); Best Moments of the Week, with a Newly-Recorded Opening & Monologue.

  • Actor Ashton Kutcher; actor Rob Corddry; The New Pornographers perform.

  • TV host John Oliver; comic Mike Birbiglia; actor Michael Showalter.

  • Tonight's guests are Woody Harrelson, Cobie Smulders, Emmylou Harris & Her Red Dirt Boys.

  • Tonight's guests are Michael Keaton, John McEnroe.

  • Tonight's guests are Naomi Watts, Ari Graynor, Swet Shop Boys.

  • Tonight's guests are Josh Duhamel, Justin Bartha, Brian Greene.

  • Tonight's guests are Eric Stonestreet, John McEnroe, Lillie Mae.

  • Tonight's guests are Michael Keaton, Zoe Kazan, Tom Shillue.

  • Tonight's guests are Jeffrey Tambor, John Benjamin Hickey, Lake Street Dive.

  • Tonight's guests are Ice Cube, Marc Maron, Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit.

  • Tonight's guests are Seth Rogen, Kumail Nanjiani, Paul Shaffer & The World's Most Dangerous Band.

  • Tonight's guests are Scarlett Johansson, Bill Burr, Fleet Foxes.

  • Tonight's guests are Milo Ventimiglia, Judy Greer, Keith Alberstadt.

  • Tonight's guests are Trevor Noah, Ilana Glazer, Sam Richardson.

  • Tonight's guests are Olivia Wilde, Eddie Izzard, Nick Cave.

  • Tonight's guests are Uzo Aduba, T.J. Miller, Oliver Stone.

  • Tonight's guests are Jim Gaffigan, Anna Chlumsky, Louie Anderson.

  • Tonight's guests are John Mulaney, Richard Branson, Halsey.

  • Tonight's guests are Tilda Swinton, Andy Cohen, Jordan Klepper.

  • Tonight's guests are Salma Hayek, Hasan Minhaj, Feist.

  • Tonight's guests are Kevin Hart, Ali Wentworth, The War on Drugs.

  • Tonight's guests are Gordon Ramsay, David Sedaris, the Pixies.

  • Tonight's guests are Oscar Isaac, Laurie Metcalf, April Ryan.

  • Tonight's guests are Robin Wright, Hannibal Buress, Paul Simon, Bill Frisell.

  • Tonight's guests are Kevin Spacey, Terry Crews, Rob Huebel.

  • Tonight's guests are Rachel Maddow, Ben Platt.

  • Tonight's guests are Jennifer Garner, Demetri Martin, Paula Poundstone.

  • Tonight's guests are Ricky Gervais, Corey Hawkins, The xx.

  • Tonight's guests are Julie Chen, Matt Walsh, David Ortiz.

  • Tonight's guests are Brad Pitt, Gina Rodriguez, Ben Falcone, The Jesus and Mary Chain.

  • Tonight's guests are Danny McBride, Jane Krakowski, Metallica.

  • Actor Tracy Morgan; actor Timothy Simons; Dan Auerbach performs.

  • Actress Mayim Bialik; actor Andy Karl; comic Ramy Youssef.

  • Actors Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally; actor Aaron Taylor Johnson; Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds perform.

  • Comic Jon Stewart; TV host Samantha Bee; TV host John Oliver; actor Ed Helms; actor Rob Corddry.

  • Tonight's guests are TBA.

  • Tonight's guests are Richard Gere, Maria Bamford, Perfume Genius.

  • Tonight's guests are Charles Barkley, Debra Winger.

  • Tonight's guests are Jim Parsons, Jeff Garlin, Paul Scheer.

  • Tonight's guests are Amy Schumer, Gabourey Sidibe.

  • Tonight's guests are Chris Pratt, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ryan Adams.

  • Tonight's guests are Tom Hanks, Anna Baryshnikov.

  • Tonight's guests are LL Cool J, Phillipa Soo, Gorillaz.

  • Tonight's guests are America Ferrera, Thomas Middleditch, Dave & Virginia Grohl, Preservation Hall Band.

  • Tonight's guests are John Legend, Kelly Osbourne, Dr. John.

  • Tonight's guests are Allison Janney, Sheryl Sandberg, Marty Stuart.

  • Tonight's guests are Rosario Dawson, Ren?e Elise Goldsberry, Moshe Kasher.

  • Tonight's guests are Elisabeth Moss, Anthony Atamanuik, Sheryl Crow.

  • Tonight's guests are Rose Byrne, Lewis Black, PJ Harvey.

  • Tonight's guests are Alec Baldwin, Charlamagne Tha God, Moshe Kasher.

  • Tonight's guests are Jennifer Hudson, Chris Hayes, Christian Borle.

  • Tonight's guests are Mandy Patinkin, Zosia Mamet, Jerrod Carmichael.

  • Tonight's guests are Jessica Lange, Bassem Youssef, Judy Gold.

  • Stephen welcomes Sigourney Weaver;Jon Favreau; Jon Lovett; Tommy Vietor; and a special appearance by Steve Martin.

  • Tonight's guests are Louis C.K., Ernie Johnson Jr., Father John Misty.

  • Tonight's guests are Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Esposito, Joey Bada$$.

  • Tonight's guests are Susan Sarandon, Joey McIntyre, Robert Klein.

  • Tonight's guests are Marisa Tomei, Hugh Dancy, Broken Social Scene.

  • Tonight's guests are Emma Roberts, Ken Jeong, Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley.

  • Tonight's guests are Hank Azaria, Kate Walsh, Circus 1903.

  • Tonight's guests are Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Jay Chandrasekhar, Aimee Mann.

  • Tonight's guests are Glenn Close, Michael McKean, H. Jon Benjamin.

  • Tonight's guests are Ryan Reynolds, Josh Lucas, Andy Daly, Green Day.

  • Tonight's guests are Bryan Cranston, Audra McDonald, Greer Barnes.

  • Actor Kevin Kline; actor Jerrod Carmichael; retired Gen. Michael Hayden.

  • Tonight's guests include Hugh Jackman, Condola Rashad, The Flaming Lips

  • Tonight's guests include Patrick Stewart, Chris Colfer, Roy Wood Jr.

  • Tonight's guests include Lisa Kudrow, Josh Earnest, Tony Rock.

  • Tonight's guests include Connie Britton, Zoey Deutch, Lori McKenna.

  • Tonight's guests include Allison Williams, Cush Jumbo, Carmen Lynch.

  • Tonight's guests include Aubrey Plaza, Bradley Whitford, Lupe Fiasco.

  • Tonight's guests include Kelly Ripa, Billy Gardell, The Lemon Twigs.

  • Tonight's guests include Joe Scarborough, Kate Upton, Yvette Nicole Brown.

  • Tonight's guests include Uma Thurman, Jason Jones, Alison Krauss.

  • Actor Robert De Niro; documentary producer Ezra Edelman; Flo Morrissey and Matthew E. White sit in with Jon Batiste and Stay Human.

  • Dr. Phil; singer Michael Bolton; Maren Morris performs.

  • Actress Idina Menzel; actress Rachel Bloom; comic Louie Anderson.

  • Stephen welcomes Danny DeVito, Max Greenfield, and a musical performance by OK Go.

  • Stephen welcomes Ruth Wilson, JB Smoove, and the Ghost Brothers.

  • Stephen welcomes Drew Carey, host of the CBS daytime series "The Price is Right," actors Claire Foy and Matt Smith, and a stand-up comedy performance by Sebastian Maniscalco.

  • Stephen welcomes Matt LeBlanc, from the CBS comedy series "Man With a Plan," Joy Bryant and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, and a musical performance by Wyclef Jean.

  • Stephen welcomes Nick Offerman, Wayne Gretzky, and Morgan Spurlock.

  • Stephen welcomes President Barack Obama, Bill O'Reilly, Randall Park, and a musical performance by Bob Weir.

  • Stephen welcomes Armie Hammer, Lindsey Vonn, and a musical performance by Gustavo Dudamel with the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra.

  • Musician Bruce Springsteen; comic Emma Willmann.

  • Stephen welcomes First Lady Michelle Obama, and America Ferrera.

  • Dr. Phil McGraw; actor Alan Cumming; Hamilton Leithauser and Rostam perform.

  • Stephen welcomes Whoopi Goldberg, Regina Hall, and Captain Sully Sullenberger.

  • Stephen welcomes actor Christian Slater, Congressman John Lewis, and actor Chris Geere.

  • Stephen welcomes Senator Tim Kaine, Democratic Vice Presidential Nominee, Tony Hale, and a musical performance by Car Seat Headrest.

  • Stephen welcomes Anderson Cooper, actor Edgar Ramirez, and a musical performance by Kip Moore.

  • Stephen welcomes Rami Malek, actors Tika Sumpter & Parker Sawyers, and a musical performance by Diana Gordon.

  • Actor Jamie Dornan; actor Javier Mu?oz; author Malcolm Gladwell; The O'Jays sit in with Jon Batiste and Stay Human.

  • Actor John Cena; actor Scott Eastwood; Aaron Neville performs.

  • Actor Will Smith; actor Logan Lerman; Tony Bennett performs.

  • Democratic National Convention.

  • Broadcast live all week. Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin; comic Eric Andre.

  • Broadcast live all week. Comic John Oliver; actor Jai Courtney; radio personality Charlamagne Tha God.

  • Broadcast live all week. Actor Jeff Daniels; comic Bassem Youssef; Aurora performs.

  • Broadcast live all week. Actress Allison Janney; former Rep. Anthony Weiner; Ryan Adams performs.

  • Comic Jennifer Saunders; Republican National Convention highlights.

  • Broadcast live all week. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and actor Billy Eichner.

  • Broadcast live all week. Actor Tony Goldwyn; businessman Mark Cuban; comic Lewis Black; comic Cory Kahaney; Wyclef Jean sits in with Jon Batiste and Stay Human.

  • Stephen welcomes Bryan Cranston, Busy Philipps, and a musical performance by Blink-182.

  • Zachary Quinto; Natasha Lyonne

  • Ellie Kemper; Patrick Fugit; musical performance by We Are Scientists

  • Samuel L. Jackson; Julie Klausner; musical performance by ScHoolboy Q

  • Tom Brokaw; Sarah & Erin Foster; musical performance by Bibi Bourelly

  • NBA Champion Kevin Love; Jenny Slate; musical performance by Dierks Bentley

  • Kevin Hart; Taylor Schilling; RuPaul

  • Senator Bernie Sanders; Paul Dano; musical performance by Rascal Flatts

  • Uzo Aduba; musical performance by Adia Victoria

  • 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' welcomes actors Aubrey Plaza and Hugh Dancy, plus host Andrew Zimmern

  • Alexander Skarsg?rd; Natasha Leggero; musical performance by Ziggy Marley

  • Aaron Paul; Michael Ian Black; musical performance by Silversun Pickups

  • Demi Lovato & Nick Jonas; Amy Ryan; musical performance by Nick Jonas

  • Liam Hemsworth; Ana Gasteyer; stand-up comedy performance by Paul Mecurio

  • Daniel Radcliffe; George Lopez; musical performance by HINDS

  • David Duchovny; Aaron Tveit from the CBS drama series "BrainDead"; Juggler Alexander Koblikov

  • Patrick Wilson; Inventor Simone Giertz

  • Laura Linney; John Leguizamo; musical performance by Gary Clark Jr.; Paula Robison sitting in with Jon Batiste and Stay Human

  • Jude Law; Norman Reedus; musical performance by Hundred Waters with Skrillex featuring Chance the Rapper

  • James Corden, host of CBS's "The Late Late Show"; Scott Speedman; musical performance by Death Cab for Cutie

  • Rashida Jones; musical performance by The Struts

  • Lizzy Caplan; Neil Young; Mike Epps

  • James McAvoy; Nick Swardson; Physicist Brian Greene

  • Sean Hayes; Brooklyn Decker; Lewis Black

  • Emilia Clarke; Shiri Appleby; musical performance by Cynthia Erivo

  • Seth Rogen; Krysten Ritter; musical performance by Wolf Parade

  • Rose Byrne; Bobby Flay; interview with and performance by Weird Al Yankovic

  • Josh Gad; Gillian Jacobs; musical performance by Band of Horses

  • Anthony Anderson; Eugene Levy & Catherine O'Hara; musical performance by Coldplay

  • Jason Sudeikis; Michael Weatherly from the CBS drama series "NCIS"; Megyn Kelly

  • Matt Bomer; Zach Woods; stand-up comedy performance by Nick Griffin

  • Ryan Gosling & Russell Crowe; actress Jessie Mueller; musical performance by Animal Collective

  • Kate Beckinsale; B.J. Novak; musical performance by Desiigner

  • Chlo? Grace Moretz; Katie Couric; Radio Personality Charlamagne Tha God

  • Kaley Cuoco from the CBS comedy series "The Big Bang Theory"; Author & Podcast host Dan Savage; musical performance by The National.

  • Lily Tomlin; Actor Kumail Nanjiani; performance by stand-up comedian Ryan Hamilton

  • Judge Judy; W. Kamau Bell

  • Anthony Mackie; Rob Reiner; musical performance by Maxwell.

  • Dakota Johnson; Sebastian Stan; musical performance by Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real.

  • Bill O'Reilly; Morris Chestnut; musical performance by Deerhunter.

  • Anderson Cooper, Gwen Stefani

  • Stephen welcomes the cast of the CBS drama series "The Good Wife": Julianna Margulies, Christine Baranski, and Matt Czuchry, also Hank Azaria, and Nike Co-Founder and Chairman Phil Knight.

  • Stephen welcomes Michelle Williams, Viceland's Eddie Huang, and a musical performance by Bob Mould.

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus; Nikolaj Coster-Waldau; Comedian Sam Morril.

  • Tom Hanks; Leslie Odom Jr.; musical performance by The Strumbellas; Roy Haynes sitting in with Jon Batiste and Stay Human.

  • Dennis Quaid; Actor Matt Walsh; musical performance by Charles Bradley; Tootie & Jimmy Heath sitting in with Jon Batiste and Stay Human.

  • Speaker of the House Paul Ryan; Kevin Spacey; Actor Thomas Middleditch; musical performance by The Flaming Lips.

  • Stephen welcomes Matthew Perry from the CBS comedy series "The Odd Couple," Nick Offerman, a musical performance by Explosions In The Sky, and Parliament-Funkadelic sitting in with Jon Batiste and Stay Human.

  • Stephen welcomes Steve Buscemi, actor Benjamin Walker, and a performance by the cast of Broadway's "American Psycho."

  • Stephen welcomes Tom Hiddleston, Laura Benanti from the CBS drama series "Supergirl" and a musical performance by Frightened Rabbit.

  • Stephen welcomes Anna Kendrick, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and a musical performance by Brian Fallon.

  • Stephen welcomes Christopher Meloni, actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead;, Medal of Honor Recipient Edward Byers, and a musical performance by Ray LaMontagne.

  • Stephen welcomes actress Tea Leoni from the CBS drama series "Madam Secretary", Amanda Peet, and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog.

  • Stephen welcomes Kate Hudson, Governor John Kasich, and a musical performance by Courtney Barnett.

  • Stephen welcomes Ben Stiller, Senator Bernie Sanders, and a performance by Tao: Seventeen Samurai.

  • Stephen welcomes actor Damian Lewis, actress America Ferrera, plus a performance by FloydLittle's Double Dutch team.

  • Stephen welcomes a stand-up performance by and interview with Jerry Seinfeld, Senator Rand Paul, plus a musical performance by Andra Day.

  • Actor John Krasinski; hip-hop artist Killer Mike; geneticist George Church; Foals performs.

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