Each week night, The Late Late Show with James Corden throws a late-night after-party with a mix of celebrity guests, edgy musical acts, games and sketches. Corden differentiates his show by offering viewers a peek behind the scenes into the green room, bringing all of his guests out at once and lending his musical and acting talents to various sketches. Additionally, bandleader Reggie Watts and ... See full summary »
Stephen Colbert took over as host, executive producer and writer of THE LATE SHOW on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. The comedy-variety-talk show is broadcast five nights a week from the Ed Sullivan theater in New York.
After Johnny Carson's retirement from the show, Jay Leno stepped in as his permanent replacement. The format of the show has remained largely unchanged, consisting primarily of an opening ... See full summary »
First show guests the like of über-stars DeNiro, Timberlake and Morrison aside, the all new Late Night is funny, capable and looks poised to 'bring it' every night. Fallon is likable, quick witted and up to the task, displaying the sensibilities and timing of a seasoned vet (he handled snoozer interviewee DeNiro perfectly). Both interviews were entertaining and without the awkward moments we all suffered through with a young Conan in the early 90's. As for content, with the possible exception of "Lick it for 10," the sketches and bits were hilarious. The writing is spot on with the established persona we recognize from Fallon's days on SNL. On their inaugural run, the new team at studio 6B has successfully put together a show all their own which doesn't come off as forced and won't alienate the audience Conan has built in this time slot.
Worry not, Late Night fan. 12:37AM is going to be OK.
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