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The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 

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.
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Airs Mon. Aug. 20, 11:35 PM on CBS

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Stephen Colbert ...  Himself - Host / ... 602 episodes, 2015-2018
Jonathan Batiste ...  Himself - Musical Director / ... 600 episodes, 2015-2018
Stay Human ...  Themselves - House Band / ... 600 episodes, 2015-2018
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Storyline

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.

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Comedy | Talk-Show

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Вечернее шоу со Стивеном Колбертом See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

The Ed Sullivan Theater (where the show is taped) underwent an extensive renovation during the time between David Letterman's retirement and Stephen Colbert's debut as host of the Late Show. In addition to the talk show set receiving an overhaul, several architectural features of the theater were restored. The theater's ornate domed ceiling, which had been hidden behind air ducts and sound buffers, was uncovered, and the ornate stained-glass windows, which had been removed and placed in storage during the Letterman era, were re-installed. See more »

Quotes

Jon Stewart: [after Stephen tells him who the 2016 Republican presidential candidate is] The guy from "The Apprentice"?
Stephen Colbert: Yep.
Jon Stewart: The guy who did a McDonald's commercial with the Grimace.
Stephen Colbert: Same guy.
Jon Stewart: The guy who filed for bankruptcy in 1991.
Stephen Colbert: And '92.
Jon Stewart: And 2004.
Stephen Colbert: And 2009.
Jon Stewart: THAT guy.
Stephen Colbert: Yes.
[...]
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Follows Late Show with David Letterman (1993) See more »

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Don't Know How People Watch This Show
28 April 2016 | by jshane7See all my reviews

I'm in Colbert's demographic (early 40's, Libertarian). I watched his show for the first time tonight and found it unbearably bad, particularly the segments around the interviews. The show is so hokey, cheesy and filled with bad jokes/bits that I actually felt embarrassed for the guy. They leave the applause meter on way too long, so these pathetic jokes and horrible bits are followed with this awkwardly long, canned applause. It was like watching a train wreck.

The interview segments were pretty much the same old boring crap we've been seeing out of late night talk shows for decades. BORING!

The most entertaining part of the show was Colbert's ears. When the camera angle is straight on Colbert's face, you can see that his ears are bizarrely asymmetrical. I couldn't stop fixating on these strangely mismatched ears. It's like they came off of two completely different heads. Beyond that, there is nothing even remotely interesting about this crappy show.


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