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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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Series cast summary:
Stephen Colbert ...  Himself - Host / ... 721 episodes, 2015-2019
Jonathan Batiste ...  Himself - Musical Director / ... 719 episodes, 2015-2019
Stay Human ...  Themselves - House Band / ... 719 episodes, 2015-2019
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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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USA

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English

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8 September 2015 (USA) See more »

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The Late Show with Stephen Colbert See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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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 »

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Jon Stewart: The old Jon Stewart talked about politics and things like that. Me, I don't... Jeb Bush will be a great nominee. Everything will be fine.
Stephen Colbert: Jon, it's not Jeb. I'm gonna tell you who the candidate is.
Jon Stewart: Before you tell me, though, I'm a little parched. If I may.
Stephen Colbert: Oh, you want to take a little tea in your mouth?
Jon Stewart: Just a little something, just to wet the whistle before you tell me the nominee. So, before you say the name, if you don't mind, I wouldn't mind bringing liquid into my...
Stephen Colbert: Because you ...
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A return to form
13 October 2015 | by Cpt_JackSparrowSee all my reviews

After watching his interview with Bill Maher, I finally got to see the old Colbert back in action. This was the whole reason I watched the Colbert Report. The fire in his eyes, that sharp tongue, maybe he just needed a guest like Bill Maher to re-ignite his passion for what he does.

He found his groove after trying to find himself for the show (his real self) and not his Colbert alternate personality as he portrayed on The Colbert Report.

I for one am very happy he has gone back to his old Colbert character, all the while keeping true to his views as the real Stephen Colbert. In the words of Bert Lance, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" and this quote aptly applies here.

From now on, Colbert can only keep getting better.

There are no awkward skits, getting celebrities involved for higher ratings, no game shows, no lip sync battles.

Just pure intellectual improvisation, quick wit and the skill and mastery of the verbal dialect as what a true talk show host should have.


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