Stephen ColbertLatest News and Opinion
Posted Tuesday 2/13/18 at 7:30PM EST
Stephen Colbert rides a mini Segway through Capitol Hill
The Late Show host, who's off this week, was spotted today outside of U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff's office. "On Capitol Hill," Colbert tweeted. "What don't I want me to know??? #releasemymemo"
Posted Tuesday 2/13/18 at 1:51PM EST
Jimmy Fallon tops Stephen Colbert in total viewers for the first time in eight months -- thanks to the Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony
The Tonight Show is currently averaging 3.227 million total viewers this season to The Late Show's 3.157 million. Jimmy Kimmel Live!, meanwhile, is last with 2.148 million viewers.
Posted Monday 2/12/18 at 8:22PM EST
Introducing Our Cartoon President's voice cast: "Bugs Bunny" plays Trump, the same actress voices Ivanka and Eric Trump
Jeff Berman, the longtime voice of Bugs Bunny, is also the voice of President Trump on the Showtime comedy. Standup comedian Emily Lynne voices two of the Trump siblings, as well as Nancy Pelosi and Karen Pence.
Posted Friday 2/09/18 at 8:57PM EST
Stephen Colbert’s Our Cartoon President struggles in a world where Trump jokes become stale after five minutes
The Showtime animated series based on The Late Show cartoon, which formally debuts on Sunday, feels “remarkably tepid” following the release of Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury. “Jokes about Donald Trump tend to feel fresh for only about five minutes, until the president himself sinks to a previously unimaginable low and provides the Twitter meme assembly line with a new product to repackage,” says Jen Chaney. “Even that is a form of recycling.”
Posted Friday 2/09/18 at 5:53AM EST
Stephen Colbert isn’t buying Omarosa’s Celebrity Big Brother freakout over President Trump
The Late Show host said of his fellow CBS star, “I had an inkling things weren’t going to be OK when Trump hired Omarosa to work in the White House.” ALSO: When will Omarosa go away?
Posted Wednesday 2/07/18 at 9:09PM EST
Stephen Colbert’s Our Cartoon President predicted Wednesday's Fox & Friends
As Deadline's Lisa de Moraes points out, life imitated art Wednesday morning when a segment on Fox & Friends seemed to echo a running gag on the animated Late Show spinoff. ALSO: Showtime has posted the entire first episode of Our Cartoon President on YouTube.
Posted Wednesday 2/07/18 at 9:09PM EST
Oprah makes it clear she's not running for president
During a special live taping of Oprah Winfrey's SuperSoul Sunday podcast today with Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Hamilton star said he wasn’t going to go into politics. “I’m not either," Oprah responded ALSO: Oprah sits down for separate interviews with Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah for SuperSoul Conversations.
Posted Tuesday 2/06/18 at 2:36AM EST
Late-night hosts had fun reacting to Philadelphia’s chaotic Super Bowl victory celebration
“The people of Philadelphia weren’t just happy taking down the New England Patriots, but also their longtime nemesis: the city of Philadelphia,” said Stephen Colbert.
TOPICS: Late Night, CBS, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Super Bowl LII, James Corden, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers, Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, Super Bowl
Posted Thursday 2/01/18 at 2:23PM EST
Rose McGowan's “uncomfortable” interview with Stephen Colbert deconstructed celebrity in real time
McGowan’s Late Show appearance last night was interesting because it was so uncomfortable to watch, says Constance Grady. “Colbert gamely played along with McGowan, but his in-studio audience seemed bewildered: People couldn’t figure out when to laugh or cheer," says Grady. "They mostly stayed quiet, but every so often, when McGowan said something particularly emphatic, there would be a burst of laughter from one person, or a scatter of fragmented applause that would quickly subside into startled silence. It’s all uncomfortable to watch in a way that celebrity interviews, with their easy banter and weaponized charm, usually are not. Which is part of the point.” ALSO: McGowan defends her interview: “I am bored of formats and questions. I am done with traditional structure.”
Posted Wednesday 1/31/18 at 4:33PM EST
Late-night shows that went live after President Trump’s State of the Union didn’t distinguish themselves
The live reaction after Trump’s speech on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and The Opposition with Jordan Klepper mostly featured jokes that could’ve been written or were likely written hours before the speech, as Hank Stuever points out. The talk show hosts instead left it up to their guest for real-time analysis of the speech. Stuever adds: “Comedy remains the ideal refuge in all this — whether practiced professionally or just part of the general snark of resistance. Your joke about Melania Trump’s white pantsuit is as good as mine (so too our mutual yuks about official Democratic rebuttlizer Joe Kennedy III’s lip-balm addiction), but the hope remains that the pros will be more funny than any of us, which is not always the case.” Yet Trump’s “long and boring” speech, says Stuever, “failed to provide the right sort of raw meat for the drooling hounds of late-night.” ALSO: Jimmy Kimmel’s taped episode ended up being the most fascinating late-night show of the night.
TOPICS: Late Night, ABC, CBS, Comedy Central, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Opposition, Jimmy Kimmel, Jordan Klepper, Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, Trump Presidency
Posted Sunday 1/28/18 at 3:52AM EST
Stephen Colbert had to work “overtime” thanks to the new report that President Trump tried to fire Robert Mueller
The revelation Thursday night that the president attempted to fire the special prosecutor last June messed with Colbert's schedule, as he had already taped Friday's Late Show.
Posted Friday 1/19/18 at 1:29PM EST
Stephen Colbert was disappointed he didn't win a Fake News Award
The Late Show host said the loss was “hard to take, but at least for once we didn’t lose to John Oliver.” He added: ““Like everything with Donald Trump, this award ceremony was overhyped and underwhelming. He pumped this as a big event, but in the end the president just tweeted, ‘And the FAKE NEWS winners are...’ with a link, and when you click the link it took you to the G.O.P. Web site, which said ‘404 Error.’ Yes, presidency not found.”
Posted Wednesday 1/17/18 at 10:38AM EST
Stephen Colbert: “NBC has always shown great judgment with their long-term employees -- just ask Bill Cosby and Matt Lauer”
The Late Show host took a dig at the Peacock network in joking about White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders using NBC’s The Apprentice to defend President Trump against racism allegations.
Posted Friday 1/12/18 at 5:54AM EST
Censor or don't censor? Networks grapple with Trump's reported use of profanity at WH meeting
Following in the lead of The Washington Post, which broke the “sh*thole” story and put it in their lead headlines uncensored, various media outlets published Trump’s reported remark without censorship. MSNBC used the profanity, while Fox News censored it. CNN varied between allowing "sh*thole" and censoring it. Lester Holt used it, warning at the top of NBC Nightly News that “this may not be appropriate for some of our younger viewers,” while his ABC World News Tonight counterpart David Muir described President Trump “using a profanity we won’t repeat.” UPDATE: Trump denies saying "sh*thole."
- Stephen Colbert’s “sh*tholes” were bleeped by CBS
- Jimmy Kimmel showed a montage of Wolf Blitzer saying “s-hole” instead of "sh*thole"
- The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah said “sh*thole" uncensored," but Comedy Central’s website opted to use asterisks
- Don Lemon tells his CNN viewers: "The president of the United States is racist”
- Anderson Cooper fought back tears as he defended Haiti against Trump’s “sh*thole” remark
- BBC Radio 4 allowed use of “sh*thole” — “a word I never thought I would utter on the BBC,” tweeted BBC’s Nick Bryant
TOPICS: CNN, FOX News Channel, MSNBC, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Anderson Cooper, Don Lemon, Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, Wolf Blitzer, Cable News, Censorship, Late Night, Trump Presidency
Posted Thursday 1/11/18 at 2:57PM EST
Stephen Colbert’s Late Show will air live after President Trump’s State of the Union Address
This will be Colbert’s first live show since Trump last addressed a joint session of Congress last February. Colbert’s guests that night will include two sets of podcast hosts — Tommy Vietor, Jon Favreau and Jon Lovett of Pod Save America and Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson from 2 Dope Queens.