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Posted Wednesday 4/18/18 at 11:16PM EDT
Why did Stephen Colbert conduct a better James Comey interview than George Stephanopoulos?
That Comey's ABC News interview was a one-hour exclusive primetime special might have played a role in it being lackluster, says James Poniewozik. "The Colbert interview with Comey was so much better than ABC's," he tweeted. "Maybe that's partly the benefit of going after all the initial headlines have come out. But it's also the diff b/w an interview that goes after ideas vs one going for bombshells."
Posted Wednesday 4/18/18 at 1:19PM EDT
James Comey delivers Stephen Colbert's third-biggest Late Show ratings ever
Based on early numbers, Colbert's extended interview with the former FBI director ranks No. 3 among all of his Late Shows, behind Donald Trump's visit as a presidential candidate and the late-night show's launch in September 2015. ALSO: Joy Behar grills Comey on The View: "Do you suffer from premature interpretation?"
Posted Wednesday 4/18/18 at 6:54AM EDT
Stephen Colbert gave former FBI director James Comey to a 32-minute grilling
Colbert, who greeted the former FBI director with pinot noir, pointed out to him that ABC News on Sunday only aired about 22 minutes of his interview with George Stephanopoulos, which spanned more than five hours. So Colbert was determined to show a longer interview. The 32-minute interview was so long that it was put up on YouTube unedited. "There was too much Comey to fit in the show!" tweeted Colbert in linking to the uncut version. "Hard choices where to cut. So here’s the whole damn thing."
Posted Monday 4/16/18 at 11:31PM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel mocks Sean Hannity over the revelation that Michael Cohen was his attorney
Kimmel, eight days removed from ending his feud with the Fox News host, reacted to Monday's bombshell, describing Hannity as “chief propaganda guy for Trump’s legal team – but he never disclosed that he is also represented by a member of that legal team." Kimmel then poked fun at Hannity statement that Cohen never represented him. “That sounds normal. He has a lawyer – he doesn’t pay. By the way, I’m thinking of hiring Michael Cohen as my lawyer. He only has three clients and apparently, he works for free. He doesn’t take money from anyone.”
- In January 2017, Hannity said on Fox News he and Cohen had a personal relationship, saying: "full disclosure: a personal friend of mine, long before this election ever started"
- Anderson Cooper called out Hannity's massive conflict of interest
- Hannity opened Monday's show with a montage of cable news anchors saying his name
- Hannity said later in his show that the "media went absolutely insane. Wall-to-wall, hour-to-hour coverage of yours truly"
- Stephen Colbert's Late Show creates mash-up of Hannity admitting Cohen connection
Posted Monday 4/16/18 at 5:49PM EDT
Stephen Colbert's lead over Jimmy Fallon grew even bigger during the first quarter of 2018
A year ago, Colbert's Late Show was ahead of Fallon's Tonight Show by less than 300,000 viewers. In the first three months of 2018, Colbert's lead over Fallon has become "daunting," according to Josef Adalian, with The Late Show averaging 4.02 million "DVR-adjusted viewers" to Fallon's 2.76 million. Jimmy Kimmel was in third place with 2.35 million.
Posted Friday 4/13/18 at 1:17PM EDT
Joshua Jackson says he owes his career to The Jon Stewart Show
The Affair star and Dawson's Creek alum and Stephen Colbert have something in common: they both owe their careers to Jon Stewart. Jackson was in high school during the 1994-95 school year coinciding with The Jon Stewart Show's only season in syndication, when it replaced The Arsenio Hall Show. Stewart's show didn't air until 1:30 a.m. where Jackson lived. "So I would stay up every night to watch the 1:30 show, which kept me up to 2:30, which meant that clearly I wasn’t gonna make my first class, so I just didn't," Jackson tells Colbert. "When I did that enough, they were like, ‘Well since you don’t want to come in the morning, you might as well not come in the afternoon, either.’”
Posted Tuesday 4/10/18 at 1:35PM EDT
Stephen Colbert cuts his finger cooking with Giada De Laurentiis
The Late Show host nicked his finger while grating cheese recalling once working as a waiter in a fancy Chicago restaurant.
Posted Friday 3/30/18 at 1:40PM EDT
Stephen Colbert mocks President Trump for boasting about Roseanne's ratings
"Wait, I haven't seen it yet, but Roseanne is about the Trumps?" Colbert asked, sarcastically. "Well, I can't wait for the episode where John Goodman blows the vacation money paying off a porn star." ALSO: Colbert calls CNN "Fake News" for mistaking his show for SNL.
Posted Thursday 3/29/18 at 9:53AM EDT
Stephen Colbert reunites with Dana Carvey, his former Dana Carvey Show boss
Carvey's visit on Wednesday's Late Show was apparently the first time ever Carvey has sat down for an interview with Colbert, who was a performer on his 1995 short-lived ABC variety show. "I have to thank you for hiring me for that show because I could draw a direct line from you hiring me for that show and being right here," said Colbert. Carvey also made a cameo as President Trump's new secretary of state nominee John Bolton.
Posted Tuesday 3/27/18 at 7:23PM EDT
Google bought out a Late Show ad break tonight so Stephen Colbert won't have to cut to commercials
Google Nest is sponsoring a single ad break tonight with an "ad-free segment" that will require Colbert to fill some extra time.
Posted Tuesday 3/27/18 at 2:09PM EDT
Sean Penn chat with Stephen Colbert included cigarette smoking
The Oscar winner lighted up two cigarettes during his Late Show interview.
Posted Thursday 3/22/18 at 1:53PM EDT
Keri Russell: FX would give President Obama advanced copies of The Americans
Russell, visiting The Late Show with Matthew Rhys, says the former president was such a big fan that he invited them to the White House state dinner honoring the prime minister of Singapore.
Posted Wednesday 3/21/18 at 11:27PM EDT
Stephen Colbert hits the gym with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
The 85-year-old justice invited The Late Show host to settle the case of "Do you even lift?"
Posted Tuesday 3/20/18 at 9:58AM EDT
Drew Barrymore recalls flashing David Letterman: "It's like a distant memory that doesn't seem like me -- but it is me"
Since she was back in the Ed Sullivan Theater for Stephen Colbert's Late Show, Barrymore recalled the famous moment from April 12, 1995 when she jumped on Letterman's desk and flashed her breasts for him in honor of his 48th birthday. Barrymore has no regrets, adding: "I literally was like, 'What?' I sometimes think, 'That doesn't feel like me.' It's like a distant memory that doesn't seem like me—but it is me. And that's kind of cool. I'm still down with that. I'm a mother of two. I don't know. I'm such a different person now that it doesn't feel like me, but I'm still into it."
Posted Friday 3/09/18 at 2:00PM EST
Stephen Colbert reacted in real time to the news of President Trump-Kim Jong Un meeting
"Tonight we learned about an official invitation from Kim Jong Un to meet Trump,” Colbert told his Late Show audience. “It literally happened while we were doing the show.”