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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 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 Wednesday 1/31/18 at 2:09PM EST
Jimmy Kimmel scores big ratings with Stormy Daniels interview
Kimmel was No. 1 in the key 18-49 demo last night with his interview with Donald Trump’s alleged former mistress. Stephen Colbert’s live show was tops among total viewers, while Jimmy Fallon placed third. ALSO: Stormy Daniels cancels The View appearance scheduled for Thursday.
Posted Sunday 1/28/18 at 3:52AM EST
Crock-Pot would have a tough case if it sued This Is Us for defamation
“Proving disparagement of products is harder than proving defamation of a person’s character,” explains Danny Cevallos. “To win a lawsuit, the Crock-Pot folks would have to show that (1) the statement is false; (2) This is Us intended — or reasonably recognized — the publication would cause financial loss; (3) Crock-Pot actually lost money; and (4) This is Us’ recklessly disregarded the truth in coming up with the shorting Crock-Pot scene — which would probably mean it’s known to be impossible that Crock-Pots can short circuit.” ALSO: Stephen Colbert mocks the This Is Us Crock-Pot controversy.
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 Tuesday 1/23/18 at 2:19PM EST
Ann Curry: No, I didn’t enjoy Matt Lauer’s firing
“The truth is that I was raised Catholic by a Buddhist,” she told Stephen Colbert. “So I think about the Catholic guilt, mixed with the karma, worries, the intensity of that. It was like all of the sudden my brain — think Game of Thrones — the wall, it went up. There was this whole wall of, ‘Uh-oh, you can’t talk like that. You can’t think like that.’ So I didn’t actually, get to enjoy it.”
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 Thursday 1/18/18 at 9:48PM EST
Matt Czuchry: Gilmore Girls fans would call me “a**hole” from the get-go
“In the first season especially, people would just come up to me just immediately without saying anything and said, ‘You know, you’re a real a**hole.’ That’s what they would do,” The Resident star tells Stephen Colbert of his Logan Huntzberger past.