Who is Stephen Colbert? That was the big question folks wanted answered by the premiere episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Although Colbert’s been a late-night fixture for over a decade, the guy who appeared on The Daily Show and then hosted The Colbert Report for ten seasons was “Stephen Colbert,” a fictional and wildly pompous conservative pundit designed to spoof the actual wildly pompous conservative pundits that rose to prominence along with the Fox News Network. “Colbert” we know. But the “real” Colbert, he’s still a mystery.
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All eyes are appropriately on Stephen Colbert as the former Colbert Report host prepares to kick off a new Late Show era this coming Tuesday, but even with two full weeks mapped out, there are plenty surprises in store. Not only will the September 8 premiere run longer than expected, but we also have a first look at Colbert’s new Late Show digs.
Yesterday saw Trevor Noah assuring both The Daily Show audiences and correspondents that little would change with his September 28 premiere, but already three new faces have joined the ranks. Per Comedy Central, Ronny Chieng, Desie Lydic and Roy Wood Jr. will all join “The Best F*ing News Team Ever!”
Our first look at Trevor Noah sitting in the Daily Show chair managed to go by without the South African comic actually saying a single word, but with everyone gearing up for a new era in late night, we're finally getting a peek. Comedy Central's three newest promos for The Daily Show With Trevor Noah bring back the correspondents, and even a puppy!
Announcements of Stephen Colbert’s first Late Show guests have fans admiring the dedication to a diverse range of non-celebrities, and Jimmy Fallon’s broader Tonight Show will surely feel the heat before long. How better for Fallon to respond, than to play a literal Trump card on the September 11 outing?
Colbert fever will hit an all-time high over the next week as CBS gears up for the star-studded first week of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, and the second shows no signs of stopping. Everyone from Lupita Nyong’o to Willie Nelson to GOP hopeful Bernie Sanders are on board, covering an even broader range of guests.
We’re closer than ever to Stephen Colbert’s Late Show debut on September 8, and while George Clooney’s guest appearance gave a marquee head start, the full guest list for Colbert’s full week offers a much clearer view of the new series. Everyone from Jeb Bush to Elon Musk and Amy Schumer will fill out the ranks, with musical guests on deck as well.
Comedy Central took a bit of a breather after Jon Stewart’s final Daily Show to let Stephen Colbert soak up some spotlight at CBS, but with Trevor Noah’s September 28 premiere fast arriving, it’s time to put asses in the chairs. Groove to some Kanye and lower your seat for our first look at The Daily Show With Trevor Noah.
The September 8 premiere of Stephen Colbert’s new Late Show tenure draws ever closer, and with Jon Stewart finally stepped away from the spotlight, Colbert has taken every opportunity to redefine his post-Comedy Central career. Straight out of TCA, we now know what familiar musical guest will join George Clooney for the premiere, amid a host of other new details.
No one doubted that Stephen Colbert would put in an appearance on his former Daily Show host’s final hour, but thankfully the future Late Show leader didn’t party too hard afterward. Early Friday, Colbert announced his first Late Show guest for September, none other than the handsomest of handsome, George Clooney.