Stephen Colbert may finally have hit his stride on CBS, but can The Late Show reach the incisive heights of The Colbert Report? We may never need to find out, as the fictional “Stephen Colbert” once again puts in an appearance, this time taking on Trump’s draconian budget.
We’re still waiting on Jon Stewart’s official return after signing an HBO contract, but Stephen Colbert has thus far afforded the former Daily Show host ample opportunity to have his voice heard. Case in point, Stewart makes yet another Late Show return, as he and Colbert make sense of Trump’s relationship with the press.
We’re all fatigued enough to the point that reality and the daily news cycle have begun blending together, so allow Stephen Colbert to sharpen that point. On a pike, specifically, as Colbert throws presidential advisor Stephen Miller onto Game of Thrones, Stranger Things and more to test his “I’m prepared to go on any show” claim.
We’re still waiting on more formal details of Jon Stewart’s new HBO project, but if the former Daily Show host wants to return to The Late Show night after night, who are we to judge? Watch Stewart debut his new fashion (and a few executive orders) with his latest late-night return.
Just when you were shaking off the Golden Globes and bracing for the Oscars, it’s time to think about the Emmys! Yes, months ahead of the actual show, CBS confirms that Stephen Colbert will host the TV industry’s biggest night, and won’t shy away from the Trump jokes.
If ever conservative madmen escaped into the real world, Stephen Colbert would be judge. The Late Show host’s not-quite Colbert Report alter-ego returned to have the final “Werd” on Barack Obama’s presidency, the full clip of which you can watch right now.
Whether or not you believe that Trump’s Hamilton controversy with VP-Elect Mike Pence was intended to draw attention from the Trump University settlement, it certainly made for one of the more unusual Presidential feuds in history, Hamilton included. So much so, that Stephen Colbert sought to enter the conflict into history with its own Hamilton-esque hip-hop musical.
The coming weeks will see a great deal of digital ink devoted to the discarded material and pivots that late-night hosts faced in the wake of Tuesday’s election, and perhaps none would have been so biting as Full Frontal’s Samantha Bee. Now, Bee shows us “A Beautiful, Faraway Dream,” returning Jon Stewart and news anchors from all over to celebrate what might have been.
Little in America went the way people expected in Election 2016, and anyone watching Stephen Colbert’s live 2016 Showtime special can certainly attest to that. The mood was one of shock, far more than laughter, but leave it to Colbert to still get audiences on their feet with a rousing, sober (barely) assessment of the world going forward.
Stephen Colbert has plenty of work left in this election, including a live Showtime special full of all the swears and nudity you like, but you didn’t think Jon Stewart was going to sit out, did you? Watch the former Daily Show and Colbert Report hosts reunite for a voting musical extravaganza, with a touch of Hamilton to boot.