One week from tonight–that’s Monday, September 8th, Stephen Colbert will debut his brand-new iteration of The Late Show over on CBS. In order to build joyous anticipation, Colbert has announced his first two weeks’ worth of guests. Who are Stephen Colbert’s first guests on The Late Show? The answer…may surprise you.
The Honorees represent the best of American art and culture (and the best British tantric sex). Lady Gaga and Springsteen performed; Colbert hosted; Obama said a few words. Check out the full list of recipients and performers, and find out when you’ll be able to watch the ceremony on the televisual device of your choice.
Obama was the beneficiary of an extended interview, but, before that, he sat down and delivered “The Word” himself, calling it “The Decree.” Come: check the videos. Discuss whether Obama is a passable comedian. Bask in the presidential glow.
Colbert’s wrapping production of his show next week; Obama will be one of the final guests before the erstwhile Frenchman heads over to Late Night. Relive some of the Colbert magic before he goes.
Stephen Colbert has been playing a persona, a skewed version of himself, for 17 years on television, and now he’s about to embark on a riskier role: actually being himself on television. Are we finally going to meet the real Stephen Colbert? How different is he than his Colbert Report character?
Watch as Stephen Colbert offers teenage girls advice for Rookie’s “Ask a Grown” series in a thoughtful and understated way – the exact opposite demeanor of his truthiness hurling character from The Colbert Report.
It’s official! Stephen Colbert will be replacing David Letterman as the host of The Late Show after Letterman retires in 2015. Keep reading for the full announcement!
On last night’s Colbert Report, host Stephen Colbert opened his show with a moving tribute to his mom Lorna Colbert, who passed away a week prior at the age of 92. During the emotional eulogy, Colbert often became overwhelmed as he told his viewers a little bit about the woman who shaped so much of who he is. While he spoke, a montage of images of Lorna Colbert were shown. I recently lost my mother and I found myself crying right along with Stephen as his recollections of his mom, and his outward grief over his family’s loss, closely resembled my own. See the video and if you can’t catch it where you’re at, I’ve transcribed it as well.