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The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

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Photo Credit:  Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS

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Plot Synopsis

Stephen Colbert took over as host, executive producer and writer of THE LATE SHOW on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 11:35pm ET/PT on CBS, with Jon Batiste as the show's bandleader and guests who span the worlds of film, politics, business and music. The series premiere was extended by nine minutes (11:35pm-12:44am ET/PT) and featured these guests: actor George Clooney; Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush; musical performance by Jon Batiste and Stay Human with special guests. Other guests in the first week included: actress Scarlett Johansson; SpaceX and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk; interview with and musical performance by Kendrick Lamar; Vice President Joe Biden; Uber CEO Travis Kalanick; musical performance by Toby Keith; comedian Amy Schumer; author Stephen King; interview with and musical performance by Troubled Waters; and much more.
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On Super Bowl Sunday 2016 (February 7), CBS premiered a special LIVE episode of THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT immediately following post-game coverage. Scheduled to air at 10pm ET/7pm PT, the actual start time depends on the duration of the game. Guests for the special live post-Super Bowl show include Megyn Kelly, Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Will Ferrell and comedy duo Key & Peele. The Colbert-hosted THE LATE SHOW is the first late night series to ever air in the post-Super Bowl slot.

Cast

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by The Late Show Inc.

Firsts, Lasts & Notable Notes

  • February 7, 2016: First late night series to ever air in the post-Super Bowl slot.