The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)
Improv actor and comic Stephen Colbert leaves his "The Colbert Report" character behind as he makes his long-awaited return to television. As the host of The Late Show franchise redux - taped at the historic Ed Sullivan Theatre at New York - Colbert talks to actors, athletes, politicians, comics, artists and musicians as himself for the first time. Loyal fans, however, will also be treated to consistency as Colbert remains backed by many members of his writing and digital team from his former venture. Julliard-trained Jon Batiste serves as the bandleader.
Seasons & Episode
Stephen welcomes actors Steve Martin, Martin Short & Selena Gomez, and a musical performance by The War on Drugs.
Stephen welcomes journalist Chris Wallace and actress Holland Taylor.
Stephen welcomes actress Sarah Paulson and singer Kacey Musgraves.
Stephen welcomes actor Jeff Daniels and TV host Nate Burleson.
Stephen welcomes U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.
Stephen welcomes actress Jessica Chastain and composer Stephen Sondheim.
Stephen welcomes actress Melissa McCarthy and a musical performance by Lindsey Buckingham.
A look back celebrating Season 6.
Stephen welcomes journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa, and a musical performance by Leon Bridges.
Stephen welcomes singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes and a comedic performance by Chris Turner.
Stephen welcomes journalist Anderson Cooper and a musical performance by John Mayer.
Stephen welcomes actor Paul Giamatti and comic Jon Stewart.
Stephen welcomes game show host Drew Carey and actress Phoebe Robinson.
Stephen welcomes lawyer Anita Hill and actor Alessandro Nivola.
Stephen welcomes actor John Lithgow and a musical performance by Theo Croker & Wyclef Jean.
Stephen welcomes actress Rebecca Ferguson.
Stephen welcomes actress Julianna Margulies and a musical performance by Toby Keith.
Stephen welcomes actor Michael Keaton and a musical performance by Zac Brown Band.
Stephen welcomes journalist Bret Baier and comic Susie Essman.
Stephen welcomes author Sanjay Gupta and director Denis Villeneuve.
Stephen welcomes the cast of the award-winning HBO series “Succession” in their first late-night appearance together: Brian Cox, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Nicholas Braun, Matthew Macfadyen, and J. Smith-Cameron.
Stephen welcomes Rep. Adam Schiff and a musical performance by Kacey Musgraves.
Stephen welcomes actor Nick Offerman and radio & TV personality Charlamagne tha God.
Stephen welcomes actress Issa Rae and a musical performance by H.E.R.
Stephen welcomes actor Timothée Chalamet and actress Zendaya.
Stephen welcomes actress Andie MacDowell and a musical performance by Lana Del Rey.
Stephen welcomes an interview with and musical performance by Bruce Springsteen.
Stephen welcomes journalist Katie Couric and a musical performance by Gabby Barrett.
Stephen welcomes actress Elizabeth Banks and actress Jorja Fox.
Stephen welcomes actor John Leguizamo and actress Thomasin McKenzie.
Stephen welcomes TV host Trevor Noah and a musical performance by My Morning Jacket.
Stephen welcomes an interview with and musical performance by David Byrne and political staffer Huma Abedin.
Stephen welcomes actor Michael C. Hall and professor Michael Eric Dyson.
Stephen welcomes host Andy Cohen and a musical performance by Thundercat.
Stephen welcomes actor Billy Porter and actress Annaleigh Ashford.
Stephen welcomes actor Tony Hale and a musical performance by Snail Mail.
Stephen welcomes journalist Jonathan Karl plus an interview with and musical performance by Brandi Carlile.
Stephen welcomes filmmaker Quentin Tarantino and unveiling People’s Sexiest Man Alive.
Stephen welcomes actress Aubrey Plaza and musician Bruce Springsteen.
Stephen welcomes actor Kenneth Branagh and actress Ellie Kemper.
Stephen welcomes actor Jeff Goldblum and Rod Stewart performance.
Stephen welcomes actor Paul Rudd and a musical performance by Sting.
Stephen welcomes Mayor-elect of New York City Eric Adams and former professional basketball Dwyane Wade.
The FDA plans to authorize Pfizer boosters for all adults this week, and hundreds of QAnon believers are still in Dallas waiting for the late John F. Kennedy Jr. to show up. Next, The Late Show staff asks the superstars of WWE just one question. Stephen sits down with Adam Driver to talk "House of Gucci" and what motivates him to bring live theater experiences to members of the military with his organization Arts in the Armed Forces. America Ferrera returns to the show to talk about season two of “Gentefied,” the Netflix comedic drama she executive produces and directs.
Nearly 1 in 10 younger U.S. children got a coronavirus shot in the first two weeks of eligibility, and the right wing media is still up in arms that Big Bird encouraged children to get shots in their arms. Meanwhile, a Pod Show exclusive Sesame Street story from A to Z! And Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh's pants caught on fire during a football game. Kevin Hart sits down with Stephen and explains why his new project is intentionally darker and less comedic than the work he’s been known for to date. “True Story” is streaming now on Netflix.
Stephen welcomes actor Andrew Garfield and chef José Andrés.
Stephen welcomes an interview with and musical performance by Lady Gaga with Tony Bennett.
Stephen welcomes actress Rosamund Pike and film director Peter Jackson.
Stephen welcomes producer Peter Jackson and a musical performance by Chelsea Cutler.
Stephen welcomes actor Peter Dinklage, actor Lee Jung-Jae, and a musical performance by Peter Dinklage & Aaron & Bryce Dessner “The National” from the film “Cyrano.”
Stephen welcomes actor Javier Bardem and a musical performance by Gang of Youths.
Stephen welcomes actor Mahershala Ali and author Jason Reynolds.
Stephen welcomes actor Jeff Goldblum and a musical performance by Natalie Hemby.
Stephen welcomes actress Jennifer Lawrence and a musical performance by Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats.
Stephen welcomes actress Kristin Davis, actress Cynthia Nixon, and a musical performance by Glass Animals.
Stephen welcomes Dr. David Agus, the lead COVID analyst for CBS news; and musical artist Natalie Hemby. Stephen introduces his latest segment "Romansplaining with Stephen Colbert" about dating.
Stephen welcomes actor Michael B. Jordan. Nathaniel Rateliff joins Jon Batiste in a musical performance. Meanwhile!
Stephen welcome musical artist Sting, and actor David Alan Grier. Sting performs and takes the Colbert Questionnaire.
Stephen welcomes actor Keanu Reeves. Musical performance by Brett Eldredge.
Stephen welcomes actor Henry Cavill, actor Jonathan Groff.
Stephen welcomes actor Denzel Washington, actor Maggie Gyllenhaal. Stephen celebrates the 20th anniversary of "Lord of the Rings" with special guests.
Stephen welcomes news anchor Anderson Cooper.
Stephen welcomes director of the Centers for Disease Control Dr. Rochelle Walensky and actor Utkarsh Ambudkar.
Stephen welcomes actress Jennifer Lawrence, actor Ralph Macchio, and a musical performance by Nell & The Flaming Lips.
Stephen welcomes actor Keanu Reeves, and a musical performance by Genesis Owusu.
Stephen welcomes journalist Gayle King and comic Tig Notaro.
Stephen welcomes actor Bradley Cooper and a musical performance by Robert Finley & Dan Auerbach.
Stephen welcomes actor Keanu Reeves takes “The Colbert Questionert” and actress Caitriona Balfe.
Stephen welcomes actor Liev Schreiber and a musical performance by Allison Russell.
Stephen welcomes actor Bradley Cooper, actor Corey Stoll, and a musical performance by Geese.
Stephen welcomes Senator Elizabeth Warren and a musical performance by Ingrid Andress & Sam Hunt.
Stephen welcomes actor Brian Cox and TV personality Samantha Bee.
Stephen welcomes actress Christine Baranski and a musical performance by Nation of Language.
Stephen welcomes singer Dionne Warwick and actor David Cross.
Stephen welcomes musician Elvis Costello and a musical performance by Elvis Costello & the Imposters.
Stephen welcomes actress Kristen Stewart and TV personality Jonathan Van Ness.
Stephen welcomes TV host Joy Reid and actor Thomas Middleditch.
Stephen welcomes actor Adrien Brody and a musical performance by Lady Wray.
Stephen welcomes actors Kate & Oliver Hudson and a musical performance by St. Paul & The Broken Bones.
Stephen welcomes actress Marlee Matlin and actress Mackenzie Davis.
Stephen welcomes TV personality Whoopi Goldberg and Rep. Ro Khanna.
Stephen welcomes CNN chief international correspondent Clarissa Ward, singer and actress Faith Hill, and a musical performance by Aurora.
Stephen welcomes singer-songwriter Tim McGraw and TV personality Martha Stewart.
Stephen welcomes singer Dua Lipa and a musical performance by 2 Chainz.
Stephen welcomes actor Jeffrey Wright, actress Alex Borstein, and a musical performance by Maxwell.
Stephen welcomes comic John Oliver and a musical performance by Future Islands.
Stephen welcomes actor Daniel Craig and biographer Doris Kearns Goodwin.
Stephen welcomes CBS News chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Brennan, and actor Adam Scott.
Stephen welcomes actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt and a musical performance by Alt-J.
Stephen welcomes actor John Turturro and journalist John Avlon.
Stephen welcomes journalist John Heilemann, political adviser Mark McKinnon, Jennifer Palmieri, former White House communications director, and comic Russell Howard.
Stephen welcomes journalist Julia Ioffe, actor Thomas Lennon, and a live performance by Tears for Fears.
Stephen welcomes actor Sam Waterston, actress Sophia Bush, and “Rescue Dog Rescue” with John Oliver.
Stephen welcomes actor Bob Odenkirk and a musical performance by Pusha T.
Stephen welcomes Senator Bernie Sanders and a musical performance by Big Thief.
Stephen welcomes actor Andy Serkis and former Russia adviser to the White House Fiona Hill. Plus, a 15th anniversary celebration of Americone Dream.
Stephen welcomes actor Kyle MacLachlan, actor Arian Moayed, and a live performance by Pusha T.
Stephen welcomes journalist Anderson Cooper and actress Sutton Foster.
Stephen welcomes actor John C. Reilly and actress Kristin Chenoweth.
Stephen welcomes Amb. Michael McFaul, actress Denée Benton, and a musical performance by Father John Misty.
Stephen welcomes Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, entrepreneur Martha Stewart, and a live performance by Rex Orange County.
Stephen welcomes actress Aidy Bryant and a live performance by comedian Alex Edelman.
Stephen welcomes actress Sandra Bullock and a musical performance by Billy Strings.
Stephen welcomes actress Anne Hathaway and actress Da’Vine Joy Randolph.
Stephen welcomes singer Michael Bublé and actress Rose Matafeo, with a live performance by Michael Bublé.
Stephen welcomes journalist Chris Wallace and actor Wilmer Valderrama.
Stephen welcomes comic Hannah Gadsby, actress Sandra Bullock, and a musical performance by Buffalo Nichols.
Stephen welcomes actress Elle Fanning and actor Ben Schwartz.
Stephen welcomes actress Jane Krakowski, actor James McAvoy, and a musical performance by Arlo Parks.
Stephen welcomes actor John C. Reilly, actor Mandy Patinkin, and filmmaker Ken Burns.
Stephen welcomes sports analyst Shaquille O'Neal and actress Mayim Bialik.
Stephen welcomes musician Jon Batiste and actor Oscar Isaac.
Stephen welcomes journalist Anderson Cooper and a live performance by Thomas Rhett.
Stephen welcomes comedian Pete Holmes and poet Elizabeth Alexander.
Stephen welcomes an interview with and musical performance by Chance the Rapper, and actress Beanie Feldstein.
Stephen welcomes actress Molly Shannon and Rep. Cori Bush.
Stephen welcomes actress Claire Foy, actor Paul Bettany, and a musical performance by Bright Eyes.
Stephen welcomes actor Hugh Laurie and a musical performance by Spoon.
Stephen welcomes actor Josh Brolin and a musical performance by The Who.
Stephen welcomes actress Julia Roberts and a musical performance by Wilco.
Stephen welcomes astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and a performance by comedian Emmy Blotnick.
Stephen welcomes actor Alexander Skarsgård and musician Jack White, with a live performance by Jack White.
Stephen welcomes actor Jon Bernthal and TV chef Alton Brown!
Stephen welcomes humanitarian Jose Andres, director Ron Howard, legal commentator Emily Bazelon, and a music performance by Lucius featuring Sheryl Crow and Celisse.
Stephen welcomes actor Glenn Close and musician Sheryl Crow.
Stephen welcomes actor Matt Walsh. Does the Colbert Questionnaire with Daniel Craig. Musical performance by Joy Oladokun
Stephen welcomes actor Chris O'Donnell and singer-songwriter Elvis Costello!
Stephen welcomes Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, and director Judd Apatow.
Guest Ricky Gervais talks about his comedy tour SuperNature followed by a performance from trombone and trumpet player Trombone Shorty.
Stephen speaks with the U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, followed by a performance from the South Korean girl group TWICE.
Mike Myers discusses his comedy series The Pentaverate in which he has many roles and Minha Kim talks on the renewal of the epic series Pachinko.
Basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal takes ”The Colbert Questionert,” Sebastian Stan talks on Pam and Tommy and indie-rock star Sharon Van Etten performs.
Jennifer Connelly talks about Top Gun: Maverick and Tony award-winning Patti LuPone performs from the revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Company.
Stephen welcomes Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and a musical performance performance by Punch Brothers.
Stephen welcomes comedian Michael Che and Admiral James Stavridis.
Stephen welcomes actor Josh Brolin, and actor Hugh Dancy.
Stephen welcomes journalist Jake Tapper, and comedian Joel Kim Booster.
Stephen welcomes actor Robert De Niro and actress Rosie Perez.
Stephen welcomes Congressman Adam Schiff, actor Chiwetel Ejiofor and a musical performance by Kurt Vile.
Stephen welcomes Jon Batiste, who takes “The Colbert Questionert,” and actor Simu Liu.
Stephen welcomes actor Bryan Cranston and Senator Raphael Warnock.
Stephen welcomes journalists Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein and a musical performance by Bonnie Raitt.
Stephen welcomes actress Emma Thompson and comic Tom Segura.
Stephen welcomes actor Tom Hanks.