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Stephen Colbert Addresses Arrest of Triumph and Crew at U.S. Capitol: “This Was First-Degree Puppetry”

On CBS’ Late Show Monday, Stephen Colbert addressed the arrests of members of his production team at a U.S. Capitol office building last week. Among those arrested was Robert Smigel, the longtime Saturday Night Live and Late Night writer who has appeared on Colbert’s show in character as Triumph the Insult Comic Dog on a […]

‘Late Show’ Staffers Arrested for Unlawful Entry at U.S. Capitol After Taping Triumph the Insult Comic Dog Skit

A number of people working for CBS’ Late Show With Stephen Colbert were arrested Thursday night at a U.S Capitol office building after taping a skit involving Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Among those arrested was Robert Smigel, the former Saturday Night Live and Late Night With Conan O’Brien writer […]

New Zealand Leader Jacinda Ardern Talks Gun Control on ‘Late Show’: “We Saw Something That Wasn’t Right and We Acted on It”

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addressed Tuesday’s deadly mass shooting at a school in Uvalde, Texas, offering insight on how her country responded with a stricter gun control law in the wake of the 2019 Christchurch mosque massacre when a gunman murdered 51 people. Host Stephen Colbert asked Ardern, who was a guest on […]

‘The Late Show’ Pauses Taping New Episodes as Stephen Colbert Experiences Possible COVID-19 “Recurrence”

The Late Show is hitting pause again, while host Stephen Colbert deals with what may be a “recurrence” of COVID-19. The official Twitter account for the CBS show tweeted on Monday: “Stephen is experiencing symptoms consistent with a recurrence of COVID. Out of an abundance of caution for his staff, guests, and audience, he will […]

Stephen Colbert Updates Viewers on “Not Fun” Experience With COVID-19

Stephen Colbert returned to CBS’ Late Show on Monday night after having COVID-19, which, he told the audience, despite being “fully vaxxed and boosted,” was “no fun.” Colbert announced he tested positive on April 21, forcing the cancellation of that night’s show. The Late Show had a planned week off from taping new episodes last […]

Stephen Colbert Tests Positive for COVID-19, Upcoming ‘Late Show’ Episode Canceled

Stephen Colbert announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19. “Yep! I tested positive for Covid, but basically, I’m feeling fine — grateful to be vaxxed and boosted,” he wrote on Twitter on Thursday. “Thank you for the well wishes.” Colbert also quipped about Ozark star Jason Bateman, who was expected to appear on the […]

Stephen Colbert Gives Heartfelt Send-Off to Chris Licht, Praises His “Tenacity in the Face of Opposition”

Stephen Colbert wished farewell to his showrunner Chris Licht, who has officially been tapped to replace Jeff Zucker as chairman and CEO of CNN Global. “Our own Chris Licht, right over there at that podium, is leaving this show to take over CNN,” began Colbert on The Late Show, using the moment to drop his […]

Adam Scott Pokes Fun at ‘Party Down’ Ratings Ahead of Revival: “Our Final Episode Had 13,000 Viewers”

Adam Scott has a feeling it might not be too tough for the revived run of Starz’s Party Down to get more attention than the comedy did when its initial episodes aired over a decade ago. The Severance star visited The Late Show on Thursday, where host Stephen Colbert asked Scott about reprising his role […]

Whoopi Goldberg Apologizes and Seemingly Doubles Down on Holocaust Comments

Whoopi Goldberg continued to receive criticism and provoke debate Tuesday after an appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert where she elaborated — and some say doubled down — on her take on the Holocaust and Jewish identity. The uproar began Monday when The View host and moderator discussed a Tennessee school district voting […]

Stephen Colbert Says ‘The Late Show’ Will Remain in Ed Sullivan Theater as Late Night Grapples With COVID-19

Stephen Colbert addressed the impact the recent surge in COVID-19 cases is having on late night television and declared that whatever happens on The Late Show, filming for the CBS variety talk series will remain in the Ed Sullivan Theater. Just one day after Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon revealed his breakthrough COVID-19 diagnosis during […]

Denzel Washington Emotionally Remembers Late Mother on Stephen Colbert’s ‘Late Show’

While making an appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to promote both his role in Joel Coen’s The Tragedy of Macbeth and his own directorial effort A Journal for Jordan, Denzel Washington admitted that he didn’t cry during his late mother’s funeral, but quipped that perhaps he’d “saved it up” for Colbert. During […]

‘Lord of the Rings’ Cast Team Up With Killer Mike and Method Man for 20th Anniversary Rap on ‘Late Show’

Stephen Colbert was never going to let the 20th anniversary of the release of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring pass without dropping something special, and so it came to pass on Wednesday’s episode of The Late Show. Colbert, perhaps the most famous “Ringer” on television, began the segment with a […]