The Late Show With Stephen Colbert is canceling the taping of new episodes “until further notice” after its host exhibited COVID-19 symptoms. The news comes only a few weeks after Colbert’s COVID diagnosis paused taping of his CBS latenight show from April 21 to May 2.
Stephen Colbert won’t be ripping into anyone else this week in his evening monologue. He’s having to take a break from “The Late Show” on CBS after testing positive for COVID-19. Colbert responded to his show’s own tweet to note that he is feeling fine. He also confirmed he is both vaxxed and boosted.
After a career that had been entirely in news, Chris Licht was appointed executive producer of the Late Show in 2016 after a rocky first year with Colbert at the helm. He steadied the ship behind the scenes and the show jumped to the top of the ratings, propelled by the host’s biting takedowns of then-President Donald Trump. He was appointed Monday as the new head of CNN, where he’s expected to take over in May.
Audience members will have to provide proof that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 before attending shows at New York’s Ed Sullivan Theater beginning June 14. Face masks will be optional.
Trevor Noah and Stephen Colbert criticized officers’ use of force against Black men, citing two cases in which traffic stops turned violent.
Stephen Colbert is heading back to Showtime for another live election night special. The host of The Late Show will front Stephen Colbert’s Election Night 2020: Democracy’s Last Stand: Building Back America Great Again Better 2020. It marks the second live election special for Colbert after he hosted Stephen Colbert’s Live Election Night Democracy’s Series Finale: Who’s Going to Clean Up This Sh*t? in 2016.
It has become a ritual — a somewhat inexplicable one, as TBS’s Conan O’Brien noted — for these comics to come on the air after acts of terrorism, school shootings or other national traumas to try to make sense of them for their audiences. “Today feels very different,” O’Brien said Monday night. “It doesn’t feel right to talk about my feelings of sadness and anger. That truly feels inadequate and somehow wrong.”
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Late-night host Stephen Colbert has yet another outlet for satire: He’s producing a new series featuring animated characters who riff on current events and interview real newsmakers. “In a time of breaking news overload, ’Tooning Out the News’ is just what the doctor ordered,” Julie McNamara, original content executive for CBS […]
CBS announced Thursday that Colbert has signed a new contract that will keep him as the Late Show host through at least August 2023. His current pact was set to expire next August.
There’s a new leader in late night — barely. CBS’s The Late Show With Stephen Colbert has taken over the No. 1 ranking among adults 18-49, sneaking past The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on NBC. It’s the first time The Late Show has led the 18-49 demographic for a season to date since Colbert began his term as host in 2015.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert is laying claim to the $120 million in severance that CBS’ board of directors said wouldn’t be paid to ousted former CEO Leslie Moonves — at least half of it. The late-night host joked, “the other half goes to Tom Selleck’s mustache.” Colbert didn’t avoid his network’s big news […]
Entertainment companies are grappling with a fan base that is splintering into political factions as never before. Examples of fans embracing or rejecting entertainers because of their politics now occur regularly.
Stephen Colbert didn’t let Bush, in his first televised interview since the infamous Access Hollywood tape became public, get away with an easy self-exoneration.
Latenight hosts dedicated a portion of their Monday night shows to speak out about gun violence in the wake of the tragic events that unfolded in Las Vegas on Sunday night. Jimmy Kimmel choked up in an emotional response to the deadly attack, while Seth Meyers had a pointed message for Congress.
The Politicization of Latenight TV
Unlike Carson and Leno, Steve Colbert and and Jimmy Kimmel, the reigning latenight hosts at CBS and ABC, respectively, are not hesitating to take on the sitting president and his policies. And in the case of Colbert, his fans have now have an expectation that he will lead the anti-Trump resistance.
An FCC found that Stephen Colbert’s risque joke about President Donald Trump.did not warrant punishment.
Some people would be upset if the president of the United States said they had no talent, but Stephen Colbert was downright giddy about it on Thursday night. The host of CBS’S The Late Show opened Thursday’s broadcast by firing back at President Trump, who said in an interview with Time magazine that Colbert was “a no-talent guy,” “filthy” and not funny.
President Donald Trump says he thinks CNN’s Chris Cuomo looks like a “chained lunatic” on television. CNN’s Don Lemon is “perhaps the dumbest person is broadcasting” and CBS Late Show host Stephen Colbert is a “no-talent guy” who talks “filthy.”
Ajit Pai said in a radio interview that his agency would determine if a joke told by the CBS latenight host warranted further action.
The CBS latenight host defends his monologue that included a crude sexual reference on the relationship between the presidents of the United States and Russia and has since prompted calls to fire him and boycott Late Show advertisers.
Colbert brings back his tongue-in-cheek conservative pundit character to analyze President Trump’s budget on CBS’s Late Show.
Stephen Colbert Takes First Again On Tuesday
He averages a 2.4 in households in latenight as he reunites with Comedy Central bud Jon Stewart. That’s two straight nightly wins. Meanwhile, in primetime, it’s a slow night packed with repeats.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert will host the annual Emmy Awards telecast, this year to be shown on his home network of CBS. The annual awards show honoring the best in television will take place on Sept. 17 in Los Angeles. Colbert is host of the “Late Show” on CBS, and the former host […]
The two live telecasts will air in the regular CBS Late Show slot — 11:35 p.m. ET — on Monday, Nov. 7, and Wednesday, Nov. 9.
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News will be in election night coverage mode on Nov. 8, but that won’t stop Stephen Colbert from trying to find something funny about the day’s events. Showtime announced Monday that Colbert will host a live, one-hour election night special from the same Ed Sullivan Theater where the comic tapes […]
EVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Showtime is in talks with Stephen Colbert to host a live election-night comedy special, the channel’s chief executive said. “I think it’s going to happen,” Showtime CEO David Nevins told a TV critics meeting Thursday. “Stephen wants to do it, I want to do it,” he said. The idea is […]
BEVERLY HILLS (AP) — Stephen Colbert, who capitalized on the political conventions with live airings of his late-night show, will do the same for the presidential and vice presidential debates. “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” will air live on CBS after the scheduled Sept. 26 and Oct. 19 debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald […]
Lawyers representing Late Show host Stephen Colbert’s old employer Comedy Central complained to CBS after he revived the character he played under his own name on The Colbert Report — a clueless, full-of-himself cable news host. They said that the character “Stephen Colbert” was their intellectual property, “which is surprising, since I never considered that guy much of an intellect,” Colbert said on the Late Show on Wednesday.
Stephen Colbert Crashes RNC Stage In Prank
CLEVELAND (AP) — A video posted online shows “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert taking over the microphone on stage in Cleveland in a “Hunger Games” themed prank at the site of the Republican National Convention, which begins Monday. The video shows Colbert behind the podium saying it’s his honor “to hereby launch and begin the […]
Talent and timing can be a formidable combination. Throw in media savvy and a get-along attitude, and Stephen Colbert is increasingly looking like the potential answer to CBS’s latenight prayers.
Stephen Colbert is approaching his own transformative moment, when he will become the second person to host The Late Show, CBS’s marquee late-night franchise, succeeding David Letterman, for whom it was created. Can he shed the ironist’s mask he wore on The Colbert Report and turn himself into the genial master of ceremonies that an 11:35 p.m. network show requires? And can he do it without sacrificing the irreverence and erudition that made his Comedy Central series a welcome antidote to a poisonous political era?
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush will be an opening-night guest on Stephen Colbert’s late-night show. In a tweet posted Tuesday, the former “Colbert Report” host said Bush will join him on the Sept. 8 debut of CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” “My first GOP candidate!” his Twitter post said, […]