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Late Night Show Hosts Weigh In on James Comey’s Firing (Videos)

The former FBI head thought he was being “pranked” when news broke that he had been fired, but Stephen Colbert points out he’d actually been “Trump’d.”

Posted on May 11, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN
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Trump’s First 99 Days in 99 Seconds (Video)

“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” gives viewers a rapid-fire look at what it calls “the 99-day dumpster fire you just lived through.”

Posted on Apr 29, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Late Night Show Hosts Weigh In on Donald Trump’s First 100 Days (Videos)

Stephen Colbert (pictured with Seth Meyers, center, and Trevor Noah, right) notes that the president “still hasn’t filled his Cabinet, he didn’t repeal Obamacare, there are still Muslims.”

Posted on Apr 27, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Late Night Show Hosts Bid Bill O’Reilly a Not-So-Fond Farewell (Videos)

The Fox News star is officially off the airwaves, but Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah and others are not, and they have a few parting words for “Papa Bear,” as Colbert likes to call O’Reilly.

Posted on Apr 20, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Jimmy Dore: Television Comedians Are ‘Corporatists’ Who Are ‘Propping Up the Establishment’

In a discussion with Truthdig, the political commentator and comedian argued that “brilliant comedians” are becoming establishment mouthpieces.

Posted on Apr 6, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Joe Scarborough: GOP Will Be Judged for 50 Years on How It Responds to Trump (Video)

On “The Late Show” on Tuesday, the conservative “Morning Joe” host told Stephen Colbert that it’s incumbent upon the party “to stand up right now and speak out.”

Posted on Feb 22, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert Predict Trump’s Next Executive Orders (Video)

“The Late Show” hosted a special guest Tuesday—and no, despite the dead animal on his head and the overly long red tie, it wasn’t the newly minted president.

Posted on Feb 1, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Why Do GOP Presidents Get to Go Hard Right While Democrats Are Just GOP Lite?


When Bill Clinton and Barack Obama came to power (and both were very popular and had true voter mandates), they did not go left in the way George W. Bush went right and now Donald Trump is going.

Posted on Dec 15, 2016 READ MORE

Stephen Colbert on the ‘Making of Trump’ and What Unites Americans (Video)

On election night, the “Late Show” host made an attempt to make sense of the difficult 2016 election season and asked Americans to agree it would never happen again. Now that Donald Trump is president, that may not be possible, however.

Posted on Nov 9, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Colbert: Trump’s Hillary Jail Threat Was ‘Nice Line,’ but Like Her Wall Street Pals, She’ll Never Go

The “Late Show” host weighed in on the second presidential debate from his home Tuesday with surprisingly critical commentary about nominees Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Posted on Oct 12, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Jon Stewart to Donald Trump and His Supporters in the Media: America Isn’t Yours

The former “Daily Show” host briefly took over “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” on Thursday to expose the hypocrisy of conservative pundits who support a presidential candidate who embodies much of what they claimed to despise about President Obama.

Posted on Jul 22, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Stephen Colbert Brings Jon Stewart Out of Retirement to ‘Make Sense’ of Trump’s Candidacy (Video)

The “Late Show” host hunted down two former “Daily Show” characters to help him deal with the fact that none other than Donald J. Trump is the GOP’s pick for president.

Posted on Jul 19, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Stephen Colbert Sneaks Into the Republican National Convention to Rip Into Trump on Stage (Video)

The “Late Show” host had a few things to say about the Republican presidential candidate, and he wanted to be heard loud and clear on Monday as the RNC was about to kick off.

Posted on Jul 19, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Stephen Colbert Tells Us What He Really Thinks About Clinton in This Hilarious Rap (Video)

The seemingly fed up—but inevitably comical—“Late Show” host “took [his] gloves off” in his take on the Democratic presidential candidate’s email scandal, rapping, “You’re so bad at running for president, the only person you could beat is Donald Trump.”

Posted on Jul 18, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Bernie Sanders on ‘The Late Show’: ‘The Struggle for Social Justice Will Continue’ (Video)

The presidential candidate tells Stephen Colbert he and his 1,900 delegates plan to make waves at the Democratic convention.

Posted on Jun 25, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Stephen Colbert to Senate: Gun Lobby’s ‘Got Your Balls in Their Hands’ (Video)

The host of “The Late Show” hits the target—and certain members of Congress—where it counts in this timely gun control takedown.

Posted on Jun 22, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

The Heartbreakingly Beautiful Responses to the Orlando Massacre You Have to See (Multimedia)

All over the internet, responses to the Pulse nightclub tragedy have been painfully moving. Here are just some of the most powerful tributes—in the form of videos, photos and written pieces—we found.

Posted on Jun 15, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Stephen Colbert on the Money: Harriet Tubman Will Grace $20 Bills; Now, How About That Wage Gap?

“It’s gonna get awkward in your wallet when she runs into Washington and Jefferson.”

Posted on Apr 21, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Bernie Sanders Visits Stephen Colbert to Talk About Superdelegates and His Recent Wins (Video)

The Democratic presidential candidate continues to appeal to young voters. On Thursday, he reached out to them by appearing on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.”

Posted on Apr 1, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Elizabeth Warren: Electing Donald Trump President Is Like Calling an Arsonist to Put Out a Fire

The Republican presidential front-runner is a “loser” who got where he is by inheriting wealth and “cheating and defrauding people,” the Massachusetts senator said on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”

Posted on Mar 31, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

VIDEO: Stephen Colbert: Now You’ll Be Able to ‘Binge-Watch the Death of the GOP’

The host of “The Late Show” explains what we can expect from a brokered convention, or as Republicans like to call it in an attempt to mask their desperation, an “open convention.”

Posted on Mar 17, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

VIDEO: Stephen Colbert’s Moving Tribute to Justice Antonin Scalia

On “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” on Monday night, the comedian recalled a memorable moment he spent with the late Supreme Court justice.

Posted on Feb 16, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

VIDEO: Stephen Colbert Asks Bernie Sanders If It’s Really Possible to Change the U.S.

Still riding on the excitement of his New Hampshire primary victory last week, Sanders stopped by the “Late Show” to discuss his movement and get some tips from South Carolina native Colbert on how to win that state.

Posted on Feb 15, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

VIDEO: Bill O’Reilly and Stephen Colbert Debate the Merits of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump

Although the Stephen Colbert of the “Late Show” can’t compare to the Stephen Colbert of the “Colbert Report” when it comes to setting Fox News hosts straight, his recent discussion with the “O’Reilly Factor” pundit is certainly worth a watch, especially the bit where Colbert points out why O’Reilly is dead wrong about Sanders’ policies.

Posted on Feb 9, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

VIDEO: Stephen Colbert Baffled by Clinton Being Declared Winner of Iowa Caucus Thanks to Coin Tosses

Yes, that’s right. Hillary Clinton was pronounced victorious in at least six Iowa precincts that were tied Monday night after one fateful question was asked: “Heads or tails?”

Posted on Feb 3, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

VIDEO: Stephen Colbert Celebrates ‘Happy Ending’ of Iowa Caucus

By Janet Allon / AlterNet

“Tonight we finally find out who has been elected president of Iowa.”

Posted on Feb 2, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

VIDEO: Stephen Colbert: I Might Actually Like Donald Trump More Than Republicans Do

After learning just how much the Republican Party seems to hate its two presidential front-runners, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, the “Late Show” host comes to a shocking realization.

Posted on Jan 26, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

The Great Forgetting


America’s refusal to fund and sustain its intellectual and cultural heritage has come with an enormous cost. We are now paying the bill.

Posted on Jan 10, 2016 READ MORE

VIDEO: Stephen Colbert’s Definitive—and Very Silly—Takedown of the Oregon Militiamen

By Janet Allon / AlterNet

Colbert deploys the “Oreo phone” to get these boys some emergency snacks.

Posted on Jan 6, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

VIDEO: Stephen Colbert on Donald Trump: ‘He’s My Old Character With $10 Billion’

By Adam Johnson / AlterNet

On “Face the Nation,” the “Late Night” host discussed Donald Trump and the importance of comedy in tragic times.

Posted on Dec 27, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN

VIDEOS: Stephen Colbert on Hanukkah and Christmas

“The Late Show” host put out a series of eight videos, one for each night of the Jewish holiday, featuring various comedians, as well as a comical clip on Christmas party apologies. 

Posted on Dec 24, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN

VIDEO: Stephen Colbert: Paris Climate Agreement Sets Bar as ‘Low as It Could Possibly Go’

World leaders are being awfully self-congratulatory about doing the absolute minimum to keep the planet “hospitable for human life.”

Posted on Dec 15, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN

VIDEO: Stephen Colbert Tries to Save Turkish Man’s Life With His ‘Lord of the Rings’ Expertise

A man faces jail time in Turkey over a Facebook post that compared a “Lord of the Rings” character with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, something the “Late Show” host couldn’t just stand by and watch without intervening.

Posted on Dec 9, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN

VIDEOS: Late-Night Show Hosts Respond to Paris Attacks: ‘An Attack on Humanity Itself’

Comedians Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert and John Oliver all took time during their late-night shows over the past few days to briefly talk about the Paris attacks that have left the world shaken.

Posted on Nov 17, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN

VIDEO: Stephen Colbert Previews Twitter’s Role at the Democratic Debate

Perhaps Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley will have to limit their answers to 140 characters, “The Late Show” host suggests.

Posted on Nov 13, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN

VIDEO: Stephen Colbert: CNBC GOP Debate ‘Impressive’ in How ‘Boring and Confusing’ It Managed to Be

The “Late Show” host started a segment dedicated to last week’s CNBC debate by apologizing to any viewers who had to sit through the Republican spectacle.

Posted on Nov 4, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN

VIDEO: Stephen Colbert Dares Donald Trump to Do Something Remarkable With a Million Dollars

Donald Trump talks about a million dollars like it’s chump change. So Stephen Colbert is trying to get him to prove that the amount is a pittance to him by doing something only the “Late Show” host could’ve come up with.

Posted on Oct 29, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN

VIDEO: Stephen Colbert Bids Adieu to Jim Webb and Lincoln Chafee in ‘Hungry for Power Games’ Bit

The comedian has not shied away from politics in his version of “The Late Show,” but has rather often opted for political commentary presented through a Hollywoodesque lens.

Posted on Oct 27, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN

Citizens United Is Headed for the California Ballot: Here’s What You Need to Know


All eyes will be on a state advisory referendum that’s expected to galvanize protests against a broken political process.

Posted on Oct 13, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: Stephen Colbert Makes Fun of CNN for Trying to Lure Viewers With Absurd Joe Biden Ploy

By now word’s gotten out that CNN has prepared a lectern for the vice president, in case he decides to show up to the first Democratic presidential debate on Tuesday night. It’s almost certain Biden won’t actually show up, but at least the “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert got a few laughs out of CNN’s ridiculous publicity stunt.

Posted on Oct 13, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN

Will the Real Trevor Noah Please Stand Up?


The clip was quick, the jokes staccato, sketches were short and Noah was slick—maybe too slick.

Posted on Sep 29, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: Here Are Some of the Best ‘Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ Clips With Presidential Candidates

Stephen Colbert has hosted only 15 episodes of “The Late Show” so far, but he’s already interviewed more than his fair share of presidential candidates: Bernie Sanders, Jeb Bush, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz—as well as Vice President Joe Biden, who may or may not run.

Posted on Sep 29, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN

10 Best Satirical Campaigns for President of the United States


They’re not much more ridiculous than the real thing, but in general they’re a lot more entertaining.

Posted on Sep 24, 2015 READ MORE

Jon Stewart Gets a Send-Off Emmy for ‘The Daily Show’


At Sunday night’s Emmy Awards, Jon Stewart got one last chance to bask in the glow of industry goodwill directed at “The Daily Show.” At the ceremony he picked up a trophy for Outstanding Variety Talk Series to cap off his 16-year stint as “Daily Show” host.

Posted on Sep 20, 2015 READ MORE

LISTEN: Mexico’s Missing 43

Journalist Steve Fisher talks with KPFK’s Joshua Scheer about his and Anabel Hernández’s investigative work on the missing 43 students in Mexico. Also, Truthdig’s Kasia Anderson discusses Stephen Colbert’s debut, and Liza Gold talks gun deaths and mental health.

Posted on Sep 12, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN

Stephen Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ Debut: Well, That Was Awkward


He’s filling the seat long commanded by David Letterman, which is a gigantic deal in and of itself, but whether Colbert’s version of “The Late Show” gets off the ground ultimately has to do with whether he can fly solo—on his own terms. 

Posted on Sep 9, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: Stephen Colbert Makes Jeb Bush Rue the Day He Chose to Use ‘The Late Show’ as a Fundraiser

Jeb Bush is one of the first guests on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” a decision he may regret now that he’s started a raffle war with the host.

Posted on Sep 3, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN

Knock, Knock, Hillary: Black Lives Matter Wants to Speak With You, Too


Black Lives Matter activists are leaving their mark on presidential campaigns, comedian Stephen Colbert shares his thoughts on women, and a socialist politician is stirring things up in the U.K. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Aug 15, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: That Time Jon Stewart Showed a Juan Cole Clip on al-Qaida

Jon Stewart is the most brilliant man on television, and Steve Colbert said it well: that we’ve all learned “how to do our jobs” from him—our job being to be critical consumers of information and news.

Posted on Aug 12, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN

‘Daily Show’ Duo Samantha Bee and Jason Jones Make a Play for Their Own Hit Show


Those hoping that either or both members of “Daily Show” husband-and-wife team Jason Jones and Samantha Bee would play key roles in filling outgoing power anchor Jon Stewart’s seat can strike those two promising names off the list of potential replacements—they’re going to be otherwise occupied.

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 READ MORE

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