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The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 

TV-PG | | Comedy, Talk-Show | TV Series (2015– )
Stephen Colbert took over as host, executive producer and writer of THE LATE SHOW on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. The comedy-variety-talk show is broadcast five nights a week from the Ed Sullivan theater in New York.
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Actor Jeff Bridges (Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)); actress Pamela Adlon (Better Things (2016)); Miguel performs.


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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; actress Emma Stone (Battle of the Sexes (2017)).


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Stephen Colbert took over as host, executive producer and writer of THE LATE SHOW on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. The comedy-variety-talk show is broadcast five nights a week from the Ed Sullivan theater in New York.

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Вечернее шоу со Стивеном Колбертом  »

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The Ed Sullivan Theater (where the show is taped) underwent an extensive renovation during the time between David Letterman's retirement and Stephen Colbert's debut as host of the Late Show. In addition to the talk show set receiving an overhaul, several architectural features of the theater were restored. The theater's ornate domed ceiling, which had been hidden behind air ducts and sound buffers, was uncovered, and the ornate stained-glass windows, which had been removed and placed in storage during the Letterman era, were re-installed. See more »

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Stephen Colbert: [at the Republican National Convention podium] Welcome, citizens, to the 2016 Hungry for Power Games! Ha ha, beautiful! This week, in this arena, the Republicans shall prove they are truly passionate about one candidate: Hillary Clinton. They will do anything to stop her, up to and including nominating Donald J. Jonah Jameson Trump. But Tribute Trump will not enter the arena alone, no. He has formed an alliance with Indiana governor Mike Pence.
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Referenced in The Colbert Report: Sting (2014) See more »

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33% Great
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33% great. Writing has improved. Praise be Trump for making Colbert relevant again. He's mastered late night. I of course still prefer the Report format, but for what it is, ratings don't lie.

Edit***** The show has become unwatchable. Mindless celeb gazing. Dick jokes. Lame attempts to bring back portions of his old character. I've stopped watching *************

I have a difficult time watching now. His older, informative bits, and clever word play that worked for the Colbert Report have become stale. I am not religious, but if I were, I would say that his soul has left him, leaving a prancing husk of a human being that when not pandering to his new audience, hocks products shamelessly. When he's not hocking, or pandering, or giggling, or doing something beneath him, he does do a good job, and some level of effort is clear. The Report was the work of a brilliant craftsman; this, this is part of what's wrong with capitalism.

Reason for the 4 stars : Sometimes, he still makes me laugh, only to have that pleasant feeling turn to ash moments later.


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