• Air date: 08 Sep '15 202 episodes
      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.
  • List of Episodes (202)
    • 1. George Clooney, Jeb Bush, Jon Batiste & Stay Human

      08 Sep '15
      Stephen welcomes George Clooney, Republican Presidential candidate Jeb Bush, plus a musical performance by Jon Batiste & Stay Human with special guests.
    • 2. Scarlett Johansson, Elon Musk, Kendrick Lamar

      09 Sep '15
      Stephen welcomes actress Scarlett Johansson, Space X and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, plus an interview with and musical performance by Kendrick Lamar.
    • 3. Vice President Joe Biden, Travis Kalanick, Toby Keith

      10 Sep '15
      Stephen welcomes Vice President Joe Biden, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, plus a musical performance by Toby Keith.
    • 4. Amy Schumer, Stephen King, Troubled Waters (Paul Simon)

      11 Sep '15
      Stephen welcomes comedian Amy Schumer, author Stephen King, plus an interview with and performance by Troubled Waters.
    • 5. Emily Blunt, Justice Stephen Breyer, The Dead Weather

      14 Sep '15
      Stephen welcomes actress Emily Blunt, Justice Stephen Breyer, plus a performance by The Dead Weather.
    • 6. Tim Cook, Jake Gyllenhaal, Run The Jewels with TV On The Radio

      15 Sep '15
      Stephen welcomes actor Jake Gyllenhaal, Apple CEO Tim Cook, plus a performance by Run the Jewels with TV on the Radio.
    • 7. Kevin Spacey, Carol Burnett, Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer, Willie Nelson

      16 Sep '15
      Stephen welcomes actor Kevin Spacey, TV legend Carol Burnett, plus a performance and interview with Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp.
    • 8. Trevor Noah, U.N. Ban Ki-Moon, Chris Stapleton

      17 Sep '15
      Stephen welcomes Trevor Noah, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, plus a musical performance by Chris Stapleton.
    • 9. Lupita Nyong’o, Sen. Bernie Sanders, An American in Paris (Christopher Wheeldon, Robert Fairchild, Leanne Cope)

      18 Sep '15
      Stephen welcomes Lupita Nyong’o, Senator Bernie Sanders, plus an interview with and performance by “An American in Paris’” Christopher Wheeldon, Robert Fairchild, and Leanne Cope
    • 10. Stephen Curry, Sen. Ted Cruz, Don Henley

      21 Sep '15
      Stephen welcomes NBA MVP Stephen Curry, Senator Ted Cruz, plus a musical performance by Don Henley.
    • 11. Donald Trump, Dr. Ernest Moniz, Raury

      22 Sep '15
      Stephen welcomes Donald Trump, U.S. Secretary of Energy Dr. Ernest Moniz, plus a musical performance by Raury.
    • 12. Hugh Jackman, Hugh Evans, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Pearl Jam

      23 Sep '15
      Stephen welcomes actor Hugh Jackman with founder of the Global Poverty Projects Hugh Evans, Senator Elizabeth Warren, plus an interview with and musical performance by Pearl Jam.
    • 13. Andrew Sullivan, Maria Shriver, Jim Gaffigan, Archbishop Thomas Wenski, YMCA Jerusalem Youth Chorus, the Choir of St. Jean Baptiste

      24 Sep '15
      Stephen welcomes author Andrew Sullivan, journalist and activist Maria Shriver, comedian Jim Gaffigan, Archbishop Thomas Wenski, plus a musical performance by the YMCA Jerusalem Youth Chorus and the Choir of St. Jean Baptiste.
    • 14. Malala Yousafzai, Kerry Washington, The Arcs

      25 Sep '15
      Stephen welcome Pakistani activist Malala Yousadzai, American actress Kerry Washington, plus Dan Auerbach's band The Arcs.
    • 15. First Lady Michelle Obama, John Legend

      28 Sep '15
      Stephen welcomes First Lady Michelle Obama and singer John Legend.
    • 16. Ellen Page, Jesse Eisenberg, Dominic Wilcox

      29 Sep '15
      Stephen welcomes actress Ellen Page, actor Jesse Eisenberg, plus inventor and designer Dominic Wilcox.
    • 17. John Oliver, Evan Spiegel, Bill Withers, Ed Sheeran

      30 Sep '15
      Stephen welcomes John Oliver, founder of Snapchat Evan Spiegel, plus an interview with singer-songwriter Bill Withers and a performance by Ed Sheeran.
    • 18. John Kerry, Claire Danes, PewDiePie

      01 Oct '15
      Stephen welcomes Secretary of State John Kerry, actress Claire Danes, and YouTube comedian PewDiePie.
    • 19. Morgan Freeman, Ruth Wilson, Sean Murray

      02 Oct '15
      Stephen welcomes actor Morgan Freeman, executive producer of the CBS series “Madam Secretary,” actress Ruth Wilson, plus an interview with and demonstration by Hello Games founder Sean Murray.
    • 20. Senator John McCain, Yo-Yo Ma, Misty Copeland

      05 Oct '15
      Stephen welcomes Senator John McCain, special guest Yo-Yo Ma, plus an interview with and performance by ballerina Misty Copeland.
    • 21. Bill Clinton, Billy Eichner, Florence & the Machine

      06 Oct '15
      Stephen welcomes Former President Bill Clinton, comic Billy Eichner, plus a musical performance by Florence and the Machine.
    • 22. Gina Rodriguez, Ben Bernanke, Tame Impala

      07 Oct '15
      Stephen welcomes actress Gina Rodriguez, economist Ben Bernanke, plus musical guest Tame Impala.
    • 23. Cate Blanchett, Brian Chesky, Dartmouth Football Dummy

      08 Oct '15
      Stephen welcomes actress Cate Blanchett, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky, and Dartmouth's Robotic MVP.
    • 24. James Corden, Shane Smith, Halsey

      09 Oct '15
      Stephen welcomes TV host James Corden, Vice Media CEO Shane Smith, plus a musical performance by Halsey.
    • 25. Carey Mulligan, Elvis Costello, Darlene Love

      12 Oct '15
      Stephen welcomes actress Carey Mulligan, musician Elvis Costello, plus a musical performance by Darlene Love.