• Air date: 04 Sep '18 195 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 (195)
    • 1. John Krasinski, Yvonne Orji

      04 Sep '18
      Stephen welcomes actor John Krasinski and actress Yvonne Orji.
    • 2. Rob Lowe, John Kerry, Kathleen Madigan

      05 Sep '18
      Stephen welcomes actor Rob Lowe, former Secretary of State John Kerry, and comic Kathleen Madigan.
    • 3. Emma Thompson, Troye Sivan

      06 Sep '18
      Stephen welcomes actress Emma Thompson and talks with musical guest Troye Sivan.
    • 4. Sharon Osbourne, Kathleen Madigan, Jay Rock

      07 Sep '18
      Stephen welcomes TV host Sharon Osbourne, comic Kathleen Madigan, with musical guest Jay Rock.
    • 5. Bob Woodward, The Knocks, Foster the People

      10 Sep '18
      Stephen welcomes journalist Bob Woodward with musical guests The Knocks and Foster the People.
    • 6. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael Rapaport

      11 Sep '18
      Stephen welcomes astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and actor Michael Rapaport.
    • 7. Keira Knightley, Beto O'Rourke, Martha Stewart

      12 Sep '18
      Stephen welcomes actress Keira Knightley, Rep. Beto O’Rourke, and television personality Martha Stewart.
    • 8. John Heilemann, Alex Wagner, Judy Greer, First Aid Kit

      13 Sep '18
      Stephen welcomes journalist John Heilemann, journalist Alex Wagner, actress Judy Greer, with musical guest First Aid Kit.
    • 9. Anna Kendrick, Anne-Marie

      14 Sep '18
      Stephen welcomes actress Anna Kendrick, with musical guest Anne-Marie.
    • 10. “Admit It, You Forgot This Happened”

      18 Sep '18
      A celebration of the show’s third anniversary. Stephen showcases a variety of clips from the show's past year.
    • 11. Jane Fonda, Willie Nelson

      19 Sep '18
      Stephen welcomes actress Jane Fonda and talks with musical guest Willie Nelson.
    • 12. Tiffany Haddish, Iain Armitage

      20 Sep '18
      Stephen welcomes actress Tiffany Haddish and actor Iain Armitage.
    • 13. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Nik Dodani

      21 Sep '18
      Stephen welcomes former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton and comic Nik Dodani.
    • 14. Emma Stone, Flight of the Conchords

      24 Sep '18
      Stephen welcomes actress Emma Stone with musical guest Flight of the Conchords.
    • 15. America Ferrera, Nas

      25 Sep '18
      Stephen welcomes actress America Ferrera with musical guest Nas.
    • 16. Candice Bergen, Jacinda Ardern, Jon Batiste

      26 Sep '18
      Stephen welcomes actress Candice Bergen, Jacinda Ardern, prime minister of New Zealand, with musical guest Jon Batiste.
    • 17. Jeff Bridges, Cedric the Entertainer, Mark Leibovich

      27 Sep '18
      Stephen welcomes actor Jeff Bridges, actor Cedric the Entertainer, and author Mark Leibovich.
    • 18. Kristen Bell, Mark Leibovich, Nik Dodani, Jeff Bridges

      28 Sep '18
      Stephen welcomes actress Kristen Bell, author Mark Leibovich, actor Nik Dodani, and actor Jeff Bridges.
    • 19. Jake Tapper, Eric Idle, Lauv, Julia Michaels

      01 Oct '18
      Stephen welcomes TV host Jake Tapper, actor Eric Idle, with musical guests Lauv and Julia Michaels.
    • 20. Eva Longoria, Damon Wayans Jr., Steve Kornacki

      02 Oct '18
      Stephen welcomes actress Eva Longoria, actor Damon Wayans Jr., and journalist Steve Kornacki.
    • 21. Nick Kroll, Jodie Whittaker, Cat Power

      03 Oct '18
      Stephen welcomes actor Nick Kroll, actress Jodie Whittaker, with musical guest Cat Power.
    • 22. Lady Gaga, Caitlin Peluffo

      04 Oct '18
      Stephen welcomes singer Lady Gaga and comic Caitlin Peluffo.
    • 23. Ellie Kemper, Sam Elliott

      05 Oct '18
      Stephen welcomes actress Ellie Kemper and actor Sam Elliott.
    • 24. Melissa McCarthy, Phoebe Robinson

      15 Oct '18
      Stephen welcomes actress Melissa McCarthy and actress Phoebe Robinson.
    • 25. Lin-Manuel Miranda, Brooke Baldwin, Laura Benanti

      16 Oct '18
      Stephen welcomes actor Lin-Manuel Miranda, journalist Brooke Baldwin, and actress Laura Benanti.