• Air date: 03 Sep '19 173 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 (173)
    • 1. Jim Gaffigan, Ann Curry

      03 Sep '19
      Stephen welcomes actor Jim Gaffigan and journalist Ann Curry.
    • 2. Vice President Joe Biden, Pixies

      04 Sep '19
      Stephen welcomes democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden and a musical performance by Pixies.
    • 3. Pete Buttigieg, Graham Norton

      05 Sep '19
      Stephen welcomes democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg and TV host Graham Norton.
    • 4. Condoleezza Rice, Bill Skarsgård, Banks

      09 Sep '19
      Stephen welcomes former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, actor Bill Skarsgård, and a musical performance by BANKS.
    • 5. Ansel Elgort, Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey

      10 Sep '19
      Stephen welcomes actor Ansel Elgort and journalists Jodi Kantor & Megan Twohey.
    • 6. James McAvoy; Stephen King; Vampire Weekend

      11 Sep '19
      Stephen welcomes actor James McAvoy, author Stephen King, and a musical performance by Vampire Weekend.
    • 7. Jake Tapper, Jon Lovett

      12 Sep '19
      Stephen welcomes journalist Jake Tapper and screenwriter Jon Lovett.
    • 8. Tom Hiddleston, Marie Osmond

      16 Sep '19
      Stephen welcomes actor Tom Hiddleston and talk show host Marie Osmond.
    • 9. Elizabeth Warren, Barry Williams, Maureen McCormick, Christopher Knight, Eve Plumb, Mike Lookinland, Susan Olsen

      17 Sep '19
      Stephen welcomes Senator Elizabeth Warren and actors Barry Williams, Maureen McCormick, Christopher Knight, Eve Plumb, Mike Lookinland & Susan Olsen (“The Brady Bunch”).
    • 10. Billy Crystal, Thomas Rhett

      18 Sep '19
      Stephen welcomes actor Billy Crystal and a musical performance by Thomas Rhett.
    • 11. Taraji P. Henson, Aasif Mandvi, Kevin Camia

      19 Sep '19
      Stephen welcomes actress Taraji P. Henson, actor Aasif Mandvi, and comic Kevin Camia.
    • 12. The Best of Season 4: The Greatest Season 4 of All Time!

      20 Sep '19
      A recap of the best moments of Season 4.
    • 13. Paul McCartney

      23 Sep '19
      Stephen welcomes singer-songwriter Paul McCartney.
    • 14. Whoopi Goldberg, Ta-Nehisi Coates

      24 Sep '19
      Stephen welcomes talk show host Whoopi Goldberg and author Ta-Nehisi Coates.
    • 15. Renée Zellweger, Walton Goggins

      25 Sep '19
      Stephen welcomes actress Renée Zellweger and actor Walton Goggins.
    • 16. Sen. Bernie Sanders, Brittany Howard

      26 Sep '19
      Stephen welcomes Senator Bernie Sanders and a musical performance by Brittany Howard.
    • 17. Patricia Heaton, Tegan and Sara

      27 Sep '19
      Stephen welcomes actress Patricia Heaton plus an interview with and musical performance by Tegan & Sara.
    • 18. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, Wilco

      30 Sep '19
      Stephen welcomes former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton & daughter Chelsea Clinton and a musical performance by Wilco.
    • 19. Rachel Maddow, Thom Yorke

      01 Oct '19
      Stephen welcomes TV host Rachel Maddow and musician Thom Yorke.
    • 20. Rami Malek, Jill Soloway, Leah Bonnema

      02 Oct '19
      Stephen welcomes actor Rami Malek, TV director Jill Soloway, and comic Leah Bonnema.
    • 21. Carrie Underwood, Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes

      03 Oct '19
      Stephen welcomes an interview with and musical performance by Carrie Underwood, filmmaker Kevin Smith, and actor Jason Mewes.
    • 22. Jon Hamm, Pete Alonso

      04 Oct '19
      Stephen welcomes actor Jon Hamm and professional baseball player Pete Alonso.
    • 23. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Susan Rice

      07 Oct '19
      Stephen welcomes astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and former national security adviser Susan Rice.
    • 24. Will Smith, Andrew Scott

      08 Oct '19
      Stephen welcomes actor Will Smith and actor Andrew Scott.
    • 25. Jonathan Van Ness, Brett Gelman, Big Thief, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg

      09 Oct '19
      Stephen welcomes TV personality Jonathan Van Ness, actor Brett Gelman, a musical performance by Big Thief, and special appearances by Democratic presidential hopefuls Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders & Pete Buttigieg.