• Air date: 14 Sep '20 113 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 (113)
    • 1. Bob Woodward, Luke Combs

      14 Sep '20
      Stephen welcomes journalist Bob Woodward and a musical performance by Luke Combs.
    • 2. Janelle Monae, Jacob Soboroff

      15 Sep '20
      Stephen welcomes signer Janelle Monae and journalist Jacob Soboroff.
    • 3. Drew Barrymore, Lang Lang

      16 Sep '20
      Stephen welcomes actress Drew Barrymore and a musical performance by Lang Lang.
    • 4. Sarah Paulson, PJ Morton

      17 Sep '20
      Stephen welcomes actress Sarah Paulson and a musical performance by PJ Morton.
    • 5. Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, Laurence Fishburne

      21 Sep '20
      Stephen welcomes Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster and actor Laurence Fishburne.
    • 6. Desus Nice, The Kid Mero, Jake Isaac

      22 Sep '20
      Stephen welcomes TV hosts Desus Nice and The Kid Mero, and a musical performance by Jake Isaac.
    • 7. Jeff Daniels, Yusuf / Cat Stevens

      23 Sep '20
      Stephen welcomes actor Jeff Daniels and a performance by Yusuf / Cat Stevens.
    • 8. Rep. Katie Porter, Tony Romo

      24 Sep '20
      Stephen welcomes Rep. Katie Porter and sports analyst Tony Romo.
    • 9. Mariah Carey, Rex Orange County

      28 Sep '20
      Stephen welcomes singer Mariah Carey and a musical performance by Rex Orange County.
    • 10. Cory Booker, Public Enemy

      29 Sep '20
      Stephen welcomes Senator Cory Booker and a musical performance by Public Enemy.
    • 11. John Lithgow, Jonathan Alter

      30 Sep '20
      Stephen welcomes actor John Lithgow and journalist Jonathan Alter.
    • 12. Ethan Hawke, Andrew Weissmann

      01 Oct '20
      Stephen welcomes actor Ethan Hawke and Prosecutor Andrew Weissmann.
    • 13. Dr. Jon LaPook, John Dickerson

      02 Oct '20
      Stephen welcomes CBS News Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. LaPook and CBS News political analyst John Dickerson.
    • 14. Jon Bon Jovi

      05 Oct '20
      Stephen welcomes singer Jon Bon Jovi for an interview and a musical performance.
    • 15. Jerry Seinfeld, Ella Mai

      06 Oct '20
      Stephen welcomes actor Jerry Seinfeld and a musical performance by Ella Mai.
    • 16. Pete Buttigieg, Future Islands

      07 Oct '20
      Stephen welcomes Mayor Pete Buttigieg and a musical performance by Future Islands.
    • 17. Mindy Kaling, John Brennan

      08 Oct '20
      Stephen welcomes actress Mindy Kaling and Former CIA Director John Brennan.
    • 18. Allison Janney, Richard Schiff, Martin Sheen, Bradley Whitford, Aaron Sorkin

      09 Oct '20
      Stephen welcomes the stars and creator of “The West Wing”: Allison Janney, Richard Schiff, Martin Sheen, Bradley Whitford, and Aaron Sorkin.
    • 19. Joy Reid, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

      19 Oct '20
      Stephen welcomes television host Joy Reid and actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.
    • 20. Dolly Parton, Ty Dolla $ign

      20 Oct '20
      Stephen welcomes singer Dolly Parton and a musical performance by Ty Dolla $ign.
    • 21. Bruce Springsteen, Eva Longoria

      21 Oct '20
      Stephen welcomes singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen and actress Eva Longoria.
    • 22. Andrew Cuomo, Matt Berninger

      22 Oct '20
      Stephen welcomes Governor Andrew Cuomo and a musical performance by Matt Berninger.
    • 23. Sam Waterston

      23 Oct '20
      The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: 2020 Campaign Coverage Special hosted by Sam Waterston.
    • 24. Sacha Baron Cohen, Jeff Tweedy

      26 Oct '20
      Stephen welcomes actor Sacha Baron Cohen and musician Jeff Tweedy.
    • 25. Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Sarah Cooper

      27 Oct '20
      Stephen welcomes medial reporter Dr. Sanjay Gupta and author Sarah Cooper.