Jul 27

July 26, 2016 – Jeff Daniels, Bassem Youssef, Aurora

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Episode GuideEPISODE NUMBER: Season 1, Episode 184 (Tuesday, July 26, 2016)
GUESTS: Jeff Daniels | Bassem Youssef | Aurora
SPECIAL GUEST: Cory Booker
SEGMENTS: Stephen Colbert Goest Back to the ’90s | DNC Day Two: Bill Speaks, Hillary Breaks Glass Ceiling | The Hilly Fanatic Is So Pumped About Clinton’s Nomination | Cartoon Hillary Clinton Answers Questions From Republicans | Jeff Daniels | Bassem Youssef | Aurora – “I Went Too Far”
SUIT REPORT: Grey Suit | White Shirt | Navy Patterned Tie

The Late Show welcomes actor Jeff Daniels, Egyptian satirist Bassem Yousef, plus music by Aurora.

Jul 26

July 25, 2016 – Allison Janney, Anthony Weiner, Ryan Adams

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Episode GuideEPISODE NUMBER: Season 1, Episode 183 (Monday, July 25, 2016)
GUESTS: Allison Janney | Anthony Weiner | Ryan Adams
SEGMENTS: Welcome to the DNC: Death. Taxes. Hillary | DNC Day One: Hillary’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day | Hungry for Power Games: Democratic National Convention Edition | Allison Janney | Anthony Weiner | Ryan Adams – “Oh My Sweet Carolina”
SUIT REPORT: Black Suit | White Shirt | Black/Grey Striped Tie

Colbert Podium Gloat DNC

With a ridiculous amount of effort required in what is ostensibly a functioning democracy, the DNC allows Stephen to (briefly) grace the convention podium.

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Jul 26

Better Know a Guest – July 25 – 29, 2016

Better Know a Guest - The Late ShowWelcome to Better Know a Guest, your weekly guide to the wonderful and diverse array of personalities appearing on ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ each week.


The Democratic National Convention kicks off in Philadelphia this week and “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” will cover all of the political humor each night on another week of LIVE shows! If last week’s brilliant shows are any indication, we are in for another wild ride – this time with the Democrats and The City of Brotherly Love!

Which guest(s) are you looking forward to? Join in the conversation and let us know in the comment section. Donʼt forget to take our weekly poll!

 Please note: Due to the live shows, guest appearances are subject to change.

In Weekend News: On Friday, Hillary Clinton announced that Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia would be her Vice Presidential running mate. At a campaign rally in Miami on Saturday, Clinton and Kaine took to the stage in their first joint appearance together. Kaine greeted the crowd in Spanish, saying, “Bienvenidos a todos,” which translates to “welcome to everyone.” On Sunday, Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced that she will step down as the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee after the convention. Her resignation comes amid the release of thousands of leaked emails showing DNC staffers favoring Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders in the party’s 2016 primary contest.

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Jul 23

July 22, 2016 – Jennifer Saunders, Cory Kahaney

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Episode GuideEPISODE NUMBER: Season 1, Episode 182 (Friday, July 22, 2016)
GUESTS: Jennifer Saunders | Cory Kahaney
STAFF CAMEO(s): Brian Stack
SEGMENTS: Please Drink Responsibly (Even If Stephen Doesn’t) | Hungry For Power Games: A Look Back | Jennifer Saunders | Cory Kahaney
SUIT REPORT: Blue Suit | Ecru Shirt | Grey/White/Blue Striped Tie

This is *truly* a late night episode.

This is *truly* a late night episode.

Jul 22

July 21, 2016 – Senator Elizabeth Warren, Billy Eichner

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Episode GuideEPISODE NUMBER: Season 1, Episode 181 (Thursday, July 20, 2016)
GUESTS: Elizabeth Warren | Billy Eichner
Featuring: Jon Stewart
SEGMENTS: Elizabeth Warren May or May Not Be Hillary’s Running Mate | Donald Trump Accepts the Republican Nomination | Jon Stewart Takes Over Colbert’s Late Show Desk | Senator Elizabeth Warren | Billy Eichner
SUIT REPORT: Blue Suit | Ecru Shirt | White/Blue/Grey Striped Tie

Jon Stewart Stephen Colbert RNC 2016

Jon Stewart to Trump Supporters: “You feel you’re this country’s rightful owners. There’s only one problem with that. This country isn’t yours. You don’t own it. It never was. There is no ‘real’ America.”

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Jul 21

July 20, 2016 – Tony Goldwyn, Mark Cuban, Lewis Black

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Episode GuideEPISODE NUMBER: Season 1, Episode 180 (Wednesday, July 20, 2016)
GUESTS: Tony Goldwyn | Mark Cuban | Lewis Black | Wyclef Jean
FEATURING: Wyclef Jean sitting in with Jon Batiste and Stay Human
SEGMENTS: Mark Cuban Takes the Gloves Off: Donald Trump Edition | The RNC Finally Got Exciting! | Who Is Mike Pence Again? | Trump or False: RNC Edition | Tony Goldwyn | Mark Cuban | Lewis Black
SUIT REPORT: Grey Suit | White Shirt | Black Patterned Tie

@colbertlateshow | via Giphy

@colbertlateshow | via Giphy

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Jul 21

Stephen Colbert Featured in August Issue of ‘The Hollywood Reporter’ Magazine

Stephen Colbert The Hollywood Reporter Cover

Stephen Colbert is featured on the cover of the August 5, 2016 edition of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. The accompanying article, by Marisa Guthrie, includes a wide ranging interview with Stephen in which he discusses the “Convention Comeback” (live episodes), the backstory on bringing show runner Chris Licht onboard, and those pesky rumors about James Corden coming for his job.

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Jul 20

July 19, 2016 – Keegan-Michael Key, Kathryn Hahn, Jenny Lewis & NAF

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Episode GuideEPISODE NUMBER: Season 1, Episode 179 (Tuesday, July 19, 2016)
GUESTS: Keegan-Michael Key | Kathryn Hahn | Jenny Lewis & NAF
FEATURING: Laura Benanti
SEGMENTS: Melania Trump Did Not Plagiarize Her RNC Speech | Brett Baier Caught Hoarding Mustard on RNC Condiment Cam | This Man Sure Knows How to Make An Entrance | Checking In With the African American Delegate to the RNC | Keegan-Michael Key | Kathryn Hahn | NAF – “Door” and “Guns”
SUIT REPORT: Navy Suit | White Shirt | Black/Grey Striped Tie

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert RNC Entrance