Nov 20

November 19, 2015 — Jane Fonda, Andrew Lloyd Webber

Episode GuideEPISODE NUMBER: Season 1, Episode 48 (Thursday, November 19, 2015)
GUESTS: Jane Fonda | Andrew Lloyd Webber
SEGMENTS: Monologue | No Country for Anyone Not Already Here | Jane Fonda | Andrew Lloyd Webber |Stephen Gets His Show Tune On with Andrew Lloyd Webber
SUIT REPORT: Grey Suit | White Shirt | Navy Tie

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Nov 04

November 3, 2015 – Antonio Banderas, Reed Hastings, John Irving

Episode GuideEPISODE NUMBER: Season 1, Episode 36 (Tuesday, November 3, 2015)
GUESTS: Antonio Banderas | Reed Hastings | John Irving
SEGMENTS: Monologue | Hey, Russia, Keep Your Crab Claws Off Out Internet | Stephen Colbert Gazes into the InfiNet | Antonio Banderas | Reed Hastings | John Irving | John Irving’s Bedtime Story
SUIT REPORT: Grey Suit | White Shirt | Navy Tie

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Oct 30

October 29, 2015 – Seth MacFarlane, Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Episode GuideEPISODE NUMBER: Season 1, Episode 33 (Thursday, October 29, 2015)
GUESTS: Seth MacFarlane | Neil DeGrasse Tyson
SEGMENTS: Monologue | The Biggest Loser of the CNBC Debate Was Everyone | Seth MacFarlane | Focus on the Universe | Neil DeGrasse Tyson | Seth MacFarlane – “The One I Love”
SUIT REPORT: Grey/Blue Suit | White Shirt | Navy Striped Tie | “Tyson-Inspired” Patterned Vest

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Oct 22

Stephen Colbert, Man of Gold Suit Dancing

This week has been a little sleepy, what with Stephen and crew being off the air, so it was a bit of a jolt to discover the following video spotted by eagle-eyed Hubster, Claire. You may want to break out some sunglasses:

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During the media blitz that preceded the Late Show’s premiere, we saw many promos, but only the hint of one featuring Stephen in this custom made gold suit by men’s haberdasher Saint Laurie. Hopefully, we can see the actual promo at some point, as we loved all the others. This gold suit deserves to be seen! If not the promo, perhaps Future Stephen of the old show with his silver suit can get his gold-suited counterpart to be a character on the new show? Just brainstorming here.

Oct 16

October 15, 2015 – Oprah Winfrey, Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor, Judith Hill

Episode GuideEPISODE NUMBER: Season 1, Episode 28 (Thursday, October 15, 2015)
GUESTS: Oprah Winfrey | Joseph Fink | Jeffrey Cranor | Judith Hill
SEGMENTS: Monologue | Self-Driving Cars Are Coming Right For Us | Oprah Winfrey | Stephen’s Pre-Show Rituals | Judit Hill – “Cry, Cry, Cry” | Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor
SUIT REPORT: Blue suit | White Shirt | Blue tie

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Oct 09

October 8, 2015 – Cate Blanchett, Brian Chesky

Episode GuideEPISODE NUMBER: Season 1, Episode 23 (Thursday, October 8, 2015)
GUESTS: Cate Blanchett | Brian Chesky | Dartmouth College Football Dummy
SEGMENTS: Monologue | It’s Not the End of the World | The Curse of the Billy Goat Won’t Stop the Cubs | Stephen Colbert’s Digital Doo | Cate Blanchett | Brian Chesky | Stephen Finally Gets to Tackle a Robot | Didgeridoo Sign-Off
SUIT REPORT: Blue Suit | White Shirt | Purple Tie

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Oct 05

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s” Game Changing Guest Booking Strategy

Since its premiere, The Late Show has raised eyebrows by booking an eclectic mixture of guests each night. Having CEOs on the show, for example, is particularly unusual. Fast Company caught up with Stephen’s longtime booker, Emily Lazar, for a glimpse into the guest-booking strategy for the new show:

“We are a long way from the era of the man in the gray flannel suit,” says Emily Lazar, co-executive producer and head of talent booking at The Late Show. “Many of the CEOs we’re going after for the show are changing the world, and at a very fast pace. Our audience is interested in knowing about the people who are harnessing technology to reorder the way we live.”

[…] As Lazar explains, what she’s looking for when booking guests like inventor and designer Dominic Wilcox—who appeared on last night’s show—is the broad description of anyone at the top of their respective games, and who possesses that catchall buzzword: “authenticity.”

“If you have ideas, or if you have interests, or you have a body of knowledge that is genuine, that you have committed your life to, we are infinitely interested in that,” Lazar says. “Because at the end of the day, Stephen has to talk to a person and that person has to represent their ideas and their beliefs and their motivation persuasively. We’re looking for authenticity like everyone else.”

Full Article: Fast Company.

It seems like elements of The Colbert Report are still having their impact on guest selection for The Late Show, in that thinkers, movers and shakers, and innovators are still finding their way to Stephen’s guest chair, in addition to the standard fare of Hollywood starlets. What do you Hubsters think of the guest roster so far? Is it staying true to Stephen’s sense of humor and intellectual curiosity, or too serious for The Late Show?

Oct 02

October 1, 2015 – John Kerry, Claire Danes, PewDiePie

Episode GuideEPISODE NUMBER: Season 1, Episode 18 (Thursday, October 1, 2015)
GUESTS: John Kerry | Claire Danes | PewDiePie
STAFF CAMEO(S): Tyler G Hall (as Marc Rubio Staffer)
SEGMENTS: Monologue | Won’t You Please Help Marco Rubio Staffers? | John Kerry | Claire Danes | PewDiePie | Soothing Industrial Frosting Sign-off
SUIT REPORT: Gray suit | White Shirt | Navy Tie

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