Hello again Hubsters! As we look back at January, I think we can all agree that the show seems to be hitting its stride and last week’s episodes were particularly strong, which is really good news considering that the Super Bowl special is only a few days away! But, for now, let’s look back at some of the articles you might have missed in January, including a story about young Colbert, The Late Show‘s latest weekly ratings, an Esquire article featuring Jon Batiste; and an interview with Samantha Bee, whose show will premiere on February 8th on TBS!
Hello hubsters, and Happy New Year! I know we’re already well into January, but, with the holidays and a busy beginning of the year, it took a little bit of extra time to put this December edition together. It’s a really good edition, though! There are some really great articles, and there’s the very special fact-checked ratings myth-busting you’ve all been waiting for. So, let’s get to it!
Hello again hubsters! As we are watching the two final weeks of shows this year (I know, I know—aren’t they just coming out of yet another break?), here are some of the articles you might have missed in November.
This month we have more stats, a survey of late-night audiences by The Hollywood Reporter, and some of the reaction that survey generated. Also, Splitsider weighed in on Trevor Noah’s performance since taking over The Daily Show.
Hi Hubsters! Can you believe two months have already passed since the premiere? Things seem to be settling down at The Late Show With Starring Stephen Colbert. The shows are becoming much more consistent and I already see some favorite regular segments emerge (personal favorites: Bedtime Stories and The Hungry For Power Games).
But let’s get right to it, because there are a lot of articles this month! The media has been paying a lot of attention to The Late Show’s unique blend of guests, so you’ll find a bunch of articles about that. You’ll find quotes by Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Kimmel weighing in on how Stephen has been doing so far. There’s a lot of talk of ad revenue and ratings of course. There are people getting angry at Stephen including the usual suspect, Fox News. There’s also a great article by someone who knew Stephen at The Second City, and a fun article about “achievement beards.”
Taking a break from his Family Matters Tour, Chance The Rapper recently spoke to Ebro and Laura Stylez from Hot 97, where he revealed that he is working on a new song with Stephen Colbert.
“Me and Stephen Colbert have been working on a song together, and it’s gonna released very soon. He’s amazing. I can’t get that deep into it, but he’s amazing.”
Hi y’all! I hope you’ve all enjoyed these past few weeks as much as I have, because I am absolutely loving the new show!
Fun fact: There’s been over one month of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, but at the end I’m still expecting to hear “That’s it for the Report” every single time.
Not-so-fun fact: There are no new shows next week… But fear not! You needn’t go nine full days without Stephen Colbert in your life! You can just take your time and read all these articles. There are fantastic background stories, there are adorable kids singing the Preamble of the Constitution, there’s hummus controversy, and much more!
Stephen’s masterful interview with Vice President Joe Biden has been one of the most underrated political moments of 2015. Biden, who has been weighing a potential presidential run, has shunned any media inquiries since the tragic passing of his son Beau earlier this year. Even close advisers have not been able to telegraph the Vice President’s true intentions.
Bearing all that in mind, when the Vice President appeared on the Late Show, Stephen gently but firmly prodded answers out of the still grief stricken Biden, while giving the VP a little space to remember his son. Stephen even used his own experiences with grief to comfort and cajole Biden, who at times would hesitate while speaking due to his emotions.
The interview has culminated in a surge of interest in a Draft Biden Super PAC that has been trying to recruit the Vice President into the presidential race. The surge further confirms that the old show’s “Colbert Bump” is still a force to be reckoned with, even in the new show’s less political format.
Now that we are well into the second week of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, let’s take a look at what the media had to say about the first week.
The truth is, it’s hard to draw any conclusions from the first week—let alone the first episode—of a late-night talk show. But it has already given us so many reasons to be excited!
And as Erik Adams wrote in his A.V. Club article, “like the 2016 U.S. presidential election, talking about The Late Show With Stephen Colbert is too much fun to abstain from.”