December 2015

Episode Guides Archive

 

The complete listing of ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ episodes aired during the month of December, 2015.


 

Season 1, Episode 53: Monday, December 7, 2015 – Steve Carell, Jennifer Hudson
Monologue | The Victoria’s Secret Angels Stop By For A Quick Nosh | So What Do We Do? | Stephen Reveals How To Defeat ISIS | Steve Carell (Actor – “The Big Short“) | Jennifer Hudson (Singer and Actress – “The Color Purple” and “Chi-Raq”) | The Cast of The Color Purple – “Push Da Button”

Season 1, Episode 54: Tuesday, December 8, 2015 – Marion Cotillard, George Saunders, Joanna Newsom
Featuring: Grace Kelly sitting in with Jon Batiste and Stay Human
Monologue | Finally, Stephen’s Tolkien Geekdom Pays Off | Marion Cotillard (Actress – “Macbeth”) | George Saunders (Author – “The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip”) | Joanna Newsom – “Leaving the City” | Sign Off – Story Time with George Saunders Reading His Short Story, “Festive”

Season 1, Episode 55: Wednesday, December 9, 2015 – Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville, Allen Leech, Adam McKay, Kurt Vile
Staff Cameo(s): Ariel Dumas | Brian Stack (as the Scottish Ghosts)
Monologue | A Tahini Bit of Perspective on Politics | Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville, Allen Leech (Cast of “Downton Abbey”) | Stephen Changes a Lightbulb | Adam McKay (Director – “The Big Short“) | Kurt Vile – “Pretty Pimpin'”

Season 1, Episode 56: Thursday, December 10, 2015 – Bruce Willis, Michael Lewis, Lizzo
Special Guest(s): Jon Stewart (as Donald Trump)
Jon Stewart Crashes Stephen’s Monologue | Stephen’s Midnight Confessions II | Bruce Willis | Stephen Calls Bruce Willis a Liar … MISTAKE | Michael Lewis | Stephen Gets a “Moby Dick” Lesson on a Rollercoaster | Lizzo – “Ain’t I”

Season 1, Episode 57: Friday, December 11, 2015 – Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ike Barinholtz, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
Monologue | Lucy in the Sky with Tech Support | Lin Manuel Miranda | Lin Manual Miranda and Stephen Colbert Perform “Button” | Ike Barinholtz | Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – “8 Days of Hanukkah”

Season 1, Episode 58: Monday, December 14, 2015 – Jennifer Lawrence, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Sleater-Kinney
Featuring: Grace Kelly sitting in with Jon Batiste and Stay Human
Monologue | Whoo! The World Will Stay Hospitable for Human Life | Jennifer Lawrence | Big Questions, Bigger Stars – Jennifer Lawrence | Doris Kearns Goodwin | Quotable Notables’ Quotables: Abraham Lincoln | Sleater-Kinney – “Bury Our Friends”
Monologue | Whoo! The World Will Stay Hospitable for Human Life | Jennifer Lawrence | Big Questions, Bigger Stars – Jennifer Lawrence | Doris Kearns Goodwin | Quotable Notables’ Quotables: Abraham Lincoln | Sleater-Kinney – “Bury Our Friends”

Season 1, Episode 59: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 – Quentin Tarantino, Jonathan Groff, Squeeze
Featuring: Grace Kelly sitting in with Jon Batiste and Stay Human
Special Guest(s): Harrison Ford | J.J. Abrams
Monologue | Harrison Ford Almost Wasn’t in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” | Quentin Tarantino | The Furry Hat Speaks Again | Jonathan Groff | Squeeze — “Happy Days”

Season 1, Episode 60: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 – Robert DeNiro, Daniel Gilbert, Henry Rollins
Featuring: Grace Kelly sitting in with Jon Batiste and Stay Human
Monologue | Help Us #SpoilerSpoilers, You’re Our Only Hope | Stephen Totally Watched CNN’s GOP Debate | Robert De Niro | Robert De Niro Enjoys A Cold Martini And Silence | Daniel Gilbert | Henry Rollins | Stephen & Henry Rollins Sing “Carol Of The Bells”

Season 1, Episode 61: Thursday, December 17, 2015 – Michael Moore, Samantha Power, Michael C. Hall
Featuring: Grace Kelly sitting in with Jon Batiste and Stay Human
Monologue | Nope, Nothing Threatening About Ads That Can See You | Michael Moore | Samantha Power | Michael C. Hall | Michael C. Hall and the Cast of “Lazarus” Perform

Season 1, Episode 62: Friday, December 18, 2015 – Mandy Patinkin, Kayvon Beykpour, Leon Bridges
Featuring: Grace Kelly sitting in with Jon Batiste and Stay Human
Staff Cameo(s): Brian Stack (as Santa Clause)
Exclusive(s): Leon Bridges – “Twistin’ & Groovin”
Monologue | Santa is a Right Jolly Ol’ Werewolf | Stephen Explains “Star Wars” to China | Stephen Is Ready To Go To Mars | Mandy Patinkin | Kayvon Beykpour | Leon Bridges – “Jesus Gave Me Water” | Late Show Christmas Party Apologies