Apr 30

Heben Nigatu to Join ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’

Buzzfeed Senior Editor Heben Nigatu announced via Twitter on Thursday that she will be leaving Buzzfeed after three and a half years to join ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’.

I’m very excited to be joining the @colbertlateshow team next month!
      – @heavenrants

In addition to her work at Buzzfeed, Heben is also the co-host of the ‘Another Round‘ podcast with Tracy Clayton. And earlier this year, she was included in Forbes’ “30 Under 30 in Media.”

For more, you can follow Heben on tumblr.

Apr 29

April 28, 2016 – Julianna Margulies, Christine Baranski, Matt Czuchry, Hank Azaria, Phil Knight

Episode GuideEPISODE NUMBER: Season 1, Episode 131 (Thursday, April 28, 2016)
GUESTS: Julianna Margulies | Christine Baranski | Matt Czuchry | Hank Azaria | Phil Knight
SPECIAL GUEST(s): Isaac Mizrahi
STAFF CAMEO(s): Meredith Scardino
SEGMENTS: Stephen Picks a VP | Monologue – How Are Humans Not the National Mammal? | Ted Cruz Announces His Losing Mate | Stephen Has Some Tips for Potential VP Candidates (Not You, Carly) | Cast of The Good Wife | Hank Azaria | In or Out With Isaac Mizrahi | Phil Knight
SUIT REPORT: Navy Suit | White Shirt | Teal/Navy Striped Tie

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Apr 28

April 27, 2016 – Susan Sarandon, David Tennant, Catfish and The Bottlemen

Episode GuideEPISODE NUMBER: Season 1, Episode 130 (Wednesday, April 27, 2016)
GUESTS: Susan Sarandon | David Tennant | Catfish and The Bottlemen
STAFF CAMEO(s): Liz Levin
SEGMENTS: Liz Gets A Meeting, Sort Of | Monologue – Siri Is Taking Apple’s Earnings Report Seriously | Side Effects of Being Presidential Include Drowsiness, Sexism | Stephen Gives Ted Cruz An Inspirational Coach Speech | Susan Sarandon | David Tennant | Late Show Lesser Sponsor Roundup | Catfish and The Battlement – “Soundcheck”
SUIT REPORT: Blue Suit | White Shirt | Grey/White Striped Tie

"Donald Trump picked up so many delegates (last night) that it’s looking more than ever that this fall the choice will be between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the match up America did *something* to deserve.  I don’t know what. (Looks heavenward)  I’m so sorry!!"

“Donald Trump picked up so many delegates (last night) that it’s looking more than ever that this fall the choice will be between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the match up America did *something* to deserve. I don’t know what. (Looks heavenward) I’m so sorry!!”

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Apr 27

April 26, 2016 – J.K. Simmons, Jane Krakowski, Chris Wallace

Episode GuideEPISODE NUMBER: Season 1, Episode 129 (Tuesday, April 26, 2016)
GUESTS: J.K. Simmons | Jane Krakowski | Chris Wallace
FEATURING: Bill Walton (as Guest Announcer)
SEGMENTS: Bill Walton Introduces The Late Show | Monologue – Let’s Talk About Bathrooms | Trump Goes Full Lunchroom Bully on Kasich | Cartoon Trump Admits It’s All An Act | J.K. Simmons | Jane Krakowski | Chris Wallace
SUIT REPORT: Navy Suit | White Shirt | Teal/Navy/Grey Striped Tie

Cartoon Donald Trump as Butterfly Trump

Cartoon Donald Trump reveals that he has been waffling between two identities throughout the campaign to achieve his “final form”: a beautiful Butterfly Trump.

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Apr 27

New Beetle Species Named after Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert Beetle

Fig. 8, 18; Map 11.

Michael L. Ferro, the collection manager at the Clemson University Arthropod Collection, recently published the article ‘Fourteen new species of Sonoma Casey (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae) with a key to species from western North America‘ in ‘Insecta Mundi’, a journal of world insect systematics.

The article describes fourteen new beetles species, all belonging to the Sonoma genus, that were discovered by Ferro after examining specimens from eighteen different institutions. The beetles are small predators, mainly found in leaf litter and rotten wood. With these new discoveries, the genus now has fifty-seven species, with forty from western North America and seventeen from the eastern United States.

Some of the new species were named after famous people, including Sonoma stewarti (named after Jon Stewart) and Sonoma colberti (named after Stephen Colbert) which has only been found in Shasta County, California.

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Apr 26

April 25, 2016 – Michelle Williams, Eddie Huang, Bob Mould

Episode GuideEPISODE NUMBER: Season 1, Episode 128 (Monday, April 25, 2016)
GUESTS: Michelle Williams | Eddie Huang | Bob Mould
SEGMENTS: Stephen-Ade | Monologue – Stephen White-Mansplains Beyonce’s Lemonade | Poor Tom Brady | Wonder Twin Powers…Agitate | What’s In Hillary’s Purse? | Michelle Williams | Let’s Just Remake All Movies With Emoji | Eddie Huang | Bob Mould – “The End of Things”
SUIT REPORT: Black Suit | White Shirt | Grey/Navy Striped Tie

Stephen Colbert Lemonade Baseball Bat Flip

Apr 26

Better Know a Guest – April 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.


A new week of shows is upon us! Stephen has a fantastic guest line-up and there is no shortage of hot topics to discuss – from the season six premiere of Game of Thrones to Beyonceʼs new album Lemonade. The presidential race marches on as Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, and Rhode Island hold their primaries on Tuesday. Letʼs hold on tight and see where this flaming toboggan ride of politics takes us next!

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!

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Apr 25

‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ Wins a NewscastStudio Set of the Year Award

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert NewscastStudio Set of the Year

Congratulations to ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ which has been awarded the NewscastStudio Set of the Year Award in the Entertainment category.

Created by Jim Fenhagen’s Jack Morton PDG, the bold and block design elements, combine the original architectural aspects while also revealing new elements through a major renovation of New York’s historic Ed Sullivan Theatre.

On the set, judges commented that it is “A great renovation of a historic space, with so many elements to take in.”

(Thank you to James Gilbert for the tip!)