Dec 17

December 15, 2016 – James Franco, Michael Stipe, Gad Elmaleh

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Episode GuideEPISODE NUMBER: Season 2, Episode 63 (Thursday, December 15, 2016)
GUESTS: James Franco | Michael Stipe | Gad Elmaleh
STAFF CAMEO(s): Brian Stack | Jen Sspyra | John Thibodeaux | Gabe Gronli
SEGMENTS: Putin Hacked the Election Because of a Vendetta Against Clinton | James Franco | ‘Not At the Movies’ with Gil Peaches and Will Peaches | Michael Stipe | It’s the End of the Year As We Know It | Gad Elmaleh
SUIT REPORT: Grey Suit | White Shirt | Stripped Grey Tie

Dec 15

December 14, 2016 – Neil Patrick Harris, Megan Mullally

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Episode GuideEPISODE NUMBER: Season 2, Episode 62 (Wednesday, December 14, 2016)
GUESTS: Neil Patrick Harris | Megan Mullally
SPECIAL GUEST(s): Nick Offerman
SEGMENTS: It’s The Late Show Claymation Christmas Special | Even Donald Trump Didn’t See This Coming | Neil Patrick Harris | Megan Mullally | Smooshed: Holiday Edition with Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman
SUIT REPORT: Dark Suit | White Shirt | Navy Tie

The Late Show Claymation Christmas Special

Dec 15

December 13, 2016 – Mark Wahlberg, Lee Daniels, Miranda Lambert

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Episode GuideEPISODE NUMBER: Season 2, Episode 61 (Tuesday, December 13, 2016)
GUESTS: Mark Wahlberg | Lee Daniels | Miranda Lambert
SEGMENTS: Trump and Kanye Meet to Discuss New Collaboration | Stephen Colbert’s Midnight Confessions: Holiday Edition | Mark Wahlberg | Lee Daniels | Miranda Lambert – “Highway Vagabond”
SUIT REPORT: Blue Suit | White Shirt | Navy Blue Tie

A Peanuts Christmas on the Late Show

Dec 13

December 12, 2016 – John Goodman, Denee Benton, Norah Jones

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Episode GuideEPISODE NUMBER: Season 2, Episode 60 (Monday, December 12, 2016)
GUESTS: John Goodman | Denee Benton | Norah Jones
SEGMENTS: Congratulations to Russia on Winning the Cold War | Stephen and the President-Elect Discuss Russian Influence | Santa Clause Has A Message For Anyone Feeling Down About 2016 | JOhn Goodman | Denee Benton | Norah Jones – “Peace” | Norah Jones and Stephen Colbert Sing “Christmas Is Now”
SUIT REPORT: Medium Grey Suit | White Shirt | Spotted Navy Blue Tie | Red Christmas Sweater

Christmas is now, Christmas is now…This song will just be in my head till the 24th, won’t it? Anyways, let’s see what happened on the show last night.

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Dec 13

Better Know a Guest: December 12 – 16, 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.


Join us for the last week of shows for 2016! Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and as Stephen said, “Marvel Clambake” to all! No matter what holiday you celebrate, may your days be merry and bright. Enjoy the final Better Know a Guest for the year and we’ll meet again in 2017!

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!

In Weekend News: In a startling bombshell, the CIA has reported that Russia hacked the US presidential election and intervened with the primary aim of helping make Donald Trump president. The conclusion that Moscow ran an operation to help install the next president is one of the most consequential analyses by American spy agencies in years. “I think it’s ridiculous. I think it’s just another excuse. I don’t believe it,” Trump said on Sunday in an interview on Fox News. Both intelligence and law enforcement officials agree that there is a mountain of circumstantial evidence suggesting that the Russian hacking was primarily aimed at helping Trump and damaging his opponent, Hillary Clinton.

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Dec 10

December 9, 2016 – Olivia Munn, Martin Freeman, Tom Papa

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Episode GuideEPISODE NUMBER: Season 2, Episode 59 (Friday, December 9, 2016)
GUESTS: Olivia Munn | Martin Freeman | Tom Papa
STAFF CAMEO(s): Brian Stack
SEGMENTS: Olivia Munn is the Christmas Tree Angel | Donald Trump is Ready to Break Another Presidential Tradition | Olivia Munn | Martin Freeman | Tom Papa
SUIT REPORT: Navy Suit | White Shirt | Taupe Striped Tie

Stephen examines whether Trump’s unconventional transition is violating laws, or just norms.

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Dec 10

December 8, 2016 – Octavia Spencer, John Mulaney, Travis Scott

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Episode GuideEPISODE NUMBER: Season 2, Episode 58 (Thursday, December 8, 2016)
GUESTS: Octavia Spencer | John Mulaney | Travis Scott
SEGMENTS: The Late Show’s Top Albums of 2016 | Trump’s Cabinet Selections Are Making Us Queasy | Late Show First Drafts: Holiday Cards Edition | Octavia Spencer | John Mulaney | Travis Scott – “Sweet Sweet” and “Goosebumps”
SUIT REPORT: Medium Grey Suit | White Shirt | Dark Grey Tie

Tonight, the Late Show welcomes actor Octavia Spencer, comedian John Mulaney, plus new music from Travis Scott.

Dec 08

December 7, 2016 – Sigourney Weaver, Andy Cohen, Pilobolus

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Episode GuideEPISODE NUMBER: Season 2, Episode 57 (Wednesday, December 7, 2016)
GUESTS: Sigourney Weaver | Andy Cohen | Pilobolus
STAFF CAMEO(s): Brian Stack | Opus Moreschi
SEGMENTS: How TIME Magazine Chose the Person of the Year | Nothing Makes Trump Angrier Than Being Angry | Pizzagate Is An Alt-Rigth Fever Dream | Sigourney Weaver | Andy Cohen | Pilobolus Perform Selections from “Shadowland”
SUIT REPORT: Medium Grey Suit | White Shirt | Grey Stripped Tie

Stephen Colbert the Real TIME Person of the Year

(via @ColbertLateShow | CBS)

“They think I’m on Hillary’s payroll. For the record, she can’t afford me.”
– Stephen Colbert