EPISODE NUMBER: Season 1, Episode 14 (Friday, September 25, 2015) GUESTS:Malala Yousafzai | Kerry Washington | The Arcs STAFF CAMEO(S): Paul Dinello (as the Swiss Guard) SEGMENTS: Monologue | In Case You Missed the Pope | Zip-A-Dee-Doo-BYE | Stephen Colbert’s All-Inclusive Wedding Cake Toppers | Malala Yousafzai | Kerry Washington | The Arcs – “Outta My Mind” | Pope Mobile Jump SUIT REPORT: Dark Suit | White Shirt | Dark Blue/White Stripped Tie
EPISODE NUMBER: Season 1, Episode 12 (Wednesday, September 23, 2015) GUESTS:Hugh Jackman | Hugh Evans | Elizabeth Warren | Pearl Jam SEGMENTS: Happy Birthday to All | Mr. Pope Goes to Washington D.C. | Jon Batiste’s Tell-All | Hugh Jackman and Hugh Evans | Senator Elizabeth Warren | Pearl Jam | Pearl Jam – “Mind Your Manners” | Stephen Colbert & Pearl Jam – “Rockin’ in the Free World” SUIT REPORT: Grey Suit | White Shirt | Black Spotted Tie
EPISODE NUMBER: Season 1, Episode 11 (Tuesday, September 22, 2015) GUESTS:Donald Trump | Ernest Moniz | Raury SEGMENTS: Monologue | New York Has Pizza Rat Fever | The Hungry for Power Games: Walkingjay | Donald Trump | Dr. Ernest Moniz | Raury – “Devil’s Whisper” SUIT REPORT: Blue Suit | White Shirt | Dark Blue Spotted Tie
EPISODE NUMBER: Season 1, Episode 10 (Monday, September 21, 2015) GUESTS:Stephen Curry | Ted Cruz | Don Henley SEGMENTS: Monologue | Stephen is Concerned ABout Jeb Bush | Hillary Clinton’s Emoji Outreach | Diplomas of Lies | Stephen Curry | Senator Ted Cruz | Don Henley – “Too Much Pride” EXCLUSIVE(S): Don Henley – “New York Minute” DOWNLOAD(S):Stephen Colbert’s Totally Legitimate Online PhD Program SUIT REPORT: Dark Grey Suit | White Shirt | Dark Grey Tie
Welcome 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.
Hello everyone! Welcome to another week of ‘Better Know a Guest’. We are already going into the third week of shows! Last week was filled so many exciting moments, and great appearances. There were many great actors and actresses on, such as Lupita Nyong’o and Jake Gyllenhaal. We also got great musical performances from the legendary Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp. For week three we have an amazing line up. Stephen will be interviewing a number of politicians, musicians, actors, and he will even be talking with Hugh Jackman about the ‘Global Citizen Festival’ that Stephen will co-host on September 26.
This is sure to be a great week with exciting interviews! Feel free to please leave us a comment, and let us know which guest you are excited to see this week.
Congratulations to the staff of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart who have won the Primetime Emmy Award for ‘Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series’, ‘Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series’, and ‘Outstanding Variety Series’.
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.