Feb 19

‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ to Go Live Following President Trump’s Address to Congress

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THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT will broadcast live following President Donald Trump’s address to the joint session of Congress on Tuesday, February 28 (11:35 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. Colbert will host from the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York and welcome actress Lisa Kudrow and former White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest as his guests.

This will mark the 15th time THE LATE SHOW has broadcast live, including the election night special on SHOWTIME. The live broadcasts during the political conventions in July 2016, following the presidential and vice presidential debates, and around the election in November 2016, earned strong ratings as well as critical acclaim.

Press Release: CBS Press Express.

Jan 13

Jim Hoskinson Receives a ‘Directors Guild of America’ Award Nomination

Directos Guild of America Awards Congratulations to Jim Hoskinson who has been nominated for a “Directors Guild of America Award” in the category of “Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming” for Episode #0179 of ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’. Jim was previously nominated for his work on ‘The Colbert Report’ in 2007 for “Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety” for episode #3052 and in 2013 and 2015 for “Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety / Talk / News / Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming” for episode #10004 and #11040.

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Dec 01

In the Press – November 2016

Stephen Colbert news When news stories fall through the cracks, we here at Colbert News Hub find them for a post we call, In The Press.


In this November edition, we explore the relevance of late night political comedy, late night friends, and of course, the election. Samantha Bee gets another season, Larry Wilmore will return to TV, Jon Stewart talks Trump’s win, and how does Jon Batiste spend his Sundays? Also, Laura Benanti is unhappy with the timing of her third Melania Trump impression. We’ll look at whether this election has helped Trevor Noah find his voice, and Stephen Colbert’s live election night show.

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Nov 23

A Brief History of ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ and Animation

For the better part of this year, Tim Luecke and Rob Dubbin have been making animated magic happen in the Ed Sullivan Theater Graphics Lab. Luecke, Lead Animator, and Dubbin, Senior Digital Producer and Writer, for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert are the men responsible for bringing us Cartoon Donald Trump and Cartoon Hillary Clinton.

Cartoon Clinton and Cartoon Trump

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Nov 01

In the Press – October 2016

Stephen Colbert news When news stories fall through the cracks, we here at Colbert News Hub find them for a post we call, In The Press.


In this months edition we take a look at why some critics believe the ‘Late Show’ isn’t connecting with audiences, how to the ‘Late Show’ is evolving and developing its social media strategies, and Laura Benanti talks that Melania Trump impersonation. Plus, Splitsider argues why Jimmy Fallon and James Corden are the true heirs to Johnny Carson.

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Oct 07

September 26, 2016: The Taping ReporT!

Taping Report - The Late Show Hubster Sharilyn has sent us this wonderful “Taping ReporT” of her trip to the September 26, 2016 taping of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”.


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Oct 03

Stephen Colbert and Chris Licht Talk Up Subtle Changes on the ‘Late Show’

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Chris Licht, executive producer and showrunner of ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’, talks to ‘AdWeek‘ about what’s in store for the shows post presidential debate live shows, the changes he has implemented since his arrival, and whether or not Stephen Colbert will host a live election special on Showtime.

And on the night of the presidential debate, Dave Itzkoff of ‘The New York Time‘ was a fly-on-the-wall at the ‘Late Show’ offices, as staff rapidly worked together to create that nights live show. Itzkoff spoke to Stephen Colbert about his time hosting the ‘Late Show’, the early mistakes he and the show made, that Trump interview, and how he is evolving as host.