11:42 PM EDT 11/19/2015
Originally posted 09/09/2015 12:20PM
Stephen Colbert opened big on his first night as the new host of CBS's The Late Show.
According to Deadline, 6.6 million people tuned in to his debut Tuesday night.
Variety reports The Late Show with Stephen Colbert dominated late-night competition and marked a 123 percent increase in ratings from the season premiere last year, which was David Letterman's final season as host.
Originally posted 09/09/2015 01:30AM
Neo-non-conservative Stephen Colbert, wearing a fashionable near-cobalt-blue suit and with his hair slightly higher than in his years hosting The Colbert Report, launched his new career as host of The Late Show on CBS Tuesday. What he brought with him from Comedy Central were his dancing eyebrows and the air of a senatorial candidate having a psychotic meltdown – and perfectly happy about it.
This was a good thing. Potentially an excellent thing.
Originally posted 09/08/2015 04:20PM
Welcome back, Stephen Colbert!
After months with only sporadic glimpses the former fake newsman's hilarious words of wisdom and laugh-out-loud interviews, Colbert is set to make his return to TV Tuesday night as the new host of The Late Show on CBS.
Between his longstanding career as a faux political commentator on The Colbert Report and the many other public appearances he's made over the years, Colbert has gifted us with a long string of memorable sketches and clips. And if the following moments are any indication of what we can expect from Colbert's debut, then, like the past 10 years, we can be assured we'll be in really good hands.
Originally posted 09/08/2015 02:00PM
Get your "Stephen" chant ready: The first episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert is almost here.
Ever since the comedian's new gig was announced more than a year ago, fans of Stephen Colbert have filled the months wondering just what's in store when the show kicks off on Sept. 8.
Though there's no way to truly predict what surprises are headed our way for the premiere, Colbert has given all of us a few teases as to what we can expect when he finally returns to the small screen for a brand new adventure.
Originally posted 09/07/2015 02:40PM
Stephen Colbert will make his network debut at the new host of CBS's The Late Show on Tuesday, replacing David Letterman who retired from the show in May after 22 years.
While everyone knows Colbert will be a riot – he's given us a few funny promo teases already – it's not clear if everyone actually knows Colbert. His blowhard Colbert Report alter ego made him famous, but now he's tasked with, well, just being himself.
Below, a few facts we've gathered about the real Colbert.
Find Out Whom Stephen Colbert Is Most Excited to Have on The Late Show (Hint: It's Not George Clooney)
Originally posted 08/28/2015 03:00PM
Stephen Colbert has a lot to look forward to.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert debuts Sept. 8, and the new headliner of CBS's late-night lineup has already booked an impressive guest list, including Amy Schumer, Scarlett Johansson, Jeb Bush and George Clooney.
But Colbert, who sat down with TIME for this week's cover story, says he's most excited to talk to a very special blast from his past for a segment called "Who Am Me."
Originally posted 08/28/2015 12:00PM
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has got the hottest ticket in town – and he's raffling it off to the luckiest bidder.
Originally posted 08/24/2015 12:20PM
It looks like Stephen Colbert really is leaning in.
After calling late-night television "a bit of a sausagefest," Colbert has landed two mega-watt female stars – and all-around powerful women – as some of his first guests when he takes over The Late Show on Sept. 8.
Captain America: Civil War superhero Scarlett Johansson is set to stop by Sept. 9, and breakout comedian Amy Schumer will drop in Sept. 11, CBS announced Monday. (A tip for Colbert's Eminem-tested, celebrity-ignorant alter ego: Don't call the former "ScarJo.")
Stephen Colbert Turned to Comedy to Cheer Up His Mother After His Father and Brothers' Death: 'I Wanted to Make Her Happy'
Originally posted 08/18/2015 03:45PM
Stephen Colbert was 10 years old when his father and two brothers were tragically killed in a plane crash.
"It's built into me the way like the marble is built into the shape of statue. It's kind of at a certain age what I was made of," Colbert told Howard Stern in a SiriusXM radio interview on Tuesday.
When Stern asked if that made him fearful of the outside world, Colbert responded, "I think it was disassociated. Like, completely cut off. The world didn't make any sense. And so it was easy to remove yourself from the world."
Stephen Colbert on Learning to Accept the Deaths of His Father and Brothers: 'I Love the Thing That I Most Wish Had Not Happened'
Originally posted 08/18/2015 10:00AM
Stephen Colbert has revealed that the joy he uses in his comedy comes from the darkest place in his life – the tragic deaths of his father and two brothers in a plane crash when he was just 10 years old.
"You've got to learn to love the bomb," Colbert told GQ in a recent profile, quoting longtime Second City director Jeff Michalski. "Boy, did I have a bomb when I was 10."
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