Stephen Colbert doesn’t seem to be too precious about his deskThe Late Show host handed the reins to his former boss Jon Stewart in Nov. 2018, and on Monday, Stewart’s successor had a turn.
The Daily Show‘s Trevor Noah interviewed Colbert on the quintessential elements of a late night show in the age of Trump — especially how they check in with the president’s latest antics on Twitter, or “the national nanny cam.”
But Noah also asked the hard industry questions, like whether Colbert thought he’d succeed when CBS selected him (the real him, not his Daily Show character) to replace David Letterman in 2014. Read more…
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It’s been 24 hours, so we’ve all had a little time to reflect on Donald Trump’s State of the Union address — including Stephen Colbert.
The Late Show host destroyed Trump’s speech one clip at a time immediately afterward on Tuesday, but on Wednesday night, he looped back to pick up one particular feature of Trump’s speech: rhyming.
“If there is going to be peace and legislation, there cannot be war and investigation,” Trump had said, referring to special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.
“That’s kinda cute. He threatened our democracy with a little poem,” Colbert said, before composing his own limerick: Read more…
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Stephen Colbert has returned from a short break, while the U.S. government has not.
So, to catch up, the Late Show host spent ten glorious minutes on Monday night absolutely roasting the president’s now 17-day shutdown of the government, in which Donald Trump has demanded $5.7 billion to build his border wall.
Colbert gleefully slammed Trump’s claims that former presidents told him the wall should have already been built (they didn’t), and that Barack Obama had the absolute nerve to build walls (!) around his property (he didn’t).
Along with a solid Pong reference, Colbert made up for his absence during Trump’s misguided Game of Thrones-themed propaganda campaign with a deep burn. Read more…
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House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer met with Donald Trump in the Oval Office on Tuesday, and uh, the meeting did not go smoothly.
So, naturally, Stephen Colbert unpacked the whole thing, hardly containing his delight and running videos of cat boxing to represent the encounter with the president.
The Late Show host ran through the highlights of the tempestuous meeting, in particular, Trump’s threat to shut down the government in order to fund his border wall, and his remarkable ability to spring to action on hearing his own name.
“He’s like Alexa, he only wakes up when he hears his name,” joked Colbert. Read more…
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So, we’ve heard the audio of the secret recording between Donald Trump and his former lawyer Michael Cohen, but now there’s video?
Well, at least a video made by Stephen Colbert and The Late Show team.
The late night show has crafted their own comedic video accompaniment to the real 2016 recording aired by CNN on Tuesday.
In the audio clip, Trump and Cohen discuss a payment for Playboy model Karen McDougal’s story, in which she claimed she with Trump in 2006.
In 2016, the Wall Street Journal revealed that American Media — which owns the pro-Trump National Enquirer — bought the rights to the model’s story for $150,000, but didn’t publish it. Read more…
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