The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Episode Rating Graph
Sep 2015 - present
Sep 2015 - present
Stephen Colbert brings his signature satire and comedy to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the #1 show in late night, where he talks with an eclectic mix of guests about what is new and relevant in the worlds of politics, entertainment, business, music, technology, and more. Featuring bandleader Jon Batiste with his band Stay Human, the Emmy Award-nominated show is broadcast from the historic Ed Sullivan Theater. Stephen Colbert, Chris Licht, Tom Purcell, and Jon Stewart are executive producers. Barry Julien and Denise Rehrig serve as co-executive producers.
The first episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert aired on September 08, 2015.
The last episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert aired on March 15, 2023.
There are 1403 episodes of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
There are 8 seasons of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert is set to return for future episodes.
9th May 2017
Comic Jon Stewart; TV host Samantha Bee; TV host John Oliver; actor Ed Helms; actor Rob Corddry.
17th Dec 2020
Joseph R. Biden, Dr. Jill Biden, Jon Batiste
15th Dec 2022
Stephen welcomes TV host Andy Cohen, journalist Anderson Cooper, and a musical performance by Louis Cato.
6th Jan 2021
Amy Klobuchar, Adam Kinzinger, Jamila Woods
14th Dec 2022
Stephen welcomes Jeff Goldblum, Emily Blunt takes “The Colbert Questionert”, and cooking with José Andrés & daughters Carlota, Inés & Lucía.
19th Jan 2021
Jason Segel, Black Pumas
20th May 2021
Stephen welcomes actor John Krasinski and a musical performance by Yo-Yo Ma.
9th Nov 2020
Stephen welcomes politician Stacey Abrams and actor Thomas Middleditch.
11th May 2021
Stephen welcomes former first lady Michelle Obama.
16th Mar 2021
Stephen welcomes actress Lupita Nyong’o and actor Martin Freeman.
7th Dec 2022
Stephen welcomes singer-songwriter Mariah Carey and actor Kumail Nanjiani.
25th Jan 2023
Brett Goldstein, Amanda Warren
12th Mar 2021
Stephen welcomes Dr. Anthony Fauci.
12th May 2021
Stephen welcomes Senator Elizabeth Warren and actor David Boreanaz.
8th Sep 2022
Stephen welcomes actor Ryan Reynolds, actor Rob McElhenney and a musical performance by James Taylor.
5th Apr 2021
Stephen welcomes TV host John Cena and Senator Tammy Duckworth.
10th Jan 2023
Prince Harry, Ingrid Andress
18th Jan 2022
Stephen welcomes actor Brian Cox and TV personality Samantha Bee.
7th Jan 2021
Rachel Brosnahan, Julien Baker
19th Aug 2020
Stephen welcomes Senator Bernie Sanders and a musical performance by Jon Batiste & Nathaniel Rateliff.
24th Jun 2020
Stephen welcomes comic Jon Stewart.
7th Nov 2022
Stephen welcomes television host Jon Oliver and a musical performance by the cast of The Lion King.
11th Mar 2021
Stephen welcomes actor Aaron Paul, actor Billy Crystal, and a musical performance by Lake Street Dive.
21st Sep 2022
Stephen welcomes actress Olivia Wilde and Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.
15th Jan 2021
John Heilemann, Mark McKinnon & Alex Wagner, The War On Drugs
23rd Mar 2021
Stephen welcomes actor Dana Carvey and a musical performance by Imagine Dragons.
17th Mar 2021
Stephen welcomes businessman Earvin “Magic” Johnson and comedian Eric Andre.
8th Jan 2021
George Clooney, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, The Mountain Goats
20th Jan 2021
Jon Lovett, Jon Favreau, Tommy Vietor, Peter CottonTale, Chance the Rapper, Cynthia Erivo, Chicago Children's Choir, Kofi Lost
26th Oct 2020
Stephen welcomes actor Sacha Baron Cohen and musician Jeff Tweedy.
15th Nov 2016
Stephen welcomes Anna Kendrick, Mahershala Ali, and Chris Gethard.
15th Feb 2023
Jim Gaffigan, Jesse Williams, RAYE featuring 070 Shake
14th Feb 2023
Patrick Stewart, Ke Huy Quan, Boyz II Men
13th Feb 2023
John Oliver, Ron Klain
24th Jan 2023
Jason Segel, Chuck D
23rd Jan 2023
Nathan Lane, Sam Jay
10th Aug 2022
Stephen welcomes actor Kieran Culkin and a musical performance by Run the Jewels. Joe Walsh sits in with Stay Human.
14th Jun 2021
Stephen welcomes comic Jon Stewart, a musical performance by Jon Batiste, and a special appearance by Dana Carvey.
18th May 2021
Stephen welcomes actor Morgan Freeman and comic Tig Notaro.
3rd Feb 2021
Stephen welcomes actress Salma Hayek and journalist Mark Harris.
25th Jan 2021
Stephen welcomes professional tennis player Serena Williams and a musical performance by Dayglow.
30th Nov 2020
President Barack Obama, Vol. 2
30th Oct 2020
Stephen welcomes actor Jon Stewart and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.
10th Sep 2018
Stephen welcomes journalist Bob Woodward with musical guests The Knocks and Foster the People.
1st Feb 2018
Actor Michael Shannon ("The Shape of Water"); TV hostess Meghan McCain ("The View"); John Mellencamp performs.
16th Aug 2018
Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett and Tommy Vietor (Pod Save America (2017)); Constance Wu (Crazy Rich Asians (2018)). Also: A tribute to Aretha Franklin.
26th Feb 2018
Actress Jennifer Lawrence (Red Sparrow (2018)); actor Patton Oswalt (Happy! (2017)); MGMT perform.
14th Dec 2020
Chance The Rapper, Christopher Walken, Laura Benanti
2nd Jun 2020
Stephen welcomes actor Keegan-Michael Key and author Wes Moore.
4th Feb 2021
Stephen welcomes actress Tiffany Haddish and a musical performance by H.E.R.
29th Jan 2021
Stephen welcomes President Joe Biden, First Lady Jill Biden, and Vice President Kamala Harris.
1st May 2017
Actor Chris Pratt; astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson; Ryan Adams performs.
17th Apr 2018
Former FBI director James Comey (book "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership"). Also: Jason Aldean performs.
1st Mar 2021
Stephen welcomes actor Andy Samberg and journalist Clarissa Ward.
8th Nov 2022
Stephen welcomes journalist John Dickerson and comedian Mike Birbiglia.
26th Oct 2022
Stephen welcomes actress Aubrey Plaza and journalist Nikole Hannah Jones.
19th Jul 2022
Stephen welcomes actor Ethan Hawke and a musical performance by Courtney Barnett.
4th Jan 2021
Stacey Abrams, RuPaul Charles, Maren Morris
1st Dec 2022
Stephen welcomes actor and director John Krasinski and actress and director Sarah Polley.
12th Oct 2022
Stephen welcomes anchor George Stephanopoulos and actress Marcia Gay Harden.
12th Dec 2019
Stephen welcomes Rep. Adam Schiff.
18th Mar 2019
Stephen welcomes actress Lupita Nyong’o, author Vicky Ward, with musical guests Spike Jonze directs aance by Karen O and Danger Mouse.
1st May 2018
Actress Helen Hunt (Candy Jar (2018)); filmmaker Kevin Smith (Kevin Smith: Silent But Deadly (2018)); Paramore perform;
5th Sep 2018
Stephen welcomes actor Rob Lowe, former Secretary of State John Kerry, and comic Kathleen Madigan.
24th Feb 2021
Stephen welcomes actor Arsenio Hall, actor Tim Meadows and a musical performance by Celeste.
13th Jan 2021
Samantha Bee, Paul Mescal
30th Jan 2023
Rachel Brosnahan, Murray Bartlett
19th Jan 2023
Rep. Adam Kinzinger, Meet Me @ The Altar
30th Mar 2020
Stephen Colbert from home, with special guest John Oliver.
6th Apr 2017
Jessica Lange; Bassem Youssef; Judy Gold
15th Sep 2021
Stephen welcomes actress Jessica Chastain and composer Stephen Sondheim.
2nd Nov 2020
Stephen welcomes TV Host John Oliver, singer Cher, plus a musical performance by Jojo.
14th Nov 2016
Stephen welcomes Eddie Redmayne, Senator Bernie Sanders, Alton Brown, and Chris Thile sitting in with Jon Batiste and Stay Human.
7th Apr 2021
Stephen welcomes actor Leslie Odom Jr. and physicist Michio Kaku.
11th Dec 2020
New Zealand Special
20th Sep 2016
Stephen welcomes First Lady Michelle Obama, and America Ferrera.
5th Jan 2021
Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Anya Taylor-Joy
15th Dec 2020
Whoopi Goldberg, Anderson Cooper, Andy Cohen
5th Jan 2018
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.
3rd Oct 2017
Actor Michael Weatherly (Bull (2016)); actress Natasha Leggero (Dice (2016)); Paul Weller performs.
27th Oct 2022
Stephen welcomes actress Kerry Washington and a musical performance by Joe Walsh.
28th Jun 2022
Stephen welcomes Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and a musical performance by Jimmie Allen.
14th Sep 2021
Stephen welcomes U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.
28th Jan 2021
Stephen welcomes actor Viggo Mortensen and journalist Charles Blow.
15th Sep 2016
Stephen welcomes Tracee Ellis Ross, Andrew Rannells, and a musical performance by Mac Miller & Anderson .Paak.
14th Mar 2022
Stephen welcomes actress Sandra Bullock and a musical performance by Billy Strings.
23rd Nov 2021
Stephen welcomes an interview with and musical performance by Lady Gaga with Tony Bennett.
21st Jan 2021
Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Derek DelGaudio, Frank Oz
13th Nov 2015
Stephen welcomes actor Mark Ruffalo, actor John Cleese, plus an interview with and performance by Michael Flatley.
18th Aug 2021
Stephen welcomes actor Daniel Radcliffe and a musical performance by Dan + Shay.
22nd Nov 2016
Stephen welcomes James Marsden, NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Jimmie Johnson, and John Waters.
20th Mar 2017
Actor Bryan Cranston; actress Audra McDonald; comic Greer Barnes.
14th Jun 2018
Actress Natalie Portman (Eating Animals (2017)); actor Marc Maron (GLOW (2017)); Alt-J and Pusha T perform;
5th Nov 2020
Stephen welcomes comedian Larry Wilmore and a musical performance by Laura Benanti.
27th Mar 2018
Comic Samantha Bee (Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (2016)); actor Leslie Odom Jr. (The Jazz Ambassadors (2018)); comic Tom Segura;
6th Oct 2022
Stephen welcomes actress Cate Blanchett, actor Domhnall Gleeson, and “First Drafts With Evie Colbert.”
5th Oct 2022
Stephen welcomes immunologist Dr. Anthony Fauci and political adviser Cody Keenan.
4th Apr 2022
Stephen welcomes sports analyst Shaquille O'Neal and actress Mayim Bialik.
24th Nov 2021
Stephen welcomes actress Rosamund Pike and film director Peter Jackson.
23rd Sep 2021
Stephen welcomes journalist Anderson Cooper and a musical performance by John Mayer.
22nd Mar 2021
Stephen welcomes actor Robert Downey Jr., author Walter Isaacson, and a musical performance by Sebastian Yatra and Guaynaa.
27th Jan 2021
Stephen welcomes actor Billy Crystal and Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.).
18th Jan 2021
Cory Booker, Laura Benanti, Infinity Song
2nd Oct 2020
Stephen welcomes CBS News Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. LaPook and CBS News political analyst John Dickerson.
18th Aug 2020
Stephen welcomes Senator Elizabeth Warren and a musical performance by Regina Spektor.
12th Aug 2019
Stephen welcomes actress Cate Blanchett and actor Marc Maron.
1st Nov 2018
Stephen welcomes TV anchor Chris Wallace, actor Cole Sprouse, with musical guest Tony Bennett.
24th Oct 2018
Stephen welcomes actor Gerard Butler, actor Rowan Atkinson, and author Ina Garten.
3rd Dec 2020
Christopher Krebs, Aubrey Plaza
22nd Oct 2020
Stephen welcomes Governor Andrew Cuomo and a musical performance by Matt Berninger.
20th Aug 2020
Stephen welcomes former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and a musical performance by The Killers.
1st Feb 2017
Comic Ricky Gervais; actress Christina Ricci; Jain performs.
20th Sep 2022
Stephen welcomes actor Billy Eichner and USAID Administrator Samantha Power.
15th Sep 2022
Stephen welcomes actress Queen Latifah and legal correspondent Nina Totenberg.
28th Feb 2022
Stephen welcomes actor Bob Odenkirk and a musical performance by Pusha T.
11th Aug 2021
Stephen welcomes actor Alan Alda and comic Gabriel Iglesias.
19th May 2017
Actress Jennifer Garner; actor Demetri Martin; comic Paula Poundstone.
20th Oct 2020
Stephen welcomes singer Dolly Parton and a musical performance by Ty Dolla $ign.
8th Aug 2017
Actor Christoph Waltz; actor Chris O'Dowd; YouTube personality Sean Evans.
10th Oct 2022
Stephen welcomes actor Colin Farrell , director Brendan Gleeson and comedian Paul Mercurio.
23rd Jun 2021
Stephen welcomes actress Christine Baranski and a musical performance by Joy Oladokun.
17th Jun 2021
Stephen welcomes actor Nathan Lane and a musical performance by Griff.
23rd Jul 2020
Stephen welcomes filmmaker Ava DuVernay, actress Kristen Bell, and a musical performance by Ben Folds.
11th May 2017
Actress Mayim Bialik; actor Andy Karl; comic Ramy Youssef.
22nd Jul 2020
Stephen welcomes psychologist Mary Trump.
14th Apr 2020
Stephen welcomes CBS News’ chief medical correspondent, Dr. Jonathan LaPook, and actress Cate Blanchett.
6th Sep 2017
Actor Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan (2013) and Goon: Last of the Enforcers (2017)); sportscaster Joe Buck; actress Sonequa Martin-Green (The Walking Dead (2010)); Sheila E. performs.
30th Sep 2015
Stephen welcomes John Oliver, founder of Snapchat Evan Spiegel, plus an interview with singer-songwriter Bill Withers and a performance by Ed Sheeran.
22nd Sep 2022
Stephen welcomes astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and writer Phil Rosenthal.
19th Sep 2022
Stephen welcomes actress Ana de Armas, director Ken Burns and a musical performance by Sudan Archives.
27th Jul 2022
Stephen welcomes actress Amanda Seyfried, actor Stephen Merchant, and a musical performance by St. Vincent with Jon Batiste & Stay Human.
27th Oct 2021
Stephen welcomes actress Elizabeth Banks and actress Jorja Fox.
16th Sep 2021
Stephen welcomes actress Melissa McCarthy and a musical performance by Lindsey Buckingham.
12th Aug 2021
Stephen welcomes an interview with and musical performance by Jennifer Hudson.
13th May 2021
Stephen welcomes actor Seth Rogen and a musical performance by Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert & Jon Randall.
28th Oct 2020
Stephen welcomes politician Jaime Harrison, plus an interview with and a musical performance by Elvis Costello.
15th Feb 2017
Bob Odenkirk, Tatiana Maslany, and author George Saunders are guests on Stephen's couch.
26th Sep 2018
Stephen welcomes actress Candice Bergen, Jacinda Ardern, prime minister of New Zealand, with musical guest Jon Batiste.
28th Sep 2016
Stephen welcomes Lupita Nyong'o, Donnie Wahlberg, from the CBS drama series, "Blue Bloods," and a musical performance by John Prine.
22nd Apr 2021
Stephen welcomes TV host Joe Scarborough, journalist Mika Brzezinski, and a musical performance by Bebe Rexha.
8th Mar 2021
Stephen welcomes TV host Nicolle Wallace, actress Michaela Coel, and a musical performance by Kings of Leon.
14th Jan 2021
Bernie Sanders, FINNEAS
18th Nov 2020
Stephen welcomes actor Matthew McConaughey and actor Cedric the Entertainer.
26th Aug 2020
Stephen welcomes Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and a musical performance by Lucinda Williams.
2nd Nov 2018
Stephen welcomes actor Billy Eichner and talks with musical guest Itzhak Perlman.
11th Feb 2019
Stephen welcomes TV host John Oliver with musical guest BLACKPINK.
16th Dec 2015
Stephen welcomes actor Robert De Niro, author Daniel Gilbert, plus an interview with and comical music performance by Henry Rollins.
16th Feb 2023
Rev. Al Sharpton, Jessica Williams
9th Jan 2023
Tom Hanks, Rachael & Vilray
11th Oct 2022
Stephen welcomes actor John Lithgow and actor Wendell Pierce.
21st Jun 2022
Stephen welcomes author Werner Herzog and a musical performance by Roger Waters.
20th Jun 2022
Stephen welcomes Senator Cory Booker and a musical performance by The Lumineers.
15th Nov 2021
Stephen welcomes actor Paul Rudd and a musical performance by Sting.
9th Nov 2021
Stephen welcomes filmmaker Quentin Tarantino and unveiling People’s Sexiest Man Alive.
28th Sep 2021
Stephen welcomes game show host Drew Carey and actress Phoebe Robinson.
28th Apr 2021
Stephen welcomes Senator Bernie Sanders and a musical performance by Julia Michaels.
22nd Feb 2021
Stephen welcomes co-founder of Microsoft Bill Gates and a musical performance by Tune-Yards.
1st Dec 2020
Bryan Cranston, Cori Bush
6th Oct 2017
Actress Kathy Bates (Disjointed (2017));
27th Sep 2016
Stephen welcomes Sean Penn, Sutton Foster, and a musical performance by Regina Spektor.
4th Nov 2015
Stephen welcomes actor Daniel Craig, author Elizabeth Gilbert, plus an interview with and demonstration by Dr. Eugenia Cheng.
2nd May 2017
Comic Amy Schumer; actress Gabourey Sidibe.
12th Dec 2017
Actor Tom Hanks ("The Post"); journalist Katy Tur; Mac DeMarco sits in with Jon Batiste and Stay Human.
31st Mar 2020
Stephen welcomes actor Daniel Radcliffe, journalist Jonathan Karl, and a musical performance by John Prine.
8th Jan 2019
Stephen welcomes actor Keegan-Michael Key and actor Josh Hutcherson.
16th Nov 2020
Stephen welcomes American Journalist Jake Tapper, and a musical performance by BENEE.
23rd Jul 2018
Former Attorney General Eric Holder; actor John Cleese; Arctic Monkeys perform;
10th Feb 2020
Stephen welcomes TV host John Oliver and a musical performance by Alex Ebert.
2nd May 2018
Comic Jim Gaffigan; attorney Michael Avenatti; restaurateur David Chang;
15th Jun 2022
Stephen welcomes actress Emma Thompson and comic Tom Segura.
5th Apr 2022
Stephen welcomes musician Jon Batiste and actor Oscar Isaac.
6th Nov 2020
Network presentation of The Late Show's Showtime Election Night Special, The hosts of "The Circus": Alex Wagner, John Heilemann and Mark McKinnon, Charlamagne Tha God, Jena Friedman, Maz Jobrani, and a musical performance by Arcade Fire.
21st Jul 2020
Stephen welcomes activist Greta Thunberg and actor Keegan-Michael Key.
20th Nov 2019
Stephen welcomes journalist John Heilemann and journalist Alex Wagner, plus “Stephen Colbert: The Newest Zealander” Night 3.
3rd May 2018
Charlize Theron (Tully (2018)); director Ron Howard (Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)). Also: Producer J.J. Abrams ("The Play That Goes Wrong") joins Stephen for a crosstown adventure.
28th Mar 2017
Actor Hank Azaria; actress Kate Walsh; performance from Circus 1903.
23rd Feb 2021
Stephen welcomes singer Billie Eilish, Punchbowl News Co-Founders Anna Palmer & Jake Sherman.
18th Dec 2020
24th Aug 2020
Stephen welcomes Hosts of “Pod Save America”: Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett and Tommy Vietor, a musical performance by Tim McGraw, and a special appearance by actress Laura Benanti.
13th Aug 2020
Stephen welcomes political advisor Mark McKinnon, and journalist Alex Wagner. Plus a musical performance by Baby Rose.
9th Feb 2018
Actor Nathan Lane; comic John Oliver (Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2014)).
23rd Nov 2016
Stephen welcomes Danny DeVito, Max Greenfield, and a musical performance by OK Go.
30th Nov 2018
Stephen welcomes former first lady Michelle Obama with musical guest Common.
13th Aug 2018
Rapper Nicki Minaj; actor Guy Pearce (The Innocents (2018)); Mac Miller performs;
19th Sep 2017
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; actress Emma Stone (Battle of the Sexes (2017)).
13th Oct 2017
TV talk show host Conan O'Brien (Conan (2010)); comic Tig Notaro (One Mississippi (2015)).
14th Sep 2022
Stephen welcomes actor Steve Carell and a musical performance by Phoenix.
26th Apr 2021
Stephen welcomes actor Anthony Mackie and radio show host Terry Gross.
11th Jan 2021
Chris Rock, Aubrey Plaza, Joss Stone
21st Jan 2019
Stephen welcomes Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and rapper Method Man.
9th Feb 2016
Stephen welcomes Olivia Wilde, Christiane Amanpour, and a musical performance by Jon Batiste & Stay Human.
2nd Feb 2017
Dr. Phil; singer Michael Bolton; Maren Morris performs.
7th Feb 2021
Stephen welcomes actor Robert Downey Jr., actress Tiffany Haddish, and a musical performance by Metallica.
23rd Oct 2020
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: 2020 Campaign Coverage Special hosted by Sam Waterston.
18th Sep 2015
Stephen welcomes Lupita Nyong’o, Senator Bernie Sanders, plus an interview with and performance by “An American in Paris’” Christopher Wheeldon, Robert Fairchild, and Leanne Cope
13th Feb 2019
Stephen welcomes TV host Trevor Noah and actress Natasha Lyonne.
13th Nov 2017
Former Vice President Joe Biden (book, "Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose"); Elton John performs.
1st Feb 2023
Harrison Ford, Vic Mensa
14th Apr 2022
Stephen welcomes actor Hugh Laurie and a musical performance by Spoon.
23rd Jan 2019
Stephen welcomes actor Matthew McConaughey with musical guest Better Oblivion Community Center.
30th Jul 2018
Filmmaker Judd Apatow; actor Jace Norman (Henry Danger (2014)); OneRepublic perform;
23rd Apr 2018
Jeffrey Wright (Westworld (2016)); Alexandra Wentworth (book "Go Ask Ali"); Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong comment on drug legalization. Also: Brothers Osborne perform.
8th Sep 2016
Stephen welcomes Jessica Alba, Bradley Whitford, and George Takei.
18th Dec 2015
Stephen welcomes actor Mandy Patinkin, Periscope CEO Kayvon Beykpour, plus a musical performance by Leon Bridges.
6th Sep 2018
Stephen welcomes actress Emma Thompson and talks with musical guest Troye Sivan.
10th May 2017
Actors Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally; actor Aaron Taylor Johnson; Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds perform.
17th Oct 2016
Stephen welcomes President Barack Obama, Bill O'Reilly, Randall Park, and a musical performance by Bob Weir.
14th Jun 2022
Stephen welcomes journalists Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein and a musical performance by Bonnie Raitt.
9th Jun 2022
Stephen welcomes Jon Batiste, who takes “The Colbert Questionert,” and actor Simu Liu.
26th Jan 2021
Stephen welcomes actor Colin Firth, actor Stanley Tucci, and a musical performance by Adrianne Lenker.
27th Nov 2018
Stephen welcomes comedian Jon Stewart, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, journalist Jake Tapper, actress Kerry Washington, and comic Charlamagne Tha God.
20th Apr 2021
Stephen welcomes singer Cher, and a musical performance by Sam Williams.
9th Mar 2021
Stephen welcomes actor Riz Ahmed and a musical performance by Janelle Monáe.
11th Feb 2021
Stephen welcomes a talk and musical performance by Blake Shelton.
26th Jun 2018
Actor Hugh Grant (A Very English Scandal (2018)); political commentator Margaret Hoover (Firing Line with Margaret Hoover (2018)); actress Laura Benanti. Also: Sean Donnelly performs stand-up.
16th May 2019
Stephen welcomes actors Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch (from “The Big Bang Theory”), with a musical performance by Barenaked Ladies.
8th Dec 2020
John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, Greta Van Fleet
11th Mar 2020
Stephen welcomes actor Hank Azaria and actress Suzy Nakamura.
4th Nov 2020
Stephen welcomes CNBC's Chief general anchor Shepard Smith, and a musical performance by Leon Bridges and Lucky Daye.
14th May 2018
Actor Anthony Anderson; Actress Glenda Jackson; Author Michael
21st Apr 2017
Actress Rosario Dawson; actress Renée Elise Goldsberry; comic Moshe Kasher.
8th May 2017
Actor Rami Malek; scientist Bill Nye; Roger Waters performs.
28th Apr 2017
Actor Tom Hanks; actress Anna Baryshnikov.
2nd Feb 2023
Connie Britton, Daniel Ricciardo
13th Dec 2022
Stephen welcomes television host RuPaul and a musical performance by Ed Sheeran.
13th Oct 2022
Stephen welcomes actor Jeremy Strong and singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran and a musical performance by Ed Sheeran.
26th Sep 2022
Stephen welcomes actress Sigourney Weaver and actor Zeeko Zaki.
26th Jul 2022
Stephen welcomes TV personality Charlamagne tha God, actor Brett Gelman, and a musical performance by St. Vincent with Jon Batiste & Stay Human.
24th May 2022
Stephen welcomes Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and a musical performance performance by Punch Brothers.
7th Mar 2022
Stephen welcomes journalist Anderson Cooper and actress Sutton Foster.
12th Jan 2022
Stephen welcomes actor Keanu Reeves takes “The Colbert Questionert” and actress Caitriona Balfe.
4th Nov 2021
Stephen welcomes actor Billy Porter and actress Annaleigh Ashford.
20th Oct 2021
Stephen welcomes actress Issa Rae and a musical performance by H.E.R.
19th Aug 2021
Stephen welcomes actors Sean & Dylan Penn and a musical performance by Crowded House.
17th Aug 2021
Stephen welcomes actress Amanda Peet and journalist Roger Bennett.
8th Apr 2021
Stephen welcomes actor Hank Azaria and a musical performance by Cheap Trick.
9th Feb 2021
Stephen welcomes TV host John Oliver and a musical performance by Ingrid Andress.
19th Oct 2020
Stephen welcomes television host Joy Reid and actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.
7th Oct 2020
Stephen welcomes Mayor Pete Buttigieg and a musical performance by Future Islands.
14th Jul 2020
Stephen welcomes actor Tom Hanks.
10th Jun 2020
Stephen welcomes politician Stacey Abrams, professional soccer player Megan Rapinoe, and a performance by The Flaming Lips.
8th Apr 2020
Stephen welcomes Senator Bernie Sanders and a musical tribute to John Prine by Brandi Carlile.
20th Sep 2018
Stephen welcomes actress Tiffany Haddish and actor Iain Armitage.
15th Aug 2018
Actress Jessica Biel ("Shock and Awe" and "The Sinner"); comic W. Kamau Bell ("Sorry to Bother You"); Elle King performs;
4th Oct 2017
Actress Kerry Washington (Scandal (2012)); author Russell Brand (book, "Recovery: Freedom From Our Addictions"); St. Vincent performs.
10th Jan 2018
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker (Divorce (2016)); comic Pete Holmes (Crashing (2017)); Jack Black performs.
31st Oct 2019
Stephen welcomes speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
24th Jun 2019
Stephen welcomes actor Tom Holland and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, with musical guest Jenny Lewis.
30th Nov 2017
Actress Kate Winslet (Wonder Wheel (2017)); actress Laura Benanti (The Detour (2016)); Wolf Alice perform.
7th Dec 2016
Stephen welcomes Sigourney Weaver, Andy Cohen, and a dance performance by Pilobolus.
18th Nov 2019
Stephen welcomes actor Adam Driver, a musical performance by The 1975, a special appearance by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, and “Stephen Colbert: The Newest Zealander” Night 1.
9th May 2019
Stephen welcomes actors Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale, Reid Scott, Timothy Simons, Matt Walsh, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole, Sam Richardson, and Sarah Sutherland and Clea DuVall (“Veep”).
1st Aug 2018
Actor Ewan McGregor ("Christopher Robin"); actor Adam Pally ("Dog Days"); comic Katie Hannigan performs;
18th Jul 2018
TV personalities Anderson Cooper (Anderson Cooper 360° (2003)) and Andy Cohen (Watch What Happens: Live (2009)); actor Dominic Cooper (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)); Beck performs;
11th Jul 2018
Actor Dwayne Johnson (Skyscraper (2018)); Alessia Cara performs;
5th Jan 2017
Actor Adam Driver; actress Alexa Davalos; Whitney performs.
29th Sep 2017
Comic Jerry Seinfeld (Jerry Before Seinfeld (2017)).
1st Mar 2017
Actor Patrick Stewart; actor Chris Colfer; comic Roy Wood Jr.
10th Oct 2017
Actress Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish (2014)); actor Luke Evans (Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017)); Jade Bird performs.
6th Sep 2022
Stephen welcomes journalist Alex Wagner and comedian Roy Wood Jr.
9th Oct 2020
Stephen welcomes the stars and creator of “The West Wing”: Allison Janney, Richard Schiff, Martin Sheen, Bradley Whitford, and Aaron Sorkin.
4th Jun 2018
Actor Ethan Hawke; actress Toni Collette; stand-up comedy performance by Jeff Arcuri.
19th Jul 2019
Stephen welcomes TV host John Oliver and retired professional football player Joe Namath.
9th Aug 2021
Stephen welcomes author Stephen King and actor Winston Duke.
30th Jan 2020
Stephen welcomes actress Samantha Bee, singer-songwriter Michael Stipe and a special appearance by comedian Dana Carvey.
5th Oct 2017
Actor Morgan Freeman (Just Getting Started (2017)); actress Grace Gummer (Mr. Robot (2015)); comic Nathan Macintosh.
6th Oct 2015
Stephen welcomes Former President Bill Clinton, comic Billy Eichner, plus a musical performance by Florence and the Machine.
12th Oct 2017
Actor Bill Murray; actress Claire Foy (Breathe (2017) and The Crown (2016)); Bill Murray performs with Jan Vogler and Friends.
20th Jan 2017
Actor Jim Gaffigan; actress Cristela Alonzo; The Avett Brothers perform.
9th Oct 2015
Stephen welcomes TV host James Corden, Vice Media CEO Shane Smith, plus a musical performance by Halsey.
25th Oct 2022
Stephen welcomes actor Eddie Redmayne and novelist George R.R. Martin.
11th Aug 2022
Stephen welcomes Whitehouse Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and actress Tatiana Maslany. Joe Walsh sits in with Luis Cato and the band.
21st Jul 2022
Stephen welcomes political commentator Chris Hayes and a musical performance by Jack White.
16th May 2022
Stephen welcomes Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, and director Judd Apatow.
5th May 2022
Stephen welcomes actor Matt Walsh. Does the Colbert Questionnaire with Daniel Craig. Musical performance by Joy Oladokun
14th Dec 2021
Stephen welcomes actor Henry Cavill, actor Jonathan Groff.
1st Dec 2021
Stephen welcomes actor Javier Bardem and a musical performance by Gang of Youths.
12th Nov 2021
Stephen welcomes actor Jeff Goldblum and Rod Stewart performance.
30th Apr 2021
Stephen welcomes actress Jane Fonda, TV personality John Oliver, musician Ringo Starr, and a musical performance by Teddy Swims.
29th Sep 2020
Stephen welcomes Senator Cory Booker and a musical performance by Public Enemy.
16th Jun 2020
Stephen welcomes comedian Hasan Minhaj and a musical performance by Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit.
23rd Sep 2019
Stephen welcomes singer-songwriter Paul McCartney.
12th Jul 2018
TV host Lawrence O'Donnell (The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell (2010)); actress Liv Tyler (Harlots (2017)); Young the Giant perform;
25th Sep 2017
Actor Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us (2016) and Marshall (2017)); Chance the Rapper performs.
19th Nov 2020
Stephen welcomes actor LL Cool J, from the CBS drama NCIS: Los Angeles, musician Dave Grohl and a musical performance by Foo Fighters.
15th Nov 2018
Stephen welcomes actor Ben Stiller, sports journalist Jemele Hill, with musical guest Jorja Smith.
4th Sep 2018
Stephen welcomes actor John Krasinski and actress Yvonne Orji.
5th Dec 2022
Stephen welcomes actor John David Washington, tennis player Naomi Osaka, and a musical performance by Spoon.
29th Nov 2022
Stephen welcomes actress Sally Field and Nobel Prize-winning journalist Maria Ressa.
15th Dec 2021
Stephen welcomes actor Denzel Washington, actor Maggie Gyllenhaal. Stephen celebrates the 20th anniversary of "Lord of the Rings" with special guests.
19th Oct 2021
Stephen welcomes actor Nick Offerman and radio & TV personality Charlamagne tha God.
10th May 2021
Stephen welcomes journalist Jake Tapper and musician Billie Eilish.
6th Apr 2021
Stephen welcomes journalist Ronan Farrow and singer Brandi Carlile.
18th May 2017
Actor Ricky Gervais; actor Corey Hawkins; The xx performs.
22nd Sep 2015
Stephen welcomes Donald Trump, U.S. Secretary of Energy Dr. Ernest Moniz, plus a musical performance by Raury.
16th Sep 2015
Stephen welcomes actor Kevin Spacey, TV legend Carol Burnett, plus a performance and interview with Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp.
27th Oct 2017
Dr. Phil McGraw (Dr. Phil (2002)); retired astronaut Scott Kelly.
12th Mar 2018
Professional football player Tom Brady (Tom vs. Time (2018)); actor Sean Bean; Emmy Blotnick performs stand-up.
25th Oct 2018
Stephen welcomes TV host Gayle King with musical guests Andrea and Matteo Bocelli.
7th Sep 2021
Stephen welcomes actors Steve Martin, Martin Short & Selena Gomez, and a musical performance by The War on Drugs.
27th May 2021
Stephen welcomes actor Bradley Whitford and journalist Carlos Watson.
21st Apr 2021
Stephen welcomes actor Ed Helms and journalist Susan Page.
10th Mar 2021
Stephen welcomes sports analyst Emmanuel Acho and comedian Gina Yashere.
1st Oct 2020
Stephen welcomes actor Ethan Hawke and Prosecutor Andrew Weissmann.
9th Jan 2017
Singer Billy Joel; actor Josh Holloway.
26th Sep 2016
Stephen welcomes Rob Lowe from the CBS drama series "Code Black", actor Kal Penn, and comedian Emma Willmann.
17th Aug 2020
Stephen welcomes former National Security Advisor Susan Rice and a musical performance by Sheryl Crow.
11th Jun 2020
Stephen welcomes journalist Wesley Lowery and filmmaker Judd Apatow.
4th Jun 2019
Stephen welcomes actress Emma Thompson, actor Adam Scott, with musical guest Spiritualized.
17th Jul 2018
Actress Chrissy Metz ("This Is Us"); comic Lewis Black; Luke Combs performs;
11th Oct 2017
Actor Andrew Garfield (Breathe (2017)); actress Tracey Ullman (Tracey Breaks the News (2017)); Wolf Parade perform.
15th May 2017
Actor Danny McBride; actress Jane Krakowski; Metallica performs.
19th Oct 2016
Stephen welcomes Hugh Laurie, Paul Reiser, and Nate Silver.
15th Nov 2022
Stephen welcomes television host Jon Stewart and a musical performance by LCD Soundsystem.
2nd Nov 2022
Stephen welcomes Senator Elizabeth Warren and Secretary Ernest Moniz.
31st Oct 2022
Stephen welcomes actress Jennifer Hudson and actress Zosia Mamet.
11th Apr 2022
Stephen welcomes an interview with and musical performance by Chance the Rapper, and actress Beanie Feldstein.