The Late Show With Stephen Colbert: Season 1 (2015 - 2016)


Season 1
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

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Smart, energetic, and a little bit silly, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert succeeds largely due to the charisma of its host, whose confident debut promises a bright future for the revamped show.

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Critic Ratings: 56

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User Ratings: 212

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Air date: Sep 8, 2015

Actor George Clooney; candidate for GOP nomination Jeb Bush; Jon Batiste and Stay Human perform.

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Air date: Sep 9, 2015

Actress Scarlett Johansson; SpaceX and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk; Kendrick Lamar performs.

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Air date: Sep 10, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden; Uber CEO Travis Kalanick; Toby Keith performs.

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Air date: Sep 11, 2015

Comic Amy Schumer; author Stephen King; Troubled Waters perform.

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Air date: Sep 14, 2015

Actress Emily Blunt; Justice Stephen Breyer; The Dead Weather performs.

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Air date: Sep 15, 2015

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal; Apple CEO Tim Cook; Run the Jewels performs with TV on the Radio.

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Air date: Sep 16, 2015

Actor Kevin Spacey; TV legend Carol Burnett; Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp are interviewed and perform.

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Air date: Sep 17, 2015

TV host Trevor Noah; Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; Chris Stapleton performs.

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Air date: Sep 18, 2015

Actress Lupita Nyong'o; Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders; a performance from "An American in Paris" stars Christopher Wheeldon, Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope.

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Air date: Sep 21, 2015

NBA MVP Steph Curry; GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz; Don Henley performs.

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  • Mar 19, 2021
    I'm too distracted by the one person audience. And Steven is too.
  • Dec 03, 2020
    Worst late night show ever. Absolute crap.
  • Jan 23, 2020
    He is overly angry, constantly interrupts his guests, seems to think it's all about him and is no longer funny. The Colbert Report is surely missed.
  • Oct 30, 2019
    I used to enjoy his monologue but is has been getting boring as the season wears on. The last straw was on Oct. 29, 2019 when he thought it was funny to insult a decorated Lt. Colonel who testified before Congress in the Impeachment Inquiry. It was disgusting and disrespectful to an American hero. Despite your political persuasions, no one can impugn this man's integrity. Making fun of him was out of line. I never watch the rest of the show since it's boring. Johnny Carson was the only host who could interview a guest and make it entertaining. The only guests these days are those who are promoting a book or movie.
  • Sep 12, 2019
    It's so bad. It really is.
  • May 02, 2017
    I am so tired of this communist! Keep your political views to yourself.
  • Jan 10, 2017
    Despite huge promise, the show has become a tired, repetitive Trump bash, night after night. You don't need to like Trump to dislike this show. With the usual celebrity guests, there's really nothing original or inventive here. What limited, narrow minds created this bore? What have you done with Stephen Colbert? What a wasted opportunity!
  • Dec 31, 2016
    Was better, became stale and now just tired.
  • Mar 15, 2016
    The incredibly smart and silly host makes the show as he is and we love it !
  • Dec 19, 2015
    Okay, but incredibly disappointing after The Colbert Report. I was skeptical when Stephen Colbert got offered the role of hosting The Late Show. The Colbert Report was one of the funniest, if not THE funniest, shows on TV. It was clever, edgy and didn't mind taking pot shots at politicians, esp right-wing ones and Fox News. Surely moving to a mainsteam show would mean Colbert would have to dumb it down and appeal to a wider audience? Well, I gave it a fair chance but I fear I was right. The edginess has gone ("Oh, no, kids might be watching!") and his shtick has been dumbed down quite a lot. Even worse, and something I did not see coming as I figured its is well beneath him, he is having to play all those stupid clickbait games that Jimmy Fallon does (and which makes Fallon's show such a waste of time). You know, get some major star in and instead of asking them intelligent questions, get them to do something stupid. Just so that there'll be dozens of clickbait posts the next day with "See Stephen Colbert get Victoria's Secret models to eat buffalo wings!", say. There are occasional glimpses of the old Colbert. Some clever skits, biting satire and the pokes at right-wing politicians, but they are few and far between. Best thing to do: watch the clever stuff, fast forward through the rest.

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