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Colbert’s Late Show Beats Fallon’s Tonight Show in Ratings for the First Time Since Debut Week

Stephen Colbert came in hot during his first full week hosting the Late Show since Trump's inauguration. The Late Show topped NBC's Tonight Show in the Nielsen race for…
Brian Josephs / February 7, 2017

Watch Stephen Colbert Evoke David Byrne While Covering the Talking Heads’ “Once in a Lifetime”

Noted Montclair, N.J. resident Stephen Colbert offered the Internets a treat during his appearance at a fundraiser for the Montclair Film Festival. The Late Show host…
Brian Josephs / February 6, 2017

Watch Stephen Colbert, Michael Stipe, James Franco Perform a 2016-Themed Take on R.E.M.’s “It’s The End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)”

"Oh yeah, it starts with an outbreak/Zika and Harambe..." Stephen Colbert croons, as a collage of relevant images play behind him. On the Late Show…
Winston Cook-Wilson / December 16, 2016

Watch Travis Scott Perform Two Songs Next to a Giant Robot Bird on Colbert

Travis Scott was the featured performer on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last night, and he brought producer Mike Dean and what looked like a giant…
Andy Cush / December 9, 2016

Watch Stevie Wonder Perform “Don’t Worry Bout a Thing” and “The Star-Spangled Banner” on Colbert

For some, the chief attraction of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last night would have been the Daily Show alum's collaboration with his old…
Winston Cook-Wilson / November 8, 2016

Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel Make Their Own Versions of Kanye West’s ‘Famous’ Video

Kanye West's "Famous" video features the rapper spread out in a bed alongside (maybe) wax doppelgängers of the world's most famous celebrities, including Taylor Swift, his wife Kim Kardashian,…
Brian Josephs / June 28, 2016

Hundred Waters, Skrillex, and Chance the Rapper Tell Stephen Colbert to ‘Show Me Love’

Skrillex's Chance the Rapper-featuring remix of Hundred Waters' feel-good "Show Me Love" may well be a one-off, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy it…
Anna Gaca / June 8, 2016

The Flaming Lips Bring ‘Space Oddity,’ Chewbacca to the ‘Late Show’

The Flaming Lips brought their cover of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" to last night's Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Frontman Wayne Coyne also returned to his perch on Chewbacca's…
Anna Gaca / April 20, 2016

Sturgill Simpson and Stephen Colbert Teach You How to Behave at Waffle House

Unlikely country duo Sturgill Simpson and Stephen Colbert played a new song on the Late Show last night. It's called "No Shirt, No Shoes, No Knuckleheads," and it's…
Anna Gaca / April 19, 2016

Savages Dominate ‘Colbert’ With Crackling Performance of ‘Adore’

London foursome Savages burned slow and sure through "Adore," one of the more smoldering cuts off of their most recent and sophomore album Adore Life, last night…
Harley Brown / March 30, 2016

Violent Femmes Share a New ‘Memory’ and an Old ‘Blister’ on ‘Colbert’

Milwaukee college-rock greats Violent Femmes appeared on Late Show With Stephen Colbert last night to perform "Memory," the trio's latest single, from their upcoming comeback…
Andrew Unterberger / February 24, 2016

Courtney Barnett Reminds Us ‘Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go to the Party’ on ‘Colbert’

Australia's premiere songwriter Courtney Barnett brought to The Late Show With Stephen Colbert "Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go to the Party," confirming once again…
Harley Brown / February 18, 2016

Kacey Musgraves, Fashionably ‘Late to the Party’ on ‘Colbert’

Last night, Kacey Musgraves made her Late Show With Stephen Colbert with a lovely performance of her gorgeously sighing Pageant Material highlight, "Late to the…
Andrew Unterberger / January 9, 2016

Killer Mike Discusses Barbershops, Bernie Sanders, and Parent-Teacher Meetings on ‘Colbert’

Would-be Georgia gubernatorial candidate and all-around civic activist Killer Mike made an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night, where he discussed…
Harley Brown / January 6, 2016

Run the Jewels Promise ‘Squawk the Jewels’ and More Oddball Remixes in New ‘Colbert’ Sketch

By now you've all heard of Meow the Jewels, Run the Jewels' remix of their outstanding sophomore album using nothing but cat sounds as backing beats, but Late…
James Grebey / September 17, 2015
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