Just when you were shaking off the Golden Globes and bracing for the Oscars, it’s time to think about the Emmys! Yes, months ahead of the actual show, CBS confirms that Stephen Colbert will host the TV industry’s biggest night, and won’t shy away from the Trump jokes.
Little in America went the way people expected in Election 2016, and anyone watching Stephen Colbert’s live 2016 Showtime special can certainly attest to that. The mood was one of shock, far more than laughter, but leave it to Colbert to still get audiences on their feet with a rousing, sober (barely) assessment of the world going forward.
We’re all going to let the expeletives fly on Election Night 2016, regardless of the outcome, and no one is more excited than Stephen Colbert. After years of keeping it cable and broadcast-appropriate, the Late Show host is exercising all the profanity he can muster in new TV spots for the live Showtime election special.
The fun aspect of late-night programming is the elasticity of the form; it’s flexible enough that really anything can happen, from a Donald Trump musical to a new short film from one of American cinema’s least predictable voices. Late Show host Stephen Colbert has a heavy rolodex, and he’s got the creative freedom to bring his friends along for whatever little projects they might feel like doing..
However notably edited in certain spots, the Late Show With Stephen Colbert premiere garnered near-universal praise, and ratings some 172% above The Late Show one year prior (for now). The broadcast naturally ran along (hence some of the more obvious edits), but CBS has released a much fuller bout of unused material, including that of presidential candidate Jeb Bush.
Kendrick Lamar has to be one of Stephen Colbert's favorite rappers. The Compton, Calif. rhymer hit the stage as the first musical guest on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' on Wednesday night (Sept. 9).