Stephen Colbert Changed the World 

In today's Tweet Beat, Courtney Stodden makes an appearance because it's been awhile, Mara Wilson asks an important question Stephen Colbert drops the satire. Maybe. » 12/19/14 7:30pm 12/19/14 7:30pm

No Big Deal, It's Just a Voicemail From the Incomparable Mavis Staples

That great WHOOSHING sound you just heard was the entire world rushing to set "Good morning, everybody. Mavis here," as their voicemail greeting and ringtone. » 12/19/14 1:50pm 12/19/14 1:50pm

Here's Looking At You, Stephen Colbert

On Thursday, December 18, Comedy Central aired the last-ever episode of The Colbert Report, a series that—after nearly a decade on the air—will go down as one of the finest examples of satire in the history of comedy. This is my eulogy. » 12/19/14 9:00am 12/19/14 9:00am

Obama Takes Control of The Colbert Report, Delivers 'The Word'

With just two weeks left on the clock for the Colbert Report, the show is cramming in a few more splashy segments. Like for instance last night's visitor: U.S. president Barack Obama, who dropped by for an interview and temporary commandeered Colbert's desk. Welcome to the "fuck it" stage of the Obama presidency! » 12/09/14 9:30am 12/09/14 9:30am

On Monday, before The Colbert Report goes ungently into that good night, Stephen Colbert will take a trip to Washington D.C., where he will be interviewing President Obama for the first time. "I cannot overstate how huge this is," Colbert said on his show last night. "The size of the hugeness? Large. I'm so proud to… » 12/05/14 10:40am 12/05/14 10:40am

Toni Morrison Is Amazed at Her Own Talent on The Colbert Report

Toni Morrison stopped by for a chill chat about race, pigeonholing and the time she was taken aback by her own written words on Wednesday night's edition of The Colbert Report. "Is your entire literary career a midlife crisis?" Stephen Colbert asked. » 11/20/14 1:30pm 11/20/14 1:30pm

Colbert's Last Election Special Isn't the Goodbye He Thought It'd Be

Rather than focus on the midterm election results, let's focus on another tragedy. After 14 years of brilliantly lampooning politics with The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert will—after last night—-never again give election night coverage on Comedy Central. » 11/05/14 4:00pm 11/05/14 4:00pm

It's Raining People of Color on TV Thanks to Shonda Rhimes, Scandal

People of color are taking over … the fall television schedule. From Taraji P. Henson and Viola Davis to Octavia Spencer and Tracee Ellis Ross, it’s a long overdue change on network TV. » 8/28/14 11:40am 8/28/14 11:40am

Sofia Vergara Got to Participate in the Sexist Portion of the Emmys

Well, the Emmys are still on an hour after they should have ended, so perhaps it's fitting that they started scraping the bottom of the barrel. We have now entered the unfunny, sexist part of the program. » 8/25/14 10:43pm 8/25/14 10:43pm

James Franco Tries to Make Colbert Break Character, Fails Miserably

Last night on The Colbert Report, effortless performance artist Stephen Colbert sat down with painstaking performance artist James Franco. The latter thought this would be the perfect opportunity to talk about their shared craft, but Stephen — who refuses to recognize that he's playing a character while on air — was… » 7/31/14 12:20pm 7/31/14 12:20pm

Colbert on Hillary's Age: 'Feels Like I'm Grasping at a Lot of Straws'

Is Hillary Clinton too old to be president? Are you already sick to death of this question? I sure am! (It's going to be a long, infuriating slog to 2016, guys.) On the bright side, we've got Stephen Colbert until the end of the year. » 6/06/14 12:40pm 6/06/14 12:40pm

Colbert: Donald Sterling Should Start an All-White Basketball League

Last night on The Colbert Report, Stephen addresses the controversy surrounding LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling who, as of yesterday, was given a lifetime ban from the NBA thanks to racist comments he allegedly made during a recorded conversation with his mistress. » 4/30/14 5:00pm 4/30/14 5:00pm

Meet Michael Che, the New Daily Show Correspondent

The Daily Show may’ve lost John Oliver to HBO, where he can curse all he wants, but there’s a new correspondent on deck, Michael Che. » 4/28/14 7:20pm 4/28/14 7:20pm

Shed a Tear as Stephen Colbert Visits The Daily Show to Say Goodbye

Stephen Colbert doesn't move to The Late Show until 2015, but that doesn't mean that his Colbert Report character hasn't started saying his goodbyes. For one of the first stops on his farewell tour, Stephen returned to The Daily Show — the series that helped him grow for correspondent to host — to let Jon Stewart know… » 4/24/14 4:50pm 4/24/14 4:50pm

Stephen Colbert Tells Letterman CBS Hired 'A Boob' to Replace Him

Stephen Colbert appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman to discuss the upcoming changing of the guard and make a few jokes at his own expense. » 4/22/14 11:30pm 4/22/14 11:30pm

Stephen Colbert Rant on Hillary's GrandmaGate is Very Cathartic

Now that the nation has had a serious(ly fucking stupid) conversation about whether a woman can be both president and a grandmother, America can move on to more pressing matters: Was this pregnancy planned especially to boost Hillary's chances? » 4/22/14 2:30pm 4/22/14 2:30pm

Stephen Colbert Does Not Envy the Guy Who Replaces Letterman

After news broke that Stephen Colbert would be replacing David Letterman at the Late Show in 2015, responses were mixed. Some people mourned the impending loss of Stephen's right-wing alter ego and The Colbert Report, some people were excited and others were disappointed — though probably not surprised— about CBS'… » 4/11/14 11:05am 4/11/14 11:05am

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Actually Has a John Hancock-Shaped Birthmark

In today's Tweet Beat, Wil Wheaton defends the work of those at The Big Bang Theory, everyone has something to say about Stephen Colbert and Julia Louis-Dreyfus has changed her tune. » 4/10/14 7:30pm 4/10/14 7:30pm