FLASHBACK: David Letterman and the Liberal Politics of Late Night

May 20th, 2023 9:00 AM

Eight years ago, the Late Show’s David Letterman ended his record-setting 33-year run as a broadcast late-night host. Letterman was an obvious liberal who used the platform of his show to promote and flatter liberal politicians like Barack Obama, and to ridicule Republicans with whom he disagreed on issues such as gun rights.


Colbert, Daily Show Condemn DeSantis For Disney-Prison Joke

April 19th, 2023 9:56 AM

CBS’s The Late Show host Stephen Colbert and Comedy Central’s The Daily Show temp host Jordan Klepper condemned Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on their Tuesday shows for joking about possibly putting a new state prison next to Disney World and it was unclear if these professional joke tellers knew DeSantis was joking.


Colbert Helps Porter Ludicrously Claim She Takes No Lobbyist Money

April 12th, 2023 10:05 AM

California Rep. Katie Porter continued her CBS book tour and Senate campaign by making her way over to The Late Show on Tuesday where host Stephen Colbert helped her out by asking “Do you ever feel insulted that no one is trying to bribe you?” While Porter and Colbert tried to portray her as incorruptible public servant, the facts are more complicated.


Colbert Suggests Thomas Friend is a Nazi, Calls Tennessee GOP Racist

April 11th, 2023 9:46 AM

For CBS host of the The Late Show Stephen Colbert, Monday’s opening monologue was a good opportunity to play the race card on everything from Clarence Thomas and his friendship with Harlan Crow to Tennessee Republicans for expelling two lawmakers for their role in shutting down legislative proceedings.


Meyers, AOC Team Up To Air Grievances And Attack GOP

April 5th, 2023 10:40 AM

NBC Late Night host Seth Meyers welcomed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to his Tuesday show where they teamed up to lament the GOP’s stance on everything from Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg to guns to wokeness to Hunter Biden to Tucker Carlson, and even the Forest Service.


'Merry Christmas,' Late Night Hosts Celebrate Trump's Indictment

March 31st, 2023 10:39 AM

For the late night comedy show hosts and their audiences, the Thursday indictment of former President Trump was more of a chance to enjoy a cathartic experience than anything else. However, buried beneath their joy was the sense that they haven’t completely thought through the ramifications.


Confused by Doors, Colbert Cries 'Bullcrap' on School Security Ideas

March 29th, 2023 10:00 AM

CBS’s Stephen Colbert became the first network late night host to address the Nashville school shooting on the Tuesday edition of The Late Show where he attacked Fox News for daring to talk about school security, labeling such discussions as “bullcrap.”


Colbert Labels Reagan A Crack Dealer, Condemns Pro-Lifers With Harris

March 16th, 2023 10:10 AM

CBS’s Stephen Colbert sat down for a softball interview with Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday for an interview where the duo lamented pro-life laws and the toughest question was Colbert wondering if the administration was not sufficiently radical on the environment. Colbert would also use Wednesday’s edition of The Late Show to label Ronald Reagan a crack dealer.


Hilarious: Psaki Hypes MSNBC's Alleged 'Very High Standard' on Facts

March 14th, 2023 10:53 AM

Those who say the late night comedy shows have forgotten how to be funny should consider Monday’s The Late Show on CBS as former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki promoted her new MSNBC show by telling host Stephen Colbert that the network has “a very high standard of what is factual.”


Colbert Labels GOP Bad Christians For Budget Priorities

March 10th, 2023 9:54 AM

On Thursday, CBS The Late Show host Stephen Colbert declared Republicans to be bad Christians for their hypothetical budget which was one day after he compared Justice Samuel Alito to the Taliban for his Dobbs opinion.


Colbert Labels Alito A 'Turd,' Compares Roe's Demise To Iran, Taliban

March 9th, 2023 9:50 AM

CBS The Late Show host Stephen Colbert commemorated International Women’s Day on Wednesday by lamenting the state of women’s rights around the world including in Iran, Afghanistan, and the United States. For the Catholic Colbert, the downfall of Roe v. Wade means that Justice Samuel Alito is just as much of a “turd” as the Taliban.


Colbert: Tennessee Governor a 'D***' For Banning Youth Sex Changes

March 2nd, 2023 10:08 AM

Stephen Colbert voiced his displeasure at Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s announcement that he plans to sign bills that will prohibit “gender-affirming care” for minors and drag shows for children on Wednesday’s edition of The Late Show on CBS. Colbert was so disgusted by the moves that he addressed Lee as “you dick.”


Comedy Shows Accuse 'Fascist' DeSantis Of Banning History

March 1st, 2023 3:26 PM

CBS’s Stephen Colbert and NBC’s Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers all spent part of their Tuesday shows falsely claiming Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis seeks to ban the teaching of history in the state as they reacted to different parts of the DeSantis-driven news cycle.


'Stay in Your Lane!' Late Night Downplays DOE's Lab Leak Conclusion

February 28th, 2023 10:26 AM

Monday provided the late night comedians their first opportunity to react to the Wall Street Journal’s reporting that the Department of Energy has concluded that the COVID-19 pandemic began as a lab leak. Of those who covered the story, most dismissed it due to the DOE having “low confidence” in its conclusion.