Liberal CBS host Stephen Colbert is quickly becoming the home of choice for 2020 Democrats announcing they are running for president. On Tuesday’s Late Show, Colbert went so far as to hold hands with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand as he excitedly wondered, “So I'm just curious, do you have anything you would like to announce?” There were no tough questions. Quite a contrast to when the host grilled actor Kevin Hart last week about years-old politically incorrect comments, telling the comic star “It’s my show, I’ll do whatever the f**k I want.”
Liberal Late Show host Stephen Colbert has no problem trashing conservatives and Republicans in the nastiest manner. But when hard-left Democratic Senator Kamala Harris appeared on his show, Thursday, he turned into an excited fan boy. Discussing the California politician’s new book, Colbert gushed, “What makes you happy? Where does your hope come from?”
On CBS’s Thursday night broadcast of The Late Show, host Stephen Colbert aired a cartoon Christmas special titled "A Very Special Counsel Christmas" in which Donald Trump, ICE agents, and a pro-Confederate criminal Santa team up to steal presents from all the world’s small children and enslave the North Pole’s elves to build a wall on America’s southern border. At the end of the day, Kris Kringle (as the real Santa Claus) and Robert Mueller are forced to team up to save Christmas by putting Trump in jail after finding proof of Russian collusion.
Poor Stephen Colbert. It must be exhausting for the liberal comedian never to get a weeknight off from hammering conservatives and Republicans while hosting The Late Show on CBS. The comic’s target on Wednesday evening was Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson, whom Colbert described as “a little racist who could” after stating last week that America is being forced to “admit the world’s poor … even if it makes our own country poorer and dirtier and more divided.”
Late Tuesday on CBS’s The Late Show, host Stephen Colbert riffed at length about the continuing downfall of his former boss and alleged sexual predator Les Moonves, who stepped down as the CEO of CBS in September after accusations of rampant sexual assault and harassment from several past female colleagues emerged against him. But ultimately, in spite of the seriousness of the charges against Moonves, Colbert concluded that the disgraced former chief executive would still be a better President of the United States than Donald Trump.
Longtime presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin was a guest on the Monday edition of CBS's The Late Show, and liberal host Stephen Colbert peppered her with questions about former occupants of the White House, especially her favorites: Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson (whom she worked for in the White House). Of course, most of the discussion focused on using history to slam Donald Trump, with the host going so far as to ask his guest which of “her guys” she’d want to "take on" the current Republican president.
Where do you go to find solace if you’re an actress who’s perpetrated a tasteless, gory publicity stunt? The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Kathy Griffin, a comedian who became a household name only after her infamous photoshoot where she grasped the hair of a disembodied, bloody model of President Trump’s head, was welcomed by CBS’s Stephen Colbert on Dec. 7.
On CBS’s Tuesday night broadcast of The Late Show, host Stephen Colbert dedicated a short segment of his “Meanwhile…” bit to making fun of a man who accidentally shot himself in the groin inside an Arizona Walmart store. Momentarily striking a more serious tone, however, Colbert also said that the incident was “further proof that all of our gun laws are too lax” and ridiculed the NRA for its well-known stance that individual people are responsible for shootings, not their guns.
The longer Donald Trump remains the occupant of the White House, the more difficult it becomes for virtually anyone in entertainment to discuss the GOP official without spewing enormous amounts of venom. A recent example of this came on Saturday, when long-time actress Meryl Streep told CBS Late Show host (and frequent Trump basher) Stephen Colbert during a fund-raising event in New Jersey that “I’m scared” of the President.
On CBS’s Wednesday night broadcast of The Late Show, host Stephen Colbert used the news about Paul Manafort’s developing legal troubles and possible connections to Wikileaks to joke that President Trump is a cannibal who eats “human flesh,” but only when it is “very well done with some ketchup.”
On CBS’s Tuesday night broadcast of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, former Daily Show host Jon Stewart used his hard-left comedy to mock Donald Trump’s presidency as a “giant turd asteroid” that Stewart is glad to have avoided covering.
Jemele Hill said it before and she's saying it again: President Donald Trump is still a "white supremacist." Hill got into hot water when, as an employee of ESPN in the fall of 2017, she tweeted that insult. On Thursday's Late Show with Stephen Colbert, she told the host she's standing by the accusation.