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The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 

TV-PG | | Comedy, Talk-Show | TV Series (2015– )
Stephen Colbert took over as host, executive producer and writer of THE LATE SHOW on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. The comedy-variety-talk show is broadcast five nights a week from the Ed Sullivan theater in New York.
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Airs Fri. Nov. 17, 11:35 PM on CBS

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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »
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Stephen Colbert took over as host, executive producer and writer of THE LATE SHOW on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. The comedy-variety-talk show is broadcast five nights a week from the Ed Sullivan theater in New York.

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Вечернее шоу со Стивеном Колбертом  »

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During the 2016 election, founder of Conservative Economic Studies ( CES ), Charlie Roach, called out Colbert in an interview saying "The act of political satire is often tasteless due to both sides having a different view, however with the right humour and insight it can be pulled off. Look at shows like SNL, which provide illustrious comedy sketches through their impeccable delivery, then look at Stephen Colbert, some braindead, liberal hippie, trying to sound like a Nancy version of Letterman. Satire is limited". In retaliation, SNL ignored his compliment to defend Colbert in a "Charlie Roach Cold Open", where he prepares for his "sacrifice", which is actually just a Democratic Rally held to question his motives. The line "Nancy version of Letterman" is used in the skit to mock Ben Carson. See more »

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Jon Stewart: [after Stephen tells him who the 2016 Republican presidential candidate is] The guy from "The Apprentice"?
Stephen Colbert: Yep.
Jon Stewart: The guy who did a McDonald's commercial with the Grimace.
Stephen Colbert: Same guy.
Jon Stewart: The guy who filed for bankruptcy in 1991.
Stephen Colbert: And '92.
Jon Stewart: And 2004.
Stephen Colbert: And 2009.
Jon Stewart: THAT guy.
Stephen Colbert: Yes.
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Network TV is awful
11 September 2015 | by (France) – See all my reviews

Well, after 3 shows that were quite disappointing, it's clear that (i) Colbert is a fantastic host but (ii) being on CBS basically kills his potential.

This new show is passable, barely saved by Colbert's talent but offers pretty much no fun and no depth. In a nutshell, it's just another bland network TV show without much interest.

The inability to bring the best of the best TV host in the US on CBS demonstrates why it is way overdue that network TV shall disappear and cable shall take over. HBO has done it for TV and movies, Comedy central demonstrated it in reverse by letting Stephen Colbert go and lose most of his potential.

Stephen, please come back to cable and do what you do best instead of losing your soul and wasting your potential on CBS.


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