The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

American late-night talk show (2015-)

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert is an American late-night talk show hosted by Stephen Colbert on CBS. It is the second version of the Late Show franchise, following the retirement of original Late Show host David Letterman.[1] Jonathan Batiste is the bandleader.[2]

The show premiered on September 8, 2015.[3] Colbert had previously hosted The Colbert Report on Comedy Central.


  1. "Stephen Colbert Named New 'Late Show' Host". April 10, 2014. Retrieved April 10, 2014.
  2. CCarter, Bill (April 3, 2014). "David Letterman to Retire in 2015". The New York Times. Retrieved April 3, 2014.
  3. "'Late Show with Stephen Colbert' Premieres on Tuesday September 8th". January 12, 2015. Archived from the original on January 13, 2015. Retrieved January 12, 2015.

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