September 8, 2015 at 5:10 pm #360237
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert premieres tonight. Discuss.
First guests are George Clooney and Jeb Bush.September 8, 2015 at 9:04 pm #360239
It’s been tedious so far. Hard to believe that’s the best opening they could construct with 9 months of lead time.September 8, 2015 at 9:20 pm #360240
Anyone else think the Clooney interview was badly edited? Felt like there some odd cuts but maybe it was just me.September 8, 2015 at 10:25 pm #360241
Seemed a little too scattered for me. Maybe they will clean things up going forward.
I am very surprised that Jon Stewart is still an executive producer on this new show. When David Letterman moved on to a new show on another network, Johnny Carson was no longer a producer.September 8, 2015 at 10:33 pm #360242
Yeah it was just alright. On a scale from Corden to Meyers, Colbet comes in the middle. Corden still had the best premiere in this new host cycle in the past 2 years. He’s got to up his game if he wants to beat Fallon in the ratings.
Also note to Colbert’s wardrobe team, try to stay away from blue suits, it was bleeding into the blue background alotSeptember 9, 2015 at 1:59 am #360243
I thought this was a fun and assured first episode. Stephen Colbert is a true pro who radiates charm and laughs no matter what he does. Certainly the world didn’t need yet another white male late night host, but I think he’s going to do enough to distinguish himself from the pack relatively soon. This should also show why Colbert needs to host an awards show at some point soon. If he isn’t allowed to do the Oscars, then there’s the Emmys and Tonys as possibilities now. This was a rare time when George Clooney’s schtick annoyed me (the fake movie bits were the worst). Jeb Bush was a dud throughout (at least say some dumb non sequiturs here and there like your dim-witted brother would have). The “Veto Corleone” anecdote actually made me wince. The closing song was excellent! All of those guests there to sing “Everyday People”! Letterman would never have joined in on the musical performance like Colbert did. I’m excited to see where Colbert takes this during the first couple of months. That’s going to define everything in the next important phase of his career.September 9, 2015 at 6:46 am #360244
While it wasn’t exactly perfect, it was a solid start. Fallon didnt start off perfect and neither did the others so I think he can only improve since its minor stuff. Clooney was ok but seeing Colbert and Jeb interact was interesting. Colbert really tried to make him interesting but i think Jeb might be naturally dull.September 9, 2015 at 8:12 am #360245
How is no one mentioning the Trump segment? That was hilarious it was like the “Stephen Colbert” of “The Colbert Report” was still there.September 10, 2015 at 7:15 am #360246
So I am happy he has adapted so well to this new show but he needs to be a little smarter with guest choice now becuase Scarlett and Kendrick were great choices but Elon Musk was boring. A lot of people probably had no clue who he was. Really liked his interview with Scarlett.