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The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Thread

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by inaka, Jun 3, 2015.

  1. hefe

    hefe Rebus Philbin

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    Yeah, Colbert has been on his game with Trump. The news is just made for his type of material.

    Seth Meyers is doing better too. I've taken to at least recording and watching the top of his show too.
     
  2. logic88

    logic88 Well-Known Member

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    I've actually gotten to like Meyer's show better than Colbert's. Bits like "Jokes That Seth Can't Tell" and "Seth Explains Teen Slang" are funnier than "Big Furry Hat" and "Late Night Confessions".
     
  3. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Same here. I'm not sure I ever watched it before, but now I always watch his opening segment.

    I've started watching John Oliver too. How did I not know about this guy?
     
  4. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    Totally agree. I love Seth's opening monologue and I'm thrilled when he then goes into "A Closer Look." But if he does one of those other sketches, I'll still keep watching, whereas when Colbert starts into "Big Furry Hat," it automatically means I fast forward (if there's a guest I want to see) or just stop watching altogether.
     
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  5. hefe

    hefe Rebus Philbin

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    True, but that's some of the secondary bits. The monologues have been killer.
     
  6. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    Is this home?

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  7. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Clearly it is! :D
     
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  8. hairyblue

    hairyblue A good Man

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    Anyone else's Tivo reporting the Late Show as NEW but it is really a rerun?
     
  9. series5orpremier

    series5orpremier Well-Known Member

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    Stephen Colbert..... Ya Burnt!
     
  10. RGM1138

    RGM1138 I wanna Rock

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    I don't watch this show but I've seen numerous promos for it, calling him the "smart alternative", or similar. What makes him smarter than the other late night hosts?
     
  11. trainman

    trainman Nice to see you

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    The fact that he's a graduate of Northwestern University. :D

    (Seth Meyers is also.)
     
  12. scooterboy

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    I stopped watching Colbert shortly after the election. His campaign stuff was usually good, but his guests were frequently uninteresting (to me).
     
  13. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    I think Thursday was supposed to be a new episode but then they showed a rerun due to the weather in NYC. And Fridays are frequently reruns even in weeks when the rest of the nights are new.
     
  14. pdhenry

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    I had assumed that the nights with NCAA basketball were reruns just due to their unpredictable scheduling (although that's never been a motivator for CBS in the past).
     
  15. getreal

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    I'll admit that I could not stand Seth Myers at first, but after checking out his stuff since the campaign and election he has improved a lot and finally found his groove.
    Colbert has good material at times, but I find that his interviewing talents have declined since his previous gig as the character "Stephen Colbert" on Comedy Central.
    Kimmel seems to be the best, IMHO, but I don't like the forced bits with his security guard.
    Fallon ... meh!
    Conan has great comedy, but I rarely see it anymore. The new Jimmy ... James Corden ... seems likable enough but not as interesting.
    Everybody's trying to carve out their own distinct identities in order to break out of the old format from last century.
     
  16. DaveMN

    DaveMN Curmudgeon, Skeptic

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    A little bit of "Big Furry Hat", "Midnight Confessions" and "Cartoon Donald Trump" goes a long way. They're already tired, and need to go the way of "Friday Night Fights". I'd also like to see them turn off Jon's mic and bring in a real comedic sidekick. I only watch the interviews when it's someone I find interesting, and not your typical vapid Hollywood type shilling for their latest project. I love when he has real scientists on, or people that actually do something to make a difference.
     
  17. logic88

    logic88 Well-Known Member

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    I noticed that Colbert has made Fridays "clip night".

    So does he still have Friday tapings?
     
  18. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

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    Did he ever?? I thought Friday shows were always taped on Thursdays
     
  19. logic88

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    Ah, I guess I never knew. I assumed that he did but if he didn't, that makes the decision to switch to a clip show easier logistically.
     
  20. jsmeeker

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    Maybe he doesn't always do Friday's show on Thursday, but I am quite certain I've heard him make reference to it in the past.
     

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