The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Thread

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  1. hefe

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    Brian Stack, he's a writer on the show. Formerly worked on Conan's show.
     
  2. teknikel

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    You can just get the best bits by subscribing to the Youtube channel.
     
  3. JTAnderson

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    I've been mildly bothered/amused by the announcement "Live on tape from the Ed Sullivan Theater" that begins each Late Show since it is neither live nor is any tape involved. Yesterday I started to re-watch Larry Sanders and noticed they began the show with "Live on tape from Hollywood." Now I wonder if the Late Show opening is a tip-of-the-hat to Larry Sanders. Any thoughts?
     
  4. pdhenry

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    Film at 11...
     
  5. sharkster

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    Sorry I don't know the answer to your question, JT, but does anybody know when there are new episodes? Or have there been and my Tivo is messing with me.
     
  6. logic88

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    All the shows (Daily Show, Seth Meyers, Colbert, etc.) appear to be on break. No new episodes until the 15th.
     
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  7. sharkster

    sharkster Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Thank You! :)
     
  8. um3k

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    I think that this indicates that they generally shoot the show clean through without stopping to reshoot or edit on the fly unless something goes completely off the rails. I’ve seen quite a few joke flubs and fails that made it to air that otherwise might have been edited out. Some deal of it was made when he was first preparing before doing true live shows early on. So you’re getting the jokes / audience reaction / pacing that is the same as a live broadcast, just delayed.

    No idea whether they use film or tape!
     
  9. Mikeguy

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    Although Kimmel seems current/not repeats (although, of course, the TiVo Guide only seems to provide a generic Rovi show descriptor).
     
  10. trainman

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    "Conan" has also been doing new episodes this week. (And "The Daily Show" has been doing best-of episodes that are technically new, but made up of previously-seen content.)
     
  11. logic88

    logic88 Well-Known Member

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    Ah, maybe I should have said of the shows that I watch (TDS, Colbert, Meyers), all are on break. :)
     
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  12. JTAnderson

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    I'm fairly sure there is no film or tape involved. Hard drives or SSDs, yes.
     
  13. Mikeguy

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    Of the shows I watch, it feels like there has been a long hiatus. ;)
     
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    Of the majors, everyone was on break last week, and all but Kimmel are on break this week. They all resume Monday.

    There is a great site that keeps up with Late Night Talk Shows, called "Late Night Talk Shows". :p I review it a couple times a week, to see if there is anyone I don't want to miss. I record them all, but sometime don't get around to watching them. It also lets you know when a show is on break (showing repeats).

    I wonder why they no longer use guest hosts? You would think they would get better ratings if they had new shows instead of repeats, with guest hosts.
     
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  16. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    If they use guest hosts, then the staff and crew doesn't get any time off because they still have to write monologues, sketches, questions, etc. So I think the time off is not just for the host to have a vacation, but for the whole staff of the show to have a break.

    This is further supported by the fact that when Kimmel's baby was sick a year or two ago and he had to take time off when the rest of the show's staff was not scheduled to be off, they did use guest hosts.

    Plus, I think with all the online presence of these shows, the branding is much more synonymous with the host than with the show. So if they had a guest host and posted content from the guest host on the show's YouTube page, then it muddies the brand a little.
     
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  17. mattack

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    I'm not as bad as the guy whose wife won't delete shows.. but I record all of the late night talk shows, and have big hard drives in my tivos.. I have TONS of Stephen Colbert and Seth Myers episodes recorded.. I think I'm down to about *100* Colbert episodes. (All recorded in SD.)

    Unfortunately the political stuff at the beginning of both of their shows is often funny, so I kept putting off trying to catch up. (But I had almost 100 Jeopardies at one point and now am caught up to current episodes.) So lately I've been trying to at least make the # go down. Watch much of the monologue (actually I usually FF until they show a tweet or some other graphic, then play to listen to them talk about it.. sometimes FF again and repeat.. and FF through most of the guests, sometimes listen to a musical guest to see if it's worth keeping.)
     
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    Hey thanks! :) I pretty much only watch The Late Show and TDS but now and then I'd like to check out some of the others, depending on who the guests are, but since Tivo Guide Data is so screwed up now there seldom is episode information so I just miss them unless I happen to see something about somebody I like coming up on another show.
     
  19. mattack

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    Just record all of them and FF X3 through them..
     
  20. Mikeguy

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    Ya' know, I just find that so much is topical on the shows nowadays, that I don't enjoy them "stale."
     
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