The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Thread

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  1. Sep 9, 2015 #101 of 719
    NorthAlabama

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    i caught that in the closing credits, it was the first i'd heard of stewart's involvement with the late show. it's a nice gig to begin jon's next phase.
     
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    mattack

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    I wonder if he'll really have anything to do with it, or if it's more of a contractual thing.. he owned part of the Colbert Report, right?
     
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    NorthAlabama

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    jon was executive producer for the colbert report, here's a list of executive producers (imdb):

    • Stephen Colbert - executive producer (578 episodes, 2005-2012)
    • Allison Silverman - supervising producer / executive producer / co-executive producer (542 episodes, 2005-2009)
    • Jon Stewart - executive producer (523 episodes, 2005-2012)
    • Rich Dahm - co-executive producer / supervising producer (426 episodes, 2005-2012)
    • Ben Karlin - executive producer (370 episodes, 2005-2008)
    • Meredith Bennett - executive producer / co-executive producer / line producer / producer (240 episodes, 2005-2012)
     
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    pdhenry

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    According to Colbert's monologue tonight, last night's episode almost didn't make it to air. Editing down the ep took a while and then the computer kept crashing every time they tried to upload the episode to CBS.
     
  5. tvmaster2

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    after watching E02, it's apparent Colbert is fighting slipping back into the right-wing pundit of his fictional personna. it's gotta be hard for him. He'll get it eventually. And is it me, or is the set really brightly lit for a late night show?
     
  6. waynomo

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    From:
    http://www.musictimes.com/articles/...-sings-everyday-people-star-jam-late-show.htm

    It might be missing a few. I couldn't pick out all the names when I was listening. I wonder if they are all listed in the closed captioning.
     
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  7. hefe

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    Not exactly. The character would pretend that he is on the conservative side and espouse exaggerated right wing political opinions for their sarcastic effect. He no longer acts like he's an ultra-conservative, his jokes don't come from that angle. It's more direct, and less subversive. I don't know why people expected him to be a totally different person. But I do think that the style he performed with on his show for 9 years is what he's most comfortable with...sitting at the desk delivering comic news or humorous essays, the oddball skits and video pieces. The part that doesn't seem right is the stand-up monologue. He doesn't look comfortable there. And he now has to be "nice" to his guests, where it used to be part of the shtick to hassle them during the interview, and sometimes he does seem to interject too much.
     
  8. DeDondeEs

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    So far I am really not feeling it, but i'll give it time. One thing that strikes me as odd is the introduction sequence where most of it is shots of the city during the day. It seems like a late night show should traditionally show late night scenes of the city in the intro. I feel more like that it is some intro to "Good Morning NY" or something and I should be waking up, instead of watching it and getting ready to go to bed. The set just seems too bright and bluish looking for a late night show too.

    All of these things I can get used to, but it just seems unconventional. I also agree that he doesn't look comfortable doing the standing monologue. Since he is on an unconventional kick with me, he should just ditch it and do the whole monologue/intro sitting down.
     
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  9. ElJay

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    I think it's going about as good as it possibly can given it's a new show. I had read before I watched most of the premier that it had been edited down from two hours, and it definitely showed. Clooney didn't turn out to be that great of a guest (not really any chemistry with Colbert), and the fake movie bits were pretty lame.

    The interviews went a lot better on the second show. I feel he's still going to have to spend some time getting accustomed to letting the guests speak a little longer without trying to make a funny (or not) interruption. Conan had the same problem when I used to watch him.

    The second night, the size of the desk for the guest walk-ons didn't seem to be as big of an issue. Maybe Colbert is going out farther to greet them? It worked much better than the first night.

    The renovated space looks awesome, though I agree with others that the actual performing "stage" area in between the desk and the bandstand is really cramped.

    I think they need to give the theme song to somebody to arrange it a bit better. The tune isn't bad, but it seems so thinly orchestrated.
     
  10. jsmeeker

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    A few observations

    1) The show starts out with him walking out on stage and doing the monologue . It's like a "cold open" for a talk show
    2) He doesn't have an announcer. He's his own announcer.
     
  11. vertigo235

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    Yeah I thought it was odd that he did his own announcing.

    But Colbert is odd so it isn't surprising :)
     
  12. GoPackGo

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    Craig Kilborn used to do it too.
     
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    I'm not sure about he band leader's little hand keyboard kazoo thing. It seems more like a toy than a real instrument.
     
  14. LoadStar

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    It's a Melodica.

    It's used quite a bit in music.
     
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    That's right! I use to watch kilborn too.
     
  16. DeDondeEs

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    They have that lady announce the show's sponsors before the breaks. She sounds like the same lady who announces what act is coming up after the break during the VMA's, and that it is "sponsored by Taco Bell, Live Mas".

    My First grade music teacher had one of those. I can't believe I remember that.
     
  17. cmontyburns

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    Much, much better night three (September 10). Kicked off with a really funny political monologue right at his desk -- material squarely in Colbert's wheelhouse, with him seated, where he is most comfortable. And it was exactly as long as it needed to be, a couple of minutes, and then right into a really human interview with Biden. Colbert was at his most effective here, far better than with his guests on the previous nights. He gave Biden room to talk, extended the conversation with thoughtful questions and comments, and was really compassionate. I would have enjoyed a good policy interview, but this was very effective too. This Colbert show is one I would watch most nights.
     
  18. LoadStar

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    Heh - and I loved how he didn't have to play stupid with Travis Kalanick (Uber CEO) to be funny, as he would have been on his old show... Kalanick was being obtuse enough for the both of them. :)
     
  19. getreal

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    "Play ball!"
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  20. cmontyburns

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    :)

    I posted in the middle of the Kalanick interview, which I watched later. I agree. Although it's cool that Colbert had him on. You won't see Elon Musk or Kalanick on Fallon or Kimmel.
     

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