Improv actor and comic Stephen Colbert leaves his "The Colbert Report" character behind as he makes his long-awaited return to television. As the host of The Late Show franchise redux -- taped at the historic Ed Sullivan Theatre at New York -- Colbert talks to actors, athletes, politicians, comics, artists and musicians as himself for the first time. Loyal fans, however, will also be treated to consistency as Colbert remains backed by many members of his writing and digital team from his former venture. Julliard-trained Jon Batiste serves as the bandleader.
Stephen Colbert was once a funny man. Now he's an arrogant joke, not a funny one either. That said, he is a brilliant businessperson. His unnecessarily childish but necessarily provocative rants against DT led to him edging out Fallon on ratings. Just as DT does not hate the press, he loves it and vice versa, Colbert (who strattles the position of comedian and political commentator) has a symbiotic relationship with his arch-nemesis, DT. Fallon is an annoying cunt, not funny at all. Triumph poops all over Conan. And while not very funny now, Stephen has become an excellent businessman -- ironic considering Trump's media career was built using the same formula.