It’s going into mid-October now, which means that Stephen has been hosting The Late Show for slightly over a month. So many guests – some bad, but mostly good – have walked across the stage to be interviewed or otherwise participate in The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Here are a select few, in no particular order, that we feel were the most amazing, insightful, inspiring and/or fun to appear on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert so far.
When the vice president arrived on the show, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert was still in its first week. Nobody knew yet just what this Late Show was all about. The interview with Joe Biden was so earnest about loss and grief that is set the precedent that while it’s going to be a comedy show, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert is also going to have more weight than just a comedy show.
The Nobel Peace Prize winning Yousafzai is inspirational. It’s a privilege to watch someone as incredible as her not only tell her story, but interact playfully and have fun with the best interviewer of late night television. Already at the age of 18 she has so much strength and wisdom to offer us all. If only there were more people like Malala in the world.
The Into The Woods actress came on the show with a positive aura and readiness to have fun! The interview was so casual and natural that it was like watching two people click and forget about the cameras, like they were talking just for themselves (except that we actually did get to watch). Plus, the comedic “gag” that they did (sorry for the puke-worthy pun (but not sorry for that one)) is still one of the best ever on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
A surprise to everyone, Tom Hanks joined Stephen on his tartan picnic blanket for Big Questions with Even Bigger Stars. They started out goofy, and got even goofier. If Stephen wants to do this segment again, he’ll be stumped trying to find someone to one-up Tom Hanks’ blissed-out charm.
The music legend was appreciated for his crotchety nature and his honesty over his curmudgeon…ness. He put anger and irritation into perspective in just a few words. Not to mention, he coined the amazing phrase “Shut up, get out of my room.”
Will tonight’s guests top these ones? You decide! Tune in tonight for comedian Sarah Silverman, actor Elijah Wood and a musical performance from The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses, airing at 11:35 et/pt on Global!