Hey Colbert fans! So, you’re stopping by to check out what we thought the best parts of the week were (because, obviously, if you were a real Colbert fan you’d have compiled your own top ten list by now). Thanks for stopping by! Here’s the list:
- The Amazing Acro-Cats: on strike!
These finicky felines were on the show to wow the audience, but most of them acted… well, as you would expect a cat to act. Most of them refused to do any Acro-catting, so Stephen stepped in to fill the gap.
- Vader CoverGirl
CoverGirl has released a Star Wars branded line of make ups (for the Sith who’s spending a night out on the town). Here’s the application Stephen found to most appropriate:
- Stephen tries to convert Bill Maher
Barking up the wrong tree, Stephen.
- Brandon Niederauer sits in with Stay Human
The 12-year-old guitar prodigy played with The Late Show’s house band Stay Human, and wow, is he great! If you’re planning a trip to New York, you can see him in the new Broadway musical School of Rock!
- Star Wars brand eggs
In response to CoverGirl’s new Star Wars line, Stephen felt as though they opened the floodgates of irrelevant branding. First on his list: eggs!
- Larry Wilmore doesn’t watch The Nightly Show
Fellow late night host Larry Wilmore bantered with Stephen, who brought him the question: do you watch your show? Larry doesn’t, and Stephen says he doesn’t, but… he probably does.
- James Taylor’s Fire and Rain
James Taylor is known for consistently updating his songs. For instance, he’s seen way more things now than when he first wrote Fire and Rain in 1970: Beanie Babies, calzones, rainbow suspenders, you name it! He and Stephen took turns singing verses of his update Fire and Rain (which is now 76 verses long).
- Stay human opens Monday’s show with La Marseillaise
Out of respect to France and the tragedy in Paris last week, on Monday Stephen forwent his opening monologue so that Stay Human could perform the French national anthem, La Marseillaise.
- Interview with Florent Groberg
Medal of Honor recipient Florent Groberg provided an emotionally powerful interview in the wake of the Paris attacks.
- Stephen’s tribute to Paris
Stephen opened the week with a sincere offering of hope and friendship, and a grateful “thank you” for all the culture they’ve given the world.
We only offer ten of the best moments from the week. But there are so many moments that could easily make a list like this! Come back next week to see what The Late Show with Stephen Colbert has to offer, airing 11.35 et/pt on Global!