Delivered in the U.S. Capitol, the State of the Union address is seen around the world — and perhaps nowhere with greater glee these days than in the Kremlin. Can you imagine what was on the mind of Trump fan Vladimir Putin as he heard the American president speak? The Late Show writers bring us […]
Watching Stephen Colbert troll Trump’s disastrous decision on Jerusalem relieves the sense of dread a little. But then at 1:56, the president of the United States unmistakably blunders into a speaking slur that will make you laugh and shudder at the same time. Colbert says he could watch that moment over and over. And in […]
How many laughs can Stephen Colbert squeeze from a single Trump tweet? Whenever somebody really irritates the president — someone like Senator Jeff “Flakey” Flake (R-AZ), for example — the Late Show host brings forth comedy gold. Parsing nearly every phrase typed by those stubby fingers, Colbert seems truly disappointed that the most powerful man […]
Like almost everyone else in America, Stephen Colbert is enjoying Tennessee Senator Bob Corker’s erupting feud with Trump. Brawling broke out again on Twitter Tuesday, after Corker denounced the president on TV morning shows and Trump fired backs several angry tweets. “Some of what Trump said about Corker was not true,” notes an earnest Colbert. […]
What happens when an impoverished, storm-wracked island is struck by a black hole of narcissistic ego? The people of Puerto Rico found out during Trump’s presidential visit on Tuesday — described aptly by Stephen Colbert as “a second disaster.” Compassion Donnie-style was on full display, from stupefying condescension (what Colbert calls “Trump-splaining”), inappropriate boasting (“we […]
For off-the-cuff gaffes, casual insults to the audience, and every category of cringe-worthy idiocy, any Donald Trump speech is hard to match. Consider his remarks in North Dakota, annotated and commentated here by a certain Stephen Colbert. He was supposed to talk about tax reform, but he went off script. You’ve never really shuddered until […]
Do you feel jaded by the daily offenses of the man serving as POTUS? Does Trump seem to have degraded the office of the presidency so radically that nothing he says or does can awaken a sense of outrage? Stephen Colbert says he felt that way too — until yesterday, when Trump’s sickening misogynist Twitter […]
Seven years in the making — and now the Republican legislation to “repeal and replace Obamacare” is finally here. Except that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell withdrew his bill from the floor abruptly on June 27. Stephen Colbert sympathizes with poor McConnell (and not only because he suspects the Kentucky Republican may be the “unacknowledged […]
Noting that “Trump gave Obama a ton of grief for bowing to the Saudi king,” Colbert said, “no way was he going to bow.” But the tape tells a different story: “Wait, there he is, going from the knees, and a bow — and a curtsey! He did a little curtsey at the end there, very nice.”
As Late Show host Stephen Colbert reminded Louis C.K. the other night, he sent an email last year warning that Trump is “an insane bigot” and “Hitler.” Somewhat sheepishly, the great comedian acknowledged the incident, recalling that his political outburst had landed him on the cover of the Daily News, and said he regretted it — sort of.
In his opening monologue, Stephen Colbert got to the essence of the problems created by House Intelligence Committee chair Devin Nunes with his bizarre stooging for the White House. “A lot of Democrats are demanding that Nunes step down because…he sucks.” Colbert quickly moved on to other news, such as the president’s announcement that he […]
Stephen Colbert wondered who could possibly endorse a plan that kicks people off their health insurance. Suddenly, the Grim Reaper — or was it Steve Bannon? — appeared behind the Late Night host and danced onstage to celebrate his good fortune.
Stephen Colbert’s Hungry For Power Games are a fitting satire for this election year — his nod to the wildly popular Hunger Games franchise is about the only thing more ridiculous than 2016’s political bloodsport.
The friction between being in on the joke and stuck in a bad one doesn’t exist with Colbert, which is perhaps why the debut episode of his new show was such a weird and wonderful hour, rough and rowdy and full of contradictions and promise.