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Stephen Colbert Skewers Trump on 'Russia Week'

He appears on Russian show, seeks help for his own supposed run in 2020

(Newser) - President Trump will want to avoid Stephen Colbert's show more than ever this week. The CBS host launched "Russia Week" on Monday night following his visit to the country, per the Hollywood Reporter . Colbert will be airing pieces from his trip all week, and his first was on... More »

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough Is Leaving the GOP

Former congressman tells Stephen Colbert he's fed up with party cowing to Trump

(Newser) - It's been a big year for MSNBC host Joe Scarborough. The Morning Joe co-anchor got engaged to fellow host Mika Brzezinski, has been in a nasty feud with President Trump, and now is leaving the Republican Party. The former GOP congressman announced it on Stephen Colbert's CBS show... More »

Colbert Downs Vodka, Burns Trump With the Russians

'Late Night' host appears on 'Evening Urgant'

(Newser) - Those tuning into the Late Show on Thursday and Friday were served a repeat, and for decent reason: Stephen Colbert is in Russia. The host traveled there "on assignment for a future broadcast of his show," per the Hollywood Reporter , which subsequently reported on his Friday night appearance... More »

Oliver Stone's Defense of Putin Doesn't Play Well on Colbert

Says Russian leader has been 'insulted and abused' as audience groans

(Newser) - Oliver Stone is making the rounds to promote his four-part documentary series for Showtime on Vladimir Putin, and he didn't exactly get softball treatment from Stephen Colbert on Monday night. (Video here .) Colbert began by pointing out that Stone has "gotten a little heat" from critics who... More »

FCC Won't Punish Colbert for Trump Remarks

Late Show host's joke isn't 'actionable,' feds say

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert will not be punished for the crude joke about President Trump that led to thousands of complaints and a campaign under the #FireColbert hashtag, the Federal Communications Commission has decided. The FCC says it will take no action against the Late Show host over his May 1 joke... More »

Here's How Many People Wrote to FCC About Colbert

FCC received more than 5,700 complaints after Trump joke

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert's well-covered joke about President Trump, Vladimir Putin, and oral sex has netted more than 5,700 complaints to the FCC since the May 1 episode of The Late Show. Upon request from Politico , the FCC released the first 100 of those complaints, which center on hate speech,... More »

Colbert to Trump on Russia Leak: 'Please Resign'

Late-night hosts Seth Meyers, Trevor Noah also weigh in

(Newser) - A high-profile Washington Post story Monday alleged President Trump leaked classified info to the Russian officials who visited the Oval Office last week, sending DC, the internet, and late-night TV into a new tizzy. Highlights from Seth Meyers, Trevor Noah, and Stephen Colbert, via the Week , the New York Daily ... More »

Colbert Hits Back at Trump After 'No-Talent' Remark

'I won,' he says

(Newser) - President Trump is now openly feuding with Stephen Colbert, and the Late Show host is loving it. Colbert opened his monologue Thursday by reading quotes from Trump's Time interview, in which the president called Colbert a "no-talent guy," the Washington Post reports. "The president of the... More »

Trump Calls Colbert 'No-Talent Guy' Who Says 'Filthy' Things

The president also brags (incorrectly) about his 'Late Show' ratings

(Newser) - It appears President Trump is no fan of Stephen Colbert, telling Time there's "nothing funny" about the late-night host, a "no-talent guy" who says "filthy" things. The Guardian reports the president is likely still steamed about an insult-filled Late Show monologue last week that drew a... More »

Colbert Hosts Epic Daily Show Reunion

Jon Stewart backs Colbert 'potty mouth,' wants Trump held to same standard

(Newser) - Plenty of people want Stephen Colbert fired over a joke he made about President Trump, but Colbert has at least one comedic heavyweight in his corner: Jon Stewart. Stewart appeared on the Late Show Tuesday and defended Colbert's "potty mouth," noting, "I do not understand why... More »

Late Night Reacts to Comey Firing With Disbelief, T-Shirts

Jimmy Kimmel is hawking 'Comey Is My Homey' attire

(Newser) - It was no joke that President Trump fired James Comey as FBI director on Tuesday, but there were plenty of them on late-night TV in response to the news, mixed with shock and disbelief. What some of the hosts had to say, via CNN and Newsweek :
  • Stephen Colbert: "That
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Colbert Under Investigation for Trump Joke

Chairman Ajit Pai says FCC will 'take the appropriate action'

(Newser) - The FCC is now investigating the joke that launched a wave of #FireColbert tweets and think-pieces this week. The Hill reports FCC Chairman Ajit Pai says they've received "a number" of complaints about a joke told by Stephen Colbert on The Late Show this week. During an angry... More »

Colbert Doesn't Regret Insulting Trump

But he might 'change a few crude words'

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert says he doesn't regret insulting President Trump in Monday's Late Show monologue but if he did it again, he would probably "change a few words that were cruder than they needed to be." The host opened his Wednesday monologue by addressing the controversy that... More »

Colbert's Dig at Trump Called 'Homophobic'

It involved Trump's mouth, Vladimir Putin

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert has directed plenty of insults at President Trump, but a critic says one delivered during his Late Show monologue on Monday was "disgusting even for him." It's a sentiment being seconded by many. After noting Trump insulted Face the Nation's John Dickerson before abruptly... More »

Late-Night Hosts Have Much to Say About Bill O'Reilly

Stephen Colbert especially, whose cable character was based on the Fox host

(Newser) - Without Bill O'Reilly, there may not be a Stephen Colbert as we know him, and the late-night host made sure to take note of the Fox host's dismissal . "I spent over nine years playing a character based largely on him," Colbert said, per CNN . "And... More »

There's a New Late Night Ratings King

Stephen Colbert's 'Late Show' has overtaken 'Tonight Show'

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert has hit another milestone in his stunning late-night turnaround against Jimmy Fallon of NBC's Tonight Show. Colbert's Late Show won in the Nielsen ratings for the ninth consecutive time last week, his margin of 400,000 viewers the widest lead since the CBS star overtook Fallon... More »

'Dead Animal on Head,' Stewart Returns to Rip Trump

'Every instinct ... calls me to abuse of power'

(Newser) - "We have never faced this before: purposeful, vindictive chaos," Jon Stewart said Tuesday, summing up President Trump's first 10 days in office during an appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Impersonating Trump with a "dead animal on head" and a tie reaching the floor,... More »

Colbert Named as Emmys Host, Makes Trump Joke

'This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period'

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert will host the annual Emmy Awards telecast, this year to be shown on his home network of CBS, the AP reports. The annual awards show honoring the best in television will take place on Sept. 17 in Los Angeles. Colbert is host of the Late Show on CBS,... More »

How Late-Night Hosts Reacted to Trump Win

'Thank God we legalized marijuana yesterday'

(Newser) - Late-night hosts pivoted from candidate Donald Trump to President-elect Trump on Wednesday night, combining punchlines and audience group counseling after the billionaire's defeat of Hillary Clinton, the AP reports. A selection:
  • "For years I've come out every night and asked how you're doing, but I've
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Late Night Skewers Trump's Sniffles

And more, via Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, and Seth Meyers

(Newser) - Donald Trump's sniffles, "Ghost Abraham Lincoln," and even the candidates' initial salutations all made star appearances on Monday's late-night roster as hosts tackled the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, per the Hollywood Reporter . Some takes from the after-prime-time set:
  • Stephen Colbert's
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