Stephen Colbert Asks James Comey Why Firing Surprised Him Given That Mob Bosses Don’t Like To Be Investigated

Stephen Colbert wondered if fired FBI Director James Comey got fired by President Donald Trump and asked Comey so as he and Comey were drinking wine on Tuesday’s Late Show.
“If you felt you were working for a mob boss, were you surprised you got whacked? Cause that’s what they do.” Colbert said, which we guarantee is not how George Stephanopopulos put the question when he got first crack at interviewing Comey, who is on tour for his new book, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth…

Stephen Colbert wondered if fired FBI Director James Comey got fired by President Donald Trump and asked Comey so as he and Comey were drinking wine on Tuesday’s Late Show. “If you felt you were working for a mob boss, were you surprised you got whacked? Cause that’s what they do.” Colbert said, which we guarantee is not how George Stephanopopulos put the question when he got first crack at interviewing Comey, who is on tour for his new book, "A Higher Loyalty: Truth…

Stephen Colbert Giddy With News Sean Hannity Is Donald Trump Lawyer’s Mystery Client

Stephen Colbert returned just in time to revel in the ongoing legal troubles for Michael Cohen, aka President Donald Trump’s lawyer. Cohen was in court with his own lawyer earlier in the day. “Pro tip for Trump: when your lawyer needs a lawyer – you need a lawyer,” Colbert offered.
Until now, we knew Cohen repped Trump and paid hush money to cover up Trump’s alleged affairs. Last week we learned he has a second client, Colbert said: Former RNC Deputy Finance Chair “and…

Stephen Colbert returned just in time to revel in the ongoing legal troubles for Michael Cohen, aka President Donald Trump’s lawyer. Cohen was in court with his own lawyer earlier in the day. “Pro tip for Trump: when your lawyer needs a lawyer – you need a lawyer,” Colbert offered. Until now, we knew Cohen repped Trump and paid hush money to cover up Trump’s alleged affairs. Last week we learned he has a second client, Colbert said: Former RNC Deputy Finance Chair “and…

Stephen Colbert: FBI Reading Donald Trump Emails With Proctoscope

Stephen Colbert opened Late Show giving a shout out “to any FBI agents watching from Michael Cohen’s hotel room.”
“A lot of people are expecting me to celebrate because this is devastating to Donald Trump,” Colbert gloated of Monday’s FBI raid on the home, hotel room, and office of Trump’s personal attorney.
“I’m not allowing myself to feel about this. I’m going to be professional,” Colbert promised. “But, it is a huge deal. Exact moment as I speak, FBI agents are so far…

Stephen Colbert opened Late Show giving a shout out “to any FBI agents watching from Michael Cohen’s hotel room.” “A lot of people are expecting me to celebrate because this is devastating to Donald Trump,” Colbert gloated of Monday’s FBI raid on the home, hotel room, and office of Trump’s personal attorney. “I'm not allowing myself to feel about this. I'm going to be professional,” Colbert promised. “But, it is a huge deal. Exact moment as I speak, FBI agents are so far…

Stephen Colbert: “Pimp” Facebook Tracked His Staff’s Phone Calls, Family Trees, Face Algorithm

Stephen Colbert looked at the growing Facebook scandal on Friday’s Late Show. “You’re not the customer,” he explained. “Your life is their product. And Facebook is the pimp.”
The CBS late-night host, who is very proud he has never had a Facebook page – “You know nothing about me, Suckerberg!” – said staffers have downloaded their Facebook histories and “they found that Facebook keeps a record of some pretty crazy stuff.”
“Like all all calls made from their smartphone,…

Stephen Colbert looked at the growing Facebook scandal on Friday’s Late Show. “You're not the customer," he explained. "Your life is their product. And Facebook is the pimp." The CBS late-night host, who is very proud he has never had a Facebook page – “You know nothing about me, Suckerberg!” – said staffers have downloaded their Facebook histories and “they found that Facebook keeps a record of some pretty crazy stuff.” “Like all all calls made from their smartphone,”…

Michael Bolton Sings Trump Adviser John Bolton’s Horrific Ideas About War (Video)

Do you find the political views of President Trump’s new pick for National Security Adviser John Bolton to be completely unpalatable? Well, what about if Grammy winner Michael Bolton was to turn some of the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations’ thoughts on war into song?

Stephen Colbert tried exactly that out on Thursday.

Accompanied by “Late Show” house band leader Jon Batiste, the “When a Man Loves a Woman” crooner turned the below John Bolton newspaper quotes into beautiful song lyrics.

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“The threat is imminent/The inescapable conclusion/is that Iran will not negotiate away/its nuclear program.”

And, we suppose, the chorus: “Time is terribly short/but a strike can still succeed.”

(Michael) Bolton than sings about (John) Bolton’s “walrus mustache,” which apparently can “kill on command.”

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Watch the video above, and some bonus fun to explain our sub-headline below:



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Do you find the political views of President Trump’s new pick for National Security Adviser John Bolton to be completely unpalatable? Well, what about if Grammy winner Michael Bolton was to turn some of the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations’ thoughts on war into song?

Stephen Colbert tried exactly that out on Thursday.

Accompanied by “Late Show” house band leader Jon Batiste, the “When a Man Loves a Woman” crooner turned the below John Bolton newspaper quotes into beautiful song lyrics.

“The threat is imminent/The inescapable conclusion/is that Iran will not negotiate away/its nuclear program.”

And, we suppose, the chorus: “Time is terribly short/but a strike can still succeed.”

(Michael) Bolton than sings about (John) Bolton’s “walrus mustache,” which apparently can “kill on command.”

Watch the video above, and some bonus fun to explain our sub-headline below:

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Dana Carvey as ‘Deranged Nutball’ John Bolton Makes Stephen Colbert Break Over and Over (Video)

If the real John Bolton is not actually insane, which a number of people believe him to be, Dana Carvey’s version definitely is. The Wednesday “Late Show” guest had his old friend Stephen Colbert cracking up from the craziness.

Colbert, who used to write on the short-lived “Dana Carvey Show,” could not keep a straight face while “interviewing” Donald Trump’s new National Security Advisor “John Bolton.” Multiple times, the CBS personality had to hide his laughter behind a prop or even just his hands — think Bill Hader doing Stefon on “SNL.”

Expect Carvey’s mustachioed character to come back after this initial reception.

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Watch the video above, which ends on Carvey’s latest political character attempting to breastfeed a puppy. He’s done that gag before — remember this?



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If the real John Bolton is not actually insane, which a number of people believe him to be, Dana Carvey’s version definitely is. The Wednesday “Late Show” guest had his old friend Stephen Colbert cracking up from the craziness.

Colbert, who used to write on the short-lived “Dana Carvey Show,” could not keep a straight face while “interviewing” Donald Trump’s new National Security Advisor “John Bolton.” Multiple times, the CBS personality had to hide his laughter behind a prop or even just his hands — think Bill Hader doing Stefon on “SNL.”

Expect Carvey’s mustachioed character to come back after this initial reception.

Watch the video above, which ends on Carvey’s latest political character attempting to breastfeed a puppy. He’s done that gag before — remember this?

Check out more from last night’s “Late Show” here.

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Sean Penn Lit up a Cigarette on the ‘Late Show’ While Riding the ‘Ambien Train’ (Video)

Note to all late-night hosts: If you have Sean Penn booked on your show, you should take a cue from Stephen Colbert and have an ashtray at the ready.

The actor stopped by “The Late Show” on Monday to promote his new book, and he warned Colbert he was still a bit dazed after taking an Ambien following his red-eye flight the night before. So, naturally, he decided to smoke his way through the 10-minute sitdown.

He worked pretty hard to stay focused throughout the interview, and chat about his novel “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff,” which he describes as “the conversation once a year with the drunken uncle.”

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When the topic of Netflix — the home of Penn’s ex-wife Robin Wright’s series “House of Cards” — came up, Penn cryptically said they would probably be “paying off settlements for years.” But he chose not to expand further on that front when Colbert looked confused. (And neither dared touched on the Kevin Spacey ousting.)

Toward the end of this interview, Colbert said he’d really prefer if Penn quit smoking, since he wants him to be around for a long time. The actor noted his smoking habits ensured “job security for oncologists.” Well he’s not wrong there.

Watch the clip above.

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Note to all late-night hosts: If you have Sean Penn booked on your show, you should take a cue from Stephen Colbert and have an ashtray at the ready.

The actor stopped by “The Late Show” on Monday to promote his new book, and he warned Colbert he was still a bit dazed after taking an Ambien following his red-eye flight the night before. So, naturally, he decided to smoke his way through the 10-minute sitdown.

He worked pretty hard to stay focused throughout the interview, and chat about his novel “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff,” which he describes as “the conversation once a year with the drunken uncle.”

When the topic of Netflix — the home of Penn’s ex-wife Robin Wright’s series “House of Cards” — came up, Penn cryptically said they would probably be “paying off settlements for years.” But he chose not to expand further on that front when Colbert looked confused. (And neither dared touched on the Kevin Spacey ousting.)

Toward the end of this interview, Colbert said he’d really prefer if Penn quit smoking, since he wants him to be around for a long time. The actor noted his smoking habits ensured “job security for oncologists.” Well he’s not wrong there.

Watch the clip above.

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