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AIRED ON 7/24/2014
Season 10 : Episode 134
TONIGHT AT 11:30PM
Season 10 : Episode 135
NEXT EPISODE AIRING TONIGHT 11:30PM ON Comedy Central
Tonight's guest is John Waters, author of the book "Carsick".
Tonight Stephen Colbert talks to Rock'n Roll Hall of Fame star Chrissie Hynde.
Tonight Stephen Colbert talks to Jonah Hill about his new movie "22 Jump Street" and the funny sexiness that is Channing Tatum.
Earlier in the show Stephen takes on Amazon for using its market power to manipulate book orders (e.g. by offering no pre-sales offers or delaying deliveries) in order to crush competing publishers. Stephen's involvement of course is triggered by Amazon using these practices against the publisher of his own books. He now offers an upcoming book ("California" by Edan Lepucky) sabotaged by Amazon on his own website to prove he can sell more books than Amazon.moreless
Tonight's guest is French author Thomas Piketty. In preparation for the interview Stephen Colbert has grown a goatee to show his support of (fictional) billionaire "Tony Stark" in view of Piketty's conclusion in his book "Capital in the Twenty-First Century" where he e.g. suggests that progressive global taxation on capital is the way to go to promote a healthy economy.moreless
Tonight Stephen welcomes US Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus.
Earlier he introduces his own version of an urban outreach program mentee, David.
Tonight Stephen Colbert talks with Patrick Stewart about his new X-Men movie and the message he would send his younger self if he could - don't be so responsible!
Tonight's guest is creator of series "Mad Men", writer, director and producer Matt Weiner.
Guest tonight is senator Elizabeth Warren.
Sements include Stephen commenting on equality requirements in medical research and Stephen criticizing ideas that credit card bills should be understandable in a lenghty bit which also serves as a preview of interview guest Elizabeth Warren. This is followed by Stephen's "Colbert Report Consumer Alert" featuring a "Jerky Blaster".moreless
Tonight Stephen Colbert welcomes journalist Thomas Friedman. Earlier in the show Stephen teaches his robot intern Bleep Blurb the most important lesson about human morality, ""Never trust human ethics!".
Interview guest this night is Keri Russell talking about her series "The Americans". This episode includes a segment of "The Word", it being "F**k it" with reference to the dangers of Climate Change and the futility of fighting it. Stephen also mocks Amazon for obtaining a patent for "Photography against a white background".moreless
Tonight Stephen Colbert talks with human rights activist Sister Rosemary Niyrumbe about why it is important to keep making noise over what is happening in Nigeria with the abducted girls (narrowly avoiding being punched by her in the process;-)
He also introduces repeating musical guests on the Show The Black Keys.moreless
Tonight Stephen Colbert talks with pioneer of slam poetry Saul Williams, currently one of the best selling poets alive.
Stephen starts the show by redoing and improving a segment on Bill O'Reilly's show trying to show up the "liberal" youth of America to be dumb. The bit leaves Stephen and his building manager Tad in tears.
In the next segment Stephen makes fun of CNN's no-news reporting ways with regards to the still missing plane, including reading the entrails of a sacrificial chicken.
Tonight's guest is singer and actress Audra McDonald. Clay Aiken stops by to discuss his candidacy in North Carolina.
Tonight Stephen Colbert talks with Robert Rodriguez about starting new cable tv channel "El Rey".
First guest of the week is former United States ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul.
Stephen Colbert's last guest this week is Chicago-based installation artist Theaster Gates.
Guest tonight is playwright Pack Beauregard "Beau" Willimon, screenwriter of the critically acclaimed original Netflix series "House of Cards".
Tonight Stephen Colbert welcomes multi-talented Jaron Lanier, computer scientist, classical music composer and virtual reality guru.
Stephen Colbert's first guest of the week is social critic and writer Caitlin Flanagan.
Last guest of the week is Jeff Goldblum talking with Stephen Colbert about his latest movie "The Grand Budapest Hotel".
Tonight Stephen Colbert talks with ice dancers Meryl Davis & Charlie White who won Gold in Sochi.
Tonight Stephen Colbert welcomes musical guest St. Vincent.
Stephen Colbert's first guest of the week is Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer and actress Darlene Love.
Tonight Stephen Colbert presents General Stanley McChrystal talking about his controversial professional life and his memoirs.
Tonight Stephen Colbert talks with director, screenwriter, and producer Alexander Payne.
Tonight Stephen Colbert welcomes professor of physics and of mathematics at Columbia University Brian Greene who talks about a new web-based series of free lectures.
Tonight Stephen presents director Godfrey Reggio.
Tonight Stephen presents Charlie Crist co-author of the book "The Party's Over: How the Extreme Right Hijacked the GOP and I Became a Democrat".
Tonight Stephen presents politician Patrick Kennedy.
Tonight Stephen presents economist Paul Krugman.
Stephen Colbert welcomes band Lake Street Dive, playing from their new album "Bad Self Portraits".
Tonight Stephen Colbert welcomes Russian band Pussy Riot who were recently released from prison by Putin as part of his actions aimed at smoothing the waters for his Olympic Winter Games. How ever band members Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova are feisty as ever.
Stephen Colbert talks with author Jennifer Senior about how parenting has changed in recent years.
Last guest of the week for Stephen Colbert is another NFL player, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees.
Tonight Stephen Colbert's guest is former NFL player Graduel Christopher Darin "Cris" Carter who is a member of the Hall of Fame.
Tonight Stephen Colbert welcomes New York Giants player Justin Tuck.
Stephen Colbert starts the week with talking to author and statistician Nate Silver,
Tonight Stephen Colbert talks with Patricia Churchland, author of the book "Touching a Nerve: The Self as Brain".
Tonight Stephen Colbert welcomes author Charles Duhigg, promoting his book "The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business"
Tonight Stephen Colbert talks with authors Michael Chabon & Mariel Hemingway promoting their books.
Tonight Stephen Colbert talks with Scott Stossel author of the book "My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind". They discuss Scott's experiences living with anxieties and his promotion of research into the problem.
Tonight Stephen Colbert meets Naquasia LeGrand, a minimum wage worker involved in organizing her fellow workers in fighting for fair wages in the fast food industry.
Tonight Stephen Colbert interviews Gabriel Sherman, author of the book "The Loudest Voice In The Room" about Fox News' gray eminence Roger Ailes.
Today Stephen Colbert talks with New York City born art critic Deborah Solomon.
Today Stephen welcomes musician David Fanning.
Tonight Stephen talks with Ben Stiller and welcomes musical guests "The Blind Boys of Alabama".
Tonight Stephen talks with Keanu Reeves and welcomes R&B singer Aaron Neville. He also features "MusiCorps", a nonprofit organisation providing music rehabilitation for war veterans.
Tonight Stephen Colbert talks with Alpha House creator Garry Trudeau and welcomes American singer and sometimes actress Cindy Lauper and Scottish-American actor Alan Cumming.
Tonight Stephen talks with Jonah Peretti, welcomes singersongwriter Gregg Allman who is one of the founding memberd of "The Allman Brothers Band". The show also features the Brooklyn based rock band "The National".
Tonights guest is another author, George Packer who talks about his book "The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America".
Tonight Stephen Colbert talks with popular author Elizabeth Gilbert about her new book "The Signature of All Things".
Tonight Stephen Colbert welcomes contributing editor Alex Blumberg for NPR's "Planet Money".
Stephen Colbert's first guest this week is Harvard professor David Keith, author of the book "A Case for Climate Engineering".
Stephen Colbert's guest tonight ist CEO and president of the Ford Motor Company.
Stephen Colbert welcomes Bryan Stevenson the founder of "The Equal Justice Initiative".
Stephen Colbert talks with Ed Stone, scientist on the Voyager Project.
Stephen Colbert welcomes David Goleman, author of the book, "Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence".
Stephen Colbert's last guest this week is famous tv and movie director J.J. Abrams co-author of the novel "S".
Tonight Stephen Colbert welcomes mulit-talented artist Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam knows as "M.I.A" presenting her new album "Matangi".
Tonight Stephen Colbert talks with Rick Santorum about his recently new job as CEO of the EchoLight Studio, a "Faith & Family" film company and their new film "The Christmas Candle".
Tonight Stephen Colbert welcomes Steve McQueen, director of the movie "12 years a slave".
Tonight Stephen Colbert talks with Brooklyn based social internet entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian.
Tonight Stephen Colbert welcomes the "Blind Boys of Alabama" a gospel group founded seven decades ago with the goal of inspiring its audiences to overcome disadvantages and focus on the achievable.
In tonight's show, Stephen talks with historian David Christian, the originator of the term "Big History".
Stephen Colbert welcomes author Peter Baker promoting his book, "Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House". Peter Baker is a longtime political writer and has been White House correspondent during three different presidencies.
Tonight Stephen Colbert's guest ist Daniel E Liebermann author of the book "The Story of The Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease" and chair of the department of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University.
Tonigth Stephen Colbert talks with "Brian Lehrer" host of WNYC Radio's daily call-in program, covering politics and life, locally and globally.
Tonight Stephen Colbert welcomes famous basketball player Julius "The Doctor" Erving who talks about his autobiography "Dr. J: The Autobiography" by him and co-author Karl Taro Greenfeld.
Tonight Stephen Colbert welcomes NYC based reporter David Folkenflik who talks about his new book "Murdoch's World".
Instead of guest Bill Bryson, Stephen Colbert welcomed Zack Sims, co-founder of the "Codecademy".
Tonight Stephen Colbert welcomes young but higly accomplished scientist and cancer researcher Jack Andraka.
Tonight Stephen Colbert interviews American poet Billy Collins who talks about his new book "Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems"
Tonight Stephen Colbert welcomes the actor Orlando Bloom who currently stars in a Broadway version of "Romeo and Juliet".
Tonight Stephen Colbert welcomes British Renaissance man Stephen Fry who currently stars in Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" on Broadway.
Tonight Stephen Colbert welcomes PBS news anchors Gwen Ifill & Judy Woodruff.
Tonight Stephen Colbert welcomes Pulitzer Prize winning author Andrew Scott Berg who talks about his new book "Wilson" about former President "Woodrow Wilson".
Tonight Stephen Colbert welcomes Canadian band "The Reflektors" aka "Arcade Fire".
Tonight Stephen Colbert welcomes the co-authors Reed Albergotti and Vanessa OConnell who talk about their book about Lance Armstrong's fraudulent career and subsequent business success based on it.
Tonight Stephen Colbert welcomes famous actor Tom Hanks, promoting his new biographical action movie "Captain Phillips".
Tonight Stephen Colbert welcomes the "Parkland" actor Paul Giamatti.
Stephen Colbert welcomes James Spithill, the youngest skipper winning the Americas Cup.
Tonght Stephen Colbert welcomes American journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner David Finkel, the author of "The Good Soldiers" and "Thank you for your service".
Tonight Stephen Colbert welcomes Chris Matthews who talks about his latest book, "Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked".
Tonight Stephen Colbert welcomes Daniel Radcliffe who talks about his new dramatic role, playing Beat poet Allen Ginsberg.
Tonight Stephen Colbert welcomes Vince Gilligan the "Breaking Bad" showrunner.