After launching his new show with a bevy of jokes on Donald Trump, Stephen Colbert decided it would be a nice idea to invite the GOP front running candidate for the presidency on The Late Show.
So, Sept. 22, it happened.
It certainly wasn't the best interview Colbert has had on his show so far, that honor goes to the the emotional chat with Vice President Joe Biden. But still it was a civilized conversation in which Trump still would not say whether President Obama was born in America.
Then they played a little game:
All in all, a solid night at The Late Show.
Earlier today, Vanity Fair tweeted out a promotion for their big story on what's so good about current late night programming.
You may notice it's a real sausage fest in there.
To be fair, Vanity Fair did mention the lack of gender diversity in their story:
What's conspicuously missing from late-night, still, is women. How gobsmackingly insane is it that no TV network has had the common sense—and that's all we're talking about in 2015, not courage, bravery, or even decency—to hand over the reins of an existing late-night comedy program to a female person?
And they did mention comedienne Samantha Bee's upcoming TBS late night talk show. She, however, decided to respond directly to the tweet, imagining herself in the picture with the rest of her peers.
And then followed up with the kicker:
Really, a Samantha Bee centaur shooting lasers out of her eyes says it all.
Comedian Bill Burr is crass. And that's putting it lightly.
But for those who know and love his comedy—that is his appeal. Some people, however, didn't get this memo after watching his segment on Conan where he made some jokes about Caitlyn Jenner.
A few people on Twitter voiced their dismay at his bit, which focused mainly on him needing time to "say goodbye" to Bruce (Caitlyn's former name) and her new breasts.
If Bill Burr had an informed opinion on the trans community, it'd be different. Then maybe he could craft an intelligent joke about Caitlyn.— Jillian Gutowitz (@jillboard) August 21, 2015
@billburr I hope you realise how much of a jerk you were being about Caitlyn Jenner. you're a transphobic a hole ok. you're not funny— breanna perkins (@breisapenguin) August 21, 2015
Between Bill Burr on Caitlyn Jenner to Jeremy Renner calling Black Widow a slut, "Conan" remains the talk show to embarrass yourself on!— Tara Ariano (@TaraAriano) August 21, 2015
But if you actually look through Twitter, there aren't actually that many tweets condemning the comedian. This tweet exchange illuminates that fact perfectly.
Real outrage or people not understanding comedy? Meh. Probably a bit of both.
As Stephen Colbert continues to prepare to take over David Letterman's spot on The Late Show, he's doing more than celebrating marriage equality and appearing on Michigan's public access.
He's bringing his face to his new Manhattan digs and trying to help the neighbors at the same time.
You'll recall the famous marquee that welcomed visitors to the Ed Sullivan Theater and Letterman's former late night homestay.
Well as they renovate the space for Colbert's September premiere, a new sign appeared July 6.
Behold, Stephen Colbert's new awning.
David Letterman is calling it quits tonight as he airs his final show after 33 years of hosting first Late Night with David Letterman and then The Late Show with David Letterman.
The last few weeks have been filled with ongoing tributes to the long time talk show host has he bids adieu.
Here are the best goodbyes.