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stephen colbert opened his show on wednesday by discussing his controversial anti-trump rant on monday’s late show. and while he stood by most of his remarks, he did allow that he might alter a few of the “cruder” terms that he used if he had it to do over agaim.“i had a few choice insults for the president…i don’t regret that,” colbert said. “he, i believe, can take care of himself. i have jokes; he has the launch codes. so it’s a fair fight.”then colbert moved on to the part for which he expressed some regret.“while i would do it again, i would change a few words that were cruder than they needed to be,” colbert said.presumably, colbert was referring to this comment:“the only thing your mouth is good for is being vladimir putin’s cock holster,” colbert said ...

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"the late show" host stephen colbert stood steadfast wednesday during his opening monologue while addressing the controversy surrounding a joke he made about president donald trump. colbert had joked about russian president vladimir putin and trump engaging in oral sex, setting off a firestorm on twitter. the comments, which some interpreted as homophobic, birthed #firecolbert as a twitter trend and a call from conservative viewers and trump supporters to boycott colbert's advertisers. the hashtag has been tweeted approximately 350,000 times since tuesday. as wednesday night's show began, colbert first had to double check that he was still, in fact, host of the comedy program. playstephen colbert defends trump jokes that sparked 'fire colbert' backlash2:29autoplay autoplay "welcome to the ...

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"the late show" host stephen colbert stood steadfast wednesday during his opening monologue while addressing the controversy surrounding a joke he made about president donald trump. colbert had joked about russian president vladimir putin and trump engaging in oral sex, setting off a firestorm on twitter. the comments, which some interpreted as homophobic, birthed #firecolbert as a twitter trend and a call from conservative viewers and trump supporters to boycott colbert's advertisers. the hashtag has been tweeted approximately 350,000 times since tuesday. as wednesday night's show began, colbert first had to double check that he was still, in fact, host of the comedy program. playstephen colbert defends trump jokes that sparked 'fire colbert' backlash2:29autoplay autoplay "welcome to the ...

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- after making an oral-sex joke about president trump and vladimir putin, there are calls from trump supporters to fire late-night host stephen colbert. on may 3, colbert acknowledged the haters, but he didn't apologize.()...

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may 02, 2017 10:59am pt by michael o'connell the late-night ratings battle between stephen colbert and jimmy fallon really tightened during the cbs host's 13th consecutive win over once-dominant tonight — and, even more curious, nbc's demo lead grew to its biggest since january.for the week of april 24, the late show with stephen colbert averaged 2.74 million viewers. that's a mere 2 percent (just 67,000 viewers) above tonight, making for colbert's narrowest margin of victory since his streak kicked off in january. the gap between colbert has fluctuated greatly since then, with colbert once averaging as many as 400,000 more viewers than fallon, but it's rarely been nearly this tight.simultaneously, fallon's latest week saw his biggest victory among adults 18-49 since the start of colbe...

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#firecolbert raged the social media mob, reacting to crass comments from talk show host stephen colbert in his monday night monologue, targeted to president trump. but not the crowd you’d expect. colbert’s school-yard taunt to trump, itching grievances over trump’s dis of his cbs network during a “face the nation” interview that aired sunday, went like this: “the only thing your mouth is good for is being vladimir putin’s c--k holster.” and the social media whupping colbert received wasn’t pushed (primarily) by trump supporters, but instead by commenters who deemed the commentary homophobic. oh, please.stephen colbert outrages viewers with ‘homophobic’ trump joke #firecolbert? how about #runcolbertrun? because if anything, stephen colbert just showed (and not for the ...

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stephen colbert on the “late show.” (scott kowalchyk/cbs via ap)after stephen colbert made an oral-sex joke about president trump and russian president vladimir putin on his show this week, some furious viewers started a #firecolbert hashtag that trended on twitter, saying colbert went too far. on wednesday night, colbert responded to the growing controversy with a statement. there was something notably missing.“welcome to the ‘late show.’ i’m your host, stephen colbert. still? i am still the host? i’m still the host!!” he said triumphantly. “now, if you saw my monologue monday, you know that i was a little upset at donald trump for insulting a friend of mine. so at the end of that monologue i had a few choice insults for the president in return. i don’t regret that. h...

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stephen colbert on monday defended fellow cbs host john dickerson against donald trump after the president told the renowned journalist he refers to the (award-winning) news program “face the nation” as “deface the nation.”“donald trump, john dickerson is a fair-minded journalist and one of the most competent people who will ever walk into your office,” colbert began during his opening monologue on “the late show.”colbert noted dickerson has too much “dignity to trade insults with the president of the united states to his face,” adding “but i, sir, am no john dickerson.”“here we go,” colbert began, before ripping into trump.“mr. trump, your presidency? i love your presidency, i call it ‘disgrace the nation.’” colbert said. “you’re not the potus, you...

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stephen colbert on monday defended fellow cbs host john dickerson against donald trump after the president told the renowned journalist he calls his award-winning show face the nation, “deface the nation.”“donald trump, john dickerson is a fair-minded journalist and one of the most competent people who will ever walk into your office,” colbert began during his opening monologue on “the late show.”colbert noted dickerson has too much “dignity to trade insults with the president of the united states to his face,” adding “but i, sir, am no john dickerson.”“here we go,” colbert began, before ripping into trump.“mr. trump, your presidency? i love your presidency, i call it ‘disgrace the nation.’” colbert said. “you’re not the potus, you’re the blotus. you...

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stephen colbertphoto: paul zimmerman/getty images for montclair filmduring tonight’s late show, host stephen colbert will respond to the controversy that’s broken out over his monday night quip about president trump, russian president vladimir putin and the phrase “cock holster.” some trump supporters have been vocal in their objections to the joke, saying it crossed a line in terms of acceptable attacks on the president. but colbert’s remarks have also come under fire for what some saw as a form of homophobia, since the host’s joke suggested…well, it’s pretty obvious what it suggested. during a taping of tonight’s show, colbert made it clear he had no regrets about dissing trump. the language he used and what it implied? for that, colbert did seem to wish for a do-over. ...

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stephen colbertphoto: paul zimmerman/getty images for montclair filmduring tonight’s late show, host stephen colbert responded to the controversy that’s broken out over his monday night quip about president trump, russian president vladimir putin, and the phrase “cock holster.” some trump supporters have been vocal in their objections to the joke, saying it crossed a line in terms of acceptable attacks on the president. but colbert’s remarks have also come under fire for what some saw as a form of homophobia, since the host’s joke suggested…well, it’s pretty obvious what it suggested. during a taping of tonight’s show, colbert made it clear he had no regrets about dissing trump. the language he used and what it implied? for that, colbert did seem to wish for a do-over. re...

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on monday night, “the late show with stephen colbert” host stephen colbert delivered a searing monologue that, as one person described, used “crude” language to criticize president donald trump, drawing applause from some while leaving others to wonder, did colbert go too far?“mr. president, i love your presidency, i call it ‘disgrace the nation.’ you’re not the potus, you’re the ‘gloat-us.’ you’re the glutton with the button. you’re a regular ‘gorge washington.’ you’re the ‘presi-dunce’ but you’re turning into a real ‘prick-tator,’” colbert said at the end of his opening monologue on monday night.what triggered colbert’s use of sharp language was a one-on-one interview trump had with “face the nation” host john dickerson that aired sunday....

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after mentioning last night that he was working up plans for a daily show reunion of sorts on his late show with stephen colbert, colbert and cbs have unveiled details today. former daily showers jon stewart, samantha bee, john oliver, ed helms and rob corddry will join colbert on tuesday, may 9 for the special episode, timed to coincide with colbert’s 20th anniversary in late-night tv.relatedkarl rove won't watch 'sob; stephen colbert after late-night donald trump tirade; #firecolbert trends on twitterthe guest list is a who’s who of who’s not at comedy central anymore, with oliver and bee hosting their own shows and helms and corddry focused on acting careers. stewart of course retired from the daily show in august 2015 and is now working on new projects at hbo.colbert was a daily ...

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talk-show host and comedian stephen colbert has finally responded to the controversy surrounding his latest segment regarding ‘blotus’ donald trump.  colbert had come under fire over the “homophobic” comment he made about president trump and russian president vladimir putin in a monologue on the late show. however, colbert’s response is not something that trump supporters would have wanted. standing by his controversial monologue, the comedian stated that he has no regrets about it and “would do it again.”according to the show’s script provided by cbs, colbert opens by saying, “i’m your host, stephen colbert. still? i am still the host? i’m still the host!!” he said, “now if you saw my monologue monday, you know that i was a little upset at donald trump for i...

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when stephen colbert replaced david letterman as host of “the late show” last september, critics, industry veterans and cbs waited with bated breath to see if the television masses would embrace stephen colbert the comic and not the political satirist who found global popularity on comedy central. eight months later, it appears the answer is somewhat unclear. while colbert ranks second in overall audience behind nbc’s “the tonight show starring jimmy fallon,” his presence online with viral videos and in key young demos is slipping fast, and it has forced cbs to step in for some retooling. watch: spike jonze opens ‘the late show’ with a short film starring stephen colbert and… grover?as reported by the new york times, the network is undergoing a reboot of sorts to get co...

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stephen colbert gave the weirdest apology/non-apology in recent memory ... sort of walking back his presidential male-on-male oral sex joke ... seemingly saying gay men who partake are "american heroes."colbert was criticized by some who felt his remark during monday night's monologue -- "the only thing your mouth [trump's] is good for is being vladimir putin's cock holster" -- was homophobic.colbert began wednesday night's monologue by saying he had "no regrets" about his rant and he'd do it again, but then he walked it back.colbert says some of his language was cruder than necessary, and "i just want to say for the record, life is short, and anyone who expresses their love for another person, in their own way is, to me, an american hero."...

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leroy colbert didn't win many bodybuilding titles back in the 1950s, but he was featured on many magazine covers. his claim to fame? he was the first man to build 21-inch biceps drug-free. he was also known for his unique approach to training.full-body trainingcolbert was adamant about full-body training and said he never trained productively any other way. in colbert's time, the norm was 3 sets per body part. many bodybuilders back then believed that doing more than 3 sets would make their muscles shrink. nevertheless, colbert went against the grain, started doing 6 sets per body part, and the rest is history.i've successfully recommended this type of routine to dozens of lifters and used colbert's method exclusively to gain 16 pounds of mostly lean bodyweight while keeping my waist the e...

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up nextwhile he began his hollywood career primarily as an actor and sketch comic, it’s safe to say that the majority of people think of stephen colbert as a late night tv personality, a field he’s now worked within for nearly two decades. colbert actually holds the distinction of joining comedy central’s the daily show as a correspondent before even long-running host jon stewart took over for original emcee craig kilborn back in 1999.after nearly a decade spent making people laugh as a correspondent, colbert made the transition to his own spinoff series the colbert report, a riff on conservative punditry programs like the o’reilly factor. a huge hit, the report aired in tandem with stewart’s daily show until late 2014, when colbert announced that he was headed to cbs to take ove...

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we previously wrote about stephen colbert's vulgar joke about president trump on monday's broadcast of “the late show.” the host responded to criticism wednesday night with a qualified apology.“i would change a few words that were cruder than they needed to be,” colbert said, reflecting on his description of trump's mouth as “vladimir putin's c--- holster” — a quip that some viewers considered homophobic. “i’m not going to repeat the phrase. but i just want to say, for the record, life is short, and anyone who expresses their love in their own way, is to me an american hero. i think we can all agree on that. i hope even the president and i can agree on that. nothing else. but that.”at the same time, colbert doubled down on his general approach to ripping the president...

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stephen colbert’s shoulder with daily show pals, rob corddry, jon stewart, ed helms & samantha bee in 2005.photo: ethan miller/getty imageswhile stephen colbert might be finally leading the late-night rating wars, the late show hosts remembers where his successful career began. according to deadline, on tuesday may 9, colbert will mark his 20th anniversary of making folks laugh before bedtime with his old coworkers jon stewart, samantha bee, john oliver, rob corddry, and ed helms. colbert joined thedaily show in 1997 and served as a correspondent until his conservative blowhard alter-ego, also named stephen colbert, got his own spin-off on comedy central. bee and oliver also have their own notable politically charged late-night programs, while corddy and helms have ventured more into tel...

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“late show” host stephen colbert is facing backlash for a joke he made about president donald trump on monday night that many are calling “homophobic.”during his opening monologue, colbert went off on trump over the president’s treatment of cbs news’ john dickerson, who saw an interview with trump abruptly ended when he asked about the president’s unproven claims that then-president obama had wiretapped trump and members of his campaign. as dickerson and colbert are both cbs employees, colbert felt it his duty to say the things dickerson himself could not.“sir, you attract more skinheads than free rogaine,” colbert said near the end of the insult-laden rant. “you have more people marching against you than cancer. you talk like a sign language gorilla that got hit in th...

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cbs’s john dickerson had a major interview with donald trump this weekend, during which, the president insulted him while taking questions on various issues. stephen colbert didn’t like that, and even though his cbs colleague brushed off trump’s jabs, the the late show host wasn’t as forgiving on monday night.colbert used his latest monologue to mock trump over the president’s comments on north korea, tax returns, and other subjects throughout the interview. after slamming trump on his dubiousclaims and overall antics, colbert turned to the moment where the president mocked dickerson to his face and called his show “deface the nation.”“donald trump, john dickerson is a fair-minded journalist and one of the most competent people who will ever walk into your office,” colber...

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stephen colbert launched back into his verbal assault of president trump ... the day after he caught some heat for calling trump "vladimir putin's c**k holster."colbert didn't address any of the backlash against, or support for, his comment. instead he tackled trump's phone call with putin ... suggesting putin is the voice of reason between the two leaders. it was the opening minute of tuesday's monologue. interestingly, it didn't get anywhere near the laughs the c**k joke did.he also skewered the prez over his media attacks and the first amendment (starts at 4:54 in the video).truth is ... going after trump has boosted colbert's ratings. so, as they say ... if it ain't broke....

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it’s seems like everyone is talking about stephen colbert’s donald trump “cock holster” joke … except stephen colbert.the “late show” host artfully dodged the matter on tuesday’s episode by instead talking about hillary clinton’s reflection on why she lost the presidential election and her claim it was because of wikileaks.“guess who’s back?” he asked. “hillary clinton. just this afternoon she emerged from the woods here in new york city,” colbert said, playing a clip from her sitdown with cnn’s christiane amanpour at a women for women international event in new york.also read:stephen colbert blasted for 'homophobic' trump 'cock holster' joke“asking if hillary clinton thinks sexism exists is like asking serena williams if she’s heard of this tennis thing...

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it’s seems like everyone is talking about stephen colbert’s donald trump “cock holster” joke … except stephen colbert.the “late show” host artfully dodged the matter on tuesday’s episode by instead talking about hillary clinton’s reflection on why she lost the presidential election and her claim it was because of wikileaks.“guess who’s back?” he asked. “hillary clinton. just this afternoon she emerged from the woods here in new york city,” colbert said, playing a clip from her sitdown with cnn’s christiane amanpour at a women for women international event in new york.also read:stephen colbert blasted for 'homophobic' trump 'cock holster' joke“asking if hillary clinton thinks sexism exists is like asking serena williams if she’s heard of this tennis thing...

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stephen colbert offered a non-apology for his graphic anti-trump monologue from monday night, but defended his comments. the “late show” host faced backlash for his crude criticism of the president after trump ended an interview with cbs reporter john dickerson following a question about wire-tapping. "i had a few choice insults for the president. i don't regret that," colbert said wednesday about his previous "late show" remarks. "he, i believe, can take care of himself. i have jokes, he has the launch codes. so it's a fair fight," he added.  colbert was likely referring to the comment he made that trump's mouth was only good for being "vladimir putin's c--k holster." stephen colbert is not bill o'reilly and he is not getting fired critics called out the late night comedian for homo...

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may 02, 2017 10:59am pt by michael o'connell the late-night ratings battle between stephen colbert and jimmy fallon really tightened during the late show with stephen colbert's 13th consecutive win over the once-dominant tonightshow starring jimmy fallon — and, even more curious, the latter's demo lead grew to its biggest since january.for the week of april 24, cbs' late show averaged 2.74 million viewers. that's a mere 2 percent (just 67,000 viewers) above nbc's tonight, making for colbert's narrowest margin of victory since his streak kicked off in january. the gap between late show and tonight has fluctuated greatly since then, with colbert once averaging as many as 400,000 more viewers than fallon, but it's rarely been this tight.simultaneously, fallon's latest week saw his biggest ...

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a daily show reunion will take place on the stage of one of its most famous alumni.the may 9 episode of the late show will bring together colbert and former daily show anchor jon stewart (an occasional guest who is also an executive producer on the late show) with former correspondents samantha bee, john oliver, ed helms, and rob corddry. the booking is tied to the 20th anniversary of colbert joining comedy central’s the daily show, something colbert noted on tuesday night’s the late show when he announced the gathering. that installment is being billed “as a special evening of comedy and conversation,” and the whole episode will revolve around the reunion.like colbert, bee, and oliver went on to host their own late-night series, tbs’ full frontal and hbo’s last week to...

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on monday, the normally sharp and polished stephen colbert decided to get dirty and tell a dick joke. cue the hashtag campaign.it wasn't just any dick joke, either. colbert accused president trump of having a mouth only good for "vladimir putin's cock" — a joke many felt had homophobic overtones. soon enough, conservatives and alt-right internet denizens began to call for colbert's head with a #firecolbert hashtag.colbert's joke was bad, but the campaign to get him fired? magically, even more embarrassing.see also: the best swimwear if you want to throw gender norms in the trashthe comedian's joke was part of a longer rant about trump's interview with cbs' john dickerson on sunday.“sir, you attract more skinheads than free rogaine,” colbert said. “you have more people marching aga...

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stephen colbertresponded to #firecolbert backlash over a crude oral-sex joke he made about president donald trump and vladimir putinon monday, may 1. trump supporters and others thought the comment was inappropriate and called for the comedian to be dropped from the cbs show. watch colbert's response in the video above.donald trump's family: kids, grandkids, wives and morethe tv host, 52, opened his wednesday, may 3, episode by addressing the controversy. “welcome to the late show,” he said. "i’m your host, stephen colbert. still? i am still the host? i’m still the host!”stephen colbert on 'the late show with stephen colbert.'mary kouw/cbscelebrities’ biggest social media fails colbert went on to explain that his scathing monologue was spurred by trump abruptly ending an oval o...

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updated with video:donald trump marked the first 100 days of his administration with a series of interviews, telling reuters thought being potus would be easier than being a real estate developer/reality show host, and missed his old life.relatedwhite house scrambling after donald trump aborts interview over“we all do sir,” stephen colbert said at the top of monday’s late show.but the “official defining 100 days interview took place right here in cbs,” colbert boasted, during which, when asked if he still stands by his claim that president obama had wiretapped trump tower during the election responded, ” i don’t stand by anything.”“it’s true, colbert said. “he doesn’t stand by anything except the dressing room door of the miss usa pageant,” colbert snarked, adding...

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after outcries that took the form of the hashtag #firecolbert gained steam, “the late show” host stephen colbert addressed the elephant in the room on wednesday night, stopping short of apologizing for a trump joke that some decried as homophobic.but he also got back to business, doing a bit that thrashed republicans for a pending house vote expected to repeal large swaths of the obama care act.yes, house majority leader and california rep kevin mccarthy — who colbert pointed out has the “saddest eyes” — said wednesday that “we have enough votes… it’ll pass.” if passed, it’s a move colbert indicated would be regrettable: “why the hell did we do that?”also read:read stephen colbert's complete comments on trump 'cock holster' jokeas colbert adeptly explained it, s...

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stephen colbert is responding to the #firecolbert controversy, which was sparked following his late show monologue against president donald trump on monday.“welcome to the late show. i’m your host, stephen colbert. still? i am still the host? i’m still the host!!” the late-night host, 52, said during wednesday’s opening monologue, according to a transcript of the cbs broadcast obtained by people.“now, if you saw my monologue monday, you know that i was a little upset at donald trump for insulting a friend of mine,” colbert said in reference to cbs news reporter john dickerson, whose interview was abruptly ended when he questioned trump about his unconfirmed accusations of wiretapping.“so at the end of that monologue, i had a few choice insults for the president in ret...

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stephen colbert did not take kindly to president trump insulting cbs newsman john dickerson by calling his show deface the nation and abruptly ending an oval office interview, so the late show host fired back on dickerson’s behalf during his monday monologue.“john dickerson has way too much dignity to trade insults with the president of the united states’ face,” colbert said. “but i, sir, am no john dickerson.”launching into a withering tirade, colbert called trump “the glutton with the button” and “a regular gorge washington.”“you’re the presi-dunce,” he added, “but you’re turning into a real prick-tator. sir, you attract more skinheads than free rogaine. you have more people marching against you than cancer. you talk like a sign-language gorilla that...

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after receiving backlash for what some deemed a “homophobic” joke directed at donald trump and vladimir putin, stephen colbert responded on wednesday’s late show by not backing down, but also acknowledging he could’ve used different language.“welcome to the late show,” he opened, according to a transcript provided by cbs. “i’m your host, stephen colbert. still? i am still the host? i’m still the host!!”the comedian soon transitioned to a more serious tone, defending his right to insult the president monday night when he quipped, “the only thing your mouth is good for is being vladimir putin’s c— holster.” while many on social media have rallied behind the hashtag #firecolbert over the perceived slur, colbert says it was purely in response to trump insulting...

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