Colbert Slams Former CBS Colleague Charlie Rose: ‘It’s a Harrowing and Terrible Abuse of Power’

On Tuesday night, Stephen Colbert addressed the controversy that hit his network this week with the recent sexual harassment allegations of Charlie Rose. Colbert informed his audience that Rose was fired from CBS because what he was being accused of was “disturbing and strange.” Among the lewd phone calls, groping, and nudity, he also pointed out that Rose gave unwanted shoulder rubs, something his employees referred to as “the crusty paw.” “And you may make three wishes upon the accursed paw, all of which are… to not get a back rub from Charlie Rose,” he quipped The Late Show host joked that these allegations from The Charlie Rose Show made it the biggest scandal at PBS “since it was revealed that PBS is short for ‘pubes.'” Colbert later pulled an excerpt from the Washington Post bombshell that had one accuser claim that she was invited to his Continue reading "Colbert Slams Former CBS Colleague Charlie Rose: ‘It’s a Harrowing and Terrible Abuse of Power’"

Gayle King Opens Up About Charlie Rose’s Firing From CBS: ‘It’s Still Very Painful’

On Tuesday night, Gayle King appeared on The Late Show and commented on the firing of her CBS This Morning co-host Charlie Rose. The Washington Post dropped a bombshell report yesterday about eight women who accused the veteran news journalist of sexual harassment, including lewd phone calls, groping, and exposing his nude body in his home. Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell addressed the controversy on Tuesday morning’s broadcast. King told Stephen Colbert that she almost canceled the interview that she mentioned was booked weeks ago in hopes to promoting Oprah’s Favorite Things for the holidays. Colbert expressed how “proud” he was of King, O’Donnell, and everyone on the CBS News team for how they covered the news “objectively Continue reading "Gayle King Opens Up About Charlie Rose’s Firing From CBS: ‘It’s Still Very Painful’"

Stephen Colbert Mocks Louie Gohmert’s Conspiracy Chart: ‘Let’s Play Candyland’

On Friday night, Stephen Colbert had some fun at the expense of Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) for his conspiracy chart he displayed during the Jeff Sessions hearing this week. At the hearing, Gohmert used the chart to connect Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Special Counsel Robert Mueller to the corruption that took place during the Obama administration, which he thought “stinks to high heaven.” “Yes, it does stink because Louie Gohmert just charted,” Colbert quipped. “Stupid, but deadly.” For further analysis, Colbert had that exact chart made for his show, which he called the “Mouth of Madness.” “Let’s play Candyland,” he told his audience.” The Late Show host began at Barack Obama and followed a line that hit former National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes, and followed another line that hit Obama again elsewhere in the chart. “My God, there’s two of them!” Colbert Continue reading "Stephen Colbert Mocks Louie Gohmert’s Conspiracy Chart: ‘Let’s Play Candyland’"

Stephen Colbert Addresses Al Franken’s Harassment Allegation: ‘C’MON!’

On Thursday night, Stephen Colbert addressed the controversy surrounding Al Franken. “Every day it seems like we find out about another high profile sexual harasser, and today is no exception,” Colbert began. “Brace yourself.” Franken, who recently appeared on The Late Show in August, was accused of forcibly kissing and groping a radio news anchor back in 2006 during a USO trip to Afghanistan. “C’mon Franken!” Colbert reacted. “I guess there’s just no good people left, so let’s just get it over with. Just tell us whatever you did Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama, Tom Hanks, Malala.” The Late Show host said as a fellow comedian that he “long admired” Franken and Continue reading "Stephen Colbert Addresses Al Franken’s Harassment Allegation: ‘C’MON!’"

Colbert Mocks Roy Moore: The Only Place in The Mall Where Teen Girls Were Safe Was ‘Forever 21’

On Tuesday night, Stephen Colbert had some fun at the expense of GOP Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. The Late Show host informed his audience that Moore was reportedly banned from a shopping mall because he kept harassing teenage girls. “The only place in the mall the girls were safe was Forever 21… because that’s way too old for Roy Moore,” Colbert quipped. He pointed to a report that Moore was often “often well-dressed in slacks and a button-down shirt.” “Well that’s just Roy Moore’s approach to romance,” Colbert reacted. “Put on your finest slacks and go a food-courtin.'” Another report had a woman recalling when she was 14 and working as Santa’s helper in a mall that Moore told her she was pretty and two years later asked her on dates. “He hit on one of Santa’s elves?!?” Colbert shouted. “Well, a true evangelical, he’s putting Continue reading "Colbert Mocks Roy Moore: The Only Place in The Mall Where Teen Girls Were Safe Was ‘Forever 21’"

Biden Reflects on Son’s Dying Wish For Him To ‘Stay Engaged’: ‘I Want To Make a Difference’

Former Vice President Joe Biden is releasing a new memoir called Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose, which heavily focuses on the death of his son Beau Biden who died of brain cancer in 2015. On The Late Show, Biden said that the reason he wrote the book was to share how his son was an “incredible man” and that he wanted to “give people hope” while finding your way through grief. “He said, ‘Dad, I’m going to be all right no matter what happens, but you’ve got to promise me Dad. Promise me you’re going to be okay,'” Biden continued. “What he meant by that was he knows my whole life that satisfied me, like him, has been devoted to trying to deal with the things that I think can make the country and the world better. And he was worried that what Continue reading "Biden Reflects on Son’s Dying Wish For Him To ‘Stay Engaged’: ‘I Want To Make a Difference’"

Biden Asks Republicans, ‘How Many of You Are Now Worried About The Stability of The Republic?’

On Monday night, former Vice President Joe Biden appeared on The Late Show and weighed in on the current presidency. Stephen Colbert asked what has changed about the presidency since Donald Trump took office and he will influence future presidencies. “I think it- God willing- will go down as the single exception in American history,” Biden responded. He elaborated how early in Trump’s presidency some may have dismissed the people surrounding Trump as “amusing” or “embarrassing” but that it “didn’t go to the heart of who we were.” “I’m speaking to a large crowd of Republican audience in Thousand Oaks, California and I asked them the same question,” Biden continued. “I said, ‘how many of you are now worried about the stability of the republic? How many of you are worried about the new phony nationalism and it’s us against them? How many of you are worried about this Continue reading "Biden Asks Republicans, ‘How Many of You Are Now Worried About The Stability of The Republic?’"