Stephen Colbert is coming to CBS4 on Sept. 8 and our team is getting excited!!
CBS4 Anchors Bob Donaldson and Debby Knox traveled to Chicago in August for a chance to meet the new “Late Show” host and shoot promos for the launch of the new show. Bob also got a candid interview with Colbert, discussing everything from filling the shoes of David Letterman, to what viewers should expect from his new show. Best known for his Comedy Central show, “The Colbert Report,” Colbert is also a best-selling author and accomplished actor, writer, producer and comedian.
Colbert began his career in television after graduating from Northwestern University and joining Chicago’s famed Second City improv troupe. It was there he met Amy Sedaris and Paul Dinello, with whom he created and starred in the half-hour sketch comedy series “Exit 57.” The trio went on to create the live-action narrative series and cult hit “Strangers with Candy.” Also, Colbert was a cast member and writer for the variety series “The Dana Carvey Show” and a writer for “Saturday Night Live.” His television acting credits include guest roles on “The Mindy Project,” “House of Cards,” “The Office,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Law and Order: Criminal Intent.”
A celebrated author, Colbert contributed to “America (The Book): A Citizen’s Guide to Democracy Inaction,” which topped “The New York Times” Bestseller List for 15 consecutive weeks. His first solo book, “I Am America (And So Can You!),” spent 29 weeks on “The New York Times” Bestseller List in 2007, debuting and occupying the #1 spot for 13 weeks. His second book, “America Again: Re-Becoming The Greatness We Never Weren’t,” released in October 2012, spent 17 consecutive weeks on “The New York Times” Bestseller List and earned him a Grammy Award in 2014 in the category of Best Spoken Word Album for the audiobook. In May 2012, Colbert released his first children’s book, “I Am A Pole (And So Can You!).” Also, he co-authored the critically acclaimed book “Wigfield.”
In 2010, Colbert received three Emmy Award nominations and won a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album for “A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!,” the album from his one-hour musical holiday special on “The Colbert Report.” In 2011, Colbert starred as Harry in the New York Philharmonic’s presentation of Stephen Sondheim’s “Company.”
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” will air immediately after CBS4Indy News at 11! Be sure to tune in.