This will mark the 19th time The Late Show has broadcast live, most recently on midterm elections night, Tuesday, November 6.
Guests joining Colbert for the live broadcast from the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York will be announced at a later date.
Last year, it was Jimmy Kimmel’s highly-hyped post-SOTU Address show, featuring porn star Stormy Daniels, that topped the night in the key 18-49 age bracket; Colbert’s post-SOTU show dominated with total viewers. Kimmel’s show had been largely turned over to adult actress Daniels, appearing on air just hours after release of a public statement in which she said she was “denying” having had an affair with Trump “because it never happened.”
Colbert, meanwhile, had opened his post-SOTU show noting that, “the bar for success was pretty low.”
“The night began with a huge surprise,” Colbert said of Trump’s ability to lift a glass of water with both hands. He then noted Trump’s poignant reference to Americans surviving multiple storms during the past year, adding “and Stormy” – a particularly expensive rescue effort, Colbert snarked.
Trump’s SOTU claim of getting tough with our adversaries also got the Colbert treatment.
‘Hi Vlad!” Colbert waved at the camera – Trump having, back then, indefinitely delayed enacting the bipartisan bill of sanctions against Russia for its interference in the U.S. elections.