UPDATED, 2:18 PM: CBS said today that The Late Show with Stephen Colbert will air live after Donald Trump’s rescheduled State of the Union Address on Tuesday, February 5. It had been set to go live tonight, which had been the SOTU date until House Speaker Nancy Pelosi disinvited President Donald Trump from making the speech in the House chamber. After the government shutdown ended Friday, Pelois re-invited POTUS to give the speech next Tuesday.
PREVIOUSLY, January 11: Add CBS’s Stephen Colbert to the list of late-night hosts going live the night of President Donald Trump’s State Of The Union Address on Tuesday, January 29.
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.