The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

10 Best Episodes of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert - Season 5

Stephen Colbert brings his signature satire and comedy to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the #1 show in late night, where he talks with an eclectic mix of guests about what is new and relevant in the worlds of politics, entertainment, business, music, technology, and more. Featuring bandleader Jon Batiste with his band Stay Human, the Emmy Award-nominated show is broadcast from the historic Ed Sullivan Theater. Stephen Colbert, Chris Licht, Tom Purcell, and Jon Stewart are executive producers. Barry Julien and Denise Rehrig serve as co-executive producers.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 12, 2023.

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#15 - Greta Thunberg, Keegan-Michael Key (Season 5 - Episode 159)

Stephen welcomes activist Greta Thunberg and actor Keegan-Michael Key.

The episode was rated 7.73 from 22 votes.

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#14 - John Heilemann, Alex Wagner (Season 5 - Episode 47)

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Stephen welcomes journalist John Heilemann and journalist Alex Wagner, plus “Stephen Colbert: The Newest Zealander” Night 3.

The episode was rated 7.73 from 22 votes.

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#13 - John Oliver, Alex Ebert (Season 5 - Episode 87)

Stephen welcomes TV host John Oliver and a musical performance by Alex Ebert.

The episode was rated 7.73 from 26 votes.

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#12 - Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Karl, John Prine (Season 5 - Episode 106)

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Stephen welcomes actor Daniel Radcliffe, journalist Jonathan Karl, and a musical performance by John Prine.

The episode was rated 7.74 from 23 votes.

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#11 - Nancy Pelosi, Lucinda Williams (Season 5 - Episode 172)

Stephen welcomes Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and a musical performance by Lucinda Williams.

The episode was rated 7.76 from 21 votes.

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#10 - Mary Trump (Season 5 - Episode 160)

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Stephen welcomes psychologist Mary Trump.

The episode was rated 7.77 from 22 votes.

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#9 - Dr. Jonathan LaPook, Cate Blanchett (Season 5 - Episode 114)

Stephen welcomes CBS News’ chief medical correspondent, Dr. Jonathan LaPook, and actress Cate Blanchett.

The episode was rated 7.77 from 22 votes.

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#8 - Ava DuVernay, Kristen Bell, Ben Folds (Season 5 - Episode 161)

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Stephen welcomes filmmaker Ava DuVernay, actress Kristen Bell, and a musical performance by Ben Folds.

The episode was rated 7.78 from 18 votes.

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#7 - Hillary Rodham Clinton, The Killers (Season 5 - Episode 169)

Stephen welcomes former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and a musical performance by The Killers.

The episode was rated 7.79 from 19 votes.

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#6 - Elizabeth Warren, Regina Spektor (Season 5 - Episode 167)

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Stephen welcomes Senator Elizabeth Warren and a musical performance by Regina Spektor.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 20 votes.

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#5 - John Oliver (Season 5 - Episode 105)

Stephen Colbert from home, with special guest John Oliver.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 32 votes.

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#4 - Rep. Adam Schiff (Season 5 - Episode 59)

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Stephen welcomes Rep. Adam Schiff.

The episode was rated 7.90 from 20 votes.

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#3 - Keegan-Michael Key, Wes Moore (Season 5 - Episode 139)

Stephen welcomes actor Keegan-Michael Key and author Wes Moore.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 21 votes.

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#2 - Jon Stewart (Season 5 - Episode 152)

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Stephen welcomes comic Jon Stewart.

The episode was rated 8.09 from 22 votes.

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#1 - Bernie Sanders, Jon Batiste, Nathaniel Rateliff (Season 5 - Episode 168)

Stephen welcomes Senator Bernie Sanders and a musical performance by Jon Batiste & Nathaniel Rateliff.

The episode was rated 8.10 from 21 votes.

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