Premise: Improv actor and comic Stephen Colbert flexes the hosting muscles he honed over nearly 1,500 episodes of the popular and critically celebrated ``The Colbert Report'' at the helm of this long-running late-night talk show. Following the genre's classic formula, each show kicks off with a monologue and a look at recent headlines, and features sketch comedy, celebrity interviews and musical performances. Joining Colbert is his bandleader, Julliard-trained Jon Batiste, and house band Stay Human. The show is filmed in New York's famed Ed Sullivan Theater, the longtime home of ``The Late Show.''
Actress Connie Britton; actress Zoey Deutch; Lori McKenna performs.
Actress Lisa Kudrow; former White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest; comic Tony Rock.