Wyatt Cenac's examination of policing in America delves wrenchingly into police sexual violence

Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas usually rides its host’s measured, wry comic sensibility over some equally smooth transitions. On Friday’s show, for example, Cenac started out with a bit about the massive student debt crisis (complete with a loan officer’s grasping arm emerging from his viewer mail bag), to a goofy filmed…

Stephen King tells Stephen Colbert which of his fictional monsters Donald Trump most resembles

Ever-folksy master of horror Stephen King is no fan of Donald Trump, as any one of King’s nearly five million Twitter followers can tell you. On Wednesday’s Late Show, the best-selling author of more than 50 best-selling books and fully 40 percent of all your nightmares touted that day’s court ruling that Trump can’t…

Stephen Colbert asks the "failing" New York Times executive editor about when Trump came calling

On Monday’s Late Show, Stephen Colbert asked New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet if noted Times critic and foot-stamping baby-man Donald Trump has ever called him personally to complain about the paper’s coverage. “Yes,” responded Baquet succinctly, before admonishing the curious Colbert, “But I’m not going to…

Deadpool leaps into The Late Shows continuity to take over Stephen Colbert’s Trump jokes

Fans of the Marvel not-quite superhero Deadpool know that the wise-cracking, Looney Tunes-immortal “merc with a mouth”’s real superpower is cheeky self-awareness. After Wade Wilson’s initial conception as yet another 1990s “extreme” antihero (and Deathstroke knockoff), Deadpool’s popularity grew in proportion to his…

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