The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – October 20 2021 – 10/20/2021 – Wednesday

Tonight, Wednesday 20 October 2021, at 11:35pm ET/PT on CBS, Stephen Colbert hosts a new episode of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” where he interviews actors, sportspersons, politicians, musicians, comedians and artists.

Today’s Guests: Issa Rae, H.E.R.


Stephen learns the disturbing truth about why a bear was named after him in Alaska’s Fat Bear Week competition, and he imagines what America’s trillion dollar coin will look like if President Biden creates one as a fix for the debt ceiling crisis.

Bret Baier, author of “To Rescue The Republic,” breaks down the latest updates in the push and pull between Senate Democrats and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell over the debt ceiling.

“Curb Your Enthusiasm” star Susie Essman makes her first visit to The Late Show and talks about what separates her co-star Larry David from other stand-up comedians. Susie returns to HBO for the 11th season of “Curb” on October 24th.

Bret Baier tells Stephen about the early life of Ulysses S. Grant, including the mixup at West Point that resulted in young Hiram becoming “Ulysses S.” Baier’s new book, “To Rescue The Republic,” is out October 12th. 

Just a billion payments of a thousand dollars!

To honor Hispanic Heritage Month, Stephen sets out to educate himself on the debate around the terms “Hispanic,” “Latino/a,” and “Latinx.” When things get tricky he looks for guidance from friends of the show Danny Trejo, America Ferrera, Rita Moreno, Chef José Andrés, and Cristo Fernández.


Host Stephen Colbert interviews actors, sportspersons, politicians, musicians, comedians and artists about their personal and professional journeys. Famous musical personalities deliver performances.



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Host Stephen Colbert interviews actors, sportspersons, politicians, musicians, comedians and artists about their personal and professional journeys. Famous musical personalities deliver performances.

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