Exactly What You Thought, But So Much Worse Than You Imagined

In this edition of Stephen's unfortunately ongoing segment, he looks at damning findings of law enforcement failures leading up to the Jan 6th Capitol riot, and an insane election fraud theory known as "Italygate."

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  1. T A

    T A

    Il y a 21 minute

    All the while China and Russia are sitting back with a big smile on their faces as America rips itself apart from within. Stop the lies! Stop the hate! And stop the corporate, and dark money, political donations!

  2. Suzanne Richardson

    Suzanne Richardson

    Il y a 3 heures

    His right ear is a pixie ear.

  3. Chasity Marchan

    Chasity Marchan

    Il y a 5 heures

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  4. Mystiqueivy


    Il y a 8 heures

    stephen unhinged. this monologue was the best xD

  5. Anthony Cibene

    Anthony Cibene

    Il y a 8 heures

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  6. Loidalyn Lucero

    Loidalyn Lucero

    Il y a 9 heures

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  7. Martin D

    Martin D

    Il y a 12 heures

    I'm ready for space Italians

  8. Alisha Jones

    Alisha Jones

    Il y a 12 heures

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  9. Ricky Stevens

    Ricky Stevens

    Il y a 15 heures

    Stephen Colbert is fantastic - he brightens up my evenings. I watched his first show back at the Ed Sullivan theatre tonight and, for me, it felt like something was missing. I’m really going to miss his “late show” and the close, warm, funny, compassionate interactions he shared with his staff, wife, and the incredible John Baptiste. Hearing the camera crew and Evie laugh out loud night after night for the last 460 days always made me laugh so much. It was like Stephen became an important voice for anyone watching during the covid period. Somehow his “late show” felt close and connected to the audience, maybe like a family somehow, but the live show tonight felt more subtracted somehow, I just immediately felt like something was missing as I watched it. The late show has been incredible - I loved every episode. Hopefully I’ll start to feel connected to the live shows again - I’ll be watching and supporting every night! Looking forward to tomorrow nights episode. ♥️🕺🏻

  10. Jackie371


    Il y a 15 heures

    The Carp needs to put on a shirt when coming ashore.

  11. Alexis Mitchell

    Alexis Mitchell

    Il y a 18 heures

    Poor Stephen. It seems he didn’t stay on holiday long enough.

  12. Sean Cook

    Sean Cook

    Il y a 19 heures

    I'll miss that this show ended up feeling like an absurdist, low-budget public access show.

  13. Edoardo MANCUSO

    Edoardo MANCUSO

    Il y a 20 heures

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  14. doug keyes

    doug keyes

    Il y a 21 heure

    You without black framed glasses looks alien

  15. Hanul Huh

    Hanul Huh

    Il y a 22 heures

    Space Italians? Don't you mean Italiens?

  16. jacky mai

    jacky mai

    Il y a 23 heures

    The outgoing clerk fifthly check because pea pragmatically walk beside a overrated tanker. fresh, knotty tank

  17. Steve Coile

    Steve Coile

    Il y a 23 heures

    Time to retire the eyebrows.

  18. lucas a

    lucas a

    Il y a jour

    so many racists coming out from under their rocks that racism against italians is back. which ofc hasnt been a thing since like the 30s-40s. the 600 year old white men are so emboldened now theyre gonna start going after the irish too

  19. J Stone

    J Stone

    Il y a jour

    Take a life, leave a life.....WTF WV

  20. Herowebcomics


    Il y a jour

    First there were Jewish space lasers, and now there Italian space lasers?! What's next?! Black space lasers that can give you fades from orbit?! This is an existential crisis! YOU LOST Trump! Was it fair,no! You shouldn't have won the first time, but the electoral college was more superstitious of Hillary Clinton then you back then! Thanks for clearing things up for them on Jan 6th! Oh,you don't like what I said, Trump? Then Tweet about it! ...Oh, yeah, you can't. Then get your blog back! It may not get that many views but it is still your voice! And people may start checking out your blog eventually! It WAS getting famous on the Late night shows!

  21. Keith Puopolo

    Keith Puopolo

    Il y a jour

    You suck Stephen I can’t stand your content

  22. Chestnut Louie

    Chestnut Louie

    Il y a jour

    Stephen , what a foolish clown

  23. Fabiola Marcello

    Fabiola Marcello

    Il y a jour

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  24. Jeffrey Baker

    Jeffrey Baker

    Il y a jour

    People still dying for the lies of that a-hole

  25. Alden Melcer

    Alden Melcer

    Il y a jour

    The lame speedboat spectacularly drum because kiss interestedly melt at a meaty session. glamorous, aboriginal ketchup

  26. Nicole Bragg

    Nicole Bragg

    Il y a jour

    The descent into chaos is a delight to witness. God I'll miss this format.

  27. Todd Bevans

    Todd Bevans

    Il y a jour

    Stephen Colbert losing his ever-loving shit over a sharpie is the content I needed to watch today...

  28. Ubi Nicholls

    Ubi Nicholls

    Il y a jour

    Stephen, Evie and crew I’m going to miss you!

  29. João Franco

    João Franco

    Il y a jour

    *Gourp Gourp* that one cracked me so hard ahahahahaha

    • João Franco

      João Franco

      Il y a jour

      I take that back xD it just gets better xD

  30. Ethan Weeter

    Ethan Weeter

    Il y a jour

    I could not see Roman Catholics helping out an Irish Catholic win a Presidential Election. Better chance of Shiite Muslims helping a Sunni Muslim against a Jew.

  31. Ben Sowton

    Ben Sowton

    Il y a jour

    God he's funny! I love Mr Colbert.. Colbert for President

  32. Carolyn & Colin Hogarth

    Carolyn & Colin Hogarth

    Il y a jour

    Get this out to your patrons & family: On 2021-06-14...Eric Feigl Ding tweeted: Outbreak even w/2 dose vaccines of mRNA vaccines. 16 patients and 6 HC workers #DeltaVarian Positive. 6/16 patients +5/6 HCWorkers had recieved 2 doses of #covid 19 vaccine. 7 patients and 1 hcw had 1 dose, 1 patient now in ICU #dontletup.....CBC news Canada. (Carolyn from Canada)

  33. liliana mcneil

    liliana mcneil

    Il y a jour

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  34. Alternative Headlines

    Alternative Headlines

    Il y a jour

    Been telling people that absolutely nothing will be done about Trump's role in the DC protests right from the start. Just as I told people that absolutely nothing will come out of the Mueller report. I'm not even American and I know better than most Americans how American politics works.

  35. Erica Rose

    Erica Rose

    Il y a jour

    Did Stephen spend his vacation getting high? 😂

  36. Kjll3rUnjc0rn5


    Il y a jour

    “Space Italians” ….so no Super Mario Galaxy references?

  37. Ted B

    Ted B

    Il y a jour

    dude quarantine has not been to your writers

  38. N A

    N A

    Il y a jour

    yes, Bidens first 100 days were exactly that.

  39. Rosemare Kalderon

    Rosemare Kalderon

    Il y a jour

    🤣🤣🤣 This is the show after editing ? I am going to miss it all … Good luck on the new- back to normal show 🌺🥰❤️

  40. Christopher Jones

    Christopher Jones

    Il y a jour

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    Il y a jour


  42. cindi trautmann

    cindi trautmann

    Il y a jour

    Omg this is probably the best episode yet. I could not stop CRYING 😂😂😂

  43. fba90130


    Il y a jour

    Space Italians? Pizza the Hutt or Flying Spaghetti Monster?

  44. robin2012ism


    Il y a jour

    scarborough fair is public domain.

  45. Kenneth Nash

    Kenneth Nash

    Il y a jour

    Racist add on: Was there fried chicken nearby?

  46. Kenneth Nash

    Kenneth Nash

    Il y a jour

    Do we now have to check all the ballots for marinara? Were some of the ballots written on canollis?

  47. tebketi nipodmo

    tebketi nipodmo

    Il y a jour

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  48. Youka Naava

    Youka Naava

    Il y a jour

    How can we ever live without delicious fictional conspiracies again? I think Mr. Trump should be nominated as Secretary Of Conspiracies for the rest of his life.

  49. Harold Berger

    Harold Berger

    Il y a jour

    Had C19. Horrible. The 2 vaxx shots also made me sick. I am done

  50. Robert Haworth

    Robert Haworth

    Il y a jour

    ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY SECRET: As these segments are being filmed, there's an IV drip bottle just under Stephen's desk that mainlines bourbon directly into his scrotum.

  51. Teddi Pappas

    Teddi Pappas

    Il y a jour

    You are SO funny! I love these shows because of how your staff laughs 😂😂😂

  52. Blue Man

    Blue Man

    Il y a jour

    They should make a compilation of the vax-scene songs. That would be great!

  53. Gomer


    Il y a jour

    Does this bloke even have a script? I watch from Australia and realize we need someone here to step up to the mark with this type of wit and natural, spontaneous banter.

  54. Hr


    Il y a jour

    I find it sad that , in the USA at least, the government has to bribe people with 'prizes' just to have them get a Corona Vaccine. The Corona is, at present, fatal. The morgues can't keep up. They are renting refrigeration trucks by the hundreds just to store the bodies long enough for them to catch up on the backlog of funerals. As I said, sad.

  55. Russell E Simonetta

    Russell E Simonetta

    Il y a jour


  56. Tanglwyst de Holloway

    Tanglwyst de Holloway

    Il y a jour

    I think Evvie should be on the couch from now on, like Ed McMahon used to be.

  57. ace baker

    ace baker

    Il y a jour

    I'm going to miss the sound of Evie's laugh when Stephen truly hits his mark. No live audience can replace her.

  58. the dude na

    the dude na

    Il y a 2 jours

    Don't forget this jan 6 gem! Posted 6-13-21 3:05pm. If censored go #nocensor Watch "Officer killed in vehicle attack at the Capitol | WNT" on FRwatch frwatch.info/profile/ZtvRx2h_ppyA1aM/vid-o.html

  59. Princess Sparkle of the Resistance

    Princess Sparkle of the Resistance

    Il y a 2 jours

    I am going to miss the informality of the basement shows, the warmth and intimacy of hearing the staff laughing. I hope you'll be able to keep some of it in the AfterTimes

  60. Sam K

    Sam K

    Il y a 2 jours

    unfortunately means "chi ching" for colbert

    • Sam K

      Sam K

      Il y a 2 jours

      its money all the way to the bank

  61. Sideways N

    Sideways N

    Il y a 2 jours

    If this show’s going back to the laugh track I’m back to not really watching. Hope Trevor Noah doesn’t

  62. Cyrano DaBurgerack

    Cyrano DaBurgerack

    Il y a 2 jours

    Don't forget those pesky Romulans who teleported thousands of ballots straight into drop boxes!

  63. Khasha


    Il y a 2 jours

    this is different..... they only did re-counts, did'nt check to see if the ballots were bogus..... mail in ballots have to have folds, maricopa co had a ton of stuff to vote for so if you get a ton of ballots with just biden -harris and kelly and nothing else on the ballot it is suspicious and deserves a closer look..... unless you believe a guy who never left his basement got more legal votes than anyone in history .... the democrats sent 3 law firms and 105 lawyers to az to stop this....why ???

  64. Harry Cooper

    Harry Cooper

    Il y a 2 jours

    Jewish Space Lasers and now Italian Space Satellites. Financial pro-tip: Invest large in Red hats with a tinfoil lining.

  65. Paul Wheeler

    Paul Wheeler

    Il y a 2 jours

    Should leave it the way it is. Intimate and hilarious. I think Colbert misses the adoration.

  66. I scream fitness Dont tjek out muh Channel son

    I scream fitness Dont tjek out muh Channel son

    Il y a 2 jours

    Remember when this show was funny

  67. bb400Dart


    Il y a 2 jours

    Oh Stephen don’t be Smiting God not now not a here or not this close

  68. Captain D

    Captain D

    Il y a 2 jours

    I'm gonna say? Stephen Colbert is RIGHT UP THERE with some perfect comedic timing. I know....it's a hard pressure. I live in LA, and its a hard pressure....But? Thank you for the laughs.

  69. Ella Solis

    Ella Solis

    Il y a 2 jours


  70. Omega Daggler

    Omega Daggler

    Il y a 2 jours

    8 billion passwords. None of them are mine thankfully. Because Bitwarden didn't get hacked.

  71. Brenda Atkins

    Brenda Atkins

    Il y a 2 jours

    She even wears your studio are you not just doing a podcast and calling the

  72. charlie p

    charlie p

    Il y a 2 jours

    Wtf is this shit? I used to like colbert, now it's just junk. Talk about covid from chinese labs

  73. David Coleman

    David Coleman

    Il y a 2 jours

    Those damned Italians and their Linguini Ray!

  74. Christopher Conner

    Christopher Conner

    Il y a 2 jours

    Colbert definitely benefits from a live audience. At least he cracks up the stage manager.

  75. Adrene Henninger

    Adrene Henninger

    Il y a 2 jours

    The abandoned saudi arabia diagnostically bat because cafe reciprocally sneeze amidst a curvy lotion. simplistic, vast list

  76. iliketacos


    Il y a 2 jours

    We love you Stephen Colbert!

  77. Kevin Morden

    Kevin Morden

    Il y a 2 jours

    Federal bulshit inspectors

  78. Huguenot Official

    Huguenot Official

    Il y a 2 jours

    lost it with the sharpie 😂

  79. Varsh Ni

    Varsh Ni

    Il y a 2 jours

    I lost it at the marker whiff 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  80. Larry Ritch

    Larry Ritch

    Il y a 2 jours

    Another stupid hollywood socialist democrat running his mouth, don't know what he is saying. Trying to divide this country once again. Don't watch late shows anymore, can't get a decent laugh. Just caught this on the internet. Never could stand Colbert!! If Jesus Christ was in the seat next to him, Colbert would try and make him feel like an idiot. God help us all!!!!!!

  81. sandia2beaumont


    Il y a 2 jours

    Stephen, this last year you helped make lockdown bearable, even to this remote French citizen.

  82. sandia2beaumont


    Il y a 2 jours

    SC on fire (especially when he sniffs the marker pen). I will definitely miss these shows, and I'm not even American and I don't even live anywhere near America...

  83. Hearth Holmes

    Hearth Holmes

    Il y a 2 jours

    Anyone notice Stephen might be a getting a little unhinged? lmao I am here for it lmao

  84. Corinne Rogers Constable

    Corinne Rogers Constable

    Il y a 2 jours


  85. Corinne Rogers Constable

    Corinne Rogers Constable

    Il y a 2 jours


  86. Lee St. Martin

    Lee St. Martin

    Il y a 2 jours

    "Precious rare miniatures" I can't get over how Stephen Colbert genuinely loves Maria Bamford's comedy!

  87. FPSKrieger


    Il y a 2 jours

    Remember how incredibly awkward and cringe the very first episodes of late night shows were when they did them from home??? Then we got used to them and it became completely normal and we fell in love with it. Now we just don't want to go back to what was "normal".

  88. Robert Allsbrook

    Robert Allsbrook

    Il y a 2 jours

    Man, wtf, over? I think Colbert has gone completely down the tubes. His show has gotten to be so contrived, it's really disgusting. -1 to #Colbert #Comedy #Monologue

  89. Notna Wotthe?

    Notna Wotthe?

    Il y a 2 jours

    Colbert, you never complained about the nightly rioting in America cities for the previous six months. You hypocrite.

  90. darkisss


    Il y a 2 jours

    Fuck the live audience..... I'm going to miss this version.... Maybe a casual Friday show? No audience? :)

  91. Sandy Bjorgen

    Sandy Bjorgen

    Il y a 2 jours

    Will miss Evie's laugh!

  92. Nathaniel Winkelmann

    Nathaniel Winkelmann

    Il y a 3 jours

    1:15 Are Colbert and his writers unfamiliar with script novelizations?

  93. Iris


    Il y a 3 jours

    Hehe, we started using a new publishing system at the local television station that did not have a testing/learning module for news articles and our chief editor that taught people in meetings how to use it and warned us to learn to use it by making obviously fake news articles. Needless to say some people didn't take that advice and made test articles in which important local poeople were declared dead... From what I recall those messages never became public by accident, but the fact they were in that system was worrying to me :P, so that watermelon part, I get how that could've happened :P.

  94. Rachel Stuppy

    Rachel Stuppy

    Il y a 3 jours

    Love the laugh from your audience. :)

  95. Susan Weil

    Susan Weil

    Il y a 3 jours

    Going to miss you in your informal setting Hope you well on stage again on Monday I'll be watching on Monday💕