The Best Episodes of The Colbert Report

Last Updated: Apr 18, 2019

Tune in to The Colbert Report, as Stephen Colbert gives his own take on the issues of the day, and more importantly, to tell you why everyone else's take is just plain wrong. The series is a variety/news show revolving around Colbert's TV persona, a parody of opinionated cable news personalities like Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, and Joe Scarborough.

Tim Robbins

#1 - Tim Robbins

Season 1 - Episode 20

Stephen Colbert welcomes star of "Zathura", Tim Robbins!

star 9.00
1 votes
Directors: Jim Hoskinson
Writers: Laura Krafft, Jay Katsir, Peter Gwinn, Eric Drysdale, Stephen Colbert
Anderson Cooper

#2 - Anderson Cooper

Season 1 - Episode 26

Stephen Colbert welcomes the Host of "Anderson Cooper 360", Anderson Cooper!

star 9.00
1 votes
George Packer

#3 - George Packer

Season 2 - Episode 20

Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of "The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq", George Packer!

star 8.50
2 votes
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Richard Dawkins

#4 - Richard Dawkins

Season 2 - Episode 132

Tonight Stephen celebrates his 1st anniversary episode with Oxford Professor of Biology and author of "The God Delusion" Richard Dawkins.

star 8.50
2 votes
Ken Burns

#5 - Ken Burns

Season 1 - Episode 10

Stephen Colbert welcomes filmmaker & author, Ken Burns!

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Jim Hoskinson
Writers: Jay Katsir, Laura Krafft, Peter Gwinn, Eric Drysdale
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Rev. Al Sharpton

#6 - Rev. Al Sharpton

Season 1 - Episode 18

Stephen Colbert welcomes Reverend Al Sharpton!

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Jim Hoskinson
Writers: Peter Gwinn, Eric Drysdale, Laura Krafft, Jay Katsir
Matt Taibbi

#7 - Matt Taibbi

Season 1 - Episode 19

Stephen Colbert welcomes author of "Spanking the Donkey", Matt Taibbi!

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Jim Hoskinson
Writers: Peter Gwinn, Laura Krafft, Stephen Colbert, Eric Drysdale, Jay Katsir
Katrina vanden Heuvel

#8 - Katrina vanden Heuvel

Season 1 - Episode 23

Stephen Colbert welcomes author of "The Dictionary of Republicanisms", Katrina vanden Heuvel!

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Jim Hoskinson
Writers: Eric Drysdale, Stephen Colbert, Peter Gwinn, Laura Krafft, Jay Katsir
Richard Clarke

#9 - Richard Clarke

Season 1 - Episode 24

Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of "The Scorpion's Gate", Richard Clarke!

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Jim Hoskinson
Writers: Peter Gwinn, Eric Drysdale, Laura Krafft, Jay Katsir, Stephen Colbert
Craig Crawford

#10 - Craig Crawford

Season 1 - Episode 27

Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of "Attack the Messenger: How Politicians Turn You Against the Media", Craig Crawford!

star 8.00
1 votes
Peggy Noonan

#11 - Peggy Noonan

Season 1 - Episode 28

Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of "John Paul the Great: Remembering a Spiritual Father", Peggy Noonan!

star 8.00
1 votes
Matt Taibbi

#12 - Matt Taibbi

Season 4 - Episode 3

star 8.00
2 votes
Alex Ross

#13 - Alex Ross

Season 4 - Episode 14

star 8.00
2 votes
Leonard Nimoy

#14 - Leonard Nimoy

Season 4 - Episode 24

Stephen begins with "Who's Riding my Coattails now?", putting German comedian Oliver Pocher on notice for stealing his pose that he used on the front cover of GQ magazine. He then talks about the Roger Clemens hearing, defending Brian McNamee collecting used medical waste by claiming that he does it also. He then interviews John Feinstein about the use of steroids in sport. In "People Destroying America", Stephen talks about Susan Pagan, who refused to give his daughter a free Happy Meal for getting good grades. He then interviews Leonard Nimoy about a book featuring nude photos of overweight women.

star 8.00
2 votes
Lesley Stahl

#15 - Lesley Stahl

Season 1 - Episode 2

Stephen Colbert welcomes "60 Minutes" correspondent, Lesley Stahl!

star 7.89
9 votes
Directors: Jim Hoskinson
Writers: Peter Gwinn, Laura Krafft, Jay Katsir, Eric Drysdale
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

#16 - Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Season 4 - Episode 25

Stephen starts by talking about a photo of Barack Obama in Muslim dress, claiming he is a terrorist. He says that the photo does not devide people, but unites people by making them think that Obama is a terrorist. In "The Wørd", Stephen agrees with Bill O'Reilly that a New York Times article about Vicki Iseman, but mainly because he claims the article was written poorly. In a special "Movies That Are Destroying America" entitled "Oscars That Are Destroying America", he attacks the fact that too many awards went to foreigners. Stephen then talks to Henry Louis Gates, Jr. about race and agrees to have a DNA test to see how black he is.

star 7.67
3 votes
Bob Costas

#17 - Bob Costas

Season 1 - Episode 30

Stephen Colbert welcomes the host of "Costas Now" and sports commentator, Bob Costas!

star 7.67
3 votes
Jeff Daniels

#18 - Jeff Daniels

Season 1 - Episode 8

Stephen Colbert welcomes actor, Jeff Daniels!

star 7.60
5 votes
Directors: Jim Hoskinson
Writers: Peter Gwinn, Laura Krafft, Jay Katsir, Eric Drysdale
Frank Vincent

#19 - Frank Vincent

Season 2 - Episode 35

Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of "A Guy's Guide to Being a Man's Man", Frank Vincent!

star 7.50
2 votes
Jared Cohen

#20 - Jared Cohen

Season 4 - Episode 6

star 7.50
2 votes
Stephen Colbert's Sport Report

#21 - Stephen Colbert's Sport Report

Season 4 - Episode 11

star 7.50
2 votes
Rick Warren

#22 - Rick Warren

Season 4 - Episode 13

star 7.50
2 votes
Andrew Napolitano

#23 - Andrew Napolitano

Season 4 - Episode 16

star 7.50
2 votes
Jacob Weisberg

#24 - Jacob Weisberg

Season 4 - Episode 17

Tonight Stephen welcomes Slate editor in chief Jacob Weisberg, author of The Bush Tragedy. Also, Stephen talks with Tony Campolo, author of Red Letter Christians, about the Chrisitian right's influence on politics.

star 7.50
2 votes
Mark Moffett

#25 - Mark Moffett

Season 4 - Episode 20

Tonight Stephen welcomes naturalist Mark Moffett, author of Face to Face with Frogs. Also, Presidental candiate and former Arkansas Governaor Mike Huckabee stops by to discuss, and play air hockey with Stephen, about which state he hopes to win next.

star 7.50
2 votes