29 Must-See Late Show Political Moments

All You Can Trump Buffet

1. All You Can Trump Buffet

Everyone was excited for The Late Show's big premiere. When the night finally arrived, Stephen celebrated by binging on two of his favorite things: presidential hopeful Donald Trump and cookies.

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Race To The Merch House

2. Race To The Merch House

Skewering bipartisan attempts to cash in on campaign hype, Stephen investigated some of the sillier items—like a guacamole bowl, available on 2016 campaign websites.
Vice President Joe Biden Interview

3. Vice President Joe Biden Interview

Vice President Joe Biden and Stephen connected over some of their lives' defining moments in this heartfelt interview. 
 
The Hungry For Power Games

4. The Hungry For Power Games

This hilarious segment is the perfect antidote to primary season fatigue. Watch Rick Perry become the first to join the fallen.
Stephen Tries To Get Ban Ki-Moon To Dish About Crazy Leaders

5. Stephen Tries To Get Ban Ki-Moon To Dish About Crazy Leaders

Stephen offered United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon a cocktail in hopes he'd spill the beans about the world's craziest leaders.
Let's Talk About Reagan For A Second

6. Let's Talk About Reagan For A Second

Senator and presidential hopeful Ted Cruz went toe-to-toe with Stephen about Ronald Reagan's legacy and what that means for Cruz's campaign. 
 
The Hungry For Power Games: Walkingjay

7. The Hungry For Power Games: Walkingjay

By the time the second installment came around, The Hungry For Power Games were a hit! Wisconsin governor Scott Walker went earlier than most. Keep clicking to see who came next.
 
Elizabeth Warren Is Fighting To Fix The Government

9. Elizabeth Warren Is Fighting To Fix The Government

Senator Elizabeth Warren was one of Colbert's earliest political guests. Her noble message of fighting for the common good set a high bar for those to come.
 
John Oliver Doesn’t Care About Donald Trump

10. John Oliver Doesn’t Care About Donald Trump

Of all the issues to discuss in the world, there's one that John Oliver really, truly doesn't care for.
Bill Clinton Explains Why Sanders And Trump Are Doing So Well

11. Bill Clinton Explains Why Sanders And Trump Are Doing So Well

Former President Bill Clinton knows populist outrage or masterful branding when he sees it.
The Hungry For Power Games: Chafee-ng Fire

12. The Hungry For Power Games: Chafee-ng Fire

Lincoln Chafee's brief campaign will live on forever—in this hilarious segment of The Hungry For Power Games.
Stephen Attempts To Convert Bill Maher

14. Stephen Attempts To Convert Bill Maher

This was one of the most memorable moments yet! Stephen attempted to bring Bill Maher, an avowed atheist, back into the fold.
Hungry For Power Games: May The Branch Be Ever In Your Face

15. Hungry For Power Games: May The Branch Be Ever In Your Face

Join us for some serious laughs as we present yet another fallen tribute. Bobby Jindal, we will remember your moment in the sun on The Hungry For Power Games.
Killer Mike Educates Stephen Colbert

17. Killer Mike Educates Stephen Colbert

This one was HUGE. Killer Mike showed gravitas, grace, and charity during an insightful interview with Stephen on The Late Show.
Bernie Can’t Be The Only Candidate With An Ice Cream

20. Bernie Can’t Be The Only Candidate With An Ice Cream

Stephen took the campaign's bitterness and turned it into something for your sweet tooth, giving each candidate their own ice cream flavor.
Hungry For Power Games: Iowa Cornucopia Bloodbath

22. Hungry For Power Games: Iowa Cornucopia Bloodbath

Former Governor Martin O'Malley will be forever remembered among the fallen after this installment of The Hungry For Power Games.
Stephen Makes A Ben Carson Entrance

23. Stephen Makes A Ben Carson Entrance

Ripped right from the headlines, this hilarious bit reenacted the bumbling debate stage entrance of presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson.
Bill O'Reilly Explains Why Trump And Sanders Are The Same

24. Bill O'Reilly Explains Why Trump And Sanders Are The Same

Sparks flew when these two political heavyweights sat down face-to-face on The Late Show.
New Hampshire Diner Woman Just Wants Breakfast

25. New Hampshire Diner Woman Just Wants Breakfast

New Hampshire Diner Woman found fame on the campaign trail, but it was The Late Show that finally refreshed her coffee.
The Hungry For Power Games: Caligula's Fallen

29. The Hungry For Power Games: Caligula's Fallen

When the primaries heated up and more presidential hopefuls joined the fallen, The Hungry For Power Games continued to spare none.

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