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CBS Announces Reggie Watts Will Be 'Late Late Show's Band Leader Next Year

The upcoming Late Late Show with James Corden just announced its band leader, and CBS couldn't have made a better choice. In an announcement today, the network revealed that Reggie Watts has officially signed on to lead the Late Late Show band when it premieres in March. According to Variety, the debut episode of Late Late Show has now been pushed to March 23rd, which hopefully means we'll get a list of more guest hosts soon.

In other Late Late Show hiring news, THR reports that Ben Winston will serve as showrunner, The Tonight Show's Rob Crabbe will serve as executive producer, Tosh.0 co-creator Mike Gibbons [...]

Watch Stephen Colbert Interview Smaug the Dragon

Stephen Colbert has done some strange interviews over the years, but none have been as weird, witty, and life-threatening as last night's guest, The Hobbit's fierce dragon Smaug. Not only do Colbert and Smaug discuss heavy topics like Hollywood's liberal bias and Smaug's support for Rand Paul, but they manage to complete the entire interview without Stephen getting eaten.

Watch Steve Carell and The Ragtime Gals Sing "Sexual Healing" on 'Tonight Show'

Nothing warms a cold December day like a ragtime tune, and during last night's Tonight Show, Fallon and his barbershop quartet The Ragtime Gals delivered their own take on Marvin Gaye's "Sexual Healing" with a little help from the one and only Steve Carell.

Stephen Colbert Gives James Corden Some Late Night Hosting Advice

James Corden takes over The Late Late Show in March, and during last night's Colbert Report he met with the retiring "Stephen Colbert" to get some late night advice, bond over their shared love for musical theater, and sing a good old fashioned Christmas carol. Click through for another clip from last night's Colbert, in which the show closes out its long-running segment "Better Know a District" with Jack Kingston, the very first congressman who had the honor of getting better known by Stephen.

Watch Trevor Noah Make His 'Daily Show' Debut

Back in October, Comedy Central announced that South African standup Trevor Noah would be joining The Daily Show as a contributor in December, and he made his debut last night to teach Jon a few things about his home country. It turns out that Africa isn't as bad as a lot of Americans think it is — in fact, some might say it's even better than the US.

TLC Is Launching a Late Night Sex Talk Show Co-Hosted by Margaret Cho

TLC is getting into the late night game. According to Variety, the network is launching a half-hour late night talk show focused on sex called All About Sex. The show will feature a panel of four hosts including comedians Margaret Cho and Heather McDonald, actress Marissa Jaret Winokur, and sex and relationship counselor Dr. Tiffanie Davis Henry and be "a weekly dissection of all aspects of sex in American culture with a focus on dispelling misconceptions and helping women tackle intimacy problems." All About Sex is set to premiere its six-episode order on Saturday, January 10th at 11:00pm with the best lead-in ever: TLC's ratings hit Sex Sent [...]

Chris Rock and David Letterman's Kids Are Tough Crowds

Chris Rock was a guest on last night's Late Show to promote his new film Top Five, where he and Letterman discussed how much their very rich children don't think they're funny. Watch more clips from Rock's interview below:

David Letterman's Final 'Late Show' Episode Is May 20th

The date of David Letterman's final Late Show has been revealed. CBS announced today that the very last Late Show with David Letterman will air on Wednesday, May 20th next year. "David Letterman has given to all of us a remarkable legacy of achievement and creative brilliance that will never be forgotten," CBS exec Leslie Moonves said in a statement. "It’s going to be tough to say goodbye, but I know we will all cherish the shows leading up to Dave’s final broadcast in May." Letterman has been host of Late Show since 1993 and previously hosted Late Night from 1982-1993. May 20th will make his 6,028th episode [...]

President Obama Took Over Last Night's 'Colbert Report'

President Barack Obama was the guest on last night's special Colbert Report episode taped from Washington DC, and not only did he sit down for his final interview with "Stephen Colbert," but he took over "The Word" segment to show Colbert just how easy his job is. Watch more clips from the episode below:

Bill Burr Explains Why Black Friday Is the Worst on 'Conan'

Here's a clip from Bill Burr's visit to last night's Conan, where he breaks down why Black Friday is both the worst and saddest thing in America: "There is nothing in Walmart worth getting trampled over." Watch more clips from Bill's interview below:

Santa Shares Some Disturbing Secrets on 'Conan'

Most people know all about Secret Santa, but during last night's Conan, the audience also got an exclusive look at some of Santa's secrets. It turns out that Mr. Claus has some pretty disturbing things to share, from his tendency to stare at sleeping children to the recent trip to the emergency room he made when a candy cane got stuck in his "chimney."

'The Colbert Report' Announces Its Final Guests

The series finale of The Colbert Report is sadly a week away now, and Comedy Central just announced the lineup of final guests. The stars who will have the honor of sitting across the desk from Stephen next week are Seth Rogen (12/15), Kendrick Lamar (12/16), Phil Klay (12/17), and Stephen's "colleague and lifelong friend" Grimmy (12/18), who has been showing up in recent weeks in an attempt to warn Colbert of his fate. Said Colbert on the news: "Our last week of shows are going to be really special, just like every other week."

'Conan' Is Selling Nick Offerman's Wood Emojis for Charity

Since airing a silly sketch about Nick Offerman's handcrafted wood emojis last month, the Conan crew got flooded with requests for the real thing and decided to sell 100 of them for charity. Since the first edition of wood emojis sold out in just 19 minutes, last night O'Brien announced that they're selling more emojis, with all proceeds going to the Children's Defense Fund. Currently, the emojis' Tilt page already has almost 1000 more buyers who want their own 2-inch thick hunk of pine.

Kristen Bell and Craig Ferguson Have a Relaxing Fireside Chat

The final episode of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson is just around the corner, but for now just enjoy this relaxing clip of Ferguson and tonight's pregnant guest Kristen Bell hanging out in front of an artificial fireplace with a big jar of peanut butter.