Stephen's Audience Q&A: How To Write A Good Joke

  • Опубликовано: 19 янв 2019
  • Stephen does a Q&A with the studio audience before every show. Tonight he met another Steve, and revealed the two step process to writing a good joke.
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Комментарии • 353

  • Michael Kawashima
    Michael Kawashima 10 дней назад

    This concept came from The Daily Show but I love this type of content. Keep it up

  • Daraius Oliaji
    Daraius Oliaji 21 день назад +1

    Do this more frequently like Trevor Noahs "Between the scenes" Ideal for youtube and twitter

  • Petyr Kowalski
    Petyr Kowalski 22 дня назад

    I love Stephen Colbert...witty, funny and comes across as a really genuine nice person

  • ErykaSoleil
    ErykaSoleil 23 дня назад

    Hahaha "You will age rapidly." 🤣 So true.

  • TheViperFan
    TheViperFan 24 дня назад +1

    President Spanky 😂

    MLG HELP 24 дня назад

    "Could happen tonite?? Wellll lets put a tarp down. Start boiling water. Cut sheets into strips!." Lol🤣😅

  • Alpha10prior
    Alpha10prior 26 дней назад

    How to write a good joke --- has 6.9K likes

  • Rickey Brown
    Rickey Brown 26 дней назад

    What is he going to do when Trump leaves office that’s all he can talk about

  • Lord Burgendy
    Lord Burgendy 26 дней назад

    "You will age rapidly."

  • Jake
    Jake 26 дней назад +1

    MORE Q&A!!! At least on the RU-clip!!! His wit is such high class and comes with such ease that it's always a pleasure to watch!

  • w9j15g
    w9j15g 27 дней назад

    Steven spelled with a ph is pronounced "Steffen." That's how Steph Curry correctly pronounces it.

  • Mister Alien
    Mister Alien 27 дней назад

    This idiot has no idea how to write a good joke🤣

  • ioana ilea
    ioana ilea 27 дней назад

    these are so fun!!

  • clumsiii
    clumsiii 27 дней назад

    taking a STEAL "note" from Hasan --

  • Memo Pony
    Memo Pony 28 дней назад

    Stephen Colbert is awesomemazing.

  • Joseph Charles
    Joseph Charles 28 дней назад

    You just _know_ Colbert’s mom was a special human being.

  • ROTRusBot oo7
    ROTRusBot oo7 28 дней назад

    Where did you go cry baby , we need 🍕.

  • fayekhelmi
    fayekhelmi 28 дней назад

    in the healthiest possible way, you will age rapidly.

  • Gloria Miles
    Gloria Miles 28 дней назад

    He's my uncle!

  • Angry Clown
    Angry Clown 28 дней назад

    This is not a "How to" video. Incorrectly titled.

  • Helgali
    Helgali 28 дней назад

    Kinda bitchy on the first ones. They're regular people playing nice. Stephen wasn't (for no reason).

  • Z3rGz
    Z3rGz 28 дней назад

    Seriously, as great as all your other segments are, it would be amazing to have these sorts of videos uploaded as well!

  • Laura van der Weiden
    Laura van der Weiden 28 дней назад

    Any advice for first-time parents? Yeah, read a book!

  • Alternative Universe Cuts
    Alternative Universe Cuts 28 дней назад

    2:21 WIthout a hint of being entertained, gives her husband a look that says "Let's get the hell out of this shitshow"

  • jhwheuer
    jhwheuer 28 дней назад

    Lovely, got something in common with Mr. C. Move continents, had a baby, both parents without a job... best time of our lives...

  • Paul Martin
    Paul Martin 28 дней назад

    1:45 - Narcissist Alert

  • Ali Alghail
    Ali Alghail 28 дней назад

    Naturally talented comedian; that is how we see Steven Colbert.

  • empbac
    empbac 28 дней назад

    So right about parenting. Your life isn't yours anymore.

  • The Bench
    The Bench 28 дней назад

    Keep doing this we love it

  • MrFantocan
    MrFantocan 28 дней назад +3

    In the healthiest possible way... you will age rapidly.
    That was gold.

  • Darwin Godfreed
    Darwin Godfreed 28 дней назад +1

    if he had balls, he would answer the comment section

    • empbac
      empbac 28 дней назад


  • rschandran
    rschandran 29 дней назад

    Just fantastic way to inspire and uplift people and I mean all kinds of people. That is a priceless gift so long, healthy life to you and your family Stephen. Rama

  • stranraerwal
    stranraerwal 29 дней назад

    such great and profound questions from the elitist audience !

  • Richard Noone
    Richard Noone 29 дней назад

    I'd prefer Colbert ditch the celebs and we just get more him plus the audience

  • ca 85
    ca 85 29 дней назад

    Can we get some new episodes of “our cartoon president”? It’s not like you’d be struggling for new content 🤷🏻‍♂️

  • Adam Alkhafaji
    Adam Alkhafaji 29 дней назад


  • Sagini Chan
    Sagini Chan 29 дней назад

    Why is this the first time you showing this?? We need more of this fr. Love you Stephen

  • Nicholas Brennan
    Nicholas Brennan 29 дней назад

    Yes! 🔥 🔥 🔥

  • Stacey Robinson
    Stacey Robinson 29 дней назад

    I love Stephen, it's nice to see him answering rather than asking the questions. I would love to sit down and pick his brain for an hour.

  • x LatinAssazzin
    x LatinAssazzin 29 дней назад

    President spanky

  • Storm Breaker
    Storm Breaker 29 дней назад

    Hey Stephen how do I pander to SJW teach me.

  • Tom Dehli
    Tom Dehli 29 дней назад

    It's called the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, what's your definition of late?

    • w9j15g
      w9j15g 27 дней назад

      It's a gentle way of saying "dead."
      That's a joke.

  • Tessiere
    Tessiere 29 дней назад

    What’s the song at 0:40?

  • Mia7189
    Mia7189 29 дней назад

    What a tease. More, please.

  • J Why
    J Why 29 дней назад

    Congress still gets paid? Can we talk about it ??видео.html

  • AdelaRios Flust
    AdelaRios Flust 29 дней назад

    Whoever is in charge of the RU-clip videos for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, I BEG you, please get rid of the closing snippet with the Ed Sullivan Theater and the same bit of theme music ending every video. Every. Single. Video. Binge viewing, or at least viewing of a few videos by the same account in a row, is common. With the repetition of this sound bite, I know I become so irritated that I have to stop watching. I reluctantly admit that the sound actually sends me into a blind rage now. I know that's not reasonable, but it is what it is. Also, the links are completely pointless to anyone using their television or phone to watch the video, which I suspect would be the overwhelming majority of RU-clip viewers. The sometimes used first closing title screen (with the white background, airtime information, and social media account info) would be the perfect closing screen, and could use either the same background music as the rest of the video, or for videos not featuring background music, you could ask Jon Batiste if he minds coming up with a few soundbites. Ending the whole video with that would be an excellent solution!! Or you could make a few different closing sequences and rotate through them. There are so many options. Get creative with it, if that's something that tickles your fancy. To be clear, I don't mind seeing the same screen at the end of every video, just the repetitive sound. I am aware that this is not something that matters in the grand scheme of things (unless the repetitious nature of the sound in the videos now causes someone important to lose their mind). But I really do think it would increase your views; and it would be a great relief to fans whom want to watch all of your videos, instead of one or two. Thank you so much for reading this, if you do. I know it's not that serious, but please take my musings into consideration.
    Also, Stephen's tips for writing a good joke are great. He is such a delightful host.

  • Mike Queen
    Mike Queen 29 дней назад

    Have not seen a good joke yet, mostly just bad Trump impressions.

  • Meg S.
    Meg S. 29 дней назад

    Dumb questions my goodness 🙈

  • Joe59788
    Joe59788 29 дней назад

    He's 100% right about the movies.

  • The Lord
    The Lord 29 дней назад

    What jokes?

  • Malay Agarwal
    Malay Agarwal 29 дней назад

    Where's Late Show Me More?

  • Kai Vickers
    Kai Vickers 29 дней назад

    So one of my good friends has decided that, despite being a bit of a party girl, she wants a baby. I told her that I’d send over my three for her to babysit for the length of dinner. Best. Birth control. Ever.

  • Jack Jammen
    Jack Jammen 29 дней назад

    How to write a joke.
    1. Spell trump
    2. Start your sentence with, Trump said, ......

  • roxanneworld11
    roxanneworld11 29 дней назад

    awwwww..i wanna see stephen live & in person! and not a fan of crowds and/or sitting in a full theater..but to see him in real-time?? i'd find the valium and brave it! 😃🤣😄😆

  • Steven James
    Steven James 29 дней назад

    How to write a good joke:
    1. The President says or tweets something
    2. ???
    3. Profit

  • Jeanette Thomas
    Jeanette Thomas 29 дней назад

    "You will age rapidly." Exeunt.

  • montielh
    montielh 29 дней назад +1

    Sorry but the band is not amazing! In fact it’s boring!

  • William Dunlap
    William Dunlap 29 дней назад

    You still haven't apologized for disrespecting Tulsi Gabbard in the most abrupt and questionable way.

  • Michael Newell
    Michael Newell 29 дней назад

    Start with Trump and end with dump.

  • moiraine_damodred
    moiraine_damodred 29 дней назад

    lol did he really just shut down the lady when her Steven didn't have a ph?

  • Master Roshi
    Master Roshi 29 дней назад

    I think the late show needs to be more progressive listening to this white man triggers me

  • Master Roshi
    Master Roshi 29 дней назад

    John is a great token black guy

  • metalhed228
    metalhed228 29 дней назад

    I see, copying the far superior hasan minhaj content

  • Cliff Diving Monkeys
    Cliff Diving Monkeys 29 дней назад

    Stephanie's man crush Q&A: how much do you love Trump? :-) #colbertmancrushontrump #hypocriticalsellout #oneweirdear

  • heredownunder
    heredownunder 29 дней назад

    You will age rapidily

  • Sebastian and the Deep Blue
    Sebastian and the Deep Blue 29 дней назад

    can you mic the audience?

  • Saibot216
    Saibot216 29 дней назад

    Love seeing the Q&A :)

  • MasterFalkner
    MasterFalkner 29 дней назад

    hey stephen you should get the old Craig Ferguson stage set, get a gay robot skeleton sidekick and a not a real horse, do who's that at the door, do the phone calls, do tweets and emails, and give some audience members a free meal after they answer this one question. Iceland is in the north Atlantic its capital city is Reykjavik.

  • Julia Connell
    Julia Connell 29 дней назад

    *LOVE* these - thank you, more please. thank you.

  • professorM
    professorM 29 дней назад

    Oh man, having a kid and no money, I'd loose all my hair.

  • joel repp
    joel repp 29 дней назад

    Spanky McBonespurs

  • Rara Zap
    Rara Zap 29 дней назад

    I want more of this!!! Keep this coming!!!

  • Michael Wingard
    Michael Wingard 29 дней назад

    Love this!

  • _gd
    _gd 29 дней назад

    0:30 Nice, quick reference there Jon.

  • Colleen Kelly
    Colleen Kelly 29 дней назад

    How do you write a good joke? Get an INCREDIBLE team behind you, like Stephen's. They're amazing day after day to come up with this stuff. You need a team.

  • nizicike
    nizicike 29 дней назад

    First ,you need a Trump 。

  • Jonathon Tannous
    Jonathon Tannous Месяц назад

    More of this please.

  • Boeviper
    Boeviper Месяц назад

    President Spanky

  • Heather Remlin
    Heather Remlin Месяц назад

    Well, why not broadcast it Stephen? It may or may not go over well but you won't know until you try...RIGHT!? LOVE THE SHOW ♡♡♡

  • MCL MG
    MCL MG Месяц назад

    More of this shown on youtube will make the world a better place.

  • Kitty
    Kitty Месяц назад

    I love love love this segment and that you talk/show more about the backstage of the show, the hard work that goes behind it. Please, keep it coming!!!

  • Annie Wilson
    Annie Wilson Месяц назад

    That story from the Colbertian archives is PROOF! 1/3 Elven, 1/3 Westernesse, 1/3 Hobbit bloodline.
    Only Shirefolk would answer "meh" to that much struggle and uncertainty, only a descendant of Numenor would answer "not nearly enough!"
    Love you Colbert, you weird amazing human. Your story is enough to make even the most angry cynic like me trust the scathing lyrics of the 73 song. Like whoa.

  • Emily Eldridge
    Emily Eldridge Месяц назад

    Absolutely love the Audience Q&A and I definitely want to see more of these.

  • heytonninho
    heytonninho Месяц назад


  • dragon1881
    dragon1881 Месяц назад

    *Cough* *Trevor Noah* *Cough*

  • pyrogreg07
    pyrogreg07 Месяц назад


  • Mike
    Mike Месяц назад

    JOKE: I had a friend who was Catholic but wanted to become Muslim because he heard that if he died for Allah, he would go to paradise and get 6 dozen virgins. I then bothered to remind him that maybe the 'reason' they're still virgins, is because they're the ugly ones.
    ...he stayed Catholic.

  • logan gabriel antoine
    logan gabriel antoine Месяц назад +1

    Wtf this show look so fucking American, i'm already can touch the Trump aura and i can smell the Burger king flavour.. this show is not for me :/

  • Matthew Jay
    Matthew Jay Месяц назад


  • Abner Santos
    Abner Santos Месяц назад

    You will age rapidly -- couldn't be closer to the truth.

  • Liesbeth De Vries
    Liesbeth De Vries Месяц назад

    Trump can't help out 😉

  • Nate Hall
    Nate Hall Месяц назад +1

    Upload more of these! They're so good!

  • Prior of the Ori
    Prior of the Ori Месяц назад

    I really wish I could actually go to these shows. :(((


    I ate too many carrots and took a dump that looked like the president... wait ; The plumber told I'd need a plunger to get that Trump to go down. Thank you I'm available for parties.

  • J H
    J H Месяц назад

    Decent improve skills on display.

  • James Smithe
    James Smithe Месяц назад +5

    Stephen is just so genuine; if he weren't people wouldn't listen to him.

  • nered nerred
    nered nerred Месяц назад

    Clearly some one is copying from trevor noah

  • Take It or Leave It Reviews
    Take It or Leave It Reviews Месяц назад +5

    More more more!!!!

  • Charlotte Katakuri
    Charlotte Katakuri Месяц назад

    Colbert himself is a pretty good joke. He is an estrogen soyboy.

  • Reaction Junkie
    Reaction Junkie Месяц назад

    Stephen 2020!! haha but srsly the world needs more Stephen's!