Stephen Colbert is “Taking it to the Street” in a new segment all about the people of New York.
Thanks to the “beautiful fall in New York City,” The Late Show host decided the newest addition to the talk show should feature the great weather the season has to offer. Colbert debuted the first installment of the segment Friday, which featured him outside the Ed Sullivan Theater where the show is filmed.
A full desk set-up, complete with guest chair, two coffee mugs, and even a boom box with walk-on music, was positioned right in front of a gift shop with a literal name. “‘Gifts Luggage,’ it appears to be called,” said Colbert. “That can’t be right. There has to be a better name.” His first guest was a native of Astoria, Queens shopping for her wedding dress in Manhattan. “You may know her if your name is Eva, ’cause that’s her mom,” joked Colbert.
The pair discussed her upcoming wedding, how the couple met, and what the proposal was like after three years of dating. It wouldn’t be a proper comedy segment without a snafu, which came when a passerby walked directly in front of the desk and camera. “What just happened?” said Colbert with a smirk. “Sorry, I apologize.”
The late-night host has been attempting new ventures in his life in addition to the outdoor interviews. Stepping a bit farther away from the streets of New York, Colbert attempted to earn his Canadian citizenship, but in doing so revealed his lack of knowledge on the country.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET / 10:35 p.m. CT on CBS.