The strike meant the hosts were sidelined for about five months and their return reminds us that satire helps us process the absurdities of modern life and politics.
The biggest names in late night have turned their private group chat into a Spotify podcast. All the proceeds will go to support their staff during the writers' strike.
Some of Colbert's production staff were detained on Thursday while filming a puppet segment in a congressional building. He said it was a "simple story" that conservative media twisted.
Late night host Stephen Colbert has North Carolina foodies smoking hot over comments he made about one of the state's most cherished cuisines.
Late night hosts on various networks reacted to the massacre in Las Vegas by criticizing political inaction on gun laws, which continues to divide the American public.
Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer lampooned himself, with his SNL alter-ego in the audience. Many presenters and winners took the stage to slam their former TV co-star, Donald Trump.
Stephen Colbert had some choice words for the president on Monday's Late Show. Despite calls from some for a boycott, Colbert said Wednesday, "I would do it again, [but] I would change a few words."
The GOP candidate was friendly and warm, but he wasn't energizing, or even the center of attention. At one point Colbert riffed: "Oh, you were so close to getting [the audience] to clap!"
The opening Late Show with Stephen Colbert was so packed with business, guests and music, it went several minutes overtime. But TV critic David Bianculli says "it didn't feel long. It felt good."
How do you say goodbye to TV's smartest satirist, especially when he seems determined not to get too sentimental? You invite everyone who's ever been a correspondent, and a surprise guest or two.