Colbert extends contract to host 'The Late Show' through 2023
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Stephen ColbertStephen Tyrone ColbertHelen Mirren, Ian McKellen act out Trump Ukraine call in Colbert appearance Klobuchar to Colbert: We're going 'to build a blue wall' in PA, WI, MI and 'make Trump pay for it' Sherrod Brown: GOP colleagues privately acknowledge Trump is racist, misogynist MORE is signing on to continue as host of "The Late Show" for at least the next four years.

CBS announced Thursday that it was extending the contract of its late-night host through 2023. 


The 55-year-old comedian's monologue, CBS Chief Creative Officer David Nevins said in a statement, "has become a vibrant part of the national discussion, and a spot on Stephen's couch places guests from the worlds of entertainment, news and politics in front of late night's largest and most desirable audience."

"I've been asked by CBS to host 'The Late Show' until 2023," Colbert said, "and I have every intention of honoring their subpoena."

The long-running program has taken on an increasingly politically charged tone in his monologue and one-liners, and enjoyed big ratings, in the Trump era.

Colbert — a frequent critic of the president — has also played host to a bevy of political guests. Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisNew poll catapults Buttigieg to frontrunner position in Iowa Growing 2020 field underscores Democratic divide Harris gets key union endorsement amid polling plateau MORE (D-Calif.), former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBudget official says he didn't know why military aid was delayed: report Growing 2020 field underscores Democratic divide READ: Foreign service officer Jennifer Williams' closed-door testimony from the House impeachment inquiry MORE and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSinger Neil Young says that America's presidents haven't done enough address climate change New poll catapults Buttigieg to frontrunner position in Iowa Growing 2020 field underscores Democratic divide MORE (I-Vt.), all 2020 contenders, have appeared on "The Late Show" in recent months. Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiLouisiana governor wins re-election Dynamic scoring: Forward-thinking budgeting practices to grow our economy Pelosi: Trump tweets on Yovanovitch show his 'insecurity as an imposter' MORE (D-Calif.) is poised to sit down with Colbert next week.