Stephen ColbertStephen Tyrone ColbertWarren says Republican Party 'eating itself and it is discovering that the meal is poisonous' Jeff Bezos roasted for buying yacht so big it comes with smaller support yacht Michelle Obama describes Barack's favorite movies: 'Everybody is sad, then they die' MORE on Thursday celebrated the lack of an audience after "The Late Show" announced it would suspend production amid the coronavirus pandemic.

"This is rehearsal right now," Colbert announced in a segment that later aired. "Which might be a good thing. Because in my mind all my jokes are perfect. The only person who disagrees with me is the audience."

Colbert went on to drink scotch and mock President TrumpDonald TrumpProject Veritas surveilled government officials to expose anti-Trump sentiments: report Cheney: Fox News has 'a particular obligation' to refute election fraud claims The Memo: What now for anti-Trump Republicans? MORE's live speech addressing coronavirus.


Multiple TV talk show productions, which film in both Los Angeles and New York City, are seeking to limit exposure as health officials call for social distancing and the novel coronavirus continues to spread in the U.S.

NBC's “The Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers's “Late Night" are also suspending production amid the outbreak.

All three late-night shows currently plan to return on March 30.

ABC's "Jimmy KimmelJames (Jimmy) Christian KimmelJeff Bezos roasted for buying yacht so big it comes with smaller support yacht Biden to record video message for 'Vax Live' concert Fox Corp CEO Lachlan Murdoch: Fox won back ratings after second impeachment trial MORE Live," "The View," "Live With Kelly and Ryan," and "Good Morning America"; CBS's "The Late Late Show with James Corden" and "Dr. Phil"; HBO's "Real Time with Bill MaherWilliam (Bill) MaherBill Maher tests positive for COVID-19 Maher chides Democrats: We 'suck the fun out of everything' Maher on Biden's trillion plans: 'Thank God we got Mexico to pay for that wall' MORE" and "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver"; NBC's "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"; Comedy Central's "The Daily Show With Trevor NoahTrevor NoahTed Cruz, Trevor Noah get into Twitter spat: 'I remember when the Daily Show was funny' Get woke, go broke: Pious, political Oscars crashes, loses tens of millions of viewers Race-baiting media's 'rush to motive' after mass shootings is exploitation at its worst MORE"; TBS's "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" and Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen" are all going audience-free, according to USA Today.

So are ABC's game shows "Jeopardy!" and "Wheel of Fortune."