I had a hand in this field piece where Late Show writer Ariel Dumas visited New York Fashion Week to find some new ideas to upgrade our merch collection.
Special thanks to actual fashion designer Zac Posen and all the other fashionistas & models who helped us out.
We had a great time, and I’m very proud of how silly / flashy this piece turned out (especially the very end).
A lot goes into making an episode of The Late Show, which is why I’m proud to share this 100% not-real behind-the-scenes look at a lesser known (yet essential) part of making Stephen’s monologues work.
VERY happy that I got to use a lot of old school movie magic (+ some fantastic performers) to sell this exceptionally silly premise from a great script. Thanks, coworkers!
Very excited to have directed this star-studded sketch, exploring the current trend of “bad” movies: like Bad Moms, Bad Santa, Horrible Bosses, etc. And give audiences a taste of what great next ideas Hollywood has in store for us!
Also to have so many incredible comedians in it (folks that I’ve been huge fans of for years) that it kinda blows my mind. So grateful that all of them were willing to be a part of something this wonderfully dumb.
(And that my mom happened to be able to visit set the day I got to direct Bob Odenkirk which was just super cool)
I only had a tiny hand in this very funny Colbert field piece, but I shot & directed the faux movie trailer at the end of the segment, and the piece as a whole is super fun.
Filmed at this year’s New York Comic Con, it’s the story of one character actor’s quest to stretch his tiny 11 second part in Spider-Man: Homecoming into the next Marvel blockbuster property that fans are clearly clamoring for.
It’s exceptionally moving and equally as dumb. Enjoy!
If you’ve ever wanted to know the deeper cultural side of New Orleans, let Colbert bandleader Jon Batiste give you a first hand instructional tour of his hometown – in just six easy lessons!
(Very happy to be able to share this vid, and for the chance to travel all the way to Louisiana for a weekend to make something this dumb. Living the weird dream!)
Former VP Al Gore came by The Late Show to promote his new film An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power, and mentioned that, in addition to it being informative, it was a great date movie.
So to aid those who might need a little help lining up a date for the film, Stephen Colbert & Al Gore share some “Al Gore Approved” climate change-related pick-up lines.
Very excited to get to shot & direct this parody of Spider-man: Homecoming, recreating an iconic scene from the cinematic canon, as a cold open for The Late Show. Even if it a little dark.
I’m also proud because we lit this in whole sketch in 25 minutes with pretty much three lights, shot it in another 25, and I had a finished edit of it 40 minutes later, working off a laptop in the basement of the Ed Sullivan Theater. Sometimes we can nail some bonkers speed. Written by Michael Brumm, produced by Aaron Bryan.
It’s graduation season, so comedian Hannibal Buress is here to give you the ultimate commencement speech. One you wish you had to sit through – even if the content is a little vague & the message is a little depressing.
I’m really proud to have gotten to be a part of something this entertaining (to me) and dumb. Especially being that it’s a really long bit, but I really love all that is packed in to the slow burn that is this video. I’m a really big fan that it exists and Hannibal kills it with his delivery. What a pleasure.
If you hate the sound of your alarm clock in the morning, then Late Show bandleader Jon Batiste has just the service for you! It’s 100% kinda real!
Written by Ariel Dumas & Kate Sidley, and produced by Aaron Bryan. Featuring Jon Batiste, Ariel Dumas, John Thibodeaux, & Kate Sidley.
And download the ACTUALLY real recordings for your phone by clicking right here.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, I’m happy for this latest incredibly helpful instructional video from The Late Show’s preeminent love expert Jon Batiste.
Hope it helps you bring more love into your life. Or at least helps you learn more about VR.
Written by Cullen Crawford & Gabe Gronli, and produced by Aaron Bryan. Happy Valentine’s Day, y’all!