The TV host, 55, made the announcement on Wednesday.
“Hey everybody! I’m staying at home and so is everybody who works for me, but thanks to some amazing work by my staff and the CBS broadcasting folks, we will be back on Monday with new Late Shows. Until then-Stay Strong!,” Colbert tweeted.
Early last week, Colbert filmed a monologue from his bathtub while fully clothed in a suit and tie.
Hey everybody! I’m staying at home and so is everybody who works for me, but thanks to some amazing work by my staff and the CBS broadcasting folks, we will be back on Monday with new Late Shows. Until then-Stay Strong!— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) March 25, 2020
“Welcome to my bathroom,” Colbert said. “You’re watching a very special social distancing edition of The Late Show, or as I now call it, The Lather Show.”
Colbert reiterated the importance of staying home in his monologue, noting that he and his entire staff are doing so.
“The big story tonight is all of you people. People all over America have hunkered down in their own houses to ride out the coronavirus,” Colbert said, later adding: “If you’re watching this from home right now, know that you’re doing the right thing.”
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Trevor Noah‘s Daily Show on Comedy Central was the first late-night show to return with full episodes, temporarily rebranding as The Daily Social Distancing Show earlier this week.
NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Late Night with Seth Meyers, HBO’s Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, TBS’ Full Frontal with Samantha Bee and Fox News Channel’s The Greg Gutfeld Show all have yet to resume filming in studio.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert will return Monday (11:35 p.m. ET) on CBS.
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