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VIDEO: Dana Carvey Hired A Young, Desperate Stephen Colbert


It's hard to know if there would be a 'Late Show' with Stephen Colbert' if not for a hiring move made on the short-lived but infamous 'The Dana Carvey Show.' On last night's Late Show, Carvey talked about working with Colbert in his early years. Celebrating the Hulu documentary about the star-studded staff of 'The Dana Carvey Show,' Dana and Stephen also look back on some favorite moments from the program that was gone too soon. Check out the clips below!

Stephen Colbert brings his signature satire and comedy to THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT, where he talks with an eclectic mix of guests about what is new and relevant in the worlds of politics, entertainment, business, music, technology and more. Featuring bandleader Jon Batiste and his band Stay Human, the show is broadcast from the historic and newly renovated Ed Sullivan Theater. Stephen Colbert took over as host, executive producer and writer of THE LATE SHOW on September 8, 2015.

A multi-talented and respected host, writer, producer, satirist and comedian, Colbert is well-known for his previous late night show, "The Colbert Report," which concluded on Friday, Dec. 18, 2014. The program received wide-spread critical acclaim and earned two Peabody Awards and 29 Emmy Award nominations, including two Emmy wins for Outstanding Variety Series (2013, 2014) and four Emmy wins for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program (2008, 2010, 2013, 2014). Prior to that, Colbert spent eight years as a correspondent on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" as an on-air personality and writer of news satire for the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning series.

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