Stephen Colbert’s Super Bowl show: Everything you need to know

A Late Show with Stephen Colbert (Photo: Scott Kowalchyk/CBS)
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The U.S. is celebrating an unofficial holiday today as Super Bowl Sunday finally arrives. The Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will take center stage tonight but the party doesn’t stop when the game ends. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert also has a big night planned.

Super Bowl LV will air on CBS, the home of The Late Show. It’s fitting that the NFL will crown its champion and then be followed by the current champion of late night television.

We’re not sure who Stephen Colbert will be rooting for tonight. It could be Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs, poised to become the NFL’s next dynasty. Or it could be the Buccaneers and friend of The Late Show Tom Brady.

Fans will find out once The Late Show with Stephen Colbert airs a special Super Bowl show tonight on CBS. Here are all the details you need to know.

Who’s on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s Super Bowl show?

A special edition of The Late Show calls for some special guests. There will be no shortage of star power visiting with Stephen Colbert tonight.

First up, Colbert will talk with actor Robert Downey, Jr. His upcoming projects include returning to the role of Tony Stark/Iron Man in Black Widow and in the Disney+ series What If…? as well as the comedy All-Star Weekend.

Downey recently launched the FootPrint Coalition, a venture fund seeking to support companies developing technology to address climate change and save the planet. Expect that to be a focal point of the conversation on The Late Show.

Then, actress Tiffany Haddish will make a special appearance on the show. Colbert interviewed her earlier this week, discussing her love of Shakespeare, her viral “Silhouette Challenge,” and her Netflix show Tiffany Haddish: They Ready.

Whatever Haddish has in store for The Late Show was probably filmed on Thursday. The actress will have a busy night on Super Bowl Sunday. She’s hosting Verizon’s concert to benefit small businesses that goes live at 11:00 P.M. E.T.

The Late Show will close out with a performance by Metallica. It will be the band’s first since a Nov. 2020 charity event. The legendary metal band is in the process of writing a new album but expect to hear one of their classics.

How to watch The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s Super Bowl show

Similar to previous live editions of The Late Show, the Super Bowl show will depend on how things play out earlier in the night. CBS has Stephen Colbert scheduled to go live at 11:35 P.M. E.T. following the game and local news.

Over the past 10 years, the Super Bowl has taken about three hours and 39 minutes to play. Add in the trophy presentation and post game interviews and it makes for a long night. If the game goes into overtime (which has only happened once) then that will push things back even further.

But if all goes according to plan, The Late Show should be on the air pretty close to its normal start time. Here are the details you need to know on how to watch:

Date: Sunday, Feb. 7
Start Time: 11:35 p.m. (approximate)
TV Channel: CBS
Live Stream: Watch live on Fubo TV. Sign up now for a free seven-day trial. You can also watch on the CBS website or app.

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