‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ going live to cover Democratic, Republican National Conventions

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While Stephen Colbert has covered a wide array of events during his time at both “The Colbert Report” and then “The Late Show,” there is one thing that we only rarely saw from him: Going live to provide coverage and commentary in this way. It happened on a few occasions on Comedy Central, and then earlier this year Stephen also went through with the move in order for him to provide some fun following the Super Bowl.

Today, we’ve finally got some more news regarding the next live “Late Show” — and it will be one of many as he offers up some commentary on one of the craziest times in politics. From Monday, July 18, through Thursday, July 21, Stephen will host live versions of the show. This is the time in which the Republican National Convention is going on in Cleveland. Meanwhile, he will do the same thing from July 25 through July 28 during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

These shows will still be filmed at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York, but Stephen will have some sort of presence in the cities, even if it is via correspondence.

So why choose to go live for these days? The only clear answer is that it provides him with a little bit more of an opportunity to get a ratings boost, and it also allows him to have the latest breaking news. One of the disadvantages with taping earlier in the day is that you can miss quite a bit.

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