In the past few months, more and more late night shows have been very slowly but surely welcoming back live studio audiences once again. And while other late night hosts have started doing their respective shows again in front of a small audience, Stephen Colbert has opted to still go audience-less for the time being.
Today, however, it was announced that The Late Show will once again be doing shows for a live audience again starting June 14th. All members of the audience will be required to be fully vaccinated, with face masks being optional. But unlike other shows that feature a smaller audience, word is that The Late Show will be moving forward with a full crowd once again.
“Over the last 437 days, my staff and crew (and family!) have amazed me with their professionalism and creativity as we made shows for an audience we couldn’t see or hear,” said Colbert in a statement. “I look forward to once again doing shows for an audience I can smell and touch.”
This is yet another great step towards comedy and entertainment as we once knew it making a comeback.