The Late Show pokes fun at news and pop culture with sarcasm and a bit of snark, but the overall tone is light and, at times, a little kooky.
Positive Role Models & Representations
On occasion violent incidents are briefly mentioned.
Sexual innuendo, ranging from references to "making love" to jokes about high profile political news stories relating to prostitutes and mistresses.
Words such as "damn" and "hell" audible.
Product placement is common but happens in a comedic way -- for example, by Colbert demolishing a package of Oreos on-air or sampling Sabra hummus while proclaiming it's "made from simple, fresh ingredients that bring people together, one bite at a time!" There's also a sales-y element to the show's parade of celebrity guests, who usually have a cause or project they're promoting.