Stephen Colbert Tests Positive for COVID-19, 'The Late Show' Goes on a Break

The next new episode will be May 2
Stephen Colbert Tests Positive for COVID-19, 'The Late Show' Goes on a Break
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Late-night funnyman Stephen Colbert has tested positive for COVID-19, meaning that there won't be a new episode of The Late Show until May 2.

This actually means only one episode is being cancelled: tonight's episode, which was to feature Ozark actors Jason Bateman and Laura Linney. The show had already been scheduled to take a break starting tomorrow (April 22) through next week.

Colbert tweeted that, while he tested positive, "basically I'm feeling fine." He added that he's grateful to be vaccinated with his booster shot. He joked, "This just proves that I will do anything to avoid interviewing Jason Bateman."

The episode last night (April 20) featured Jack White, who gave an interview and a performance, as well as Alexander Skarsgård. White is on tour right now, and there's no word from his camp about the health of him and his crew.