Newswire: Stephen Colbert films test episodes of The Late Show, records GPS directions

Stephen Colbert is preparing for his big CBS close-up. The new host of The Late Show has been filming test episodes of his new show, inviting guests and audience members into the recently revamped Ed Sullivan theater in an attempt to figure how his show will work. In a piece on CNN Money, attendees said what they saw over the past week or so “resembled an actual broadcast in many ways,” with Colbert chatting up guests including former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher, cartoonist Garry Trudeau, and former U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins and running through both monologue jokes and pre-taped pieces. Susan Pane, a New York-based dog groomer who attended a test run last Thursday, told CNN Money that Colbert seemed “genuine,” noting that he wasn’t using the “goofy persona that he had on The Colbert Report.”

Other interesting tidbits from the CNN Money piece include hints …

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