Stephen Colbert and James Corden were both excited to return to in-studio tapings this week! As Entertainment Tonight shares, Colbert and Corden had been filming their late night talk shows at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, but are now back in their respective studios after 5 months.
Colbert says he's "so happy" to be back in the studio
Colbert's opening monologue in Monday's episode of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert saw the host talk about how glad he was to be back! "I'm back in New York City, as you can see. Here, in the historic Ed Sullivan theater's office building," he said. "This is the first time I haven't done my show in my house in five months."
"I am so happy to be here to see members of my crew. This office is packed with crew around here, all staying away from each other," Colbert continued. "And as much as it is nice to see my crew here in the building, I do want to thank my wife and kids again for everything they did to help produce the show while I was home."
Corden adjusts to safety measures on Late Late Show set
Corden's return to Television City in Los Angeles came with brand new safety measures. As Entertainment Tonight mentions, the Late Late Show host found himself walking into protective glass shields several times! "I have to say it feels so good to just not be doing this show from my garage anymore," he said in his monologue on Monday.
"I was so happy coming into work, to be here on stage 56," Corden continued, before going on to joke about the health precautions. "56 is also the number of temperature checks we've all had to pass through to get in here today."
Prior to Corden's return to taping in-studio, The Late Late Show shared a photo of their redesigned set on Twitter! "After lots of careful planning and an overhaul of our studio to ensure the safety of our staff and crew, we’re thrilled to announce that we’re back this Monday night with all-new episodes of the #LateLateShow," the tweet read.
Colbert, Corden follow Jimmy Fallon's studio return
Colbert and Corden may be back in their studios again, but things aren't quite back to normal yet! Their return came without a live studio audience, and guests are still appearing on both shows remotely via video. As Entertainment Tonight mentions, Jimmy Fallon also returned to in-studio filming last month.
"I'm here to show you there is a light at the end of the tunnel if we all do our part to keep each other safe," Fallon said, while sitting on a stool that's part of his redesigned set. "I don't know if anyone else feels this way, but normalcy, any type of normalcy, feels great."
"So hopefully we can put a smile on your face for an hour every night and let you sit back and relax while we try to bring you a little bit of normal," he continued. Even though the coronavirus pandemic is still ongoing, it's nice to see these late night hosts ease back into their regular routine, instead of having to bring their monologues to us from their bathtubs!