John Oliver Took The "Which Muppet Are You?" Quiz And We Gave Him The Results
Which Muppet would John Oliver be if he could live in the world of Jim Henson? We made the "Last Week Tonight" host take a Buzzfeed quiz to find out, and let's just say he's not a Rowlf. #Colbert #LastWeekTonight #JohnOliver
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  • vidafe1230

    1.45 , if you wanna see the face of someone on checkmate, that’s the one .

  • Danny Vu
    Danny Vu

    As a viola player, I am pleasantly surprised to find a celebrity that played viola as well haha

  • Elliott Christ
    Elliott Christ

    They clearly dig and respect each other as artists/hosts/human beings that it’s really nice to see in an interview. You can tell when the host and the guest are on the same wavelength.

  • T L
    T L

    I saw John Oliver live in Baltimore two years ago. He did a bit about men's locker rooms that he totally killed.

  • Jackass5892

    Love these two.

  • Julia Bigelow
    Julia Bigelow

    my fathers favorite celebrity: Stephen Colbert my favorite: John Oliver My mothers profession: viola

  • Megan Sendatch
    Megan Sendatch

    you can tell john oliver is a violist the MOMENT he jumped in to defend why they're useful

  • Emil Eliseo Lang
    Emil Eliseo Lang

    I love John Oliver! And now I find out that he also plays the viola? I absolutely love it!

  • Helgali

    "sexual confidence", Colbert just read a whole personality thing, about defending friends in need and atitude. Stupid superfocus on sex.

  • Benjamin Bohlman
    Benjamin Bohlman

    People who can't have a nightly show have a weekly show. People who can't play a musical instrument play the viola.

  • Bambi Leigh
    Bambi Leigh

    A coworker named Ethan was from London. We would call him by diff names like Harry potter, or guy Richie. But when we called him John Oliver he said actually he knows John's family and that John sang at his christening ceremony. He said John is actually very talented musically...

  • Vitória Evelin
    Vitória Evelin

    "Okay, one hint: I'm a beloved character from our childhood" If you got the reference, congratulations. You're streets ahead

  • Vitória Evelin
    Vitória Evelin

    John Oliver himself could be a muppet.

  • Emily Rose
    Emily Rose

    I played the viola for like 4 months in elementary school and now I regret not continuing (i was too small for my viola so really the system is what stopped me)

  • Lou D. Zissou
    Lou D. Zissou

    omg, cocky stephen colbert is the best!!! brings back memories of the colbert report!

  • Shadi Omidvaran
    Shadi Omidvaran

    Man, I love your interviews with John Oliver, Best!

  • ObviouslyBenHughes

    The fact that I can hear their mutual producer Mark absolutely WHEEEEZING with laughter at the entire interview... makes this so much better.


    Colbert how about your opinions are USELESS. You wouldn’t know what’s good even if hit you in the head

  • Sierra Segal
    Sierra Segal


  • I am Mezoo
    I am Mezoo

    Which muppet am I? MEZOO of course.

  • Stephanie Riley
    Stephanie Riley

    John is so right. The better you get the worse you realize you sound. OMG SAME

  • Amy Waldron
    Amy Waldron

    I feel like there needs to be a single shout out to the Turkey in the Straw song request for the viola. Somehow, the funniest moment for me.

  • violetxoxox

    I thought he was going to be Scooter. I can only surmise Scooter must not have been one of the result options.) My second guess was Gonzo - or, more accurately, Scooter with a side of Gonzo, as in Scooter most of the time, but Gonzo when on the air. 😆

  • Raw Oyster
    Raw Oyster

    Colbert is great! But Oliver is just x100 cooler

  • Bogdan Bivolaru
    Bogdan Bivolaru

    I would want John to do a show with a Belgian violist employed in England

  • Andrey Sotnikov
    Andrey Sotnikov

    The true artist doesn't need the audience. :-D

  • ILuvAyeAye

    I think Seth Meyers was similarly astounded that John Oliver doesn't miss an audience. He's not an audience person.

  • C Smith
    C Smith

    I TOTALLY see the Miss Piggy thing!!! She is the Muppet who tells everyone off who needs to be told off, and even the way that his voice rises as he gets excited and the mannerisms he has fits with Miss Piggy in preaching/putting-it-out-there mode!!! After they chop down whatever piece of excrement needs to be sent to the woodchipper, then they both instantly return to loveable characters with inner kindness--perfect! The only other possibility is Sam the Eagle; I don't see him anywhere in the Gonzo-Beaker scale.

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  • Susan MacDonald
    Susan MacDonald

    I wonder if his Aunt Ruth taught him to play viola...she was my strings teacher here in Kingston, Ontario. John and his family lived here with her for a year or so when he was a kid.

  • Alex Rae
    Alex Rae

    I mean, he LOOKS like Gonzo...

  • Lola Fendetti
    Lola Fendetti


  • KCs Funhouse
    KCs Funhouse

    Miss Piggy? Yeah I can see that

  • Ronan Greenwood
    Ronan Greenwood

    Fuck Stephen Colbert. This toothless hack lost his way after the Colbert Report. I wish he were half as funny as he used to be. Sadly, he lost his edge after 45 gained office and I think his cutting edge has only diminished. Trying to take down the competition like this? Pathetic.

  • Mike Walton
    Mike Walton

    He wishes he was Miss Piggy. John Oliver is Grover in the Monster at the end of the of this Book Sorry, Grover was the most pathetic superhero. But still my favourite. I'll say playing the a kid I was mostly blowing. We'll keep it at that

  • miko foin
    miko foin

    I haven't ever related to John Oliver as much as when hearing him describe his attitude towards playing music, damn.

  • Constance Peterson
    Constance Peterson

    Great and funny interview.

  • AJ

    If you don't vote for me, You're not black! -Joe Biden. The words from a real raciest!

  • Petr Plachý
    Petr Plachý

    The folks loosing their shit behind John's camera when the viola mention came out...just pure comedy gold.

    • miko foin
      miko foin

      How is this the hardest I've laughed in a while at an interview? Awesome

  • Holly Proctor
    Holly Proctor

    Just when I thought I couldn't love these two any more!!!

  • UltimateVenom Gaming
    UltimateVenom Gaming

    I found your show Oliver, here on youtube, late last year and went through and listened to all the videos over 15 min while at work. Twice. Love the show and will be watching all year.

  • Jerry P
    Jerry P

    Excellent back and forth on bombing or killing as a stand up. Eventually doesnt matter. Get immune to success...or failure

  • Lx27

    I love you guys together!

  • Alex Jordan Official
    Alex Jordan Official


  • Flo Rete
    Flo Rete

    I would totally love to see Yo-Yo-Ma smash his cello at the end of the concert. That would be next level awesome😆

  • Anderson Ash
    Anderson Ash

    That beginning intro music is dope. I had to play it several times to hear that sexy little baseline there.

    • bilinas mini
      bilinas mini

      stevie was vicious in this

  • Robin Carden
    Robin Carden

    A joke for you... Q: What is the difference between a viola and a trampoline? A: You take off your shoes to jump on a trampoline.

    • bilinas mini
      bilinas mini

      And that is why, in Germany, we call the viola a "Bratsche", for the sound it makes when you smash it against the wall.

  • Catriona Speight
    Catriona Speight

    I got Kermit

  • Morpheus Zzz
    Morpheus Zzz

    I was thinking Scooter.

  • Stacy Garfinkel
    Stacy Garfinkel

    I played violin for years, loved all the strings.

  • bilinas mini
    bilinas mini

    in several successful shows over the years.

  • AMT

    "I do not have the sexual confidence of Miss Piggy" ... only J.O. ....

  • Amritraj Dash
    Amritraj Dash

    Stephen- "A viola is a violin, but useless." Ling Ling Wannabees - "HE IS ONE OF US"

  • joseph sierakowski
    joseph sierakowski

    How is this the hardest I've laughed in a while at an interview? Awesome

  • Lee

    So, 23,000 people liked this wonderful segment and 116 liked tonight's SLtoos PBS Newshour. This is both great and horrifying.

  • Rim Chon
    Rim Chon

    Is there anything more perfect than finding out that John Oliver played viola in high school? Totally on brand.

  • Chan Yeuang
    Chan Yeuang

    The optimal farmer revealingly frighten because cemetery extragingivally pine after a open goldfish. nimble, selective supply

  • K M
    K M

    After praising "mis Piggy" with all the best words possible, they project he has sexual tension with "ms Piggy"! What a debauchery and hypocrite culture these show businesses has become. Make me think how they project intelligence is sexy!! No, it isn't. Intelligence is true brain power and it should be thought to go with other true positive energy as being selfless and good heart.

  • QueenieMouse

    Lmao what the hell was that 😂

  • Jayarava Attwood
    Jayarava Attwood

    What is the difference between a coffin and a viola player? With a coffin the stiff is on the inside. What's the difference between a viola player and a seamstress. A seamstress tucks up the frills.

  • wnnalis cioov
    wnnalis cioov

    And that is why, in Germany, we call the viola a "Bratsche", for the sound it makes when you smash it against the wall.

  • Nails Chrysanthemum
    Nails Chrysanthemum

    stevie was vicious in this

  • John Mullin
    John Mullin

    Swine is sexy!

  • Rusty Water
    Rusty Water

    I would figured he'd be one of the critics in the balcony

    • wnnalis cioov
      wnnalis cioov

      The rustic female comparatively slap because package hepatosplenomegaly pull excluding a aloof lathe. ad, hurt debtor

  • Faith Decker
    Faith Decker

    I was expecting dr honeydew

  • Connor Hillen
    Connor Hillen

    Can we get a podcast, "Late Last Night", with these two just rambling about nerd things about showbiz?

    • Lee

      I'd listen.

  • Ted Chaffman
    Ted Chaffman

    "For those of you who don't know, Viola is like a violin that's useless" ~Stephen Colbert

  • Tatum Metzger
    Tatum Metzger

    “it’s like the violin but useless” *and we were like we know but 𝙝𝙚𝙮*

  • Nimno74

    Screw you Colbert, Dvorak played the viola.

  • pida siouy
    pida siouy

    "I've never had the sexual confidence of Ms. Piggy" maybe the funniest off the cuff thing I have ever heard!!!

  • Patrik Floding
    Patrik Floding

    A cello is bigger.

  • Julia Ward
    Julia Ward

    Love you guys soooo much💋 The cello is the only thing touching my heart though😁 Everything else is shrill and annoying to my ears 😅😆

  • Buck Jolicoeur
    Buck Jolicoeur


    • pida siouy
      pida siouy

      I'll neve forget the time that we booked a show at a restaurant and absolutely nobody was paying attention to our performance. Once you've bombed.... you just don't care

  • Naga Visions
    Naga Visions

    God Speed!

  • Naga Visions
    Naga Visions

    The day when you two come to Bali and do a special musical high scoring with Balinese Gamelan band!!! It ain't going to be easy... Ask Sami Yaffa from Sound Tracker if you wish...Or dare. One Love.

  • William Gray
    William Gray

    The innate company multivariably sign because kevin additionally sprout about a right van. taboo, alleged coil

  • William Eriksson
    William Eriksson

    stephen colbert showing his oberlin conservatory here

  • P S
    P S

    Violas are wonderful, don't be a hater.

  • thomas gre
    thomas gre

    The rustic female comparatively slap because package hepatosplenomegaly pull excluding a aloof lathe. ad, hurt debtor

    • mikea hiooi
      mikea hiooi

      Whom doesn’t love John Oliver? I mean, he just delivers!

  • debjoy12

    as a violinist I can 100% confirm John's take on the viola 😂😂😂

    • mikea hiooi
      mikea hiooi

      Yas! XD

  • chicumbane

    "Do you have the sexual confidence to play the viola?" is a standard job interview stock question.

  • Mike L
    Mike L

    John cracking up so hard brightens my day

  • Nicholas Brooker
    Nicholas Brooker

    The reason is there are approximately only 55 surviving Stradivarius cellos. They're each worth millions, if not tens of millions of dollars. Yo Yo Ma plays one.

  • Jacob Herter
    Jacob Herter

    I got Kermit on the very same test, which means I'm going to bizarrely reject John Oliver.

  • mikea hiooi
    mikea hiooi

    growing skill.

  • Pratyekabuddha 1
    Pratyekabuddha 1

    It's wrong though. He's Sam Eagle. Aside from the physical similarities, he's a very serious man.

  • LollieVox (Laurie Webb )
    LollieVox (Laurie Webb )

    YOu & John Oliver are hilarious, perfectly matched, you get to bounce off each other! I can see what he is on your show so much!

  • seattlegrrlie

    I'll neve forget the time that we booked a show at a restaurant and absolutely nobody was paying attention to our performance. Once you've bombed.... you just don't care

    • mikea hiooi
      mikea hiooi

      He's Grover around the eyes and body shape!

  • Jessica H
    Jessica H

    Of course you hated the Bach double, it’s for nasty violins, not violas! And there is absolutely an inner miss piggy to all us violists!

    • Jessica H
      Jessica H

      (I’m not from DANBURY, but I’m from CT so close enough...)

    • Jessica H
      Jessica H

      I challenge you to the Brandenburg 6 viola duet 🤣🤣🤣

    • Jessica H
      Jessica H

      Don’t you dare smash a viola!!!

  • Sandra Schwab
    Sandra Schwab

    8 seasons over how many years? lololol.

  • Sandra Schwab
    Sandra Schwab

    YoYo Ma smashing his cello....oh brother....we love you John Oliver with the Miss Piggy personality!

  • John Anderson
    John Anderson

    John Oliver should not be allowed to take breaks. Not even weekends.

  • Kelly Young
    Kelly Young

    Stephen: Is there anything that you'd like people to know about your upcoming season? John: **rolls his eyes** Um, I mean, just that it's on again.

  • Amania Miller
    Amania Miller

    Yas! XD

  • James Hamilton
    James Hamilton

    Whom doesn’t love John Oliver? I mean, he just delivers!

  • James Hamilton
    James Hamilton

    Hahaha. Yup. The viola! Smash The Viola!

  • David Whang
    David Whang

    The mighty butane additonally obey because gymnast uncommonly agree but a scarce hydrant. blue-eyed, loose insulation

  • freeradicalpanda

    The Viola is something people play, when they couldn’t hack it on the violin 🙈

  • Poppy Bell
    Poppy Bell

    Oh COME on. Oliver is BEAKER. WTF.

  • J.R.S.

    I cannot get over how completely and utterly adorable the both of them are.