The Most Epic Drama To Ever Occupy The White House - The West Wing Cast Takes Over A Late Show

Part 1 - Stephen Colbert gets West Wing fans hyped for this full-show takeover by pointing out that it was Jed Bartlet, not Donald Trump, who presided over the most epic drama to ever occupy the White House. Then the fun starts as Stephen welcomes West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin and cast members Allison Janney, Richard Schiff, Martin Sheen, and Bradley Whitford who bring along a sneak peek of "A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote" which premieres October 15th on HBO Max. Find out more about how you can support When We All Vote at #WestWingCast #WhenWeAllVote #TheWestWing
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  1. Harry


    6 uur geleden

    i just simply don’t like this guy

  2. slluks


    12 uur geleden


  3. Brandon Jones

    Brandon Jones

    Dag geleden

    RIP John Spenser best White House Chief of Staff

  4. tom servo

    tom servo

    Dag geleden

    Thats a very impressive tomato!!!

  5. Selene Antony

    Selene Antony

    Dag geleden

    I voted yesterday. Long line but I didn't care voting for Biden.

  6. Selene Antony

    Selene Antony

    Dag geleden

    I really enjoy your show in these weird times.

  7. Sherry Armstrong

    Sherry Armstrong

    Dag geleden

    Wow ... Just another lefist ply in to vioing and the lies of steven

  8. bob


    Dag geleden

    If you here, you've probably voted for Joe, but yell it from the rafters.......VOTE, VOTE, VOTE ! I did, felt so good.

  9. colleen t

    colleen t

    2 dagen geleden

    How many damned weeks of vacation does Stephen get a year? Everytime I turn around it's re-runs. Must be nice

  10. Jennifer MacKenzie

    Jennifer MacKenzie

    2 dagen geleden


  11. P T

    P T

    2 dagen geleden

    ! Trump has reduced your taxes, Secured our border, Made us energy independent, Increased the value of our 401K, Reduced federal spending for abortions, Best employment in US history, Lowest unemployment in all categories, Defeated the ISIS Califate , Bringing peace to the middle east, 3 Nobel Peace Prize nominations, Returned over 50 hostages from 22 different countries, Rebuilt the military, Supports our law enforcement. I think he has earned my VOTE.

  12. Mark R

    Mark R

    2 dagen geleden

    🔵🔵 Vote the Stable Liar out! 🔵🔵

  13. Bran Evans

    Bran Evans

    3 dagen geleden

    Pathetic individual. Why don't you shut up about politics ? Remember 2016 when you said "America doesn't want Trump to be President"? Remember you entitled millionaire? You get paid to read teleprompter text written by others. Pathetic. That's not work!!! Over paid and undertalented. Unfunny hack.

  14. Not Specified

    Not Specified

    3 dagen geleden

    We love you each and every one. Thank you so much for reuniting. We miss you so much.

  15. Not Specified

    Not Specified

    3 dagen geleden

    The scene with Martin castigating God is the most uncomfortable thing I have ever watched on tv. But was so powerful I couldn't so much as glance away.

  16. Siddharth Naagar

    Siddharth Naagar

    4 dagen geleden

    Allison Janney is the greatest of the greatest

  17. Jimthefoo


    4 dagen geleden

    Have you ever actually watched the West Wing? It's shit. If you played a drinking game where you took a shot every time Sorkin's antipathy towards women and uppity minorities was made painfully obvious, you'd be dead by the third episode.

  18. Travis Minckler

    Travis Minckler

    4 dagen geleden

    Stop taking time off. We need you. Jesus it’s like every week I’m looking for your show. You should be on every day every week right now. We need you guy. Wtf

  19. Gloria Darty

    Gloria Darty

    4 dagen geleden

    First...Please realize that Pres. Trump is not the reason for this country been in the situation that it is. If anything he is the result. The result of the mediocres of the "real politicians" not doing what they needed to be doing. Second... What is Joe Bidden ofering to US becoming a President? Jus a super left liberal as a Vice-President, with a potential to become a President ( God Forbid ) Third: Look the issues on the table... beyond the candidate.. looks the views and ideals of them...

  20. Gloria Darty

    Gloria Darty

    4 dagen geleden

    Que falta de respeto.

  21. Shadow


    4 dagen geleden

    Bartlet also rode into trees on bicycles when he was mad. lol ^_^ I re-watch the series when I need even a fictional look at what a functional White House looks like...and I watch old Obama speeches and things.

  22. Steve Phillips

    Steve Phillips

    4 dagen geleden

    Hey, Stephen, you're always on holiday!

  23. Manuela B.

    Manuela B.

    4 dagen geleden

    A real question-why does it seem like his show is always taking breaks?

  24. Erin Lansley

    Erin Lansley

    5 dagen geleden

    Legit best show ever. Who needs a therapist when you can just Stephen Colbert!?

  25. robert suba

    robert suba

    5 dagen geleden

    Hunter, sleep y Joe , the truth is coming , hard drive in honest hands,😅😆😆😆😭😭👍🎂👹👹

  26. Useonlyforstudy M'Dear

    Useonlyforstudy M'Dear

    5 dagen geleden

    Is Brad's house from the year 3030 or is he in some sort of white IT room?

  27. Shawn


    5 dagen geleden

    I need to watch this show someday. Have never seen it

  28. Hubert Cross

    Hubert Cross

    5 dagen geleden

    "If there is a god, she is a terrible writer, uh . . . she can't even pick a genre . . . uh, I don't believe the beginning . . . the second act goes on too long and the ending is terrible." [blisteringly infuriated screed against the prick that said that nonsense.]

  29. Hubert Cross

    Hubert Cross

    5 dagen geleden

    "What is Bartlet doing in retirement?" i really dislike those stupid questions. almost always asked to the ACTOR, too. unless you're Tom Hanks or Jack Nicholson or something - unless you're a veritable powerhouse of charisma and charm - it always comes off as woefully limp and _always_ self-deprecating (even when that wasn't the character in the least). it's that Hollowood Actor Thing - thou must always seemeth "down to earth" and "real."

  30. Hubert Cross

    Hubert Cross

    5 dagen geleden

    *The Most Epic Drama To Ever Occupy The White House - The West Wing Cast Takes Over A Late Show* this would have been a nice surprise. remember surprises? no? me neither, actually. which is a surprise.

  31. cryofpaine


    5 dagen geleden

    November 3rd, unless you're a Trump supporter, in which case it's November 28th. 😂

  32. Naomi I

    Naomi I

    5 dagen geleden

    日本からでも見たいです。 I am a Japanese The West Wing fun.(please bear with my English. Besides, Google translation is not perfect) I love the show so much that I have the complete series DVDs. It is more than 10 years ago but still I sometimes watch episodes and every time I feel inspired to strive to be a little bit a better person. They all love the country and are dedicated, smart, hard-working and smart people with their own personal issues such as alcoholism, divorce, illness, a bad relationship with father, child trauma etc, which makes it easy for me to relate them. I love all the casting members ---especially DJ and I am so glad to see them.

  33. L A

    L A

    6 dagen geleden

    The show sounds amazing!

  34. S V

    S V

    6 dagen geleden

    Isn’t Trump dealing with a lot after coming out as an active Bisexual during his Florida rally? I thought it was weird for him to proposition the entire crowd but it is important that he is no longer in the closet.

  35. R. B.

    R. B.

    6 dagen geleden

    I want a President Bartlett.

  36. robert p

    robert p

    6 dagen geleden

    what a liar and loser u are .5 rating aloser

  37. Stephanie Barrett

    Stephanie Barrett

    6 dagen geleden

    OMG!! Never watched the show, but love the anlalogy and metaphors!!!

  38. Lori-Louise Hubbard

    Lori-Louise Hubbard

    6 dagen geleden

    "...She's a terrible writer; she can't pick a genre..." 😂😂😂

  39. MsMohito


    6 dagen geleden

    I literally use The West Wing (original) series as a balm and as therapy to nurse me through these times! I love these actors and characters as if they were all real and a potential option for our future government!

  40. Bucky Brown

    Bucky Brown

    6 dagen geleden

    Hey guys - just read explosive book THE AUDACITY OF GROPE: A CANDID LOOK AT JOE BIDEN. It reveals all - he had contact with J. Epstein & Miss Maxwell ! & was seen at the Zorro Ranch ! You should check this out BEFORE the election.

  41. Brenda M.

    Brenda M.

    6 dagen geleden

    I started rewatching The West Wing last week and remember why I loved it so much when I first watched it.

  42. 1Bigredox


    6 dagen geleden

    nullum stercore

  43. Dawn D'Alessio

    Dawn D'Alessio

    6 dagen geleden

    We'd be DELIGHTED to have Toby come down to SC and lend a hand.

  44. Bert Stride

    Bert Stride

    6 dagen geleden

    hi sir stephen.,sweden here. why isnt u americans, put this trump out of white house.

  45. Faint Young Son

    Faint Young Son

    6 dagen geleden

    I think a closer version of Martin Sheen as POTUS compared to what you have now is from The Dead Zone. Dont put it past him. Hell hath no fury like a moron scorned.

  46. Mike Hickey

    Mike Hickey

    6 dagen geleden

    Martin Sheen peen!

  47. Michael D

    Michael D

    6 dagen geleden

    Colbert is a Marxist shill. Escape from the propaganda

  48. Chris Wood

    Chris Wood

    6 dagen geleden

    The moment you realize main stream media and celebrities have an agenda and can't be trusted

  49. Chris Wood

    Chris Wood

    6 dagen geleden

    Trump has my vote!

  50. Miles Gibson

    Miles Gibson

    7 dagen geleden

    From an Australian perspective, I think Trump should be given an Emmy award for the Guinness book records ultimate American reality show star. He becomes president then goes to jail. Ratings through the roof

  51. DeckerdSmeckerd


    7 dagen geleden

    I watched the first episode of West Wing. It looked like a quality show but getting hooked on a show is hit or miss and as much as I like the stars, it remains on the "maybe someday" list. In that first episode, Martin Sheen, as the president, gives an inspiring speech about the immigrants that are seeking asylum. That is the heart of the Democratic party. The heart of it is what inspires the giving of asylum. Though, I have to admit I don't know if the fictional president was a Democrat or something else. However, when you look at all the initiatives of the Democrats, the glimmer of asylum is in the ones I can think of. Maybe all political parties are protective. It is a matter of who or what they want to protect.

  52. John Watt

    John Watt

    7 dagen geleden

    This is the drama that makes Americans think their votes count, and lets these elections be a chance to vent. The huffing and puffing is intense in this election, as much as the Vietnam war and Dr. Martin Luther King era. It should be obvious by now the answer was never blowing in the wind, and the words of the prophets weren't written on subway walls and tenement halls, because I know I'm not seeing the sounds of silence. guitar solo

  53. Maloma12


    7 dagen geleden

    It is just me or does Brad look an awful lot like Martin Scorsese in those glasses?! M

  54. Johnny Wood

    Johnny Wood

    7 dagen geleden

    The GOP is making fake ballot boxes in California... Don't tell the Dems!

  55. cotton wood

    cotton wood

    7 dagen geleden

    I'm a Democrat and is voting for Biden because that's the only way to save our Country 🇺🇸

  56. roberta clark

    roberta clark

    7 dagen geleden

    What endears West Wing to me is that it was written with the assumption that Americans are intelligent enough to understand what they were saying. OMG, I TOTALLY would have voted for Jed Bartlett! He was the POTUS we need right now 💯. Imagine it, fewer Covid deaths, fewer incompetence in government, fewer scandals, fewer lies. I'd be able to sleep at night! I could once again be proud of my country. If only wishing made it so. At least we have a chance to head in that direction again when Joe Biden becomes our 46th POTUS (Please G-d!).

  57. Samury


    7 dagen geleden

    So much white hair!

  58. E Pluribus Unum

    E Pluribus Unum

    7 dagen geleden

    Hey Joe, Let's talk about all the slaves your family owned: JOSEPH ROBINETTE BIDEN, JR. Ancestry Report of Findings - 10/5/2020 Joe Biden’s Robinette Lineage 5th and 6th Generation Ancestors were Slave Owners

  59. E Pluribus Unum

    E Pluribus Unum

    7 dagen geleden

    45 out of 50 US Governors did not force COVID-19 infected patients into nursing homes... But 5 of them did! 1. Andrew Cuomo of NY 2. Tom Wolf of PA 3. Phil Murphy of NJ 4. Gavin Newsom of CA 5. Gretchen Whitmer of MI That is nearly 40% of ALL Covid-19 deaths in the United States!

  60. Titania L

    Titania L

    7 dagen geleden

    Dr. Glassman?

  61. Kyon2261


    7 dagen geleden

    If you hang out with "Hicks" and don't wear a mask, you better "Hope" you've got government healthcare.

  62. Mette Andersen Ebeltoft Skole

    Mette Andersen Ebeltoft Skole

    7 dagen geleden

    Martin Sheen is hilarious 🤣I love him.

  63. TheRogueStatesman


    7 dagen geleden

    Janney is MORE beautiful NOW then she was 20 years ago...

  64. Meichelle Huff

    Meichelle Huff

    7 dagen geleden

    You need to know we love you and need u to stay around for the good, bad and funny! Great job keeping us woke!

  65. Michelle MacDonald

    Michelle MacDonald

    7 dagen geleden

    How sad for Americans that reality does not copy fiction!

  66. Daithe de paore

    Daithe de paore

    7 dagen geleden

    When Trump wins reelection he will surely thank Colbert and co, nobody gets out the trump vote like him

  67. 4r4ty Frt22

    4r4ty Frt22

    7 dagen geleden

    Colbert still drunk needs intervention of Covid

  68. tg72201


    7 dagen geleden

    bruh you put that kiss in this, so many people haven't seen the show and will have now had that spoiled

  69. Linda Lee-Brown

    Linda Lee-Brown

    8 dagen geleden

    That was the best series on TV.

  70. Paul


    8 dagen geleden

    I loved the West Wing and loved the quick one liners and jokes. I was dismayed at times when the characters, supposedly extremely smart and well educated public servants, would make grammatical errors or mispronounce a word because they didn't know the word and were only repeating lines from a script.Luckily it didn't happen often, but it did happen.

  71. Stephen White

    Stephen White

    8 dagen geleden

    John Spencer was such a good actor. Even in a scene where he said nothing and was perfectly still.

  72. Tamra Smith

    Tamra Smith

    8 dagen geleden

    I blame the West Wing for my growing up believing the lie that politicians care about their constituents.

  73. M Neylon

    M Neylon

    8 dagen geleden

    OMG...that show was Camelot. I loved that I always had to look something up after every episode.

  74. richard chapman

    richard chapman

    8 dagen geleden

    You find humor in the "Pardon Junction" What about the lack of humor when it is shown that the mail-person that was accused of dumping mail-ballots in a dumpster, in fact was guaranteed "No Prosecution" by AG Barr but you can enjoy the finances provided to you. Congrats1 The Trump Team

  75. lidaron6116


    8 dagen geleden

    Anyone on here remembering how "great" this show was should check out the podcast The West Wing Thing

  76. 4Ever Young

    4Ever Young

    8 dagen geleden

    Seriously, the BEST SHOW EVER!

  77. Roy Sullivan

    Roy Sullivan

    8 dagen geleden

    TRUMPS west is a f+++++ing nightmare.

  78. Check Mate

    Check Mate

    8 dagen geleden


  79. Sandra Lybrand

    Sandra Lybrand

    8 dagen geleden

    Thank you for mentioning Jaime Harrison! I just voted for him! I'm praying we get Graham out of here! All of you are Brilliant actors along with the brilliant writing!

  80. Sandra Lybrand

    Sandra Lybrand

    8 dagen geleden

    I miss that show! It's my favorite all time! Brilliant writing! I hate I'm going to miss the HBO special, I can't afford HBO and I'm heartsick to miss it!

  81. philippa wajcman

    philippa wajcman

    8 dagen geleden

    Fabulous 👏👏👏❤️

  82. katherandefy


    8 dagen geleden

    Oh my gosh... “jumped the shark” lol well put. Also lurve the idea of surreptiously backing Harrison... doooo eeeett! Oh heck he probably is. 👏👏👏😆 awesome ✌️

  83. Mdebacle


    8 dagen geleden

    Wasn't Martin a candidate in 'The Dead Zone'.? Seemed different.

  84. TokenOtaku


    8 dagen geleden

    I agree. I can't imagine Trump's voice without thinking of Colbert's impression. I like his impression of Trump

  85. David Warner

    David Warner

    8 dagen geleden

    Remember when presidents weren’t criminals?

    • Pauline Chapman

      Pauline Chapman

      6 dagen geleden

      David Warner ...except for the big N.who now seems like Mr Rogers..🇨🇦🇨🇦

  86. Darren Bent

    Darren Bent

    8 dagen geleden

    Here in New Zealand we've got an election too. In fact, this Saturday, is Vote Day. We've got a very clean campaign going, with no dirty politics (well, not much to take note about). Here is a link to one of the local Electoral Commission ads, to encourage the youth vote, Basically it want them to Vote Like A Boss. Because, essentially, anyone in Government works for the people who elect them, not the other way around. I seriously think that the American voters seriously need to remember this.

  87. Lethgar Smith

    Lethgar Smith

    8 dagen geleden

    Never seen a single episode. I figured it was just CIA propaganda for Clinton. They tried to do the same thing again with Madame Secretary. Pffff

  88. Thornback


    8 dagen geleden


  89. Syke Unsent

    Syke Unsent

    8 dagen geleden

    Ok, that was awesome. The West Wing makes the Trump Presidency look like a play by bad actors which the plot is a farce.

  90. stainlesssteelfox1


    8 dagen geleden

    If the current US Administration was a TV drama, it would be called 'The Worst Wing.'

  91. Benji Sun *Moxie*

    Benji Sun *Moxie*

    8 dagen geleden

    i effing love Allison Janney. her and Christine Baranski needs far more recognition for their magnificent presence every time they're on screen. i wish Baranski got a role on West Wing to play against CJ and pull a Rosencrantz vs Guildenstern.

  92. PamellaD Streling

    PamellaD Streling

    8 dagen geleden

    I love how much more handsome Bradly is with age.

  93. Kcolop is-Polockbackwards

    Kcolop is-Polockbackwards

    8 dagen geleden

    So P-Donny took a Fauci comment "out of context" and is running an ad that makes it sound as though Fauci is impressed with P-Donny's actions re:COVID. "Out of Context"....and, as usual, anything - ANYTHING - that P-Donny wants, truth (rarely) or lie (mostly)....ya can't make it up.

  94. Urmy Sunn Sunnrrff

    Urmy Sunn Sunnrrff

    8 dagen geleden

    Watch Out for TYPHOID Trump! 😷😷😷😷😷 ...

  95. DasSöldner


    8 dagen geleden


  96. Ron Les

    Ron Les

    8 dagen geleden

    Steven Colbert is the worst late night talk show host in television history, he's now a bitter one trick pony.

  97. Antonia Lindsey

    Antonia Lindsey

    8 dagen geleden

    What an example.

  98. Dean William

    Dean William

    8 dagen geleden

    im reminded why i never watched this the first time.

  99. sapphirewyren02


    8 dagen geleden

    Alison Janney!! Her hair is white!!

  100. King Midas

    King Midas

    8 dagen geleden

    Keith OBERMAN is back Stephen, GET HIM!