'Thanks for not being here': Stephen Colbert airs the Late Show -- without an audience to laugh at his jokes
"The Late Show" host Stephen Colbert. (Photo: screengrab)

Comedian Stephen Colbert did not have a studio audience for the "Late Show" on Thursday due to concerns about the transmission of COVID-19 coronavirus.

Colbert ran the aisles where a studio audience would be, but the chairs were largely empty except for staff.