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The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Offers 'Shutdown Mug' to Raise Funds for Charity

Stephen Colbert shows his "Shutdown Mug" now available for purchase in order to assist the non-profit World Central Kitchen which provides free meals to federal workers and their families impacted by the government shutdown (CBS photo).

NEW YORK – THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT’s “Shutdown Mug” is now available for purchase at 100% of THE LATE SHOW’s profits will go directly to Chef José Andrés’ nonprofit organization, World Central Kitchen, which is providing free meals to federal workers and their families during the government shutdown.

Stephen Colbert announced the sale of the mugs, which read “Don’t Even Talk To Me Until I’ve Had My Paycheck,” during the Jan. 18 episode of THE LATE SHOW.World Central Kitchen’s #ChefsForFeds, the Washington, D.C.-based emergency kitchen and café for federal workers who have been affected by the government shutdown, has been offering free meals for dine-in and to-go since Wednesday, Jan. 16. World Central Kitchen, started by Chef José Andrés, is a nonprofit organization that, in the past year alone, has served over five million meals to those affected by natural disasters and humanitarian crises.

THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT, a production of The Late Show Inc., airs weeknights (11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Stephen Colbert, Chris Licht, Tom Purcell and Jon Stewart are the executive producers.

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