Stephen Colbert revealed that the show planned to shoot a surprise special in the country this week after being invited to come by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
The Late Show's trip to New Zealand this week has been canceled following the Christchurch terrorist attack.
Host Stephen Colbert opened Monday's (March 18) show offering his condolences to the people of New Zealand and those who suffered after an armed gunman killed 50 people and injured countless more at two mosques in Christchurch. He revealed that the Late Show had planned to travel to New Zealand on Wednesday to shoot a surprise special in the country, after being personally invited to come by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern when she visited the show last year.
Colbert, a well-known Tolkein fan, said that Ardern had invited him to become an honorary citizen of Hobbiton, which is located in New Zealand's north island.