"Stephen Colbert 1, 2, 3" gets said by way more people than you'd think.

In a year which was overrun with various Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, and any other video-recording software that you can name, talk show hosts including Stephen Colbert were forced to do the inevitable - take their interviews online.

While it doesn't have the same appeal as a real-life person sitting in a studio chatting in front of an audience, it was the best alternative during a year of social distancing.

For a special recap of the year that was, late-night talk show host Stephen Colbert has released 'The Slate Show' which features many of his guests who he interviewed throughout 2020 as they attempt to get the right sound levels at the top of their interviews.

Some of Hollywood's biggest names feature, such as Meryl Streep, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds, Kate Winslet, Drew Barrymore, and Robert De Niro (who calls himself Bob, btw), to the likes of Sting, Cher, and Dolly Parton. There's even incoming US President Joe Biden and his running-mate Kamala Harris in the mix too.

And, surprisingly, there are a hell of a lot of celebrities who try to be funny by saying their name as "Stephen Colbert 1, 2, 3".

Jake Gyllenhaal also manages to turn bright red by calling the host "Steve", before laughing and realising that he might not like the nickname.

Here's the supercut.