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Just a week after David Letterman announced he was retiring from The Late Show, CBS handed over the reigns to Stephen Colbert, who officially took over the late night game this fall. Here's why he made the transition.
Tonight, Stephen Colbert will be leaving Comedy Central. Say goodbye to The Colbert Report with this 14-minute supercut of the host breaking character.
Itís hard to believe that Stephen Colbertís tenure on The Colbert Report is ending, and ending very soon. This week, the longtime political comedy talk show host spoke out to say his final episode will hit the schedule on December 18.
Last night, Comedy Central aired the episode of The Colbert Report weíve all been waiting for. While Stephen Colbert and his team roped in the person who is arguably the biggest guest that a politically-oriented talk show could ever have on: President Obama.
Stephen Colbert is bringing the politically satirical Colbert Report to a close this month, but before he goes, he has landed his very first live interview with the President of the United States himself, Barack Obama.
Itís tough to get a lot of voters extremely interested in a voting year that is not a Presidential year. However, this year Comedy Central sure plans to try, putting together live Election Night coverage hosted by none other than Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. We've got the details.
By now, you probably realize that Stephen Colbert will be leaving Comedy Central very, very soon. Heís set to take over for David Letterman on the late night circuit, but he says he wants to leave The Colbert Report with an awesome exit.
Letís all give a big round of welcoming applause to The Daily Showís Senior Black Correspondent Larry Wilmore, who will host the half-eponymous news panel series The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore.
I love the way Gilligan is wearing a jacket that would essentially help him blend like a chameleon into the bland White home, and though he's brought it up elsewhere, his comparison of the end of the series to the end of John Ford's The Searchers really helps understand where Walt's head is when he dives to the ground with Jesse in his arms. And, of course, this has Stephen Colbert singing, and who doesn't need that once in a while?
There were a lot of upsets, obvious wins, and sort-of surprises during last night's 2013 Emmy Awards telecast. The win that was likely the most impressive but the least talked about was Stephen Colbertís dethroning of John Stewartís The Daily Show for the first time in a decade.
Viacom forced The Colbert Show to cancel the appearance on MTVís sister network, Comedy Central, citing the fact that Daft Punk was scheduled to appear at the MTV Video Music Awards as the big problem. All of this was sort of explained by Stephen Colbert when the group didnít show up last we, but now that the man has spoken a little further on the matter, it almost seems as if the appearance was rife with problems from the start.
Paul McCartney is never one to say no to a great promotional opportunity and next week he plans to head to The Colbert Report for an epic hour-long event. The show is known for occasionally putting together musical segments, but when McCartney hits the stage on June 12, heíll be the man of the hour and will contribute both music and an interview for an hour on the show. McCartneyís appearance will mark the second time The Colbert Report has featured a one-hour musical extravaganza.
Inspired by Brad Paisley "Accidental Racist" featuring LL Cool J, which has been making headlines since its release, Stephen Colbert wrote his own "awful song," which he performed with Alan Cumming on The Colbert Report, titled "Oopsie-Dasy Homophobe." The segment has Colbert sporting a cowboy hat and lamenting about being a straight man and a "certified titty fan." He's soon joined by Scottish-born actor Alan Cumming, who shows up to rap the LL Cool J portion of the song.
"To Boston. Thank you. Thank you for once again, in the face of gross inhumanity, inspiring and solidifying my belief in humanity and the people of this country," Jon Stewart told the people of Boston when addressing the Marathon bombing at the start of last night's Daily Show. The host went on to equate New York's competitive spirit with Boston to sibling rivalry. "We are your brothers and sisters in this type of event," he said.
Stephen Colbert is a Lord of the Rings fan, which is something he's expressed on his show in the past. And his enthusiasm for the upcoming Hobbit film is apparently making its way onto his Comedy Central series The Colbert Report. In fact, he's hosting a full-on Tolkien-themed week on the show in anticipation of the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.