Mar 19

The Weather Channel Prepares for ‘Winter Storm Colbert’….Next Year

Fresh on the heels of Stephen’s gentle criticism of The Weather Channel’s penchant for naming winter storms, the folks at TWC responded in a surprising way: by bestowing upon Mr. Colbert the honor of being named for the third storm of next year’s winter season. Watch The Weather Channel make their announcement below:

As Stephen would say, the one thing this demonstrates is two things: first off, who knew The Weather Channel people had such a good sense of humor? Secondly, this shows that Stephen’s still got it going on in terms of being named after all manner of things. In the days of old, we fans took it for granted when space treadmills, spiders, and the like were becoming Colbert-ized.

My only hope is that Winter Storm Colbert is a mild storm that doesn’t generate too many negative headlines! On the other hand, if it creates a lot of snow and some snow days, Stephen will get the publicity and perhaps some appreciative students.

Mar 05

Giveaway: Two Tickets to ‘Uptown Showdown: Fact vs Fiction’ featuring Opus Moreschi

Uptown Showdown

Colbert News Hub have partnered with the folks at Symphony Space to give away two tickets to see Late Show head writer Opus Moreschi at ‘Uptown Showdown: Fact vs Fiction’ on Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 at 8:00PM at Leonard Nimoy Thalia.

To enter, simply tweet your answer to the following question to @ColbertNewsHub and include the hashtag #CNHGiveaway

Alternately, if you do not have Twitter. Please send us your answer via email.

Question: Before joining the ‘Colbert Report’ and the ‘Late Show’, which late night talk show did Opus Moreschi work as a writer on?

The winner will be announced on Twitter on Sunday, March 12th, 2017. Please be sure to check your Twitter accounts in case you are the lucky winner!

Feb 19

‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ to Go Live Following President Trump’s Address to Congress

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Logo

THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT will broadcast live following President Donald Trump’s address to the joint session of Congress on Tuesday, February 28 (11:35 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. Colbert will host from the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York and welcome actress Lisa Kudrow and former White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest as his guests.

This will mark the 15th time THE LATE SHOW has broadcast live, including the election night special on SHOWTIME. The live broadcasts during the political conventions in July 2016, following the presidential and vice presidential debates, and around the election in November 2016, earned strong ratings as well as critical acclaim.

Press Release: CBS Press Express.

Feb 17

Stephen Colbert on Bob Schieffer’s ‘About the News’

Once again we have the pleasure of Stephen appearing on a podcast, this time with legendary news broadcaster and journalist Bob Schieffer. On Schieffer’s podcast, About the News, Stephen fumes about Trump “stealing his character” and he discusses the general parallels between his former character and Trump. The conversation then shifts to the relationship between presidential administrations and comedy shows, and many more comedy-related topics.

Stephen has demonstrated a lot of respect for Mr. Schieffer throughout the years, and this is really evident throughout the chat. Have a fun time listening. It’s a great discussion!

Download the podcast [iTunes] or listen to it via SoundCloud.

Feb 14

Stephen Colbert on ‘Wait, Wait … Don’t Tell Me!’

NPR fans were recipients of an unexpected treat: Stephen Colbert filling in for Lena Dunham on this past weekend’s Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!

After Lena was unable to participate for weather-related reasons, host Peter Sagal decided to ask Stephen the questions he intended to ask the Girls creator instead. The ensuing and hilarious exchange is reminiscent of Stephen’s turn as interviewing as Al Sharpton all those many moons ago on The Daily Show. Take a listen and enjoy!

Feb 12

Topps Release Stephen Colbert Baseball Card

Stephen Colbert Topps Baseball Card

FP22 Stephen Colbert , Chicago Cubs – Topps Baseball Series 1

The Topps Company, the exclusive trading card partner of Major League Baseball, have released their annual baseball card set which includes fan favourites, superstars, up-and-coming rookies and the recent addition of popular First Pitch™ inserts.

Featured among the first pitch series, is none other than Donny Franks, Stephen Colbert’s hot dog vending alter ego. Franks, who threw the first pitch for the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field, was featured in the segment ‘Everyone’s a Weiner When Stephen Visits Wrigley Field’ on the 22nd September, 2016 episode of the ‘Late Show with Stephen Colbert’.

Previously, Stephen Colbert threw the first pitch, or in this case pint of Americone Dream, to Jerry Greenfield (of Ben & Jerry’s) at a Charleston RiverDogs game on Saturday, 7th July, 2007.

Feb 07

Ben & Jerry’s Release Americone Dream Pint Slices

Americone Dream Pint Slices

Ben & Jerry’s have released an exciting new way for busy on the go ice cream lovers to ingest their favourite flavours without all the mess.

Similar to a Klondike Bar, their new Pint Slices feature four classic flavours: Vanilla Peanut Butter Cup, Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Stephen Colbert’s Americone Dream covered in chocolate and individually wrapped in an easy-to-open pouch.

Boxes of Americone Dream feature “three vanilla ice cream bars with caramel swirls and fudge covered waffle cone pieces, covered in a dark chocolatey coating with waffle cone pieces.”

Speaking on the new release to Paste Magazine, Dena Wimette, Global Innovation Manager for Ben & Jerry’s, said “It took us years to perfect how to squeeze in all the chunks and swirls our fans have come to expect. Using top secret technology, we finally got it. Of course, with all those thick, rich ingredients, there was no room for a stick. It just didn’t fit.”

Pint Slices are now available in most Ben & Jerry’s scoop stores and will soon be available in grocery stores nationwide.

Jan 25

Stephen Colbert to Host the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards

Emmy Awards nominations 2013 CBS and the Television Academy today announced that Emmy® Award winner Stephen Colbert, the multi-talented host of THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT, will host the 69th PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS, marking his first time as master of ceremonies for the event. The Emmy Awards will be broadcast LIVE from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 17 (8:00-11:00PM, live ET/5:00-8:00PM live PT) on the CBS Television Network.

“We’re excited to kick off the new season and celebrate the top achievements in television with Stephen Colbert as host of the PRIMETIME EMMYS,” said Jack Sussman, executive vice president, specials, music and live events, CBS Entertainment. “Stephen is the ultimate master of ceremonies with award-winning creative talents, and as we’ve seen the past few months, he has a fearless passion for live television. We look forward to honoring television’s best while entertaining audiences with the creative energy and sharp comedy of Stephen Colbert.”

“We are thrilled that Stephen Colbert will be bringing his Emmy-winning comedic talent to hosting this year’s Emmy Awards,” said Television Academy chairman and CEO Hayma Washington. “He’s a formidable showman and we are delighted to begin working with him and the entire CBS team.”

“This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period,” said Stephen Colbert. “Both in person and around the globe.”

Press Release: CBS Press Express.