Aug 21

In the Press – August 20, 2014

Stephen Colbert newsWhen news stories fall through the cracks, we here at Colbert News Hub find them for a post we call, In The Press.


Hey, hubsters! These posts just keep on comin’. We are working to get out all these press pieces about Stephen in a timely fashion, but sometimes life happens and we get a little behind. Our apologies. Also, we have been tweaking the format a bit, as you may have noticed from the last ITP.

Please give feedback about it in the comments below- what’s better, what could change, etc. Much appreciated!

Anyway, the Emmys are here! Only a few more days. Can you believe it? It seems like it was just yesterday that we members of Colbert Nation were love drunk (and perhaps actually drunk) celebrating the big win for the show! So get ready and read on!

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Aug 18

‘The Colbert Report’ Writers with their Creative Arts Emmy Awards

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The Colbert Report writers lead by Barry Julien on stage accepting their Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards for ‘Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series’, and later posing with their awards at the Comedy Central Creative Arts Emmy Party.
 
 
 

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Aug 17

Congratulations to ‘The Colbert Report’ for ‘Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series’ Win!!

Emmy Awards nominations 2013Congratulations to the staff of The Colbert Report who have won the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Award for “Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series.” Congratulations are also in order for The Daily Show, who won the Emmy for “Outstanding Picture Editing For Short-Form Segments And Variety Specials.”

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Aug 17

How ‘The Colbert Report’ Inspired ‘Will & Grace’s’ Co-Creator to Help a Small Town in Kentucky

In August 2013, The Colbert Report ran a segment about Johnny Cummings, the openly gay mayor of Vicco, Ky., population 334. (“People Who Are Destroying America,” the bit was facetiously called.) Among those watching at home in Los Angeles were Will & Grace co-creator Max Mutchnick and his husband, Erik Hyman, an entertainment lawyer at Loeb & Loeb. The couple had heard about Vicco — which in January 2013 passed a Fairness Ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation — even before Stephen Colbert’s show. But watching a segment about it on TV, they found themselves profoundly moved — so moved that they decided to build a children’s park for the recession-racked community.

“It’s inspiring to hear such a loud voice from such a small town,” Hyman tells THR. “Sometimes we think about towns between New York and California as small-minded, and it’s just not true.”

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Aug 14

In the Press – August 14, 2014

Stephen Colbert newsWhen news stories fall through the cracks, we here at Colbert News Hub find them for a post we call, In The Press.


I usually try to keep these intros light, but it’s been a tough week. Hopefully it will get better soon. I have really missed the boys this past week with everything that’s been going on in the news. I have a feeling Jon is exasperated with the news coverage of Robin Williams, I know I’ve seen some stuff that’s made me mad.

However, we press on. Oh, there it is. I just made it light. Ya see, cuz I said ‘press’ and it’s “In The Press”. Okay! In this edition, we have a video from “The Young Turks” praising Stephen, and a couple more pieces about that overnight sensation, John Oliver. He’s going places. Read on!

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Aug 12

August 6th, 2014: The Taping ReporT!

The Colbert Report taping report Hello, everyone! It’s me, Stephensmile64, back with another famous Taping ReporT! Please, please, sit down everyone and hold your applause. Or at least until later.

I attended the August 6th, 2014 show with my friend and knowing this was going to be our final taping, we were very excited, yet emotional. I was going to wait to attend at a later day, but I just finished graduate school and got a job. So being it was early in the job, this was going to be the best time to take off and attend. And you know what? I’m so glad I did!

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