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Stephen Colbert took to the Carnegie Hall stage on Wednesday morning to open CBS’ annual Upfront presentation. Last year the late night host barely got mention, largely being overshadowed by ‘Late Late Show’ host James Corden, but this year saw the return of Colbert as one of the network’s most prized stars.
The network’s 90-minute presentation to advertisers saw Colbert belt out a show tune about CBS’ most-watched status, before delivering a monologue that riffed on the most significant factor in the ‘Late Show’s’ incredible ratings turnaround: President Donald Trump and his administration.
Colbert was followed on stage by CBS Chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves, who, rather than focus too much on the network’s performance, praised the late night hosts 15-week winning streak in total viewers – the ‘Late Show’ still trails the ‘Tonight Show’ in the key 18-24 demographic. “Stephen Colbert and ‘The Late Show’ are killing it. If you think I love Stephen more now because he’s No. 1, you’re right. Who would have thought that Stephen Colbert would be No. 1 and Bill O’Reilly would be doing a podcast in his underwear,” quipped Moonves.
For a recap of the CBS Upfront presentations, head to the Hollywood Reporter, Deadline and Entertainment Weekly.
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Official event photos from “Bill Nye: Science Guy in Conversation with Stephen Colbert” during the Montclair Film Festival at the Wellmont Theater, New Jersey, on Saturday, 6th May, 2017.
“He’s so sexy. And he taught me the importance of being silly.” “Being silly is so important. Silly is the opposite of grief. It’s throwing yourself into a moment without care. You can’t always maintain your status as a dignified person– it gives you blinders. When you always expect the world to fulfill your expectations, it wears you down. It closes you off.” “So sexy.” – Evelyn McGee-Colbert
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Stephen Colbert and Evelyn McGee-Colbert attend the “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between” Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on Tuesday, May 1st, 2017, in New York City.
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Official event photos from “In Conversation with John Turturro Moderated by Stephen Colbert” during the Montclair Film Festival at the Montclair Kimberley Academy, New Jersey, on Sunday, 30th April, 2017.
For a recap of the event, head on over to Variety.
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Official event photos from the opening night of the Montclair Film Festival at the Wellmont Theatre, New Jersey, on Friday, April 28, 2017.
Stephen Colbert will host the 25th Anniversary Gala of the Obie-Award winning theatre ensemble, Elevator Repair Service, on Monday, 22nd May, 2017 at Tribeca Rooftop, New York.
The gala will commence at sunset with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres being served on the rooftop overlooking the Hudson River. Dinner will then be served to guests, including a star-studded line up featuring Steve Martin, Greta Gerwig, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, Maura Tierney, Lili Taylor, Debra Monk, Bob Kerrey, and Vin Scelsa, while the evening is emceed by Stephen Colbert. The gala will also include a special performance by Elevator Repair Service, and a live auction, followed by remarks by Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director of The Public Theater.
Stephen Colbert and New York Magazine writer-at-large Frank Rich in conversation at the Vulture Festival.
Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017
Time: 6:00PM – 7:30PM
Location: Milk Studios, 450 West 15th Street
** Tickets go on sale for Citi Card members from April 18 – 19, and to the general to the general public on April 20, 2017.
Simon & Schuster will publish a book and audio edition based on Stephen Colbert’s popular “Midnight Confessions” segment from “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” it was announced today.
The book will include Colbert’s favorite confessions from the recurring segment, in which the late-night host enters a confessional to seek private forgiveness from his audience. The book will also include confessions from viewers who have submitted their own midnight confessions via Twitter.
“I wish I could say that all of these confessions were made up,” said Colbert.
“Each of these confessions is a comic gem, and a window into our collective private shame,” said Jonathan Karp, the publisher of Simon & Schuster. “We are grateful to Stephen Colbert and the writers of ‘The Late Show’ for providing such entertaining absolution for our sins.”
“Stephen Colbert’s Midnight Confessions” will go on sale Tuesday, September 5, 2017.
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