Sep 23

Better Know A Guest: September 22 – 25, 2014

Better Know a Guest Welcome to Better Know a Guest, your weekly guide to the wonderful and diverse array of personalities appearing on ‘The Colbert Report’ and ‘The Daily Show’ each week.


Hello, Colbert News Hub!  After a fun week of watching and being conflicted about the Scottish Referendum (sticking together seemed like the safer idea, but splitting up would’ve been so much funnier), and watching more Sky News than I could’ve ever predicted, I am ready to start this fall with a fresh batch of stories.  To begin, New York yesterday hosted a HUGE climate change rally, with almost 400,000 people showing up to march for climate change awareness and action.  Tuesday’s guest Naomi Klein will certainly have something to say about that, and I’m sure “Stephen” will have some beef with it.

Also this week in American news: China!  Alibaba, China’s largest e-commerce website (sort of like Amazon or eBay, only with more government censorship) had its IPO on Friday, raising $23.1 billion. Jack Ma, the founder and CEO, told news outlets that he “had a dream”, and that was “to be bigger than Walmart”. He also says he’s been inspired by Forrest Gump, which he’s seen at least 10 times. So he should be a favorite of the Colbert Report writers, I’d think. Other threatening-to-American-exceptionalism news included the revelation that hipster favorite Pabst Blue Ribbon beer was sold to Russian investors. So we export hipsters now. The week also saw the release of the iPhone 6, which I am on my way to buy as soon as I finish writing this. I am not expecting it to be pre-loaded with nude photos of Bono (but maybe of Kim Kardashian, Vanessa Hudgens, Hope Solo, Lake Bell, Avril Lavigne, and Leelee Sobieski, who had their own nude photos hacked his week).

Stephen’s upcoming guests are a father-son rock band, a journalist, BILL FREAKING COSBY, and a psychologist. Jon’s are an investigative journalist, a retired Marine Corps general, a Pitbull trainer, and a science writer.

Let us know who you’re excited for, and what you’d like to see covered this week!

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Sep 23

Why Stephen Colbert Doesn’t Need to Apologize

Stephen Colbert Who's Attacking Me NowWhen Stephen made a reference to the fact that he only has one female writer, as he accepted his Emmy in August, for “Outstanding Variety Show”, he then apologized, “for some reason”. What I thought he was trying to say when he said that was actually more the opposite. I don’t think he should have to apologize at all. He has done nothing wrong. However, many people in the media seem to disagree judging by the number of recent articles commenting on that one line in his Emmy acceptance speech. So we here at the Hub have delved into this issue, analyzed it and here are the results. The opinions expressed in this piece are mine and not necessarily representative of Colbert News Hub as a whole.

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Sep 20

‘The Colbert Report’ to Change Channels in Canada

The Colbert Report logo Heads up Canadian Hubsters! Commencing on Monday, September 22nd, 2014, ‘The Colbert Report’ will no longer air at 11:35PM ET on the Comedy Network. Instead, the shows first airing on Canadian television will be at 11:30PM / 8:30PM on M3, followed by a repeat showing on the Comedy Network at 12:37PM EP.

M3 is available via local cable providers or on:

  • Bell Satellite Channels 571 (SD) and 1671 (HD)
  • Shaw Direct channel 581
  • Rogers channels 36, 477 (HD) and 702

(Thank you to Sharilyn for the channel info!)

Sep 19

September 18, 2014 – Terry Gilliam

The Colbert Report episode guide EPISODE NUMBER: 10156 (September 18, 2014)
GUESTS: Terry Gilliam
SEGMENTS: Checky | No Boots on the Ground in Iraq | Sean Hannity’s Defense of Adrian Peterson | Terry Gilliam | Sign Off – Stuffed Elephant
SUIT REPORT: Dark Suit | Stripped Light Blue Shirt | Purple Patterned Tie
VIDEOS: Thursday, September 18, 2014

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Sep 18

September 17, 2014 – Viggo Mortensen

The Colbert Report episode guide EPISODE NUMBER: 10155 (September 17, 2014)
GUESTS: Viggo Mortensen
SEGMENTS: Caped Cash Cows | Undercover at Comic-Con – Prince Hawkcat | Undercover at Comic-Con – Stephen’s Movie Pitches | Military Vehicles for Public Schools | Viggo Mortensen | Sign Off – Aragorn
SUIT REPORT: Pin Stripped Suit | White Shirt | Blue Stripped Tie
VIDEOS: Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Greeting and salutations, Hubsters! With so much ugliness going on in the world, tonight’s episode gave us a brief escape into fantasy land. Back on August 8th, The Hub reported that Stephen went incognito to Comic-Con in San Diego. Tonight, we finally had the honor to watch the hilarious results of Stephen’s Comic-Con adventure. Stephen geeked-out Tolkien style for just a bit with his guest, Viggo Mortensen. I am sure Stephen and the crew had as much fun creating this episode as we did watching it.

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Sep 18

September 2nd, 2014: The Taping ReporT!

The Colbert Report taping report Hello, everyone! It’s me, Stephensmile64, back again with another taping reporT. So yeah, I know what you’re all thinking? “Stephensmile64, didn’t you just attend a taping?” Why yes, I did. So unfortunately, I did not attend this show but a friend of a friend of mine did. I actually got the tickets for he and three of his friends and the following day, he graciously sent me a brief email report.

He attended the September 2, 2014 show and this was his first taping ever. He had a wonderful time and quickly sent me some of the Q&A. For him, these questions and answers were totally new, so he was really excited about hearing them. He also stated that Stephen was very open and sincere. So, without further ado …

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Sep 17

September 16, 2014 – Unlocking the Truth

The Colbert Report episode guide EPISODE NUMBER: 10154 (September 16, 2014)
GUESTS: Unlocking the Truth
SEGMENTS: Intro – 9/16/14 | The Kinda-Sorta War and Its Mysterious Allies | The Olive Garden in Trouble | Unlocking the Truth | Unlocking the Truth – “Monster”
EXCLUSIVE: Unlocking the Truth – “Free As You Wanna Be”
SUIT REPORT: Grey Suit | White Shirt | Red/White/Blue Stripped Tie
VIDEOS: Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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