Late night’s comeback kid — as in, its ratings leader and an Emmy frontrunner just a year after some began writing him off — discusses the tragedy that led him to comedy, the evolution of “Stephen Colbert” on Comedy Central and why his fortunes, as David Letterman’s successor, turned around after Trump’s election.
Stephen Colbert talks Glenn Whipp of the Los Angeles Times about getting his “groove” back, the rise of the ‘Late Show, the Trump presidency, theology and gratitude.
Screen-used circular interview table from Comedy Central’s late-night talk show and satirical news series The Colbert Report, used by host Stephen Colbert to interview hundreds of guests between January 2010 and December 2012 (seasons 6-8). The dark brown extendable Crate & Barrel table with curved pedestal base stands approximately 30″ tall and 48″ in diameter, with the tabletop bearing numerous marks and scratches made by Colbert himself. Included with the table is a four-page list of the over 400 guests that sat opposite Colbert during the show, which is signed on the final page in blue ink, “It’s all true! Stephen Colbert.” Also included is a notarized letter for the aforementioned guest list, as well as a color glossy 10 x 8 photo of Colbert, signed in silver ink, “Stay strong! Stephen Colbert.” In fine condition, with expected wear from use.
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Stephen Colbert is the September 2017 “Man of Style”, and is featured on the cover of InStyle Magazine. The cover is of one of five subscribe-only special editions, and is limited to about 100,000 copies.
Featured in the magazine is an interview with editor-in-chief Laura Brown, “Stephen Colbert on His Crazy Trip to Russia and Comedy’s Role in Politics Today,” and Stephen takes us through his daily routine, “Stephen Colbert on His Daily Routine—And What “DTF” Means at the Late Show Office“.
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“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee”
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”
“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”
“Late Late Show with James Corden”
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”
“Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”
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Twenty years after starting out at the ‘Late Show’ under David Letterman, Billboard reports that Sheryl Zelikson will be leaving her role as the ‘Late Show with Stephen Colberts’ senior music producer.
A spokesman person for the show stated that, “this was a very amicable decision between Sheryl and the show. We wish her great things for the future“.
In a farewell message to colleagues, Zelikson noted that “she’d started as a mailroom clerk and looked forward to continuing to champion great talent […] Artists have been discovered, careers made, and it has been a tremendous privilege to have been an integral part of the process for over two decades.”
The show is currently seeking a new music booker with the “ability to discover new talent, book big names,” and “bring big ideas for innovative ways to produce music for both broadcast and digital,” to join the talent booking department.”
The untitled series will span 10 episodes, and will air this fall. Production will ramp up quickly and wrap close to the premiere date, in order to enable the show to stay relevant with current events and Trump’s continuing antics.
The series will revolve around the two-dimensional avatars of President Donald Trump and his family members. Described as a “fresh, cutting-edge comedy,” the series will present the “tru-ish adventures of Trump’s confidants and bon vivants — family, top associates, heads of government, golf pros, and anyone else straying into his orbit — intrepidly exploring their histories and their psyches, revealing insights into what makes them so definitively Trumpian.” According to Showtime, “it’s a workplace comedy where the office happens to be oval; it’s a character study in search of character, as seen through the eyes of an imaginary documentary crew.”
“I know a lot of people wanted to do this, and I’m honored that the Cartoon President invited our documentary crew into his private world. I’ve seen some of the footage, and I look forward to sharing the man behind the MAGA,” Colbert said in jest.
“Stephen and Chris have an uncanny genius for deconstructing the world of President Trump, and this series opens a new realm for them,” said Showtime president and CEO David Nevins. “Their vision will produce a comedy that makes waves, gets attention, and plays great on our networks, including our streaming service.”
The animated show hails from CBS Television Studios and will be executive produced by Colbert and “Late Show” showrunner Chris Licht. Tim Luecke, who co-created the “Late Show” version of animated Trump, will serve as lead animator and co-executive producer.
Full Article: Variety.
It was revealed today at the summer TCA’s that Stephen Colbert will guest star as himself on the upcoming truTV series ‘At Home with Amy Sedaris‘. The series, executive produced by Paul Dinello, will premiere on 24th October, 2017 at 10:30/9:30c.
“Amy Sedaris cordially invites you into her home, where she will show off diverse but necessary homemaking skills, from death-bed etiquette, to gutting a fish, to crocheting miniature sweaters for a mice infestation, to entertaining your husband’s business associates. As always, Amy will give it her best shot to entertain guests, increase her know-how and her can-do, and attempt to work out personal issues.”