Jan 28

Former ‘Colbert Report’ Intern Recalls ‘Greatest Place to Work’

Ben Goldman and Stephen Colbert

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Former Colbert Report intern Ben Goldman shares “entrepreneurial” lessons he learned from working on the show, posting about his experience on Reddit and also his new mobile app, Qork:

One of the most poignant memories I have of my time at TCR was the company culture. Ridiculous artwork of Stephen hung on all the walls, and props rested on all the shelves like historic artifacts. Staff and crew ate together in communal spaces and went out for drinks nearly every Thursday night. There was mutual respect among everyone, a feature that began at the top with Stephen himself who would know the name of every employee and intern that worked on the show. The result was that we were united in our obsession with the product being great.

At one point, a script supervisor told me very seriously “This is the greatest place in the world to work, it never gets better than this.” The intense love the team had for working at the show, where people were cool and the product was great, is one of the main reasons the show succeeded.

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Stephen Colbert is a genius, without a doubt in my mind. But he didn’t let that get in the way of hiring people who were smarter, and perhaps even funnier, than he is. Some of his writers were truly prodigal in their ability to write jokes, and Colbert would encourage them relentlessly. During every “commercial break,” he’d have a stable of writers and showrunners go up to his desk to give him notes and Stephen would listen to everything they said before continuing the show.

One time during a taping when a pre-filmed segment was airing, I watched Stephen talk to one of the showrunners and ask about who wrote that bit. He was utterly impressed and a few months later, that writer was promoted to head writer.

Full article: Qork

Jan 27

‘Rosewater’ Coming to DVD and Blu-ray

Jon Stewarts Rosewater on DVD Jon Stewart’s directorial debut ‘Rosewater‘ will be released on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD on February 10, 2015.

Based on the memoir of Iranian Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari, ‘Then They Came for Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival‘ the film chronicles Bahari’s family history, and his arrest and 118-day imprisonment following the controversial 2009 Iran presidential election.

A movie tie-in-edition of the book has also been released, ‘Rosewater (Movie Tie-in Edition): A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival

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Jan 25

Alex Schuler Talks Stunt Work on ‘The Colbert Report’

Alex Schuler with Stephen Colbert and Nancy Pelosi

In the penultimate week of ‘The Colbert Report’, you may recall Congresswomen Nancy Pelosi threw down some pretty neat moves on a BMX during the last installment of ‘Better Know a District’. Turns out it wasn’t actually Nancy Pelosi, but stuntman Alex Schuler. A rider from North Carolina, Alex recently joined the film industry as a stuntman, and has already had the opportunity to work on some big projects. In an interview with Vital BMX he speaks about his experiences working on ‘The Colbert Report’ and his upcoming projects.

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Jan 24

Colbert News Hub Receives a ‘Shorty Award’ Nomination

Colbert News Hub Shorty Award Nomination The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media, recognizing the people and organizations producing content on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Instagram, Vine, and the rest of the social web.

To nominate ‘Colbert News Hub’ simply follow the instructions on this page [link] and select the category of ‘Fansite’.

You can also nominate Stephen Colbert:

To nominate Stephen Colbert simply follow the instructions on this page [Link] and select the category of ‘Celebrity’.

Please be sure to add a note after ‘because …’ to make your vote count!!

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Jan 20

‘The Colbert Report’ Best of 2014 Articles

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It is no surprise to us, the Colbert Nation, that The Colbert Report was cited in many Best of 2014 articles. The last year of The Report will never be forgotten. This groundbreaking show will live on forever. After all, “Stephen Colbert” is immortal. Check out these articles from around the web and give us your thoughts in the comment section.

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