Jul 21

Lunchtime Just Got a Little Less Lonely, Thanks to Stephen Colbert

Ever wish lunchtimes weren’t spent alone in your office with a bowl of last night’s leftovers and a keyboard rapidly filling with crumbs?

Well you’re in luck. Stephen Colbert is here to keep you company all week, with his new daily series, “Stephen Colbert Has Stephen Colbert’s Daily Lunch with You Starring Stephen Colbert”.

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Jul 20

Stephen Colbert Guest Stars in Season 2 of “BoJack Horseman”

Stephen Colbert in BoJack Horseman Season 2

Amy Sedaris as Princess Carolyn and Stephen Colbert as Mr. Witherspoon

Stephen Colbert returns as guest star in Season 2, Episode 6 of “BoJack Horseman”. In the episode, entitled “Higher Love”, Stephen provides the voice of Mr. Witherspoon, a bull frog and the boss of Princess Carolyn, an anthropomorphic pink Persian cat voiced by Amy Sedaris.

Previously, Mr. Witherspoon appeared in Season 1, Episode 7, “Say Anything“.

Episode Synopsis: “PB Living goes bankrupt and Mr. Peanutbutter’s agent is found dead from auto-erotic asphyxiation, so he gets a job at Lady Foot Locker. BoJack gets awkward when he says, “I love you” to Wanda, and Princess Carolyn gets an opportunity when she discovers a not-so-dead author.”

The episode is available to watch on Netflix.

(Thank you to Mel for the screencaps!)

Jul 17

The 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Award Nominations, 2015

Emmy Awards nominations 2013 Congratulations to the staff of The Colbert Report who have received four Primetime Emmy nominations, and to the staff of The Daily Show who have also received four nominations.

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Jul 16

Neil deGrasse Tyson Discusses the Pluto Flyby with Stephen Colbert

Upon the exciting news that NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft had taken breathtaking photos of former-planet Pluto and its moon, Charon, Stephen Colbert called in the one person best suited to weigh in on these events: rock star astrophysicist and Friend of the (Stephen-hosted) Show(s) Neil deGrasse Tyson. In a new Late Show video, the two have a hilarious and somewhat contentious chat, with Stephen ribbing Dr. Tyson for his support of demoting Pluto from its planet status back in 2006. They also munch on Klondike bars and attempt to drink Tang, while heralding the beautiful images taken by New Horizons and continuing the Pluto debate.

It’s great to see Stephen push the geek-out pedal all the way to floor, as he does love him some outer space-related topics. Also wonderful that Dr. Tyson would show up on such short notice and basically do a Colbert Report-esque guest spot in the Late Show’s temporary offices. I hope this means that we will continue to enjoy the expert analysis we took for granted on The Colbert Report, starting with tried and true friends-of-the-old-show.

Jul 10

Stephen Colbert on ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’

The wait is finally over! For the Season 6 Finale of ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee‘ (Crackle), Jerry Seinfeld offered the pièce de résistance: Mr. Colbert himself. Jerry elected to pick up a then Colbearded-Stephen in a blue 1964 Morgan Plus 4 Roadster. Tooling around Stephen’s hometown of Montclair, New Jersey, the conversation took place at the Bluestone Coffee Co. and briefly at watchung booksellers.

After slightly embarrassing Stephen by correctly and boldly proclaiming him “the greatest television performer [he’d] ever seen,” Jerry is surprised when Stephen reveals he would have quit the Report very soon, Late Show or not. Stephen likens his attitude about ending his show to Jerry’s decision to end Seinfeld at the height of its popularity.

When asked about plans for Late Show, Stephen was mum, (Letterman was still broadcasting when this was filmed), but did reveal that he and Jimmy Fallon went out for drinks after it was announced that Colbert would be Letterman’s successor. They are both friendly to each other and determined to make The Late Show Wars a thing of the past.

Jerry is impressed by Stephen’s ability to perfectly mimic smoking a pipe, although not having done so himself. This leads into a conversation about manliness, and classic examples of manly men, such as George C. Scott and Steve McQueen. Seinfeld is also not afraid to punch a few holes into Stephen here and there, despite his self-professed admiration. “C’mon, let’s be honest, a pipe and a beard is just gross,” he says. When Stephen declares at the book store that even during his lean years in Chicago, he couldn’t deprive himself of books, Jerry simply responds, “that’s really pretentious.”

Stephen then attempts to drive the Morgan, although it had been several years since he had driven stick. Overall, although his driving skills, according to Jerry, were “horrible,” it led to all sorts of giggling and some comfortable, friendly lulls in the conversation.

What did you guys think of Stephen’s turn in the series? Let us know in the comments.

Jul 10

A Colbunker for ‘Apocalypse Dow’

“You understand that for nearly four hours, America’s bankers had no idea how rich they were?!”

After a rough day in the markets in which the NYSE suffered from technical glitches that shut it down for nearly 4 hours, the Chinese stock market continued to rapidly crash, and a major airline issued a 2-hour global ground stop due to a “bad server,” Stephen responded to the headlines as only he can: by holing himself up in a custom-made Colbunker stocked with urine, K-cups, and a ton of paranoia.

Another great quote (sorry, can’t help it): “We are so fragile! We didn’t know as we built our internet, and our smartphones, and put that extra fridge in the garage, they weren’t strengthening us! They were weakening us. And now the iron spires of our cities will be the markers our graves.”

This video is notable in that it employs the use of graphics (the analog-y distortion), and, in true Colbert fashion, a copious amount of props – including some live ones, a selfie-averse chicken. Also featured is a new intern, Andreau, who is earning college credit by being slathered in white greasepaint and pretending to be one of Stephen’s minions.

Overall, we are seeing a lot of familiar bits, and Stephen relying heavily on his performance chops and the absurdity of current events to guide the content of these videos. It should give Colbert fans a sense that we are not losing the edginess we loved on the Report to the Late Show.