Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 marked the end of an era, as David Letterman signed off from the ‘Late Show’ for the final time. Dave ended his career in late night, just as he had started it – with the same brand of sarcasm, mischief, self-mockery and irreverence that has made him a comedy legend and icon over the past 33 years.
In an episode featuring celebrity friends and classic moments from the past 30 years, Dave took a brief moment to acknowledge his successor Stephen Colbert, and wish he and his staff good luck and success for the future.
From all of us here at the Hub, thank you Dave, and good luck Stephen!! We will be watching.
In honor of David Letterman leaving, but still keeping it all about Stephen, I have come up with a top ten list. This is the top ten guests that never appeared on The Colbert Report, that should now appear on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert in September. People that for whatever reason never appeared on the Report, but that I personally would love, love, love to see together with Stephen now that he is in the big leagues.
This is my list, but who would you Hubsters put on your lists? Discuss in the comments. I may just have to change my list if you guys come up with some good names.
Stephen Colbert, addressing the graduating class of Wake Forest University on this beautiful spring day, delighted the crowd with zingers about rival universities Duke and UNC, Wake Forest’s own curious campus traditions, and a few topical jokes for good measure.
In the core message of his speech, interestingly, he likened his own personal transition to The Late Show to the transition to careers the graduates are undertaking. It was a surprising and touching approach:
Stephen Colbert Tells Wake Forest Graduates: “It’s Time to Say Goodbye to the Person We’ve Become
“I just spent many years learning how to do one thing really well. I got so comfortable with that place, that role, those responsibilities that it came to define how I saw myself. But now that part of my life is over. It’s time to say goodbye to the person we’ve become, we’ve worked so hard to perfect, and to make some crucial decisions in becoming who we’re going to be. For me, I’ll have to figure out how to do an hour-long show every night. You at some point will have to sleep. I’m told the Adderall wears off eventually. Good luck.”
Full Article: The Hollywood Reporter.
[Post updated with complete speech]
CBS unveils “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s” logo. | Image via @FrankPallotta
Stephen spent his birthday courting advertisers and heralding his new show. Not surprisingly, he made a great first impression.
Stephen Colbert Jokes About Finding Himself, Rips Rupert Murdoch at CBS Upfront
CBS brought out its biggest gun at the network’s upfront presentation at New York’s famed Carnegie Hall on Wednesday: Stephen Colbert, who’s poised to take over “The Late Show” after David Letterman retires.
The former “Colbert Report” host cracked up advertisers as he joked about ditching his conservative persona and going on a voyage of self-discovery.
In a video spoofing his transition, Colbert declared that he’s going to find himself, saying, “I leave but a boy, I return a myself.”
Unfortunately, Colbert’s trip was postponed when he discovered that there’s a “CSI: Cyber” now on the air.
In the video, a time-lapse viewing binge ensued, which eventually saw both Colbert and his Labrador retriever watching with him sporting Hassidic-length beards.
After transitioning from the video to the stage of Carnigie Hall in New York City, where the upfront presentation took place, Colbert continued to riff on his transition.
In its coverage of the TV Upfronts, The Hollywood Reporter notes that CBS entertainment chairman Nina Tassler has “confirmed that Stephen Colbert will be making an appearance at the afternoon presentation at Carnegie Hall” on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015.
It’s that time of year again! Every May the flowers bloom, the temperatures warm, and on May 13th the Colbert fandom celebrates Stephen Colbert’s birthday. As was done in the past, we have once again decided to give the TV Host with the Most one thing he might actually want: projects funded through one of his signature charities, Donorschoose. Stephen’s recent $800,000 donation generated a lot of media attention and also led to an upsurge in donations to the charity.
So we thought it behoovy to reactivate our Colbert News Hub Giving Page. We are highlighting three New Jersey area projects in need of funding. Won’t you consider donating to one of these three as a way to wish Stephen a happy birthday, and help out children in his home-away-from-home state? Here are our picks:
Colbert News Hub will get the ball rolling by making a $50 donation.
Official event photos from “Mavis Staples in Conversation with Stephen Colbert,” during the 2015 Montclair Film Festival at the Wellmont Theatre, New Jersey, on Friday, May 8th, 2015.
For a recap of the event, head on over to Baristanet and NJ Arts.