Apr 22

Stephen Colbert to Host Elevator Repair Service’s 25th Anniversary Gala

Elevator Repair Service 25th Anniversary Gala hosted by Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert will host the 25th Anniversary Gala of the Obie-Award winning theatre ensemble, Elevator Repair Service, on Monday, 22nd May, 2017 at Tribeca Rooftop, New York.

The gala will commence at sunset with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres being served on the rooftop overlooking the Hudson River. Dinner will then be served to guests, including a star-studded line up featuring Steve Martin, Greta Gerwig, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, Maura Tierney, Lili Taylor, Debra Monk, Bob Kerrey, and Vin Scelsa, while the evening is emceed by Stephen Colbert. The gala will also include a special performance by Elevator Repair Service, and a live auction, followed by remarks by Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director of The Public Theater.

Apr 19

State of the Union with Stephen Colbert and Frank Rich at the Vulture Festival

State of the Union with Stephen Colbert and Frank Rich at the Vulture Festival

Stephen Colbert and New York Magazine writer-at-large Frank Rich in conversation at the Vulture Festival.

Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017
Time: 6:00PM – 7:30PM
Location: Milk Studios, 450 West 15th Street
Tickets: $50

** Tickets go on sale for Citi Card members from April 18 – 19, and to the general to the general public on April 20, 2017.

Apr 15

Simon & Schuster to Publish ‘Stephen Colbert’s Midnight Confessions’

Stephen Colbert's Midnight Confessions

Simon & Schuster will publish a book and audio edition based on Stephen Colbert’s popular “Midnight Confessions” segment from “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” it was announced today.

The book will include Colbert’s favorite confessions from the recurring segment, in which the late-night host enters a confessional to seek private forgiveness from his audience. The book will also include confessions from viewers who have submitted their own midnight confessions via Twitter.

“I wish I could say that all of these confessions were made up,” said Colbert.

“Each of these confessions is a comic gem, and a window into our collective private shame,” said Jonathan Karp, the publisher of Simon & Schuster. “We are grateful to Stephen Colbert and the writers of ‘The Late Show’ for providing such entertaining absolution for our sins.”

Stephen Colbert’s Midnight Confessions” will go on sale Tuesday, September 5, 2017.

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Apr 13

Stephen Colbert Featured in April Issue of ‘The Hollywood Reporter’ Magazine

The Hollywood Reporter Magazine April 2017 Cover with Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert is featured on the cover of the 13 April, 2017 edition of The Hollywood Reporter Magazine. The accompanying article, by Marisa Guthrie, “dishes on his angst and anger over Trump, his Christmas gift to Letterman, Jon Stewart and why the election felt “like somebody dying.” In addition, Colbert is among the “35 Most Powerful People in New York Media“, along with fellow talk show hosts Samantha Bee, Andy Cohen, Jimmy Fallon, John Oliver, Trevor Noah and Seth Meyers.

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Apr 09

Stephen Colbert Finds an ‘Elusive Groove’ – The New York Times

John Koblin of NYT has written the kind of article we true fans all hoped we’d see: one lauding the success of The Late Show, and its finally unseating Jimmy Fallon out of his quasi-permanent first place position in ratings.

The turning point, said executive producer Chris Licht, was election night, when Stephen was forced to go off script and speak memorably from the heart:

On Nov. 8, Stephen Colbert was hosting a live election night special for CBS’s sister cable network, Showtime. A program that was built around an expected Hillary Clinton victory went off the rails almost as soon as it went on the air at 11 p.m. As election returns came in, audience members, who had been asked to shut off their phones an hour earlier, gasped as it became clear that Donald J. Trump could very well become president. Mr. Colbert looked dumbstruck.

Sensing the gravity of the moment, Chris Licht, the executive producer of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” walked over to Mr. Colbert’s desk during a musical performance.

“Stop being funny and go and just be real,” Mr. Licht told the host.

What followed was what Mr. Licht described in a recent interview as the turning point for Mr. Colbert, who had struggled to gain his footing on CBS after shedding the pompous-pundit character that made him famous on Comedy Central’s “Colbert Report.”

“I think it’s when he became himself,” he said.

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Apr 04

Bill Nye: Science Guy in Conversation with Stephen Colbert

Montclair Film Festival

Event Description: Bill Nye is on a journey to change the world! Once the host of a popular kids’ show, Nye has transformed himself into a leading voice against the forces that would deny the value of science. Nye not only is speaking out, he is leading by example, on a mission to launch a solar-powered satellite into the cosmos and advocating for the importance of research and discovery. BILL NYE: SCIENCE GUY is a urgent portrait of a scientist on a mission, taking on climate change deniers and creationists in the real world to create a more scientifically literate and engaged universe.

There will be a post screening conversation between Bill Nye and Stephen Colbert.

Venue: The Wellmont Theater
Date: Saturday, May 6 at 4:00PM
Tickets: [Link]

** Tickets go on sale for Montclair Film Festival Members only beginning Monday, April 3rd, and to the general public on Friday, April 7th, 2017 at 10:00AM.

Apr 04

In Conversation with John Turturro Moderated by Stephen Colbert

Montclair Film Festival

Event Description: One of the screen’s most singular performers, John Turturro made his theatrical debut by creating the title role of John Patrick Shanley’s Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, for which he won an OBIE Award and a Theater World Award. His film career remains unforgettable, including roles in DO THE RIGHT THING, THE COLOR OF MONEY, QUIZ SHOW, MILLER’S CROSSING, and THE BIG LEBOWSKI. For his work in BARTON FINK, Turturro won the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival, where he also won the Camera D’Or Award for his directorial debut, MAC. On television, he won an Emmy Award for his appearance on Monk, and in 2017, received a Golden Globe nomination for his role as John Stone on the HBO series The Night Of.

Venue: Montclair Kimberley Academy (Upper School)
Date: Sunday April 30, 1:00 PM
Tickets: [Link]

** Tickets go on sale for Montclair Film Festival Members only beginning Monday, April 3rd, and to the general public on Friday, April 7th, 2017 at 10:00AM.