The Comedy Central companion shows are two of the 45 teams from the media scene competing in the annual NYFEST industry soccer tournament on Saturday.
The staffs of The Daily Show, The Colbert Report and John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight will be among the teams slated to face off at a celebrity soccer tournament this weekend as part of NYFEST.
Beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Pier 5, Brooklyn Bridge Park, the day’s events includes an industry tournament, a celebrity match and a youth showcase, with games and skills clinics for kids led by coaches from the new New York City FC.
The press is just all over Stephen. This last month has been a whirlwind of media coverage. There are too many articles in fact. Here is the first round and next week we will have part 2.
Since the speculation started and the announcement was made last week that Stephen Colbert will indeed take over for David Letterman, naturally people are talking about it. We’re losing two shows and then gaining two shows, or maybe three, depending if Craig Ferguson stays on.
Stephen Colbert is a descendent of the original four Fee Bros. who started a wine business in Rochester back in the 1860s. Their slogan: “The House of Fee by the Genesee since eighteen hundred and sixty-three.”
“We have the same great-grandfather as Stephen Colbert. His grandmother (Marie Fee) and my grandfather (John Charles Fee II) were sister and brother. His mother (Lorna Tuck Colbert) and my father (Jack Fee) are first cousins,” explains Ellen Fee, 56, who now runs the Portland Avenue beverage ingredients company with her brother Joe.
Overwhelmed by the explosion of news reports, interviews and articles that have swept across the media since CBS announced that Stephen Colbert would succeed David Letterman as host of ‘The Late Show’? Well don’t worry, Colbert News Hub has you covered. We’ve done our best to compile all the breaking news and information surrounding the newest late night shuffle up. As more news and information becomes available over the coming days and months, we will continue to update this post with the latest developments.
Today, we have a special treat for you Hubsters! Guest contributor Sharilyn Johnson has sent in this article examining the upside to losing Stephen Colbert as host of ‘The Colbert Report’. Sharilyn is a Toronto-based writer and comedy journalist, who created the stage show ‘Fake News Fangirl’. You can read Colbert News Hub’s exclusive interview with her here.
5 Silver Linings of Losing the Colbert Report
By the end of 2014, “Stephen Colbert” the character will be no more. That’s lot to process. It’s sudden, it’s surreal, and – despite the “onwards and upwards” angle to all this – it’s sad. The Colbert Report has been a unique television creation in so many ways, and it’s a shame to see it disappear. But aside from what we’re directly getting in exchange (an hour of the real Stephen, five nights a week), there are other upsides to the loss.
Following CBS’s announcement on Thursday that Stephen Colbert would replace David Letterman as host of ‘The Late Show’ in 2015, the hosts of late night weighed in on the announcement.
In years gone by, the announcement of a new host has brought with it feuds, betrayals and late nights wars. But in recent times, the atmosphere has changed. Today’s generation of late night host addressed the news by offering their congratulations and best wishes to their newly promoted colleague.
EPISODE NUMBER: 10090 (April 10, 2014) GUESTS:Sting STAFF CAMEO: Matt Lapin SEGMENTS: David Letterman’s Retirement | Cheating Death – Depression Edition | Bill O’Reilly on America’s “Grievance Industry” | Sting EXCLUSIVE – Sting – “The Night the Pugilist Learned How to Dance” SUIT REPORT: Grey Suit | White Shirt | Red and Silver Striped Tie VIDEOS:Thursday, April 10, 2014
Oh Hubsters! The first thumbnail I saw when I went to the Colbert Nation website was this one:
Also, go check out the Daily Show to see Jon’s very moving tribute to Stephen.