Welcome to ‘Better Know a Guest’, your weekly guide to the wonderful and diverse array of personalities appearing on ‘The Colbert Report’ and ‘The Daily Show’ each week.
Hello Hubsters. This week our thoughts and prayers go out to Stephen and the Colbert family, during this sad time. And as always, the Colbert Nation will be here for you when you are ready to return Stephen, please take all the time you need.
Below you can find The Daily Show guest listings as per usual, but please note that this post will be updated as more information on the status of this weeks episodes of The Colbert Report becomes available. At this point in time, Monday nights episode will be a rerun, but remember as Stephen always says, ‘the jokes are funnier the second time around’.
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Lorna Colbert as shown as a young woman on “Faces of America” with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.: Can you tell me about your mother, what kind of person she is?
Stephen Colbert: Bright. Not just intelligent, but bright. She shines. Hopeful, indefatigable, great faith. Tough, she raised eleven kids, and she raised me after my father and two of my brothers died. Irish. (Gates laughs) Irish.
The above exchange resulted from Stephen’s participation in Faces of America, in which Henry Louis Gates, Jr. tracked Stephen’s genealogy — but particularly memorable is the way Stephen lit up when describing his mother. It’s easy to understand why, once you get to know her, and in many ways we of the Colbert Nation felt we did know her due to Stephen’s many references to her on the Report and in interviews. Let’s take a moment to remember and honor this remarkable woman and supermom of eleven through Stephen’s lens.
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Hubster Mrs. Spock has sent us this wonderful “Taping ReporT” of her trip to the June 10th, 2013 taping of “The Colbert Report”.
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EPISODE NUMBER: 9115 (June 12, 2013)
GUESTS: Paul McCartney
SEGMENTS: Stephen Colbert’s Tribute to Having Paul McCartney on His Show | NSA Scandal Developments | Paul McCartney – “I’ve Just Seen a Face” | NYC Bike Share | Paul McCartney – “Hi, Hi, Hi” & “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!” | Paul McCartney – “Listen to What the Man Said” | Paul McCartney – “Lady Madonna”
EXCLUSIVE: Exclusive – Paul McCartney – “Birthday”
SUIT REPORT: Navy pin striped suit | White shirt | Light blue spotted tie
VIDEOS: Wednesday, June 12, 2013
It was an emotional experience as an epic Stephen fan to watch this episode. I can’t think of a better person than Stephen, who inspires so many, to have someone on that inspires him so as well. But what was that about buying Gordon Lightfoot before Hey, Jude? Seriously?! That’s a tough thing to admit in the presence of Sir Paul. We have plenty more to share, please give us your thoughts after the jump.
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Welcome to “A Look Back,” where we review and celebrate select clips from the overwhelmingly voluminous video catalog and the many splendid works of Stephen T. Colbert over the years.
In honor of Paul McCartney’s upcoming appearance on The Colbert Report this evening, let’s take a fond “Look Back” at Stephen, Dana Carvey, and Robert Smigel giving us their best Beatles impressions on the fantastic (but short lived) Dana Carvey Show. Stephen is great at doing startlingly pitch-perfect impressions of less-impersonated celebrities, like Gregory Peck, Robert Duvall — and his George Harrison is no exception. Take a look:
I love the way he forlornly looks off into the distance after he says “I killed a man once [...] it was all taken care of by the record company, so no one found out.” George seems to really wish someone knew about the fact that he “killed a man.”
We here at Colbert News Hub are feverish with anticipation for the show with a real Beatle tonight. Do you think we will hear any Beatles songs on the hour long special? If so, is there anything in particular you would like to hear performed (duetted? *fingers crossed*)
EPISODE NUMBER: 9114 (June 11, 2013)
GUESTS: Daniel Bergner
SEGMENTS: Intro – 6/11/13 | Prism Surveillance Program | Prism Surveillance Program – Jeffrey Rosen | Chewbacca’s TSA Encounter | Sign Off – Goodnight
SUIT REPORT: Black pin striped suit | White Shirt | Light blue spotted tie
VIDEOS: Tuesday, June 11, 2013
“I don’t care how many ball games you take me to, or how many Yemeni citizens you blow up, you’re not my real President!! You’re just some guy named Barry. I hate you!!!!” (slams door)
Wondering if Daniel Bergner is going to hold up Jane Fonda’s interview with Stephen Colbert as an example of his book’s scientific research subjects. The question is, did he cite Sex & Dating Chapter in I am America and so can You! as one of his research sources? Read on for lots more.
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Ever wanted to hang out backstage at ‘The Colbert Report’ with Stephen Colbert? Well now is your chance!!
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Every 100 entries received will sponsor a full after school arts program for a low-income public school in New York or Los Angeles, benefiting the ‘Urban Arts Partnership’, which aims to ‘advance the intellectual, social and artistic development of underserved public school students through arts-integrated education programs to close the achievement gap.’
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Entries close on Friday, July 12th
EPISODE NUMBER: 9113 (June 10, 2013)
GUESTS: Dan Savage | Omer Taspinar
SEGMENTS: Edward Snowden’s NSA Leaks | The Imploding Muslim Country of the Week – Turkey | The Imploding Muslim Country of the Week – Turkey – Omer Taspinar | Cold War Update – Nuclear Launch Careers | Sign Off – The Imploding Muslim Country of the Week Booth
SUIT REPORT: Dark Suit | Light Blue Shirt | Purple Stripped Tie
VIDEOS: Monday June 10, 2013
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