In The Press — February 2013

Stephen Colbert media When news stories fall through the cracks, we here at Colbert News Hub catch it for a post we call “In the Press”.

Hubster Nation, it’s the return of our roundup of Stephen-related news. It’s been awhile since we have had an official “In the Press” post. If you’re sitting there going, “Hey, I wonder when we will see another ‘In the Press’ post”, well then, you must be psychic. Good timing, don’t you love it when that happens?

In this edition, we have news about a former Daily Show staffer, a movie involving David Sedaris, Stephen at the Democratic Caucus and recent developments about Lulu’s campaign.

Read on!

“Jim Margolis of ‘Daily Show’ now show runner on Adult Swim’s ‘Newsreaders'”

In January, former Daily Show Executive Producer, Jim Margolis started his own show on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim lineup.

Six-time Emmy award winning Jim Margolis from Shaker Heights recently left his staff position as an executive producer for “The Daily Show” in New York to become the show runner for the new Adult Swim sketch comedy show “Newsreaders.”

Newsreaders is a spinoff of ‘Children’s Hospital’ with Rob Corddry so it’s worth checking out if you have Cartoon Network. I don’t. :-(

To read more, including an interview with Mr. Margolis, click on over here.


“Sundance 2013: How ‘C.O.G.’s young director finally convinced David Sedaris to go Hollywood”

David Sedaris, brother of Amy, has gone Hollywood. He has helped a young filmmaker named Kyle Patrick Alvarez adapt an essay of his into a movie. The movie is called “C.O.G.” which stands for Child of God. It premiered at the Sundance film festival in January.

He talks a bit about how he got Sedaris interested in making the movie:

“I waited in line with everyone for him to sign my book after he read,” says Alvarez. “I tried not to be aggressive, but I gave him the a copy of my first film and said there were some things I’d like to talk to him about. I was incredibly anxious about it, but fortunately, he really liked the movie.”

To read more, go here.


“Stephen Colbert At House Democratic Retreat: Congress ‘Less Popular Than Colonoscopies'”

Stephen was at the Democratic Caucus recently and was interviewed by Nancy Pelosi. In the HuffPo piece about it they cite a video in which the anchor calls it “Get to know a District”. Okay, well, she makes up for it at the end when she says, “Who doesn’t love Stephen Colbert?” Redemption earned.

WASHINGTON — Stephen Colbert was the surprise guest at the annual House Democratic retreat on Friday, taking part in a Q&A with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) — sometimes as himself, other times in character as the mock conservative pundit he plays on Comedy Central — and even singing a duet with Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.).

A little further down in this piece is, what I think is, the best line from our hero:

Asked why more House members aren’t on the show, Colbert laid the blame on their party leader.

“Someone who will remain Nancy Pelosi-less told Democrats to stop coming on the show,” he said.


Get the full scoop here.     Also, for more info on the Dem Caucus, here is another piece from ABC News.


“Congressman Joe Crowley on His Duet With Stephen Colbert”

Oh to be able to sing with Stephen. Another lucky individual has joined the list of people who have sung the National Anthem with Stephen. So what did he have to say about it?

“All I can say is Stephen Colbert can be my back-up singer anytime,” he said.

I wonder what “Stephen” would think about being a back-up singer and not out in front?

This performance was at the Democratic Caucus. Unfortunately there was no video of it. Sad. However, the interview will air on the show, according to this article. If you want to read more about Mr. Crowley’s musical abilities, go here.


“Colbert[-]Busch won’t focus on brother in SC race”

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Elizabeth Colbert Busch remembers watching the funeral of Robert Kennedy on television, with her younger brother Stephen — now the star of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” — sitting in her lap. She said to herself, “Someday, if they let women run for office, I’m going to.”

Now, she’s making that dream a reality with a run for Congress. And she isn’t worried her brother’s fame will overshadow her campaign.

I really hope she wins. Not only would she be a breath of fresh air for the Charleston district, South Carolina and in general, Congress and Politics, but I really want to see the Better Know a District segment.

For more on this, please go here.

Remember, folks, this coming Friday and Saturday are the two fundraisers in NYC and Charleston, respectively.



  • CN Helper

    Thank you for this, llama! I love “In the Press.” Elizabeth’s campaign seems to be going well. It’s been cool watching her start to make speeches and get into her role. She has a lot of Stephen’s charisma to be sure. She will be great.

    I have to check out the Sedaris film as well – that’s unusual for him to adapt one of his stories for film. I love me some David, so it will be good, no doubt.