Mar 05

Giveaway: Two Tickets to ‘Uptown Showdown: Fact vs Fiction’ featuring Opus Moreschi

Uptown Showdown

Colbert News Hub have partnered with the folks at Symphony Space to give away two tickets to see Late Show head writer Opus Moreschi at ‘Uptown Showdown: Fact vs Fiction’ on Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 at 8:00PM at Leonard Nimoy Thalia.

To enter, simply tweet your answer to the following question to @ColbertNewsHub and include the hashtag #CNHGiveaway

Alternately, if you do not have Twitter. Please send us your answer via email.

Question: Before joining the ‘Colbert Report’ and the ‘Late Show’, which late night talk show did Opus Moreschi work as a writer on?

The winner will be announced on Twitter on Sunday, March 12th, 2017. Please be sure to check your Twitter accounts in case you are the lucky winner!

Feb 19

‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ to Go Live Following President Trump’s Address to Congress

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Logo

THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT will broadcast live following President Donald Trump’s address to the joint session of Congress on Tuesday, February 28 (11:35 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. Colbert will host from the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York and welcome actress Lisa Kudrow and former White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest as his guests.

This will mark the 15th time THE LATE SHOW has broadcast live, including the election night special on SHOWTIME. The live broadcasts during the political conventions in July 2016, following the presidential and vice presidential debates, and around the election in November 2016, earned strong ratings as well as critical acclaim.

Press Release: CBS Press Express.

Feb 12

Topps Release Stephen Colbert Baseball Card

Stephen Colbert Topps Baseball Card

FP22 Stephen Colbert , Chicago Cubs – Topps Baseball Series 1

The Topps Company, the exclusive trading card partner of Major League Baseball, have released their annual baseball card set which includes fan favourites, superstars, up-and-coming rookies and the recent addition of popular First Pitch™ inserts.

Featured among the first pitch series, is none other than Donny Franks, Stephen Colbert’s hot dog vending alter ego. Franks, who threw the first pitch for the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field, was featured in the segment ‘Everyone’s a Weiner When Stephen Visits Wrigley Field’ on the 22nd September, 2016 episode of the ‘Late Show with Stephen Colbert’.

Previously, Stephen Colbert threw the first pitch, or in this case pint of Americone Dream, to Jerry Greenfield (of Ben & Jerry’s) at a Charleston RiverDogs game on Saturday, 7th July, 2007.

Feb 07

Ben & Jerry’s Release Americone Dream Pint Slices

Americone Dream Pint Slices

Ben & Jerry’s have released an exciting new way for busy on the go ice cream lovers to ingest their favourite flavours without all the mess.

Similar to a Klondike Bar, their new Pint Slices feature four classic flavours: Vanilla Peanut Butter Cup, Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Stephen Colbert’s Americone Dream covered in chocolate and individually wrapped in an easy-to-open pouch.

Boxes of Americone Dream feature “three vanilla ice cream bars with caramel swirls and fudge covered waffle cone pieces, covered in a dark chocolatey coating with waffle cone pieces.”

Speaking on the new release to Paste Magazine, Dena Wimette, Global Innovation Manager for Ben & Jerry’s, said “It took us years to perfect how to squeeze in all the chunks and swirls our fans have come to expect. Using top secret technology, we finally got it. Of course, with all those thick, rich ingredients, there was no room for a stick. It just didn’t fit.”

Pint Slices are now available in most Ben & Jerry’s scoop stores and will soon be available in grocery stores nationwide.

Jan 25

Stephen Colbert to Host the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards

Emmy Awards nominations 2013 CBS and the Television Academy today announced that Emmy® Award winner Stephen Colbert, the multi-talented host of THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT, will host the 69th PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS, marking his first time as master of ceremonies for the event. The Emmy Awards will be broadcast LIVE from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 17 (8:00-11:00PM, live ET/5:00-8:00PM live PT) on the CBS Television Network.

“We’re excited to kick off the new season and celebrate the top achievements in television with Stephen Colbert as host of the PRIMETIME EMMYS,” said Jack Sussman, executive vice president, specials, music and live events, CBS Entertainment. “Stephen is the ultimate master of ceremonies with award-winning creative talents, and as we’ve seen the past few months, he has a fearless passion for live television. We look forward to honoring television’s best while entertaining audiences with the creative energy and sharp comedy of Stephen Colbert.”

“We are thrilled that Stephen Colbert will be bringing his Emmy-winning comedic talent to hosting this year’s Emmy Awards,” said Television Academy chairman and CEO Hayma Washington. “He’s a formidable showman and we are delighted to begin working with him and the entire CBS team.”

“This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period,” said Stephen Colbert. “Both in person and around the globe.”

Press Release: CBS Press Express.

Jan 15

Stephen Colbert Announced as a Guest on ‘Billy on the Street’

Billy Eichner announced via Twitter today, that Stephen Colbert will be the featured guest on the season five final of ‘Billy on the Street‘.

“BREAKING: One of my biggest comedy inspirations, the wonderful @StephenAtHome will be my guest on the season finale of Billy on the Street!!”
– 13 Jan 2017 via @BillyEichner

‘Billy on the Street’ airs on Tuesday, 24th January, 2017 at 10:30/9:30c on TruTV.

Jan 13

Jim Hoskinson Receives a ‘Directors Guild of America’ Award Nomination

Directos Guild of America Awards Congratulations to Jim Hoskinson who has been nominated for a “Directors Guild of America Award” in the category of “Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming” for Episode #0179 of ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’. Jim was previously nominated for his work on ‘The Colbert Report’ in 2007 for “Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety” for episode #3052 and in 2013 and 2015 for “Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety / Talk / News / Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming” for episode #10004 and #11040.

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Jan 12

‘Late Show’ Staff on ‘Seriously Unprepared’

Six Degrees of Stephen ColbertSeriously Unprepared Presents Lives of the Prepared

Seriously Unprepared Presents “Lives of the Prepared” is a new Armando-style show featuring live video interviews (hosted by Seriously Unprepared) with a different iO alum every week, followed by an improv set (performed by Seriously Unprepared). #seriouslyunprepared #ruleof3

Guests: John Thibodeaux, Ariel Dumas and Jennifer Mills
Date: Wednesday, 11th January, 2017
Time: 8PM
Location: The Mission Theater, Chicago, Illinois
Tickets: $12