EPISODE NUMBER: 10025 (November 18, 2013)
GUESTS: Steve McQueen
SEGMENTS: Intro – 11/18/13 | Philippines Relief From the Colbert Nation | Obamacare Backlash – Pundit Hyperbole | Conservative Victory Lap | Alpha Dog of the Week – Chip Wilson | Sign Off – Goodnight
SUIT REPORT: Grey Suit | Light Blue Shirt | Purple Stripped Tie | Hipster Glasses
VIDEOS: Monday, November 18, 2013
Following a successful stint as a Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show this past summer, John Oliver is getting a topical series of his own.
But rather than secure a home on Comedy Central, the comedic Brit is doing so at HBO. The premium cable network announced Thursday that it had inked a deal with Oliver for a show that will present a satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events. The weekly show will debut in 2014 and will air on Sunday nights.
“We weren’t otherwise searching for another weekly talk show, but when we saw John Oliver handling host duties on The Daily Show, we knew that his singular perspective and distinct voice belonged on HBO,” said HBO Programming President Michael Lombardo, making reference to the net’s long-running Friday night entry, Real Time with Bill Maher. “We are extremely excited that John has agreed to make HBO his home.”
Added Oliver: “I’m incredibly excited to be joining HBO, especially as I presume this means I get free HBO now. I want to thank Comedy Central, and everyone at The Daily Show for the best seven and a half years of my life. But most of all, I’d like to thank Jon Stewart. He taught me everything I know. In fact, if I fail in the future, it’s entirely his fault.”
Source: Hollywood Reporter
EPISODE NUMBER: 10021 (November 11, 2013)
GUEST: Peter Baker
SPECIAL GUEST: Sam Waterston
SEGMENTS: “60 Minutes” Benghazi Controversy – Lara Logan’s Apology | “60 Minutes” Benghazi Controversy – Poncho Denews’ Bogus Bombshell | Chris Christie’s Sunday Media Blitz | Sign Off – Goodnight
SUIT REPORT: Dark Suit | White Shirt | Light Blue Patterned Tie
VIDEOS: Monday, November 11, 2013
EPISODE NUMBER: 10017 (November 4, 2013)
GUEST: David Folkenflik
SEGMENTS: Intro – 11/4/13 | Obamacare’s Gender-Blind Premiums | The Word – Inc. God We Trust | @RealHumanPraise for Fox News | Sign Off – Goodnight
SUIT REPORT: Black pin striped suit | White shirt | Light blue, dotted tie
VIDEOS: Monday, November 4, 2013
EPISODE NUMBER: 10013 (October 28, 2013)
GUEST: Orlando Bloom
SEGMENTS: Healthcare.gov’s Smiling Stock Photo | Germany’s NSA Outrage | Germany’s NSA Outrage – Mark Mazzetti | Lifetime of Furfillment
SUIT REPORT: Gray suit | White patterned shirt | Black tie with blue stripes
VIDEOS: Monday, October 28, 2013
Stephen: “The United States has two kinds of relationships with countries around the world right now: either you’re technologically advanced enough for us to spy on everything you’re doing…or you live someplace that’s full of sand and rocks and we blow you up with drones.”
What a fun ep! The top of the show was truly hilarious, with the audience both shouting and whispering “I love you Stephen!” (I am sure it was really hard for them to do.) After fearing for the whereabouts of the “Obamacare girl,” he moved onto covering the current Germany-spying debacle. I enjoyed the interview with Mark Mazzetti, and particularly the quote from Stephen above. Finally, the Orlando Bloom interview was light and fun (and easy on the eyes). As you know, Hub Life continues on our Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr pages. Feel free to shout out about the ep there until we get back up 100%.
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.
Hey there Hubsters! CN Helper is here, presenting Linds‘ BKAG for the week. As you may have observed, we have been struggling with some technical issues since wordpress automatically updated at the end of last week. We are working feverishly to resolve the issues, and thank you dedicated members for your patience.
This week’s BKAG is full of interesting guests! Stephen’s partners-in-conversation this week are actor Orlando Bloom, author Billy Collins, Intel Science Project winner Jack Andraka, and author Bill Bryson.
EPISODE NUMBER: 10009 (October 21, 2013)
GUEST: The Reflektors
STAFF CAMEO: Paul Dinello
SEGMENTS: End of the Government Shutdown | Tip/Wag – Gay Marriage in New Jersey, America’s Education Problem, & Erotic Fiction on Kindle | The Reflektors – “Normal Person” | Sign Off – @Midnight
EXCLUSIVES: The Reflektors – “Afterlife”
SUIT REPORT: Gray Suit | White Shirt | Burgundy Tie
VIDEOS: Monday, October 21, 2013
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.
Stephen Colbert’s character breaks never fail to be equal parts charm and side-splitting hilarity. Character breaks prove that under the sometimes starchy construct of Stephen’s character is a real man bursting with a profoundly silly sense of humor. When said silliness leaks out on air, the results are priceless.
Colbernation.com has been running some compilation videos, their “5 x Five” series, and put together an homage to some great character breaks:
These are some good selections, but I would say you’ve got to consider BasilMarceaux.com as well. And I know it’s going back, but Filliam H. Muffman was also a pretty critical early character break.
What are some classic character breaks you might suggest? Let us know in the comments.