As Stephen referenced earlier this week,The Colbert Report premiered way back on October 17, 2005. Those of us who were familiar with Stephen Colbert on The Daily Show were excited, of course, but little did we know what an impact the show would make on our lives and in our hearts. While we are sad to see the program to be taken off the air in a short while, we are cheered by knowing that Stephen will be moving on to an opportunity for him to be “better known” by a larger viewing audience. And here on the Hub and in other fan forums we can appreciate the friendships that have sprung up as a result of the Colbert Nation making its voice heard.
On behalf of all the Hub staff, Happy Anniversary to the past and present staff and crew of The Colbert Report! Thank you for nine great years!
Here’s something great for your Friday appointment listening, Hubsters! Slate’s David Plotz’s new podcast series “Working” explores the workdays of various kinds of folks. He sagely chose Slate-thusiast Stephen Colbert for his first episode. It’s fantastic to listen to Stephen run down through the entire day from start to finish, and it’s the longest you’ll ever hear Stephen speaking without interruption. Enjoy, and let’s discuss further after the jump.
It’s no secret that Stephen Colbert is a huge Apple fanboy, but his taking a call from Apple’s head software designer during a product presentation took the audience by surprise:
Forget hosting The Late Show, Stephen Colbert just lined up the gig of a lifetime: Intergalactic Chancellor of Apple.
Well, his exact title is still a work in progress, if Thursday’s iPad event is any evidence. In a very dad-like phone call, Apple’s senior VP of software design Craig Federighi explained to Colbert how the comedian would help the tech company “triple-down” on secrecy — something much needed after Wednesday’s iPad leak.
The Montclair Film Festival has posted some wonderful videos of Stephen and director Julie Taymor’s discussion at the Festival this year. The videos are separated into “beats” (so theatrical!) so be sure to check them all out. Enjoy!
Comedy Central has once again joined forces with Jon Stewart’s Busboy Productions and New York Collaborates for Autism for its sixth biennial special event, “Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs.” Taping on Saturday, February 28 from the Beacon Theatre in New York City, the benefit for Autism programs will feature Stewart hosting an evening filled with live performances, sketches and short films from a roster of comedy all-stars. “Night of Too Many Stars” will premiere on Comedy Central on Sunday, March 8.
EPISODE NUMBER: 11009 (October 13, 2014) GUESTS:Walter Isaacson SEGMENTS: Intro | Midterms ‘014 – Detour to Gridlock – An Exciting Thing that I am Totally Interested In | Midterms ‘014 – Detour to Gridlock – Dennis Daugaard | 32 Episodes Left for The Report | Walter Isaacson | Sign Off – Quality Time With Americone Dream SUIT REPORT: Navy Suit | Pale blue striped shirt | Gray & blue striped tie VIDEOS:Monday, October 13, 2014
Stephen Colbert, the satirist and television host set to take over David Letterman’s late-night program, looked out a porthole of the U.S.S. Intrepid last night, in silence, taking in the lapping water and lights of the piers. It seemed to me an utterly reasonable response after he’d hosted a gala for StoryCorps focusing on its Military Voices Initiative.
At the gala, Colbert navigated through excerpts of seven stories, accompanied by photographs of the narrators or animations. There was the national guardsman who bonded with a shy boy in Baghdad by playing rock, paper, scissors; the corporal whose face was burned by a bomb in Afghanistan; the veteran who, by chance, met a nurse who had cared for his dying son in Iraq.
I could have used a few minutes in front of a porthole. Instead, I got to interrupt Colbert’s contemplative stance for a one-on-one moment.
“I’m so grateful to be reminded of how important it is to know how other people suffer,” Colbert said. “We want to be happy all the time. But happiness is not as good as being loved and loving. And these are loving experiences. People need human connection.”
Did he have any advice for drawing out these kinds of stories — a way of asking a question? “I’ve got a lot more to learn from the people in these booths who are just talking to each other in honest ways,” Colbert said. “What I do is construct. What they do is really true.”