I had no intention of attending this year’s 25th anniversary gala event benefiting Chicago’s Lookingglass Theatre, or “gglasquerade,” held on March 2, 2013 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago, but about a week prior some obstacles preventing me from attending cleared up, and I found myself making arrangements to go. Tickets were not made available until the last minute, and I didn’t have a “date.” I reached out to an old friend, who coincidentally lives close to hotel and was more than excited to see Stephen and attend the gala.
‘America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t’ has received an ‘Audie Award’ nomination for ‘Humour’ from the Audio Publishers Association (APA). The ‘Audie Awards’ are the only awards program in the United States devoted entirely to honoring spoken word entertainment.
America Again, by Stephen Colbert, Narrated by Stephen Colbert, Hachette Audio
The Cursing Mommy’s Book of Days, by Ian Frazier, Narrated by Cynthia Nixon, Macmillan Audio
I Suck at Girls, by Justin Halpern, Narrated by Sean Schemmel, HarperAudio
Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, by Jenny Lawson, Narrated by Jenny Lawson, Penguin Audio
Me the People, by Kevin Bleyer, Narrated by Kevin Bleyer, Random House Audio/Books on Tape
Full List of Nominees: Audio Publishers Association.
The Audies Gala will be held on May 30, 2013 at the New-York Historical Society in New York.
(Thank you the Victoria for the Tip!)
Congratulations to ‘The Colbert Report’ writers who have been nominated for a “Writers Guild of America Award” in the category of “Comedy / Variety (Including Talk) Series”.
COMEDY / VARIETY (INCLUDING TALK) – SERIES
The Colbert Report, Writers: Michael Brumm, Stephen Colbert, Rich Dahm, Paul Dinello, Eric Drysdale, Rob Dubbin, Glenn Eichler, Dan Guterman, Peter Gwinn, Barry Julien, Jay Katsir, Frank Lesser, Opus Moreschi, Tom Purcell, Meredith Scardino, Scott Sherman, Max Werner; Comedy Central
Conan, Writers: Jose Arroyo, Andres du Bouchet, Deon Cole, Josh Comers, Dan Cronin, Michael Gordon, Brian Kiley, Laurie Kilmartin, Rob Kutner, Todd Levin, Brian McCann, Conan O’Brien, Matt O’Brien, Jesse Popp, Andy Richter, Brian Stack, Mike Sweeney; TBS
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Writers: Rory Albanese, Kevin Bleyer, Richard Blomquist, Steve Bodow, Tim Carvell, Hallie Haglund, J.R. Havlan, Elliott Kalan, Dan McCoy, Jo Miller, John Oliver, Zhubin Parang, Daniel Radosh, Jason Ross, Jon Stewart; Comedy Central
Jimmy Kimmel Live, Writers: Tony Barbieri, Jonathan Bines, Joelle Boucai, Sal Iacono, Eric Immerman, Gary Greenberg, Josh Halloway, Bess Kalb, Jimmy Kimmel, Jeff Loveness, Molly McNearney, Bryan Paulk, Danny Ricker, Rick Rosner; ABC
Key & Peele, Writers: Jay Martel, Ian Roberts, Keegan Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Sean Conroy, Colton Dunn, Charlie Sanders, Alex Rubens, Rebecca Drysdale; Comedy Central
Portlandia, Writers: Fred R. Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Karey Dornetto, Jonathan Krisel, Bill Oakley; IFC
Real Time with Bill Maher, Writers: Scott Carter, Adam Felber, Matt Gunn, Brian Jacobsmeyer, Jay Jaroch, Chris Kelly, Mike Larsen, Bill Maher, Billy Martin; HBO
Saturday Night Live, Head Writer: Seth Meyers, Writers: James Anderson, Alex Baze, Neil Casey, Jessica Conrad, James Downey, Shelly Gossman, Steve Higgins, Colin Jost, Zach Kanin, Chris Kelly, Joe Kelly, Erik Kenward, Rob Klein, Lorne Michaels, John Mulaney, Christine Nangle, Mike O’Brien, Josh Patten, Paula Pell, Marika Sawyer, Sarah Schneider, Pete Schultz, John Solomon, Kent Sublette, Bryan Tucker, Additional Sketch By Emily Spivey, Jorma Taccone, Additional Material By Frank Sebastiano; NBC Universal
Full List of Nominees: WGA.org
The ceremony will be held on February 17, 2013.
Laughspin.com are marking the final days of 2012 with their 2012 Laughspin Readers’ Poll. Below you can find all of the categories with nominees relating to both ‘The Colbert Report’ and ‘The Daily Show’. Voting closes on Tuesday, 18th December, with the winners announced on Thursday, 19th December.
Favourite Late Night Show: The Colbert Report
Favourite New Comedy Podcast: Flop House with Elliott Kalan and Dan McCoy
Favourite New Comedy Podcast: Writers Bloc with J.R Havlan
Favourite Comedy Television Programming: Comedy Central
Favourite Funny Tweeter: Stephen Colbert
Congratulations to ‘The Colbert Report’ which has been nominated for a “Producers Guild of America Award” in the category of “Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television”.
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television:
The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
Producers: Meredith Bennett, Stephen Colbert, Richard Dahm, Paul Dinello, Barry Julien, Matt Lappin, Emily Lazar, Tanya Michnevich Bracco, Tom Purcell, Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC)
Producers: David Craig, Ken Crosby, Doug DeLuca, Erin Irwin, Jimmy Kimmel, Jill Leiderman, Jason Schrift, Jennifer Sharron
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
Producers: Hillary Hunn, Lorne Michaels, Gavin Purcell, Michael Shoemaker
Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)
Producers: Scott Carter, Sheila Griffiths, Marc Gurvitz, Dean Johnsen, Bill Maher, Billy Martin
Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Producers: Ken Aymong, Steve Higgins, Erik Kenward, Lorne Michaels, John Mulaney
Full List of Nominees: PGA.org
The ceremony will be held on January 26, 2013 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Want Stephen Colbert to be named one of the People’s Choice Awards 2013 ‘Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host’ nominees AND Colbert Nation ‘Favourite TV Fan Following’? Vote for Stephen and the Colbert Nation now!! (You can choose up to five nominees).
Voting is open until November 2nd!!
Come celebrate The Colbert Report‘s nomination for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series this Sunday, September 23rd in our LIVE CNH chatroom! We’ll be getting settled in around 6:30pm EST but feel free to stop by whenever you like! The show starts at 8pm EST on ABC. Drop in during the ceremony to discuss TCR and all of your other favorite nominees! [Facebook event]
You can check out Emmys.com Backstage at 7pm EST.