On the Season 1 finale of “Last Week Tonight” John Oliver covered a news story about a company which has constructed a “salmon cannon” to fire salmon over a damn wall to help them on their way up stream to spawn.
Naturally John and the crew constructed their very own “salmon cannon”, but instead of firing the ‘stupid fish that doesn’t know how rivers work’ up stream, he fired salmon into the face of just about every television personality he knows, from Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert to Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers, David Letterman, Wanda Sykes, Tom Hanks and even poor old Homer Simpson and R2D2 took walloping.
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On last night’s episode of @midnight host Chris Hardwick announced that the show will be in New York Monday November 3rd – Wednesday November 5th, 2014 as part of the New York Comedy Festival, and noted that, “Maybe we will get a little visit from Mr. Stephen Colbert.”
No further details were given, but you can join the waiting list for tickets to be notified of any additional ticket releases.
Update: Comedy Central Press have confirmed that Stephen Colbert will make a special appearance on the show.
On Wednesday night’s episode of “The Colbert Report”, Stephen Colbert devoted a segment of “Who’s Attacking Me Now?” to the search engine giant Google, who have robbed him of a precious inch of height.
“You see folks, when I Googled myself this afternoon, as I do every day at 3 sharp … I was horrified to learn that the Google celebrity profile of me lists my height as 5’10″. 5’10″? What is that measured in? Hectares? Because it sure isn’t feet and inches, Google. I’m 5’11″!”
Colbert went on to personally address the chief executive of Google, Larry Page, because in image-conscious Hollywood an extra inch means everything. “All I want is the height I deserve. And I fought for every inch, and no one, but no one, is taking that away from me. Especially not Larry Page, who according to Google, is 5’11”. [The New York Times]
Well it seems that the good humoured powers that be at Google were watching the show on Wednesday night. If you search, “How tall is Stephen Colbert” on Google, you will receive the following answer “5′ 10.5″ (1.79m -ish)”. And as seen in the image above, Google couldn’t help getting a jab in at tiny fake newsman Jon Stewart, who is listed as “Shorter”.
But it doesn’t end there folks …
Jeff Garlin joins Josh Zepps on HuffPost Live to talk about his role in the second season of “The Goldbergs”, and predicts how Stephen Colbert, his former Second City ticket booth buddy, will do as the new host of the “Late Show”.
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Overwhelmed by the explosion of news reports, interviews and articles that have swept across the media since CBS announced that Stephen Colbert would succeed David Letterman as host of ‘The Late Show’? Well don’t worry, Colbert News Hub has you covered. We’ve done our best to compile all the breaking news and information surrounding the newest late night shuffle up. As more news and information becomes available over the coming days and months, we will continue to update this post with the latest developments.
When news stories fall through the cracks, we here at Colbert News Hub find them for a post we call, In The Press.
Now that the kids are back in school hopefully y’all have time to catch up on the latest involving our hero and his colleagues. In this edition, more late night news, Howard Kurtz is back, Jon Stewart’s film and Stephen gets blowback from his Emmy Acceptance Speech.