Sep 21

Joe Biden Supporters Are Feeling The Colbert Bump

Stephen’s masterful interview with Vice President Joe Biden has been one of the most underrated political moments of 2015. Biden, who has been weighing a potential presidential run, has shunned any media inquiries since the tragic passing of his son Beau earlier this year. Even close advisers have not been able to telegraph the Vice President’s true intentions.

Bearing all that in mind, when the Vice President appeared on the Late Show, Stephen gently but firmly prodded answers out of the still grief stricken Biden, while giving the VP a little space to remember his son. Stephen even used his own experiences with grief to comfort and cajole Biden, who at times would hesitate while speaking due to his emotions.

The interview has culminated in a surge of interest in a Draft Biden Super PAC that has been trying to recruit the Vice President into the presidential race. The surge further confirms that the old show’s “Colbert Bump” is still a force to be reckoned with, even in the new show’s less political format.

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Sep 19

In the Press – ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ Premiere Week

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Now that we are well into the second week of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, let’s take a look at what the media had to say about the first week.
The truth is, it’s hard to draw any conclusions from the first week—let alone the first episode—of a late-night talk show. But it has already given us so many reasons to be excited!

And as Erik Adams wrote in his A.V. Club article, “like the 2016 U.S. presidential election, talking about The Late Show With Stephen Colbert is too much fun to abstain from.”

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Sep 14

Stephen Colbert’s Newest Wrist Bling? “Black Lives Matter”

Eagle-eyed Hubsters may have noticed a curious new black wristband on our fearless host on Friday’s broadcast. It may have also harkened memories of the Old Show, where the Wristrong bracelet was a wardrobe staple.

Here’s the backstory, provided by audience member and Black Lives Matter activist Patrick Waldo:

The man did not hide it! Thank you @colbertlateshow for your not so subtle support of #BlackLivesMatter

A photo posted by Patrick Waldo (@moustachemannyc) on

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Sep 04

‘Stephen Colbert, the Late Night Hope’ – The New York Times

Stephen Colberts office at the Ed Sullivan Theater

Stephen Colbert outside the window of his office, which overlooks Broadway and his new marquee at the Ed Sullivan Theater. (Credit: Damon Winter | The New York Times)

Online news sources were buzzing earlier today with a new article from the New York Times featuring Mr. Wonderful entitled ‘Stephen Colbert, the Late Night Hope’. The article touches base on many of the topics we have already read recently through other sources and media outlets, though provides some additional eye-candy with exterior and interior views of the newly renovated Ed Sullivan Theatre in which haven’t been seen before now. And what we imagined is true, “she’s a beaut, Clark!”

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Aug 31

In the Press – August 2015

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With only a week left until September 8th, Late Show promotion is popping up everywhere. As we try to keep up with everything that’s coming out, here is the news from August!

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Aug 15

Stephen Colbert Contributes to Glamour Magazine and ‘Mansplains’ Why Women Should Be in Charge

Stephen Colbert in Glamour Magazine

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Glamour Magazine implored upon none other than America’s sweetheart Stephen Colbert to be a guest contributor for its September 2015 fall issue.

After a few playful jabs at Glamour for not being chosen as ‘Woman of the Year’ (he previously presented this same award to Mindy Kaling at the Woman of the Year Awards, 2014), he went on to profess his feelings about how women should have equality in whatever role they desire to perform in society, or as he so explains it, ‘Americman manciety’.

In ‘Women: Why I’m For Them‘ (page 354), the incoming late-night host vows “to create a Late Show that not only appeals to women but also celebrates their voices … But I’m going to make a show that truly respects women, because I know that there’s more than one way to be one.”

Gender inequality still exists in many forms and is a rather well-known and on-going hot topic, therefore it was nice to read this article with a light-hearted, classic Colbert spin on it. Also, who could possibly ignore his delightful commentary on the things he equally shares with women a love for:

“I love all the things women love: exfoliating microbeads, period costume dramas, Joe Manganiello’s second row of abs, pay commensurate with my skill set, York peppermint patties, Legolas, the respect of my colleagues, and being warm.

…And physically women can relate to me. I have womanly hips—soft and grabbable, and they really fill out my low-rise Levi’s. I’ve got muffin top for days”

The September 2015 issue of Glamour can be picked up at local bookstores, newsstands and/or wherever mass-volume magazines are sold in your area.

Jul 31

In the Press – July 2015

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Another month down, one month to go! While the Late Show with Stephen Colbert staff is getting acquainted with the new Ed Sullivan offices, we look back at a time when they still had to suffer in the temporary offices. In this July edition of In The Press, learn why Stephen was ‘on the floor’ at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards; learn more about Jon Batiste, about Trevor Noah, about “secret” White House meetings; and much more!

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Jul 05

In the Press – June 2015

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Two months left Nation, two! After months of getting only scarce evidence that Stephen was still alive, June came around and brought us a new website and lots and lots of things to look forward to every week. From videos, to podcasts, ‘press releases’, polls and tweets—we’ve been truly spoiled! This month’s edition of In The Press covers, among other things, anticipation for The Late Show, some more articles on the business side of late-night, and the upcoming Emmy nominations.

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