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.
On last night’s episode of “Conan”, Conan O’Brien took issue with a tweet posted by @StephenAtHome regarding the “All Bear Edition” of ThreatDown. While “The Colbert Report” may have spotlighted a self-pleasuring grizzly, Conan remains his audience that for the past seventeen years, there has only been one real Masturbating Bear worth caring about.
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Where were you when the Apollo 11 astronauts landed on the moon? Or if you weren’t around in the late 1960′s, what do you make of that “giant leap for mankind?”
Buzz Aldrin — the second man to walk on the moon — wants to hear from you, as he explains in the video above, released in anticipation of the moon landing’s 45th anniversary later this month.
“The whole world celebrated our moon landing, but we missed the whole thing because we were out of town,” Aldrin jokes in the video. “So now I invite you to share with me and the world, your story or your family’s story of where you were on July 20th, 1969.”
Celebrities are already buzzing about the anniversary, from Bill Nye to Stephen Colbert to John Travolta.
“I was five years old and my mom swears she got me up and she put me in front of the TV with my other ten brothers and sisters,” Colbert says in the video (03:15 – 03:23).
We faithful members of the Colbert Nation know that a few weeks ago, Stephen Colbert declared all-out war on Amazon after the powerful mega-store demanded better financial terms from the publisher Hachette. When the publisher refused, Amazon threw a tantrum and retaliated by removing all the “buy” and “presale” buttons from Hachette’s books. Unfortunately for them, Hachette (or, rather, Grand Central, which is part of Hachette) is Stephen’s publisher. Jon Stewart’s, too, by the way. That meant Stephen’s books couldn’t be purchased. And that made Stephen raging MAD.
When news stories fall through the cracks, we here at Colbert News Hub catch them for a post we call, In The Press.
July 4th weekend is here. Stephen and the crew’s two week vacation is halfway done. I know I’ve seen some nice pics on social media from some of Stephen’s crew of their vacations and it looks as if they’re getting away from the stress of the show. That’s a good thing. I hope everyone’s official launch into summer is a good one. Be careful with those fireworks!
In this part deux of Summer’s Here, we have some talks with comedy writers, we have some more talks about comedy writing and then just in case you are still wanting more stuff about writing, BOOM! There it is, just like magic!
Jay Leno hosted The Tonight Show for 22 years and he spent almost all of that time atop the ratings, so he knows a thing or two about monologues, interviewing guests and what it takes to succeed as a late-night host on a major network.
And he thinks that Stephen Colbert is going to be great as David Letterman’s replacement when the Colbert Report host assumes the Late Show throne at CBS next year.
“I think it’s a real good choice,” Leno told E! News’ Jesse Giddings when we caught up with the comedian at his garage this week. “He’s really funny and he’s paid his dues. You know the people that do well at those jobs are the people that’ve paid their dues doing similar jobs, being a comedian on the road, doing a show on Comedy Central.”
“He has a really good work ethic,” Leno said of Colbert. “He’s a smart guy…He’s a worker, you know. He’s a family guy.”
“I like Stephen Colbert a lot,” he concluded. “I like the silliness of his character and I think he will incorporate a lot of that into his show. I think he’ll be Stephen Colbert and occasionally go into the character when needed. I think he’ll be terrific.”
When the call came, Michele Ganeless didn’t want to pick up the phone. Stephen Colbert was on the line, and the Comedy Central president had a feeling it was bad news. “There was a moment of, ‘I don’t know that I want to have this conversation because I’m afraid of what it’s going to be,’” she recalls. Sure enough, the star of the network’s longtime hit The Colbert Report told her he was leaving to take David Letterman’s coveted late-night slot on CBS. After hearing the news, “there was maybe a moment of perspiration,” she says with a laugh. Colbert’s departure will be a big test for Ganeless, who has worked at Comedy Central on and off since the channel’s birth in the early ’90s and was appointed president in 2007. In May, she announced Colbert’s replacement: Daily Show correspondent Larry Wilmore, whose satirical news-commentary show, The Minority Report With Larry Wilmore, will debut early next year.