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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Jul 04

So Just How Did Stephen Colbert End Up on Public Access Television in Michigan?

Stephen Colbert interviews Eminem

So just how does the incoming host of ‘The Late Show’ end up guest hosting a local interest program on a public access station in Michigan?

Edward Pevos from MLive Michigan goes behind-the-scenes at Mpact and details how Stephen Colbert came to interview Eminem on ‘Only in Monroe‘, and why it happened in Monroe out of all places.

While Dave Itzkoff from ‘The New York Times‘ spoke to the program director of Mpact, Lance Sottile, about how Stephen Colbert’s surprise turn as guest host of ‘Only in Monroe’ came about, and being in the dark on who the programs special guest would be.

And ‘Only in Monroe’ cameraman and host of ‘The Lotus Gingko Show’, Lee Markham talks to 104.3 WOMC about what it’s like to work with Stephen Colbert and meeting Eminem.

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Jun 20

The New York Times Hails Stephen Colbert’s ‘Digital Nation’

Dave Itzkoff of NYT has written a timely article lauding Team Stephen’s effort to release topical pieces months ahead of Late Show’s premiere:

In an online video, Stephen Colbert performed his own version of [Trump’s] speech, offering his mock support. […] But there is a crucial difference between Mr. Colbert and his comedic peers: He is not appearing on television and won’t be until Sept. 8, when he will take over as host of CBS’s “Late Show,” succeeding David Letterman, who stepped down from that program in May.

With the help of the Internet, Mr. Colbert and his “Late Show” collaborators are hoping to preserve the host’s connection to his fans, develop the voice of their new program and keep pace with their late-night competitors.

As Mr. Colbert explained in an email, “We like our audience and want to give them gifts to let them know we miss them.”

Rob Dubbin, a writer for Mr. Colbert’s “Late Show” and its producer of digital entertainment, said in an interview: “The last I heard, we were still planning to do a show. We’re as anxious to get back to it as people seem to be to receive it.”

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Jun 01

In the Press – May 2015

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This month’s edition is unsurprisingly Letterman-heavy. David Letterman ended his 33-year late-night run on a ratings high note, as nearly 14 million people tuned into his last show. His retirement gave the media an opportunity to reflect on the late-night format and its place in American culture.

As for us Colbert fans, we are now entering the final stretch before The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s September premiere. The Ed Sullivan Theater has been cleared and is undergoing renovations; the staff has already started working on the show; Stephen made his first official appearance as Late Show host at the CBS upfront presentation; and the promotion for the show should be starting any time now (the sooner the better!).

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May 08

Stephen Colbert Funds $800K in Grants for South Carolina Teachers

Comedian Stephen Colbert announced Thursday that he would fund every existing grant request South Carolina public school teachers have made on the education crowdfunding website

Colbert made the announcement on a live video feed Thursday at a surprise event at Alexander Elementary School in Greenville.

Colbert partnered with Share Fair Nation and ScanSource to fund nearly 1,000 projects for more than 800 teachers at over 375 schools, totaling $800,000.

[…] “Using the proceeds of the sale of my old set on ‘The Colbert Report’ which we auctioned off, and with the generous matching funds from The Morgridge Family Foundation and ScanSource, DonorsChoose is going to flash-fund all 1,000 projects in South Carolina,” Colbert said in the video that was aired at the Alexander Elementary School in Greenville. “Enjoy your learning, South Carolina.”

Full Article: Greenville Online