Stephen Colbert is appearing at his wife’s Aluma Mater, the University of Virginia, to offer the Valedictorian Speech. It is being live webcast if you would like to attend from afar. Saturday, May 18, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. (US-EST). It appears from the University of Virginia site, that the Valedictory Exercises have been moved to John Paul Jones Arena due to inclement weather.
Tonight, April 29, Democratic nominee Elizabeth Colbert-Busch will debate the Republican challenger, Mark Sanford. The debate is for the special election for the House seat to represent South Carolina’s first district. The election is next week, May 7th.
If you would like to watch the debate online go here to get a live stream. The debate begins at 7pm.
Stephen Colbert and Evelyn McGee-Colbert recently visited the cast of ‘My Name is Asher Lev’ at The Westside Theatre.
Opening to critical acclaim, the play written by Aaron Posner and adapted from the novel by Chaim Potok, will play through until September 1, 2013.
Ah, Spring. It’s here. Here’s hoping it will bring new beginnings. Spring is the best because it’s an opportunity for the world to wake up from it’s cold winter slumber and start anew.
Alright, enough of that. Let’s get to the stories. In this edition, there is much ado about late night. With Leno out (again) and Fallon in, speculation abounds as to what other shifts may be on the way in the world of network late night TV. Also, Jon takes on Egypt on Twitter.
The headliner of the event was Colbert Busch’s brother, late-night comedian Stephen Colbert, who made a rare appearance out of character to tout the candidacy of his older sister, “Lulu.” But it was not without at least one shot at her opponent, former Republican Gov. Mark Sanford.
Colbert said that though he loves his home state, “there are things about South Carolina that fill me with despair — one of them is that they managed to nominate Mark Sanford.”
Full Article: National Journal.
Last August, Judge Block was scheduled to be interviewed by Stephen Colbert on the widely viewed Colbert Report. Because of the show’s large, hip, book-buying audience, the Colbert Report is generally regarded as one of the top publicity channels for authors of serious books. Legal luminaries who have recently appeared on the show include Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Emily Bazelon, and Jeffrey Toobin (who, incidentally, blurbed Disrobed).
Judge Block was all set to appear on the show. The date was selected. He had to send in copies of his book to the producers. They asked him how many tickets he wanted for the taping.
Then he got bumped — a not-uncommon occurrence in the world of television. He was given a new date to appear, October 2. The producers asked for additional copies of Disrobed, which Judge Block dutifully sent their way. They again asked him how many guests he expected to bring.
And then, on September 22, he got bumped again. The first Obama/Romney debate was scheduled for October 3, and the show’s producers wanted to have a segment related to the presidential debate.
Sadly, after getting bumped a second time, Judge Block was not rescheduled. When he inquired about the possibility of a new date, the producers told him they “can’t commit at this time” to having him on the show.
Now Judge Block wonders what he should do with the giant gavel that he got for Stephen Colbert, which he was going to present to Colbert on the air. The gavel reads, “Dear Stephen, Thank you for having me on your show. All My Best, Fred Block.” Check it out:
Full Article: About the Law.
Surely Stephen Colbert is rushing around the room *high fiving* his writers, crew and office dogs on this one.
The Genesis Award is The Humane Society’s way of honoring individuals and organizations that promote awareness of animal protection issues.
Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report picked up the Sid Caesar Comedy Award for its satire of a congressman’s defense of dogfighting
Happy Pi day, Happy Ides of March and Happy St. Patty’s Day!
Well, I’m afraid Stephen has not been named new Pope. What an ITP post that would’ve been huh? Alas, Pope (Sub) Urban will have to wait. However, that’s not to say there haven’t been some interesting news items involving Stephen, Jon, and everyone else in the world directly related to Colbert Nation.
In this edition, watching the Colbert Report means you’re smart, Jon’s hiatus, Stephen’s thoughts on the new Pope, Elizabeth Colbert-Busch’s first campaign ad and her major donors, you can get a degree from Second City, and the new late night landscape.