Jul 20

Stephen Colbert Guest Stars in Season 2 of “BoJack Horseman”

Stephen Colbert in BoJack Horseman Season 2

Amy Sedaris as Princess Carolyn and Stephen Colbert as Mr. Witherspoon

Stephen Colbert returns as guest star in Season 2, Episode 6 of “BoJack Horseman”. In the episode, entitled “Higher Love”, Stephen provides the voice of Mr. Witherspoon, a bull frog and the boss of Princess Carolyn, an anthropomorphic pink Persian cat voiced by Amy Sedaris.

Previously, Mr. Witherspoon appeared in Season 1, Episode 7, “Say Anything“.

Episode Synopsis: “PB Living goes bankrupt and Mr. Peanutbutter’s agent is found dead from auto-erotic asphyxiation, so he gets a job at Lady Foot Locker. BoJack gets awkward when he says, “I love you” to Wanda, and Princess Carolyn gets an opportunity when she discovers a not-so-dead author.”

The episode is available to watch on Netflix.

(Thank you to Mel for the screencaps!)

Jul 10

Stephen Colbert on ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’

The wait is finally over! For the Season 6 Finale of ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee‘ (Crackle), Jerry Seinfeld offered the pièce de résistance: Mr. Colbert himself. Jerry elected to pick up a then Colbearded-Stephen in a blue 1964 Morgan Plus 4 Roadster. Tooling around Stephen’s hometown of Montclair, New Jersey, the conversation took place at the Bluestone Coffee Co. and briefly at watchung booksellers.

After slightly embarrassing Stephen by correctly and boldly proclaiming him “the greatest television performer [he’d] ever seen,” Jerry is surprised when Stephen reveals he would have quit the Report very soon, Late Show or not. Stephen likens his attitude about ending his show to Jerry’s decision to end Seinfeld at the height of its popularity.

When asked about plans for Late Show, Stephen was mum, (Letterman was still broadcasting when this was filmed), but did reveal that he and Jimmy Fallon went out for drinks after it was announced that Colbert would be Letterman’s successor. They are both friendly to each other and determined to make The Late Show Wars a thing of the past.

Jerry is impressed by Stephen’s ability to perfectly mimic smoking a pipe, although not having done so himself. This leads into a conversation about manliness, and classic examples of manly men, such as George C. Scott and Steve McQueen. Seinfeld is also not afraid to punch a few holes into Stephen here and there, despite his self-professed admiration. “C’mon, let’s be honest, a pipe and a beard is just gross,” he says. When Stephen declares at the book store that even during his lean years in Chicago, he couldn’t deprive himself of books, Jerry simply responds, “that’s really pretentious.”

Stephen then attempts to drive the Morgan, although it had been several years since he had driven stick. Overall, although his driving skills, according to Jerry, were “horrible,” it led to all sorts of giggling and some comfortable, friendly lulls in the conversation.

What did you guys think of Stephen’s turn in the series? Let us know in the comments.

Jun 17

Excerpts featuring Stephen Colbert from ‘Sick in the Head’ by Judd Apatow

Sick in the Head Conversations About Life and Comedy by Hudd Apatow

To mark the release of Judd Apatow’s ‘Sick in the Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy‘ on Tuesday, June 16th, 2015, Vulture have put together an article featuring some of the best stories from the book, including three from Stephen Colbert.

Stephen Colbert wasn’t burned out, he just didn’t respect punditry anymore.
It wasn’t necessarily that Stephen Colbert got burned out. “I like the grind,” he tells Apatow. The reason why he decided to retire his conservative pundit was because he felt done with the model. “I play a character on my show, and he’s modeled on punditry, and I no longer respect my model. That’s my problem,” said Colbert. “Regardless of whether I was moving on to something else after this show, I don’t know if I could have done it much longer, because you have to be invested in your model. And I really am not. I can’t watch that stuff anymore.” Good thing he quit before the elections.

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May 28

The Trailer for the Upcoming Season of ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ featuring Stephen Colbert

Crackle have posted the trailer for the upcoming season of ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee‘ hosted by Jerry Seinfeld. Premiering on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 at 11:30 PM on Crackle, the sixth season features Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jim Carrey, Steve Harvey, Bill Maher, Trevor Noah and Stephen Colbert and his glorious and now deceased Colbeard.

May 07

Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart on ‘Inside Comedy’

Season four of David Steinberg’s comedy interview series “Inside Comedy” premiered last night on Showtime with guests Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart.

Stephen Colbert’s interview was taped way back in October 2014 on the set of ‘The Colbert Report’, where addresses his transition from ‘The Colbert Report’ to David Letterman’s chair later this year, while Jon Stewart’s interview was taped back in January 2015 before he had announced his departure from ‘The Daily Show’.

Mar 03

Stephen Colbert’s Chat with Fr. Jim at ‘America Magazine’

If you are Catholic like me (or even not Catholic at all), you will be excited to check out the full interview below with a Colbearded Stephen and Colbert Nation Chaplain Fr. Jim Martin.

Stephen mulls over what he might give up for Lent, talks about mentally gearing himself up as he walks into his offices at CBS (ahh!! so exciting to hear him say those words), and reveals the scripture reading he used at his wedding. He talks about how his confirmation name “Simon” is a secret homage to his brother Peter – clever, Stephen, clever! – and goes on to talk about overcoming fear, even managing to throw in a reference to the science fiction novel Dune. The conversation basically breaks down into a Catholic geek-out, with Stephen treating us once again to his “King of Glory” dance. Fr. Jim helps remind Stephen of the lyrics to the second verse, which showcases Catholic liturgical music’s interesting rhyming patterns.

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Jan 09

Stephen Colbert to Appear on ‘Inside Comedy’

Stephen Colbert with David Steinberg on Inside Comedy

Showtime has picked up interview series ‘Inside Comedy‘, from David Steinberg and Steve Carell, for a fourth season, for premiere later this year. Steinberg will continue as host of the six, half-hour episodes.

Stephen Colbert, Michael Keaton, Bryan Cranston, Dan Aykroyd, Wanda Sykes, Ted Danson and Emmy-nominated writer/comedian Carol Leifer are among those scheduled to appear on Season 4. Each episode offers viewers a look inside the career-defining moments, the influences and personal anecdotes of the world’s top entertainers, along with rare footage of some of their most memorable performances on the stage, television and film.

Source: Deadline.com