Aug 29

Stephen Colbert Featured on the Cover of TIME Magazine

In further cover story feature news, TIME Magazine recently had the privilege of photographing and discussing with Stephen Colbert his actual identity as himself, no-[character]-holds-barred.

“If anyone can put the edge back in late night, it’s him.”

Stephen Colbert TIME Magazine

But, as most people are still wondering, who exactly is he? So many of us are accustomed to his blowhard, ultra-alter-ego, Stephen Colbert character; and even for long time fans of his other notable works over the years, there’s somewhat still a level of curiosity to his true identity, as a character persona of some form always followed suit throughout his previous work.

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Aug 22

Stephen Colbert: The Howard Stern Interview

I guess this is kind of like an “interview reporT”. Since this interview is not widely available, some of you may not be able to hear it, so since I am sort of the resident Stern fan, I get to listen to it over and over, but I swear it’s only to make sure you all can get more out of it. 😀

I have been listening to Howard on and off since 2000. I’ve been a Stephen fan since 2009 and I’ve been waiting that long, hoping to see, or rather hear Stephen as a guest on Howard’s show. Stephen has never been on the show before this week. Jon Stewart, Conan O’Brien, Steve Carell, even John Oliver have all appeared before. It’s been perplexing to me as to why Stephen had never been on before now. I’ve often wondered if Howard didn’t like him or if Stephen didn’t want to come on due to Howard’s nature. I still don’t know the answer, but that doesn’t matter so much now. Howard does like Stephen and if Stephen ever had reservations, I guess he got over them.

Stephen was interviewed for an hour and a half and that’s with no commercial breaks. That’s about the maximum time a guest has ever been interviewed. It’s usually about an hour, so I was happy to get the max.

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Aug 20

The Re-Introduction to Stephen Colbert – GQ Article Video Excerpt

The video outtake provides a behind-the-scenes scoop on the NYC based GQ Magazine photoshoot from start to finish, bonding with his cute four-legged shopping pal, designer suits, doughnuts and scaffolding, natural smiles and little teeth, along with lingering curiosity of where to find the most amazing hair paste in the world.

Aug 07

Stephen Colbert on the First Time He Met Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert

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In the current issue of Entertainment Weekly (Issue #1375), Stephen Colbert talks to Ray Rahman about the first time he met Jon Stewart, what it was like working with Jon at ‘The Daily Show’, making each other laugh, and what Jon is really like away from the cameras.

Jon Stewart will host his final episode of ‘The Daily Show’ tonight 11/10c on Comedy Central.

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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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