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

Jan 03

Eric Drysdale Featured on Writers’ Bloc Podcast with J.R. Havlan

Eric Drysdale

“Are people going to watch one guy talk for 22 minutes? As it turns out, if it’s Stephen Colbert, of course they are.”

Former Colbert Report writer Eric Drysdale shared this insight and other gems with former veteran Daily Show scribe J.R. Havlan for his podcast “Writers’ Bloc.” After teasing each other mercilessly for several minutes at the top, Eric discusses his early childhood fascination with comedy, inspired in part by listening to his Dad’s old 45s.

Eric is a familiar face to the Colbert Nation, having famously played Bobby the Stage Manager for several years. Previously, he was a writer on The Daily Show – you can check him out appearing in a few bits here and there early on. He is distinguished in having left the Daily Show to join Stephen on the then novel Colbert Report, and with the exception of a brief leave from April 2008 – October 2009, has been on the Colbert Report from start to finish. His departure was marked by Stephen eating Bobby the Stage Manager, even polishing off his ghost ribs for good measure.

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Dec 11

Stephen Colbert Featured on ‘Entertainment Weekly’s’ Hobbit Themed Covers

Stephen Colbert as Gandalf on the Entertainment Weekly cover

Stephen Colbert is featured Entertainment Weekly’s three cover Hobbit farewell issue. Available on Friday, December 12th, 2014, the issue offers three alternate covers with Stephen as Gandalf the Grey, Legolas and Bilbo Babbins, and features an essay by Stephen as well as his Q&A with director Peter Jackson. The film hits US cinemas on Wednesday, December 17th, 2004.

If you can’t get enough of Stephen in all of his Middle Earthen glory, don’t forget to pick up a copy of “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” (Extended Edition) which features Stephen’s Lake Town cameo as well as an interview, behind-the-scenes footage and more!

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Oct 25

Stephen Colbert Films Ad for the Northwestern Dance Marathon

The Northwestern University Dance Marathon (NUDM) is one of the largest student-run philanthropies in the United States. Held every March at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, the marathon, currently in it’s 41st year, has raised raised more than $15 million for more than thirty different beneficiaries.

Registrations for next years event to be held from March 6th – 8th are now open.

(Thank you to StephenSmile64 for the Tip!)

Oct 21

Just Google It: Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg with Stephen Colbert (Full Talk)

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92Y On Demand have posted the full video from Stephen Colbert’s conversation with Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg in which the pair discussed their new book “How Google Works“, which provides an insider’s look into Google’s unique culture and how they have redefined what it takes to be successful in today’s business world.

(Thank you to StephenSmile64 for the Tip!)

Oct 17

SlateRadio’s New Podcast ‘Working’ Features Interview with Stephen Colbert

Here’s something great for your Friday appointment listening, Hubsters! Slate’s David Plotz’s new podcast series “Working” explores the workdays of various kinds of folks. He sagely chose Slate-thusiast Stephen Colbert for his first episode. It’s fantastic to listen to Stephen run down through the entire day from start to finish, and it’s the longest you’ll ever hear Stephen speaking without interruption. Enjoy, and let’s discuss further after the jump.

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