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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Oct 15

Video: Julie Taymor in Conversation with Stephen Colbert at Montclair Film Festival

The Montclair Film Festival has posted some wonderful videos of Stephen and director Julie Taymor’s discussion at the Festival this year. The videos are separated into “beats” (so theatrical!) so be sure to check them all out. Enjoy!

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Oct 11

Stephen Colbert Lauds ‘Military Voices’ at 2014 StoryCorps Gala

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With StoryCorps founder David Isay. © StoryCorps

Stephen Colbert, the satirist and television host set to take over David Letterman’s late-night program, looked out a porthole of the U.S.S. Intrepid last night, in silence, taking in the lapping water and lights of the piers. It seemed to me an utterly reasonable response after he’d hosted a gala for StoryCorps focusing on its Military Voices Initiative.

At the gala, Colbert navigated through excerpts of seven stories, accompanied by photographs of the narrators or animations. There was the national guardsman who bonded with a shy boy in Baghdad by playing rock, paper, scissors; the corporal whose face was burned by a bomb in Afghanistan; the veteran who, by chance, met a nurse who had cared for his dying son in Iraq.

I could have used a few minutes in front of a porthole. Instead, I got to interrupt Colbert’s contemplative stance for a one-on-one moment.

“I’m so grateful to be reminded of how important it is to know how other people suffer,” Colbert said. “We want to be happy all the time. But happiness is not as good as being loved and loving. And these are loving experiences. People need human connection.”

Did he have any advice for drawing out these kinds of stories — a way of asking a question? “I’ve got a lot more to learn from the people in these booths who are just talking to each other in honest ways,” Colbert said. “What I do is construct. What they do is really true.”

So go listen.

Source: Bloomberg.

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Sep 14

A Look Back — Stephen on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

Stephen Colbert A Look Back Welcome to “A Look Back,” where we review and celebrate select clips from the overwhelmingly voluminous video catalog and the many splendid works of Stephen T. Colbert over the years.


Way back in April 2004 then Daily Show correspondent Stephen Colbert made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live to discuss his brushes (or lack thereof) with Candidate Greatness on the ’04 presidential campaign trail. We all remember his *one* question with Howard Dean, right? He also talks about his wife’s discomfort with a NSFW comedic piece he did on Kimmel’s Comedy Central show Crank Yankers. Stephen ends the interview with an edited piece about editing a piece, channeling tyrannical bits of what soon would become his character just a year and a half later. Check it out:

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Particularly poignant is when Stephen first gets onstage, he looks around and says, “This feels good. I’ve got to get me a gig like this.” I think you just did, sir.