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.
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.
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’.
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.
“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.
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!
Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric talks to Mindy Kaling about becoming a 2014 Glamour Woman of the Year and why she asked Stephen Colbert to present the award.