Nov 21

Stephen Colbert Shines as Emcee of Ad Council’s 61st Annual Public Service Award Dinner

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FedEx CEO Fred Smith was ostensibly the main man at the Ad Council’s annual fundraising dinner on Wednesday night, but it can be hard even for the winner of a public service award to compete with The Man Who’s Succeeding David Letterman.

Yes, Stephen Colbert, in his waning days as host of Comedy Central’s Colbert Report and just months away from taking the reins of CBS’s The Late Show, shined in his role as emcee of the event, which drew some 1,400 ad executives to the Waldorf Astoria in New York and raised a record $3.5 million.

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Nov 16

Ben & Jerry’s and Stephen Colbert Salute the Heroes

On Friday, November 16th, 2014, Ben & Jerry’s celebrated the end of ‘The Colbert Report’ by bringing free ice cream to the police and fire departments around the United States. Stephen Colbert helped salute heroes in New York City by handing out free cups of AmeriCone Dream.


Nov 13

Stephen Colbert at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2014

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Stephen Colbert, accompanied by his daughter Madeleine, attended the Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 10, 2014 in New York City, where he presented a Glamour Women of the Year Award to Mindy Kaling.

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Nov 08

Stephen Colbert Introduces #HashtagWars on @midnight

For @midnight’s final show in New York City, Stephen Colbert was too busy preparing for the show he doesn’t have on Friday to pop over to @midnight and introduce #HashtagWars, so naturally Chris Hardwick made the long journey down the hall to convince Stephen to introduce #NYCIn3Words.

Oct 17

Stephen Colbert Serves as Apple’s ‘Chief of Secrecy’

It’s no secret that Stephen Colbert is a huge Apple fanboy, but his taking a call from Apple’s head software designer during a product presentation took the audience by surprise:

Forget hosting The Late Show, Stephen Colbert just lined up the gig of a lifetime: Intergalactic Chancellor of Apple.

Well, his exact title is still a work in progress, if Thursday’s iPad event is any evidence. In a very dad-like phone call, Apple’s senior VP of software design Craig Federighi explained to Colbert how the comedian would help the tech company “triple-down” on secrecy — something much needed after Wednesday’s iPad leak.

Source: The Verge

Oct 11

Stephen Colbert Lauds ‘Military Voices’ at 2014 StoryCorps Gala

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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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