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.
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.”
Former Daily Show colleagues Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell are set to reunite onstage for the Montclair Film Festival’s annual celebrity fundraiser.
The two comedians will participate in an in-depth conversation and present rarely seen highlights of their work together at an event to benefit the New Jersey film festival.
The event is scheduled for Friday, November 21 at 8PM at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in downtown Newark. Tickets range from $59.50 to $250 and go on sale Friday, October 3 at 10AM for the general public. Members only tickets go on sale Tuesday September 30th through to Thursday October 2nd, 2014.
It felt good to be back home for our 24th Fandango Benefit Gala, which took place September 13th. Camp’s grounds were transformed into a festive carnival that featured cocktails, amazing snacks from a variety of food trucks, photo booths and a silent auction. The rain held out until our guests moved into Sports & Rec for the live auction, which was masterfully hosted by Stephen Colbert. Leading up to the auction, CEO Jimmy Canton welcomed guests and shared updates from the year, and camper Liam offered a glimpse of the healing power of Camp through his experiences climbing the tower and at Project Bliss. The auction was spirited, as guests bid on sought after lots that included an America’s Cup Yacht experience, lunch with Ryan Reynolds, tickets to opening night of The Elephant Man on Broadway with a post-performance meet and greet with star Bradley Cooper and tickets to the premiere taping when Stephen Colbert takes over The Late Show. Following the auction, guests were treated to the Fandango performance, starring Hole in the Wall campers and celebrity friends including Christopher Walken. The evening closed with dinner and dancing to music by Business Time.
Following his appearance “Late Night with Seth Meyers” this past Tuesday, Stephen Colbert recorded a special introduction just for Gwen Stefani, after she botched the pronunciation “Colbert” at this years Emmy Awards when announcing “The Colbert Report” as the winner of the ‘Outstanding Variety Series’ category.
But we shouldn’t be so hard on poor Gwen. As Adam Levine (her co-presenter) revealed on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” on Wednesday night, that he had given a nervous Gwen some advice on how to pronounce “Colbert” before going on stage to present the Emmy Award.
Join Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg in conversation with “The Colbert Report’s” Stephen Colbert as they discuss their new book How Google Works—an insider’s look at Google’s unique culture, values and strategies. Find out how Google has changed the way we work and redefined what it takes to be successful in today’s business environment.
Date: Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 8:30PM Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St Venue: Kaufmann Concert Hall Tickets:from $40.00