It’s that time of year again! Every May the flowers bloom, the temperatures warm, and on May 13th the Colbert fandom celebrates Stephen Colbert’s birthday. As was done in the past, we have once again decided to give the TV Host with the Most one thing he might actually want: projects funded through one of his signature charities, Donorschoose. Stephen’s recent $800,000 donation generated a lot of media attention and also led to an upsurge in donations to the charity.
So we thought it behoovy to reactivate our Colbert News Hub Giving Page. We are highlighting three New Jersey area projects in need of funding. Won’t you consider donating to one of these three as a way to wish Stephen a happy birthday, and help out children in his home-away-from-home state? Here are our picks:
Colbert News Hub will get the ball rolling by making a $50 donation.
Colbert News Hub have partnered with the folks at Symphony Space to give away two double passes to see comedian Jordan Carlos at ‘Uptown Showdown: The Internet vs. Real Life’ featuring Caroline Rhea (Sabrina, the Teenage Witch), Guy Branum (Chelsea Lately, Host of Pop Rock), Seth Lind (This American Life; Thank You, Robot), Alex Heller and Carolyn Castiglia on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 8:00PM at Leonard Nimoy Thalia.
To enter, simply tweet your answer to the following question to us @ColbertNewsHub and include the hashtag #CNHGiveaway
Question: Which re-occurring character did Jordan Carlos play on ‘The Colbert Report’?
The winner will be announced on Twitter on Monday, May 11th, 2015. Please be sure to check your Twitter accounts in case you are the lucky winner!
First, I’d like to thank Sophia McClennen and Remy Maisel for taking the time to answer questions for us at The Hub. Their new book, ‘Is Satire Saving Our Nation: Mockery and American Politics?‘, argues that political satire is more than just fun: it’s a way of becoming an engaged and informed citizen — especially for Millennials. Obviously, both The Colbert Report and The Daily Show play a large role in McClennen/Maisel’s argument!
As a person who has always believed in the power of comedy to reach people, this is an argument I can fully endorse.
The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media, recognizing the people and organizations producing content on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Instagram, Vine, and the rest of the social web.
To nominate ‘Colbert News Hub’ simply follow the instructions on this page [link] and select the category of ‘Fansite’.
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Hello Hubsters! As we gear up for the final episode, we thought it behoovy to get introspective about our own personal experiences with The Colbert Report. One of the great joys for those of us on the Hub staff is hearing from our community, because without you all we could not celebrate the wonderfulness of the soon-to-expiring Joy Machine.
So this week, we are asking you to send in taping reporTs from any tapings you may have attended over the past nine years. Or, comment here and leave your thoughts about your favorite moments, why you become a fan, or what makes The Colbert Report special to you.
Taping reporTs should be sent to email@example.com. Thanks for participating!
Can’t bear to watch the final episode of ‘The Colbert Report’ alone? Well don’t worry, neither can we. So why not come and join us for our special live chat on Thursday, December 18th. We’ll be getting settled in at around 11:15/10:15c, but feel free to stop by whenever you like!
A big thank you to everyone who joined our live chat tonight!! We had a fantastic turn out, and it was an absolute joy to watch the final episode together with all of you!!
Writers and self-proclaimed comedy nerds Sharilyn Johnson and Remy Maisel have teamed up to co-author ‘Bears & Balls: The Colbert Report A-Z’, an unofficial fan guide covering the past nine years of ‘The Colbert Report’.
The book serves as the ultimate viewer handbook, combining behind-the-insights and technical details into over two hundred encyclopedic entries, taking fans through some of the most memorable moments from the show, and uncovering some forgotten gems along the way.
Sharilyn Johnson is a veteran comedy journalist and founder of the popular comedy news site Third Beat Magazine which features comedy related news, events, reviews, and interviews. In addition to studying ‘Writing for The Colbert Report’ with Tom Purcell (Writer, Exec Producer) at the People’s Improv Theatre, Sharilyn has attended thirteen ‘Colbert Report’ tapings, and written and performed in her one women show ‘Fake News Fangirl’, ‘the completely true story of one women’s adventures in the world of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert fandom,’ which recently played at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival.
A current media studies undergraduate at Penn State University, Remy Maisel has extensive experience in the media industry, and aspires to work in the television and film industry in London. During her time as a student at Penn State University, Remy accepted the challenge issued by Stephen Colbert on March 29th, 2012 to college students to start their own collegiate chapter of his SuperPAC: Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow and founded Penn State SuperPAC: Penn Staters For A Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow to which she recruited over two hundred students, staff and faculty. Most recently, Remy has co-authored, “Is Satire Saving Our Nation?: Mockery and American Politics” with Penn State professor Sophia A. McClennen, in which they examine the critical potential for satire in America, and how satire exercises a remarkable influence on public opinion and its role in shaping a new verison of US democracy in post-9/11 society.
It’s been a long and stressful past couple of weeks, but the Hub is finally back up and running.
First of all I want to start out by saying thank you to all of you who reached out to us asking if everything was okay with the Hub, your concern means a great deal to all of the Hub staff. And secondly, I want to apologise to everyone who has visited, or tried to visit the Hub, over the past few weeks and have received any one of a number of error messages. Although the technical difficulties experienced at the site were largely outside my control and were caused by our host, I still feel that I have let you all down in not being able to solve the problem sooner, and have failed in the Hub’s mission to bring you all of the latest Colbert news as soon as it breaks. I know this literally could not have happened at a worse time. But I can assure you that we have been keeping up-to-date with all that Stephen Colbert has been doing, and that we cannot wait to start sharing it all with you again, including a very special taping report. So stay tuned!
In the meantime, here is a break down of what happened to the Hub, the steps we have taken to over come the problems, and what it means for the future of the site.