Feb 07

Join the Hub’s Super Bowl Special Late Show Pool – Win a Prize!

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Live Super Bowl Episode 1, 28, 87, hut, hut, hike it on over to CBS on Sunday for the ‘Live Late Show Super Bowl Special’!

Hello Hubsters! The special ‘Live Super Bowl Episode’ is rapidly approaching! We here at the Hub wanted to commemorate this special event, so we have decided to do a Late Show Pool. Everyone knows that when it comes to the Super Bowl there is always a pool, whether it’s at work, or among friends, one and all can join in the pool to place their bets and predict what will happen in the Super Bowl.

We at the Hub decided to run a pool about the special Live Late Show. This is how it will work: the Hub staff has come up with many predictions for the show. For example, will Stephen wear a gold suit? Will Tina Fey and Stephen talk about “The Second City”? We have created a Hub pool, anyone who wants to join, can simply post their name, email, and up to ten prediction(s) in the comment section.

Oh, and did I mention there is a prize involved?, Yes! whoever gets the most predictions correct will win a ‘Late Show’ mug, courtesy of the Hub. The sign up sheet will be available soon, and will close at 10pm EST the day of the Super Bowl. So place your bets, and get ready to watch the show live on CBS directly after the Super Bowl this Sunday!

** Please note: You must be 18 years old or over to enter.

Name Prediction
Kirsten Jackson Stephen will wear a gold suit.
Kirsten Jackson, Erika Bade, Justine Marie Tina Fey and Stephen talk about The Second City.
Megyn Kelly and Stephen do a mock Trump interview/debate questions.
 Justine Marie Key and Peele talk about The Second City.
DeeCee Will Ferrell will be dressed as a cheerleader.
Amy Sedaris will make a guest appearance.
Katt, Erika Bade, Justine Marie NFL players show up as a surprise guest.
Stephen will fail miserably at some kind of sport maneuver.
Stephen does a touch down dance.
Paul Dinello appears.
Stephen says Jimmy three times.
Key and Peele do a “Football Names” sketch with Stephen.
Stephen wears a football jersey at some point.
Anastasia, Justine Marie A congratulatory graphic for the winning team is shown.
 Justine Marie Three clips from the Super Bowl are shown.
Anastasia, Erika Bade, Justine Marie Stephen talks about a Super Bowl commercial.
Anastasia Megyn Kelly mentions Stephen’s old character.
Tina Fey does her Sarah Palin impression.
Stephen does a “Hot Take” Super Bowl edition.
Anastasia, Justine Marie
The set will be decorated in a football theme.
Anastasia Jon Stewart shows up as a surprise guest.
Stephen holds one of the following animals: a dog, cat, chicken, or cockatoo.
Anastasia, Erika Bade, Justine Marie Will Ferrell and Stephen do a sketch together.
 Justine Marie The band plays the NFL theme song.
May 08

Giveaway: Two Double Passes to ‘Uptown Showdown: The Internet vs. Real Life’ featuring Jordan Carlos

Uptown Showdown

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!

Mar 22

Exclusive Interview with Sophia A. McClennen and Remy Maisel authors of “Is Satire Saving Our Nation: Mockery and American Politics?”

Is Satire Saving Our Nation 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.

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Dec 19

Calling all Colbert Fans: We Want to Hear From You!

Stephen Colbert ListeningHello 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 protected]. Thanks for participating!

Dec 18

Live Chat! ‘The Colbert Report’ Final Episode

Stephen Colbert with mobile phone

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!!

Dec 06

Exclusive Interview with Sharilyn Johnson and Remy Maisel Authors of ‘Bears & Balls: The Colbert Report A-Z’

Bears & Balls: The Colbert Report A-Z 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.

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