Sep 22

Live! 65th Primetime Emmy Awards Post

Come celebrate The Colbert Report‘s nominations for Outstanding Writing, Outstanding Directing, and Outstanding Variety Series this Sunday, September 22nd in our LIVE CNH chat room! We’ll be getting settled in around 6pm EST but feel free to stop by whenever you like! The show starts at 8pm EST on CBS. Drop in during the ceremony to discuss TCR and all of your other favorite nominees! [Facebook event]

MORE EMMY INFO: The winners of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards were announced last weekend. [Full List]

E! will be livestreaming from the red carpet starting at 6pm EST.

Jun 09

Exclusive Interview with ‘Baba Yaga’ Composers of ‘The Colbert Report’s Hobbit Week’ Theme.

Baba Yaga album Brooklyn based rock band ‘Baba Yaga’ was brought into being with the joining of Morgan Jesse Lapin (drums / vocals), Dave Keen (guitar / violin / vocals) and Zach Rose (bass / guitar / keys / vocals). With influences ranging from Motown, Garage, Surf, Classical and Tribal, the trio self describe their sound as ‘a series of varied tonal qualities performed simultaneously over a succession of percussive slaps and thuds in several assorted time measures and motifs’. In 2012, the trio composed the theme for ‘The Colbert Report’s Hobbit Week’ entitled ‘The Pundit: Or Colbert and Back Again’, and in March 2013 released their self-titled studio album ‘Baba Yaga’.

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Nov 22

Peter Gwinn and Bobby Mort’s ‘A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens’.

A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens

Colbert News Hub have partnered with the folks at Allied Live to bring you a ‘see it early and save’ discount when you purchase tickets for performances of The Second City’s ‘A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens’ at Centre Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre.

Tickets for performances November 24th – 28th are just $20 & $35.

With its trademark humor, irreverence and originality, The Second City is giving the classic Charles Dickens’ Christmas tale a hearty twist.

Dickens’ famous Victorian streets spring to life as Scrooge, Tiny Tim, that fat, plucked goose and those know-it-all ghosts find themselves hopelessly mixed up with anachronistic characters, hilarious improv and an ever-changing stable of starry, drop-in special guests. A recipe chock full of Holiday hilarity!

Writers Peter Gwinn (formerly of The Colbert Report) and Bobby Mort (currently of The Colbert Report) join Director Marc Warzecha (Resident Director, The Second City) and a cast which features Frank Caeti (MADtv), Larry Joe Campbell (According to Jim), Dan Castellaneta (The Simpsons), Amanda Blake Davis (Second City Does Dallas at the Dallas Theatre Center), Brian Stepanek (The Suite Life of Zack and Cody) and Jean Villepique (Up All Night).

November 24th – Decemeber 30th, 2012

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“I Am A Pole” – Photo Contest [Voting]

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Thank you to all who entered our “I Am A Pole” – Photo Contest, it was great to see all of your creations. A special thank you to Hubster partialtojam for all of her hard work constructing our prizes!! They look amazing, and I am sure they will love their new homes!!

Voting Rules:

  • You may vote for one entry in each category
  • You may only vote once
  • Do not vote for your own entry

Voting Closes: 5 August, 2012 (Midnight EST)

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Jul 11

Exclusive Interview with Sharilyn Johnson Writer/Performer of ‘Fake News Fangirl’.

Sharilyn Johnson Fake News Fangirl Interview

Hailing from Winnipeg, the Toronto-based Sharilyn Johnson has done it all – writer, performer, communications professional, entertainment reporter and radio host. An entertainment reporter since 1995, Sharilyn’s focus turned to comedy in 1998, serving as the comedy reporter for Winnipeg’s entertainment weekly Uptown Magazine and hosted three seasons of the weekly radio program ‘Laugh Tracks’ on CJUM. Sharilyn’s comedy coverage and contributions have also been heard on CBC Radio’s ‘Laugh Out Loud’, and featured in the Winnipeg Free Press and ‘The Apiary’.

In 2008 Sharilyn founded the popular comedy news site Third Beat Magazine featuring comedy related news, events, reviews, and interviews, and is the current Chair of the Communications Committee for the Canadian Comedy Awards & Festival. A student of ‘Television and Sketch Writing’ at The Second City Toronto, and ‘Writing for The Daily Show’ with J.R. Havlan (Writer) and ‘Writing for The Colbert Report’ with Tom Purcell (Writer, Exec Producer) at the People’s Improv Theatre, Sharilyn can now be seen at the Toronto Film Festival performing 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’.

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Jun 16

“I Am A Pole” – Photo Contest [New Prizes Added]

I Am A Pole Figurine

Enter to Win One of these Little Guys!!

What better way to celebrate Flag Day than to have a contest showcasing the greatest little flag pole there ever was!! Oh, and of course the greatest children’s author there ever was, is and will be!!

“I Am A Pole (And So Can You!)”
Book | AudioBook

Contest

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to incorporate a pole(s), it can be any type, into a photograph with the book or audiobook of “I Am A Pole (And So Can You)” in the most interesting, creative, and imaginative way possible.

If you are camera-shy, that is ok, you do not need to appear in the photo yourself, just the book and a random pole somewhere out there in the universe need to be featured in the photo. If you know your location and the type of pole you are shooting, feel free to include that information in your submission. To ensure that everyone has a fair chance at entering, we have split the competition into three different categories.

Contest Dates: Close: 25 July, 2012.

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Jun 01

Exclusive Interview with Sophia A. McClennen author of “Colbert’s America: Satire and Democracy”.

Colbert's America - Sophia McClennen

At Penn State, Sophia A. McClennen wears many hats: she’s a Professor of Comparative Literature, Spanish, and Women’s Studies; the Director of the Center for Global Studies; and Director of the Graduate Program in Comparative Literature. While much of her work involves Latin American media and literature — McClennen is the author of Ariel Dorfman: An Aesthetics of Hope, about the Chilean author and activist, as well as of the upcoming Globalization and Latin American Cinema— she also writes about culture, politics, and social change. This focus makes Stephen a perfect subject for her cultural criticism, as seen by her regular blog entries to The Huffington Post, many of which center around The Colbert Report. Her newest book, previously titled America According to Colbert: Satire as Public Pedagogy, is available in hardcover, and will be released in paperback in early July, retitled Colbert’s America: Satire and Democracy.


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