Jon Stewart has been making the rounds promoting his directorial debut, Rosewater. During his interviews, he has been asked about Stephen’s move to The Late Show. Jon and Stephen have such a strong professional and personal bond and it constantly shows through. Jon has given his warm opinions of Stephen several times and you will find them in the following interviews.
While promoting Rosewater, Jon Stewart heaped some fulsome praise on his friend and soon-to-former Comedy Central colleague, Stephen Colbert in a recent interview in New York Magazine. Check out the whole interview for some great insight on all things Jon, but here’s the Stephen-related parts:
You helped launch The Colbert Report. Stephen is going to drop the character when he moves to The Late Show, so what will he bring that people haven’t seen?
A raging drug habit.
People have no idea. It’s going to be Breaking Colbert.
I will tune in for that.
Stephen’s talent is very apparent to everybody, but if you’d been to his 50th-birthday party and you saw the love bomb he was surrounded in — I said to my wife, “I will guarantee you this party spawns a thousand arguments on the drive home.” Everybody got in the car that night with their spouse and it was, “Why don’t you love me like people love Stephen?!” Or, “Why can’t you be a kindhearted and good individual like Stephen Colbert!?” It was one of those magical nights, filled with the warmth and affection of friends and family. I just think viewers are really going to enjoy getting to know Stephen.
Jon Stewart will be a guest on the “Late Show with David Letterman” on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 11:35/10:35c on CBS.
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While on the promotional trails for their latest projects, Jon Stewart (‘Rosewater’) and Amy Sedaris (‘BoJack Horseman’) discuss their good friend Stephen Colbert’s move to hosting the ‘Late Show’ in 2015, his and his character’s fear of bears, and how Amy found out about his three-legged pet rabbit.
And be sure to grab yourself a copy of the September 5 – 12 Toronto issue of The Hollywood Reporter, featuring Jon Stewart on the front cover.
‘Rosewater’ will be unveiled on August 29th at the Telluride Film Festival, before heading to the Toronto International Film Festival on September 8th. The film will open in select theaters on November 7th, 2014.
It’s been a long time coming, but finally, Jon Stewart’s directorial debut is on it’s way!!
Indie Wire have just announced the first slate of films that will feature at the 39th Toronto International Film Festival, including the USA Canadian Premiere of Jon Stewart’s “Rosewater” starring Gael Garcia Bernal, and the USA Canadian Premiere of “Foxcatcher” starring Steve Carell as John du Pont.
The Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 4 – 14, 2014. For ticket details please visit their website: http://tiff.net/