Jul 10

ON? the New App by Former ‘Colbert Report’ Writer Frank Lesser

Former ‘Colbert Report’ writer and friend of the Hub Frank Lesser has teamed up with Tavet Gillson and George King to create the “ON?” App, which answers the question that has long plagued the tech savvy amongst us, “Is my phone on or off?”

As Frank writes in The New York Times:

ON? determines if your phone is on, reliably and safely, with over 99 percent accuracy. Just open the app on your phone, tap a single button, and get ready to join the revolutiON?!

As ON?’s lead creative director, Tavet Gillson, told me, “You shouldn’t have to turn something off and then back on again to know that it’s on. I want to know that my phone is on, reliably and safely, without all the fuss.” And as the app’s lead programmer, George King, told me, “It took me 459 seconds to program this. I want 10 percent.”

Unfortunately, just like the “Yo” App, NO? was initially rejected by Apple, but the team have submitted an appeal against the decision. For all the latest news and updates on their progress, be sure to follow their website http://ontheapp.tumblr.com/.

Apr 03

Comedy Central Launches TV Everywhere App

Comedy Central App The Comedy Central App will feature a robust lineup of content free to all users, including the most recent season of “South Park” and next-day availability of Comedy Central’s late-night lineup of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” “The Colbert Report” and its new late-night hit “@midnight.” In addition, all app users will be able to preview two yet-to-premiere new series, the animated “Trip Tank” and uncensored stand-up series “Comedy Underground with Dave Attell.” Users will also have access to original short-form content.

“The Comedy Central app is a seamless extension of the brand that gives fans access to their favorite Comedy Central content instantly and anywhere,” said Michele Ganeless, President, Comedy Central. “It is homescreen-worthy and an incredible platform for viewing and sharing our programming.”

Fans who sign in via their cable or satellite provider will be able to dive into a treasure trove of additional content featuring close to 200 episodes of hit series, stand-up specials and shorts including advance episodes of the new season of “Inside Amy Schumer,” premiering exclusively in the app one week prior to their premiere on Comedy Central, as well as full seasons of “Tosh.0,” “Broad City,” “Workaholics,” “Kroll Show,” “Futurama,” “Review,” “Trip Tank,” “Chappelle’s Show,” Comedy Central stand-up series and specials and more.

Source: Comedy Central Press.

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Mar 29

Twitter ‘Scandal’ Erupts Over Alleged Racist Segment on ‘The Colbert Report’

Stephen Colbert Accused of Racism With #CancelColbert Campaign

“I am willing to show #Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever,” “The Colbert Report” Twitter wrote Thursday.

The joke was taken from a bit on Wednesday night’s “The Colbert Report,” parodying Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder and his launch of the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation in light of controversy over the team name. Taken out of context, however, many Twitter users saw the joke as racist, and launched a #CancelColbert campaign that quickly became a trending topic.

As the controversy started, the tweet was deleted, but Twitter users managed to screenshot the tweet before it disappeared.

Full Article: Variety

Here is the tweet that started it all:

Colbert Report twitter scandal

And Stephen’s swift response:

Stephen Colberts response to twitter scandal accusation

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Jun 28

Stephen Colbert Invited a Girl Who Lost Her Dad to Cancer to ‘The Colbert Report’.

Stephen Colbert purple bracelet

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reddit user katiecsaylor posted this touching photo of her younger sister with Stephen Colbert, taken before Wednesday night’s show. Having recently lost their father to cancer, katiecsaylor’s sister wrote Stephen a letter explaining that she and her father watched the show every night together before he passed away. In the letter, she also included one of the bracelets that she started marking to raise money for the American Cancer Society, which Stephen has worn every night for the past three months. At 11 years old, she was too young to be apart of the studio audience, but Stephen invited her to the show nonetheless, where she watched back stage. To make him feel better about losing his mother, she also gave Stephen a stuffed eagle, which he named after her and put on his desk.

(Thank you to StephenSmile64 and Clem for the Tip!)

Mar 29

The Colbert Report App

The Colbert Report iPhone App Stephen has run for president, has his own ice cream flavor and has testified before Congress – stay up-to-date on his latest achievements with The Colbert Report’s official app. Download today to watch the latest video, browse the clip archive and digital exclusives, check out the upcoming guests and schedule tune-in alerts.

Download: [iPhone] | [iPad] | [Android] | [Kindle Fire]

Features:

  • Watch the latest videos from the show
  • Sort new clips by popularity
  • Explore the show’s classic segments via the quote section
  • Browse the archive for videos you missed or want to watch again
  • Set TV tune-in reminders so you never miss another show
  • Share videos on Facebook, Twitter, text or e-mail

Note: Full episodes are not available in this app, but are available for download in the iTunes store.