Sep 02

Waze App Allows Stephen Colbert To Be Your Personal GPS

Stephen Colbert has conquered television, literature, the web, space, presidential politics, and so on, but the burning question remains: is he the voice of your GPS? To help promote the Late Show, navigation app Waze now offers our fearless host’s Boring Baritone as a voice option for its GPS guidance.

Download the app, select Stephen as your voice guidance option, and in no time, Colbert is riding shotgun (and calling the shots.) We here at the Hub got excited over this app, as you can imagine. After the jump, I have my own user review.

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Jul 24

Daniel Radcliffe Dishes on His Favourite Post Sex Food

Did you ever wonder what Daniel Radcliffe likes to eat post wand work out? Well wonder no more!

NOW Magazine’s Sabrina Maddeaux recently asked the stars of “The F Word” what their favourite post sex food is on the red carpet of the films Toronto premiere. And is seems the young star is getting a Colbert Bump of a different kind, after confessing that Stephen Colbert’s “AmeriCone Dream” is favourite post sex go to food.

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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

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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