Stephen Colbert is appearing at his wife’s Aluma Mater, the University of Virginia, to offer the Valedictorian Speech. It is being live webcast if you would like to attend from afar. Saturday, May 18, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. (US-EST). It appears from the University of Virginia site, that the Valedictory Exercises have been moved to John Paul Jones Arena due to inclement weather.
‘More Real? Art in the Age of Truthiness’ is a sophisticated exhibit of photos, drawings, videos, paintings, sculpture and installations by international artists, each brimming with provocative ideas about the big existential dilemmas of our time – ‘What is really real today?’.
The exhibition is introduced by ‘The Wørd – Truthiness’ from the very first episode of ‘The Colbert Report’, and features Videri Quam Esse – the engraving from the artificial fireplace on The Colbert Report set – meaning ‘to seem to be rather than to be’ over one of the archways. The quote is a play on the traditional Latin phrase esse quam videri, meaning ‘to be, rather than to seem to be’, a reflection of the character played on the show.
MIA curator Elizabeth Armstrong, says “The work is not about sensation or fakery, but about reminding us that you have to see critically and really think critically” to separate fact from fiction.
The exhibition will be at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts from March 21 – June 9.
TV Guide’sBruce Fretts interviewed Stephen on the red carpet, asking about his thoughts on the Fallon-Leno shuffle, Conan O’Brien hosting the White House Correspondents Dinner, and how he convinced Bill Clinton to join Twitter.
On his personal website FrettsonFilm he asked Stephen how the festival compares to last years and what it was like interviewing Jon Stewart for the first time.
South Carolina’s First District constituents were treated to a lively debate held at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina on Monday, April 29, 2013. This debate offered the first glimpse of Elizabeth Colbert Busch under the scrutiny of a publicly moderated format against her competitor, former Governor Mark Sanford. From the rush of applause that greeted her entrance to the debate, there was no doubt as to the powerful presence of her supporters. However, a strong contingent of vocal Sanford supporters were also present, quick to applaud the former Gov as he touted his financial credentials — for example, his being a member of the “Republican Revolution” in the 1994 Congress and for famously turning away stimulus money as Governor. Let’s take a look at this lively exchange, and its ramifications for the remaining days leading up to the election on May 7th.
Tonight, April 29, Democratic nominee Elizabeth Colbert-Busch will debate the Republican challenger, Mark Sanford. The debate is for the special election for the House seat to represent South Carolina’s first district. The election is next week, May 7th.
If you would like to watch the debate online go here to get a live stream. The debate begins at 7pm.
Almost a year ago, a team of students took up ‘The Super PAC Super Fun Pack Treasure Hunt’ challenge, documenting their journey’s as they cracked the clues and hunted for treasure, the grand prize, apart from making a lot of pirates very jealous was, a visit from Stephen Colbert.
It has been a long wait for the students at the University of Pittsburgh, but Stephen Colbert finally appeared before excited an excited crowd at Carnegie Hall on Friday, April 19th. After being given a custom Pitt Jersey and hat, Stephen opened by reading a selection of topics from ‘America Again’, including getting a job, Wall Street, food and Matthew McConaughey. The session was closed out with a lively Q & A session covering everything from favourite guests, getting into character, Jon Stewart, Elizabeth Colbert Busch’s congressional campaign, SuperPAC’s, Presidents and Roman Emperors.
Comedian Stephen Colbert is hosting two expensive fundraisers on behalf of his sister Elizabeth Colbert Busch. Tickets to both events run as high as $10,000 and include both an exclusive private reception and a general reception, according to invites obtained by POLITICO.
An event in Washington featuring the Comedy Central host is scheduled for April 15, while Colbert and former investment banker Sallie Krawcheck will host a New York City event April 23; that event will be at Krawcheck’s home.
For the D.C. event, a minimum donation of $2,600 is required to attend the private reception, while general admission tickets to the fundraiser cost $500.
DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), Assistant Democratic leader Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) and Sens. Al Franken (D-Minn.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Mary Landrieu (D-La.) are all listed as co-hosts to the D.C. event.Reps. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.), Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.), Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), Joseph Kennedy (D-Mass.), Jim Langevin (D-R.I.), John Lewis (D-Ga.), Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) and Adam Smith (D-Wash.) are also listed as co-hosts.
Last night former Governor Mark Sanford clinched the SC-1 GOP nomination over Curt Bostic, and now more than ever Elizabeth will need stuffed coffers to put up a fight against Sanford, who is determined to make a political comeback in the wake of his personal scandals as governor. In light of all of this, Stephen’s timing in hosting the fundraisers couldn’t be better. These events will surely be aided by the attendance of so many of Elizabeth’s would-be democratic colleagues in the House. They must be fired up and ready to go to get a democratic victory in this race! As polling has Colbert Busch and Sanford in a statistical dead heat in this deeply red district, the Dems surely see a great opportunity to turn it blue.
Our favourite Middle Earth fan boy participated in ‘The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug Live Event’, sending in a video asking Peter Jackson a complex question about portraying the differentiation of Elves in ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’. And Peter has a question for Stephen …
(Stephen appears from 1:28 – 3:48)
(Thanks to StephenSmile64 and Cosmo for the Tip!)