Feb 24

Stephen Colbert Guest Hosts ‘Selected Shorts’

On Thursday, February 19th, 2015, Stephen Colbert guest hosted “Modern Fables” on ‘Selected Shorts‘. The episode features Gail Godwin’s “St. George,” about a lonely medieval scholar who loses a boyfriend but acquires a pet dragon, read by Jane Curtin. And Annie Proulx’s “The Trickle-Down Effect,” about down-on-his-luck hero, read by James Naughton.

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Feb 10

Stephen Colbert is Currently Competing in the 32nd Biennial Pineapple Cup Race

Stephen Colbert is currently competing in the 32nd Biennial Pineapple Cup Race from Port Everglades, Florida to Montego Bay, Jamaica. The race kicked off on Friday, February 6th, 2015 and features a 12-boat fleet take on the challenging 811 nautical mile course to Montego Bay, Jamaica. Stephen is serving as one of three helmsman aboard Miss Maris, J/122, a 40-footer owned by Mark Jordan from the Carolina Yacht Club.

In addition to watching the start of the race in the video above, you can keep track of Miss Maris’s progress with the official race tracker, and following the SORC Sailing Facebook page for race updates.

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Dec 01

Stephen Colbert Appears via Video at the New York Neo-Futurists Gala

Stephen Colbert at the Neo-Futurists Gala

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On Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 Stephen Colbert appeared via video to introduce the Neo-Futurists at the Neo Gala in New York.

According Neo-Futurist alum Dave Awl, Stephen was briefly a member of the group in the early 90s, when “at the time Stephen was considering moving on from Second City, so he auditioned for ‘Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind’. And of course we cast him. […] He actually participated in one rehearsal for ‘Too Much Light’, and wrote a very funny script for the show, but then he got a last-minute hail-mary promotion from Second City. Someone there evidently realized they were on the brink of losing one of their brightest young lights […] So between the Tuesday rehearsal and the Friday show, Stephen apologetically bowed out of ‘Too Much Light'”. […] The piece Stephen wrote for ‘Too Much Light’ was a hyperbolic rant in which he berated another performer (the late Ted Bales, if I recall correctly) for being colossally, even metaphysically, wrong about something or other — was an interesting foreshadowing of his Colbert Report persona.”

Nov 21

Stephen Colbert Shines as Emcee of Ad Council’s 61st Annual Public Service Award Dinner

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FedEx CEO Fred Smith was ostensibly the main man at the Ad Council’s annual fundraising dinner on Wednesday night, but it can be hard even for the winner of a public service award to compete with The Man Who’s Succeeding David Letterman.

Yes, Stephen Colbert, in his waning days as host of Comedy Central’s Colbert Report and just months away from taking the reins of CBS’s The Late Show, shined in his role as emcee of the event, which drew some 1,400 ad executives to the Waldorf Astoria in New York and raised a record $3.5 million.

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Nov 20

Stephen Colbert to Host the 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors

Stephen Colbert is set to be the emcee for this year’s Kennedy Center Honors, CBS said on Wednesday.

“I am stunned to be receiving a Kennedy Center Honor at such a young age,” said the Comedy Central host in a statement. “I thought it would be years before… I’m sorry. I’m being told I am HOSTING the Kennedy Center Honors. Oh… Well, I’m glad. That makes a lot more sense.”

The annual Kennedy Center awards gala is held at Washington D.C.’s John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. This year’s honorees include Tom Hanks, Lily Tomlin and Patricia McBride. The President and the First Lady are also set to attend.

The event will be broadcast by CBS on December 30th. Colbert will soon be one of the faces of the network, stepping in to replace David Letterman on The Late Show next year.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter.