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.

Oct 29

Rosewater: Jon Stewart & Stephen Colbert Live

Fathom Events and Open Road Films are thrilled to present a special one-night event, Rosewater: Jon Stewart & Stephen Colbert Live, in select cinemas nationwide on Thursday, November 13 LIVE at 7:30 PM/ET and tape-delayed 7:30PM CT, MT and PT. (Run time approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes)

Join Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and special guest Maziar Bahari, for a full-length advanced screening of Jon Stewart’s highly-anticipated film, Rosewater, before its November 14 release. Shot during Stewart’s 3-month hiatus from “The Daily Show”, Rosewater tells the dramatic story of BBC journalist Maziar Bahari’s imprisonment in his native Iran for covering their presidential election. In addition to being among the first to experience this captivating film, cinema audiences will be treated to a LIVE conversation with Jon Stewart and special guest Maziar Bahari, hosted by Stephen Colbert. You too can join the conversation by tweeting your questions now via Twitter using the hashtag #RosewaterLive.

Tickets are available online, or if they are not available for your location, you can purchase your tickets by visiting the box office at your local participating movie theater.

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

Oct 14

Jon Stewart to Host ‘Night of Too Many Stars: American Comes Together for Autism Programs’ in 2015

Night of Too Many Stars

Comedy Central has once again joined forces with Jon Stewart’s Busboy Productions and New York Collaborates for Autism for its sixth biennial special event, “Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs.” Taping on Saturday, February 28 from the Beacon Theatre in New York City, the benefit for Autism programs will feature Stewart hosting an evening filled with live performances, sketches and short films from a roster of comedy all-stars. “Night of Too Many Stars” will premiere on Comedy Central on Sunday, March 8.

Tickets for the “Night of Too Many Stars” will go on sale later this year. VIP Benefit tickets can be purchased now by emailing nightoftoomanystars@eventassociatesinc.com. All VIP Benefit tickets, which begin at $1,500 per person, include access to the after-party with talent.

This year’s event will premiere on Comedy Central on Sunday, March 8 with additional live wrap-arounds featuring a celebrity phone bank, allowing viewers to call in during the airing to donate while speaking with additional comedic and celebrity heavyweights.

Full Press Release: Comedy Central

Sep 29

A Conversation With Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell

Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell at the Montclair Film Festival

Former Daily Show colleagues Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell are set to reunite onstage for the Montclair Film Festival’s annual celebrity fundraiser.

The two comedians will participate in an in-depth conversation and present rarely seen highlights of their work together at an event to benefit the New Jersey film festival.

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The event is scheduled for Friday, November 21 at 8PM at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in downtown Newark. Tickets range from $59.50 to $250 and go on sale Friday, October 3 at 10AM for the general public. Members only tickets go on sale Tuesday September 30th through to Thursday October 2nd, 2014.

Full Article: The Hollywood Reporter.

Aug 27

Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg in Conversation with Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert at 92Y

Join Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg in conversation with “The Colbert Report’s” Stephen Colbert as they discuss their new book How Google Works—an insider’s look at Google’s unique culture, values and strategies. Find out how Google has changed the way we work and redefined what it takes to be successful in today’s business environment.

Date: Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 8:30PM
Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St
Venue: Kaufmann Concert Hall
Tickets: from $40.00

Aug 03

Stephen Colbert to Host Ad Council’s 61st Annual Public Service Award Dinner

The Ad Council, the largest producer of public service advertisements (PSAs) in the U.S., announced today that its 61st Annual Public Service Award Dinner will honor FedEx Chairman and CEO Frederick W. Smith and Stephen Colbert will host. The event will be held on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.
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