“Sugar Cone of Love” and “Somewhere Out There” duets.Two lions of late night TV — Emmy and Peabody Award winner Stephen Colbert and Emmy and Grammy Award winner Jimmy Fallon — sang, joked, improvised and answered questions for about two hours at a fundraiser for the 2014 Montclair Film Festival last night. Some 2,600 fans filled the plush NJ Performing Arts Center on a frigid Sunday evening.The fun and freewheeling event kicked off with a 20-minute montage of Colbert and Fallon bits that aired on their shows — including their
Seated onstage in two leather chairs, Colbert asked Fallon questions about his comic influences, the Smothers Brothers and Rodney Dangerfield (“one of the greatest comedians of all time”), the hardest part of his day (“when you don’t have any bits”) and taking over the Tonight Show (Jay Leno advised him his monologues should be about 10 minutes because some people will only get their news from you). The two were playful with the audience (a woman who complained of bad seats on Twitter was called down to the stage) and each other, with Colbert saying of Fallon’s move to the Tonight Show “I feel zero competition from you. I’m not worried about ratings, I’m on basic cable.”
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, documentarian Ken Burns, along with numerous partners, has launched a national effort to encourage everyone in America to video record themselves reading or reciting the speech.The collection of recordings housed on this site will continue to grow as more and more people are inspired by the power of history and take the challenge to Learn to Address.
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Stephen Colbert will host StoryCorps inaugural gala celebrating their 10th anniversary working as an independent nonprofit organisation whose ‘mission is to provide people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives.’ The event will honour Stanley S. Shuman and Jack Rosenthal.
Date: Wednesday, 30th October at 6:30PM
Location: Espace at 635 West 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10036
The complete audio of Stephen Colbert’s keynote speech at the 68th Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, held on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at the The Waldorf Astoria, New York.
In November, Montclairites and other fans can see Jimmy Fallon in conversation with Stephen Colbert at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. The event, on Sunday, November 24, is a fundraiser for the Montclair Film Festival.
Tickets go on sale on Friday, October 18, at 10 a.m., at 1-888-GO-NJPAC, at njpac.org, and at the NJPAC Box Office, One Center St., Newark. Premium VIP seating at $250 per ticket can be purchased directly through the MFF site, montclairfilmfest.org.
All proceeds will benefit the third annual Montclair Film Festival, which will occur April 28 through May 4, 2014.
Members of the Montclair Film Festival can buy tickets NOW!!.
A panel discussion with Stephen Colbert and his writing team from The Colbert Report. The evening will give audiences a look at the inner workings of the Emmy Award winning program. The discussion will include clips and anecdotes from the show, as well as an audience Q &A.
Date: Thursday, November 7th at 8:00PM
‘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.