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.

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