The Army will honor five Americans — including comedian Stephen Colbert — during a special Twilight Tattoo hosted by Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno.
The “Salute from the Chief” event will take place on Tuesday April 14 at 5:00 PM at Whipple Field on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia.
During the event, the five honorees will receive the Outstanding Civilian Service Award. It is the third-highest public service honor the Army can bestow upon a civilian, and it is presented for outstanding service by a civilian who makes a “substantial contribution or is of significance to the Army or to a major Army command,” according to information from the Army.
Stephen Colbert was honoured last night at the 10th annual Oscar Wilde Awards, which recognises the contributions of the Irish in film and television. The easygoing event created by the noprofit US-Ireland Alliance, saw the Colbeard make it’s public debut, becoming an instant hit on the green carpet. The event also marked the return of Colbert’s hipster glasses.
Talking to The Daily Beast, Stephen explained that:
“I have not allowed this to happen to my face since college because I’ve been working professionally pretty constantly since then. I have like nine months where nobody has to see me so I said, ‘I wonder what I look like?'”
But what does Mrs Colbert think of the Colbeard?
“My wife has gotten used to it now. At first she wasn’t sure who this man in bed with her was,” he joked. “She likes it OK, so I guess I’m OK with it.” [E Online]
Congratulations to Jim Hoskinson who has been nominated for a “Directors Guild of America Award” in the category of “Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety / Talk / News / Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming” for Episode #11040 of ‘The Colbert Report’. Jim was previously nominated for his work on ‘The Colbert Report’ in 2007 for “Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety” for episode #3052 and in 2013 for “Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety / Talk / News / Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming” for episode #10004.
Following the final episode of ‘The Colbert Report’, the National Portrait Gallery announced that Stephen Colbert’s portrait, which hung above the fire place on the set of ‘The Colbert Report’, will return to “occupy prime placement in the museum’s ‘historic alcove’ — just above the water fountains between the men’s and women’s restrooms on the second floor.”
Wonderful Pistachios ‘Colbert Super Bowl‘ commercial has been named the funniest commercial of 2014 at the annual ‘Funniest Commercials of the Year‘ awards hosted by comedian Gabriel Iglesias on SpikeTV.
The annual special aired on Thursday, December 18th and featured commercials from both America and around the world, many of which being shown for the first time on American television.