Jul 07

The Ed Sullivan Theater Marquee Gets An Unexpected Makeover

It’s been over a month since David Letterman’s icon ‘Late Show’ marquee was removed from the Ed Sullivan Theater, and while constructing continues on a new marquee for the upcoming ‘Late Show with Stephen Colbert’, a new temporary marquee was spotted this morning by Twitter user @Ohhleary.

The new temporary banner features Stephen Colbert alerting passersby that Angelo’s Pizza is still open during the rebuilding process. Currently their neon sign is obscured behind scaffolding and construction vehicles working on the theatre’s upgrade.

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Jul 06

Six Degrees: June 2015 Catch Up

Six Degrees of Stephen Colbert Welcome to the ‘Six Degrees Catch Up Edition’ featuring all the latest happenings and goings on in the world of ‘Daily Show’ and ‘Colbert Report’ staff and ‘Friends of the Show’.

In this month’s catch we have interviews with Frank Lesser, Peter Gwinn, Cullen Crawford, David Sedaris, Jessica Williams and Samantha Bee, new books from Father James Martin and Jimmy Fallon, and Jon Batiste & Stay Human are gearing up perform at MOMA Nights.

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Jul 05

In the Press – June 2015

Stephen Colbert news When news stories fall through the cracks, we here at Colbert News Hub find them for a post we call, In The Press.

Two months left Nation, two! After months of getting only scarce evidence that Stephen was still alive, June came around and brought us a new website and lots and lots of things to look forward to every week. From videos, to podcasts, ‘press releases’, polls and tweets—we’ve been truly spoiled! This month’s edition of In The Press covers, among other things, anticipation for The Late Show, some more articles on the business side of late-night, and the upcoming Emmy nominations.

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Jul 04

So Just How Did Stephen Colbert End Up on Public Access Television in Michigan?

Stephen Colbert interviews Eminem

So just how does the incoming host of ‘The Late Show’ end up guest hosting a local interest program on a public access station in Michigan?

Edward Pevos from MLive Michigan goes behind-the-scenes at Mpact and details how Stephen Colbert came to interview Eminem on ‘Only in Monroe‘, and why it happened in Monroe out of all places.

While Dave Itzkoff from ‘The New York Times‘ spoke to the program director of Mpact, Lance Sottile, about how Stephen Colbert’s surprise turn as guest host of ‘Only in Monroe’ came about, and being in the dark on who the programs special guest would be.

And ‘Only in Monroe’ cameraman and host of ‘The Lotus Gingko Show’, Lee Markham talks to 104.3 WOMC about what it’s like to work with Stephen Colbert and meeting Eminem.

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Jul 02

Stephen Colbert Guest Hosts ‘Only in Monroe’

The people of Monroe, Michigan got a surprise on Monday night, when Stephen Colbert and a crew of approximately ten, including writers, producers and directors stopped by Larson’s Bar.

Owner Donald Bozynski “said the comedian was directed to Larson’s after he stopped for gas and asked for a place to eat. He said Mr. Colbert told them that they will discover why he was in Monroe in the next day or so” (via Monroe News).

As it turns out, Stephen was in town to guest host ‘Only in Monroe’ on Monroe Public Access Cable Television (MPACT), where he interviewed and painted his nails with regular hosts Michelle Bowman and Kaye Lani Rae Rafko Wilson, and spoke to “local Michigander who is making a name for himself in the competitive world of music, Marshall Mathers” (aka Eminem).

‘Only in Monroe’ is currently cablecast simultaneously over Comcast Channel 21/916 and Charter Communications Channel 187.

Jun 30

Stephen Colbert Accepts the Give Them 20 Challenge

John Oliver recently accepted the Give Them 20 from Jon Stewart, and in turn nominated Stephen Colbert, Rob Riggle and The Rockettes to #GiveThem20.

The Give Them 20 challenge is an initiative of the American Corporate Partners (ACP), a non-profit organisation which focuses on assisting returned United States military personal transition from military to the civilian life, and helps them work towards their new careers.

To participate in the #GiveThem20 challenge, simply get creative and dedicated 20 push-ups, sit-ups, etc. to the veterans, then challenge two friends to do the same on social media. Don’t forget to tag your friends and share your video using #GiveThem20.