EPISODE NUMBER: Season 1, Episode 190 (Wednesday, August 3, 2016) GUESTS:John Cena | Scott Eastwood | Aaron Neville SEGMENTS: Cartoon Hillary Has Completely Vanished | Future Former President Obama and the ‘Ransom’ Scandal | The Return of Timmy Jenkins, AKA Trump Bully Kid | John Cena | Scott Eastwood | Aaron Neville – “Be Your Man” SUIT REPORT: Light Grey Suit | White Shirt | Grey/Black Striped Tie
EPISODE NUMBER: Season 1, Episode 189 (Tuesday, August 2, 2016) GUESTS:Will Smith | Logan Lerman | Tony Bennett SEGMENTS: The Devil & Stephen Colbert | Donald Trump Eats KFC With A Fork & Knife | Will Smith | Big Questions With Even Bigger Stars: Will Smith | Logan Lerman | Tony Bennett – “This Is All I Ask” SUIT REPORT: Grey Suit | White Shirt | Navy/White Striped Tie
EPISODE NUMBER: Season 1, Episode 188 (Monday, August 1, 2016) GUESTS:Viola Davis | Simon Helberg | Declan McKenna SEGMENTS: Is There Anyone Donald Trump Won’t Attack? | For Donald Trump, Every Day Is Opposite Day | Meet The Late Show’s Newest Sponsor: MUSA TEA | WERD: What the F? | Cartoon Donald Trump Might Flake On the Debates | Viola Davis | Simon Helberg | Declan McKenna – “Brazil” SUIT REPORT: Grey Suit | White Shirt | Navy Tie
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In Weekend News: The FBI and the DOJ are investigating the hack into the Democratic National Committee’s emails. Sources have stated that Russia is behind the hack. In an interview with “Fox News Sunday” Hillary Clinton stated, “We know that Russian intelligence services hacked into the DNC and we know that they arranged for a lot of those emails to be released and we know that Donald Trump has shown a very troubling willingness to back up Putin, to support Putin.” Speaking of Donald Trump and Russia, in an interview with George Stephanopoulos on Sunday, Donald Trump said that Russian President Vladimir Putin won’t make a military move into Ukraine, even though Putin already has done just that, seizing the country’s Crimean Peninsula. Trump’s ties with Russia are being called into question.
Speaking at the Television Critics’ Association’s summer press tour on Saturday, network boss Casey Bloys revealed that Jon Stewart’s HBO project will be an animated parody of a cable news network.
As The Wrap reports, the project will be “an Onion-like portal that will consist of video and text, with the animation allowing for a quick turnaround. […] It allows him to comment real-time on what’s happening during the day’s news events. The animation allows him to respond to things very quickly.” […] There will also be an element on the HBO channel itself as well.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that, Stewart “is establishing an animation studio and wants to get material out on a daily basis. The idea is that it’s an animated parody of a cable news network in an Onion-like portal. It will be his voice, in his actual voice, and his tone.” […] There will also be a written component. And, down the line, a half-hour effort on the linear network.
While no premiere date has been set, it is hoped that the project will be ready in the fall, in time for the presidential election.
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Hey hubsters! We’re back again with the articles you might have missed in June. In this edition, A.V. Club published the second part of its oral history of Comedy Central with a nice portion on The Colbert Report. There are interesting interviews with some of the other late-night hosts and their staff, as well as discussion about a particularly ‘bad week’ The Late Show had last month. On the bright side, Meryl Streep is apparently a big fan, and Stephen’s interview with Bill O’Reilly got props from the media!
EPISODE NUMBER: Season 1, Episode 186 (Thursday, July 28, 2016) GUESTS:Abbi Jacobson | Ilana Glazer | Doris Kearns Goodwin | Eric Andre FEATURING: Richard Kind SEGMENTS: Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump: The Inevitable Vs. the Unthinkable | Clinton Overcomes Insurgent “Fart-In,” Accepts Democratic Nomination | A “Herstoric” Achievement 240 Years in the Making | Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer | Doris Kearns Goodwin | The Last O’Malley Supporter | Eric Andre | What’s the Nicest Thing You Can Say About Trump and Hillary? SUIT REPORT: Navy Suit | White Shirt | Light Blue Striped Tie