May 14

It’s Stephen Colbert’s Birthday – Let’s Celebrate with DonorsChoose!

Stephen Colberts Birthday

It’s that time of year again! Every May the flowers bloom, the temperatures warm, and on May 13th the Colbert fandom celebrates Stephen Colbert’s birthday. As was done in the past, we have once again decided to give the TV Host with the Most one thing he might actually want: projects funded through one of his signature charities, Donorschoose. Stephen’s recent $800,000 donation generated a lot of media attention and also led to an upsurge in donations to the charity.

So we thought it behoovy to reactivate our Colbert News Hub Giving Page. We are highlighting three New Jersey area projects in need of funding. Won’t you consider donating to one of these three as a way to wish Stephen a happy birthday, and help out children in his home-away-from-home state? Here are our picks:

Colbert News Hub will get the ball rolling by making a $50 donation.

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May 09

Symphony Space Auction – Tickets to the ‘Late Show with Stephen Colbert’

Symphony Space are auctioning off two VIP tickets to a taping of the ‘Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ during its first week of shows this September. All proceeds from the auction go towards supporting Symphony Space’s arts and education programs.

The auction ends May 18th, 2015 10:30 PM/EST.

* Before bidding, please remember that the ‘Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ tapes in New York City, and that you must be 18 years or over to be apart of the audience.

May 08

Giveaway: Two Double Passes to ‘Uptown Showdown: The Internet vs. Real Life’ featuring Jordan Carlos

Uptown Showdown

Colbert News Hub have partnered with the folks at Symphony Space to give away two double passes to see comedian Jordan Carlos at ‘Uptown Showdown: The Internet vs. Real Life’ featuring Caroline Rhea (Sabrina, the Teenage Witch), Guy Branum (Chelsea Lately, Host of Pop Rock), Seth Lind (This American Life; Thank You, Robot), Alex Heller and Carolyn Castiglia on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 8:00PM at Leonard Nimoy Thalia.

To enter, simply tweet your answer to the following question to us @ColbertNewsHub and include the hashtag #CNHGiveaway

Question: Which re-occurring character did Jordan Carlos play on ‘The Colbert Report’?

The winner will be announced on Twitter on Monday, May 11th, 2015. Please be sure to check your Twitter accounts in case you are the lucky winner!

May 08

Stephen Colbert Funds $800K in Grants for South Carolina Teachers

Comedian Stephen Colbert announced Thursday that he would fund every existing grant request South Carolina public school teachers have made on the education crowdfunding website DonorsChoose.org.

Colbert made the announcement on a live video feed Thursday at a surprise event at Alexander Elementary School in Greenville.

Colbert partnered with Share Fair Nation and ScanSource to fund nearly 1,000 projects for more than 800 teachers at over 375 schools, totaling $800,000.

[…] “Using the proceeds of the sale of my old set on ‘The Colbert Report’ which we auctioned off, and with the generous matching funds from The Morgridge Family Foundation and ScanSource, DonorsChoose is going to flash-fund all 1,000 projects in South Carolina,” Colbert said in the video that was aired at the Alexander Elementary School in Greenville. “Enjoy your learning, South Carolina.”

Full Article: Greenville Online

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May 07

A Look Back: “The Tumbleweeds”

Colbert News Hub A Look Back Welcome to “A Look Back,” where we review and celebrate the many splendid works of Stephen T. Colbert over the years.


The Second City has released a great video from 1992 featuring “The Trifecta” (Stephen Colbert, Amy Sedaris, and Paul Dinello) showing off their famous tumbling skills in a sketch called “The Tumbleweeds.”

Of course, this piece was resurrected (and according to Stephen, promptly retired) on Amy’s July 2006 appearance on The Colbert Report.

Get ready for some serious spandex, and an impressive display of strength and flexibility from both Stephen and Paul. Also loved the piling of all the chairs on Amy. What a silly, wonderful, hilarious team they make. Enjoy the video!

May 07

Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart on ‘Inside Comedy’

Season four of David Steinberg’s comedy interview series “Inside Comedy” premiered last night on Showtime with guests Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart.

Stephen Colbert’s interview was taped way back in October 2014 on the set of ‘The Colbert Report’, where addresses his transition from ‘The Colbert Report’ to David Letterman’s chair later this year, while Jon Stewart’s interview was taped back in January 2015 before he had announced his departure from ‘The Daily Show’.