EPISODE NUMBER: 11033 (December 8, 2014) GUESTS:President Barack Obama SEGMENTS: Mr. Colbert Goes to Washington | Better Know a America – The Fightin’ Us | The Word – President Barack Obama – To Health in a Handbasket | President Barack Obama Pt. 1 | President Barack Obama Pt. 2 | Sign Off – See Ya EXCLUSIVE:President Barack Obama Extended Interview SUIT REPORT: Dark Suit | White Shirt | Red/White/Blue Stripped Tie VIDEOS:Monday, December 8, 2014
Welcome to Better Know a Guest, your weekly guide to the wonderful and diverse array of personalities appearing on ‘The Colbert Report’ and ‘The Daily Show’ each week.
Hello, Colbert News Hub! The news focus this week has been on the racial tensions in America and clashes between white police officers and black men. As much as “Stephen” doesn’t see race, everybody else does. There are protests going on all around the country (and in New York City in particular), and I wouldn’t be surprised if they continue to be covered on the Report. Meanwhile, Rolling Stone ran a story about gang rape at the University of Virginia, which turned out not to be true, and Sony was hit with a major cyber attack that may or may not have been the work of North Korea. In lighter news, NASA ran a successful test run of its spacecraft Orion, which was a major step in developing manned missions to Mars, and Beyonce beat Dolly Parton to become the most Grammy-nominated woman ever.
Stephen’s guests this week are the President of the United States, a comedian, and a podcast host. Jon’s are two authors, two filmmakers, and a national security adviser. As usual, let us know what you’re looking forward to in the comments!
Jon Stewart has been making the rounds promoting his directorial debut, Rosewater. During his interviews, he has been asked about Stephen’s move to The Late Show. Jon and Stephen have such a strong professional and personal bond and it constantly shows through. Jon has given his warm opinions of Stephen several times and you will find them in the following interviews.
Stephen Colbert introduces Lynda Resnick, receipient of the 2014 Corporate Leadership Award, at The Aspen Institutes 31st Annual Awards Dinner held on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at The Plaza Hotel in New York City.
Writers and self-proclaimed comedy nerds Sharilyn Johnson and Remy Maisel have teamed up to co-author ‘Bears & Balls: The Colbert Report A-Z’, an unofficial fan guide covering the past nine years of ‘The Colbert Report’.
The book serves as the ultimate viewer handbook, combining behind-the-insights and technical details into over two hundred encyclopedic entries, taking fans through some of the most memorable moments from the show, and uncovering some forgotten gems along the way.
Sharilyn Johnson is a veteran comedy journalist and founder of the popular comedy news site Third Beat Magazine which features comedy related news, events, reviews, and interviews. In addition to studying ‘Writing for The Colbert Report’ with Tom Purcell (Writer, Exec Producer) at the People’s Improv Theatre, Sharilyn has attended thirteen ‘Colbert Report’ tapings, and written and performed in her one women show ‘Fake News Fangirl’, ‘the completely true story of one women’s adventures in the world of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert fandom,’ which recently played at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival.
A current media studies undergraduate at Penn State University, Remy Maisel has extensive experience in the media industry, and aspires to work in the television and film industry in London. During her time as a student at Penn State University, Remy accepted the challenge issued by Stephen Colbert on March 29th, 2012 to college students to start their own collegiate chapter of his SuperPAC: Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow and founded Penn State SuperPAC: Penn Staters For A Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow to which she recruited over two hundred students, staff and faculty. Most recently, Remy has co-authored, “Is Satire Saving Our Nation?: Mockery and American Politics” with Penn State professor Sophia A. McClennen, in which they examine the critical potential for satire in America, and how satire exercises a remarkable influence on public opinion and its role in shaping a new verison of US democracy in post-9/11 society.
EPISODE NUMBER: 11032 (December 4, 2014) GUESTS:Paul Farmer STAFF CAMEO: Matt Lapin | Paul Dinello SEGMENTS: Barack Obama to Appear on The Report | Outrage Over Eric Garner Decision | Obama’s Bold and Beautiful Ambassador Pick | Paul Farmer | Sign Off – Grimmy SUIT REPORT: Dark Suit | Light Blue Shirt | Navy/Maroon Stripped Tie VIDEOS:Thursday, December 4, 2014