Feb 28

In The Press – February 2015 Edition

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.

Hello hubsters! My name is Louise, and I am your new “In The Press” correspondent. After lurking for a couple of years, I was given the opportunity to help the Nation keep up with the most important news of all: everything Colbert-related!

In February, Stephen reappeared for the first time since The Colbert Report ended, accompanied by a beard that didn’t go unnoticed, to say the least. But the big story last month came from former colleague Jon Stewart who announced he would be leaving The Daily Show later this year. We were all taken by surprise, if not by the decision itself (Jon had been hinting at the possibility for a while), then certainly by its timing, as most of us were expecting him to go through another Indecision cycle. Sadly, this wasn’t the only upsetting news out of the world of TV and journalism. Within the span of just three days, NBC’s Nightly News anchor Brian Williams got a six-month suspension, CBS correspondent Bob Simon died in a car accident, and New York Times writer David Carr died of lung cancer complications.

Almost two months after the news broke, we still don’t know when Jon Stewart will be leaving exactly, or who is going to replace him. People who looked like obvious candidates (Jessica Williams, Samantha Bee, Jason Jones) have already taken themselves out of the running.

Who would you guys want to see become the next host of The Daily Show, and how do you see the show changing in a post-Jon Stewart era? Also, what do you expect and/or want to see in Jon’s last episode?

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Feb 28

Frank Underwood on ‘The Colbert Report’

Frank Underwood on The Colbert Report

Frank Underwood on ‘The Colbert Report’ | ‘House of Cards’ Season 3, Episode 1 (Chapter 27)

Season 2 of ‘House of Cards‘ ended with Frank Underwood being appointed President of the United States. Now six months into his new job, Season 3 sees Frank, a man used to winning, hit more than a few roadblocks. In one of the first signs of trouble for the newly appointed President, Frank struggles to explain a new jobs program while appearing as a guest on ‘The Colbert Report’, which Stephen Colbert is still hosting in the ‘House of Cards’ universe.

The full episode is available on Netflix, or you can full the full clip of Frank’s interview on Vulture.

*Please note: For those who have not watched the series, or completed season 2, the above clips contain spoilers.

(Thank you to StephenSmile64 and Clem for the Tip!)

Feb 27

Stephen Colbert to Guest Star on ‘Rick and Morty’

New details have been released about “Rick and Morty” season 2 coming to Adult Swim this summer.

“Rick and Morty” was a huge breakout success that came from a web short done by Justin Roiland. When “Community” creator Dan Harmon temporarily fired from that show, he worked on “Rick and Morty,” which was an instant fan favorite. The show describes itself as “high concept sci-fi rigamarole.”

Not much is known about the second season though the creators have said it will have to do more with space and less with interdemensional travel. They have also teased one episode that will feature Beth and Jerry going to marriage counseling in space. Guest stars in this coming season include Jim Rash, Stephen Colbert and Werner Herzog in season two.

Source: KpopStarz.com.

Feb 26

Fan Art: A Colorful Abstraction

Stephen Colbert Fan ArtWelcome to Fan Art, where we highlight the glorious manifestations of Stephen, as rendered by fans and talented artists.

If you are need of some nice beardless Fan Art during these bland wintry months, check out this colorful illustration by graphic artist Enrico Varrasso:

Stephen Colbert Illustration by Enrico Vasso

Enrico explains, “I created it using Adobe Illustrator after I manipulated a few images…I wanted to create the image because I’ve always been a huge fan… I consider him and his Colbert character an act of pure genius.”

Agreed! You can check out Enrico’s work on his website, and he has a great tumblr account as well. Let us know your thoughts about the work in the comments.

Feb 26

Stephen Colbert to Appear on ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’

Jerry Seinfeld on The Colbert Report

Jerry Seinfeld talking about ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ on ‘The Colbert Report’, July 17th, 2013.

Extra‘ spoke to Jerry Seinfeld at the New York premiere party for Colin Quinn’s new web series “Cop Show,” where he revealed some of the famous faces who will be appearing on the next season of ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee‘.

“Coming up this spring we have Stephen Colbert and Bill Maher, Steve Harvey and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.”

(Thanks to StephenSmile64 for the Tip!)

Feb 24

Stephen Colbert Guest Hosts ‘Selected Shorts’

On Thursday, February 19th, 2015, Stephen Colbert guest hosted “Modern Fables” on ‘Selected Shorts‘. The episode features Gail Godwin’s “St. George,” about a lonely medieval scholar who loses a boyfriend but acquires a pet dragon, read by Jane Curtin. And Annie Proulx’s “The Trickle-Down Effect,” about down-on-his-luck hero, read by James Naughton.

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Feb 23

Television Academy Announces Rule Changes to Primetime Emmy Awards Variety Series Category

The Television Academy has announced changes to the rules governing entry into the various Primetime Emmy Awards categories. The changes are designed to better “reflect the increasingly varied and expanding television landscape.” The most notable change affecting ‘The Colbert Report’ and the ‘Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ is the division of the “Variety Series” category:

Split of Variety Series Category: The Variety Series category is now split – Outstanding Variety Talk, to be awarded during the Primetime Emmy telecast, and Outstanding Variety Sketch, to be included in the Creative Arts Emmy program.

Feb 22

Stephen Colbert to Guest Star on ‘The Mindy Project’

Stephen Colbert will guest star in an upcoming episode of ‘The Mindy Project’ as Father Michael O’Donnell. Although the news was confirmed in the above tweet by creator and star Mindy Kaling, no air date for the episode has yet been given.

The Mindy Project‘ airs Tuesday nights 9:30/8:30c on Fox.

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