Aug 04

Six Degrees – July 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 up we have interviews with J.R. Havlan, Lewis Black, Michael Che and Amy Sedaris, casting news for David Pasquesi, Amy Sedaris and Rory Albanese, new written pieces by Frank Lesser, J.J. Sedelmaier and Jordan Klepper, new music from Erik Frandsen, and David Sedaris is rewarded for his services to the environment of West Sussex.

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Aug 03

Stephen Colbert to Host Ad Council’s 61st Annual Public Service Award Dinner

The Ad Council, the largest producer of public service advertisements (PSAs) in the U.S., announced today that its 61st Annual Public Service Award Dinner will honor FedEx Chairman and CEO Frederick W. Smith and Stephen Colbert will host. The event will be held on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.
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Aug 03

Hello Deli Mulls New Sandwich to Welcome New ‘Late Show’ Host Stephen Colbert

Hello Deli new York Hello Deli made famous on “The Late Show with David Letterman” is contemplating a new sandwich in honor of new host Stephen Colbert following Wednesday’s announcement that the show is staying in the city, and will continue to broadcast out of the Ed Sullivan Theatre after David Letterman steps down in 2015.


The shop’s current menu includes a turkey-and-ham combination with sweet peppers called The Letterman. The Shaffer, named for the Late Show bandleader, is a chicken cutlet and American cheese on a hero roll.

Jee wasn’t saying what he would stack on Colbert’s sandwich.

Full Article: DNAinfo New York.

Hubsters, what would you like to see stacked on Hello Deli’s Colbert sandwich?

Aug 01

July 31, 2014 — Campbell Brown

The Colbert Report episode guideEPISODE NUMBER: 10137 (July 31, 2014)
GUESTS: Campbell Brown
STAFF CAMEO: Jay Katsir (Jay the Intern)
SEGMENTS: Women on American Currency | The Conflict over Covering the Conflict in Gaza | Tip/Wag – Beelzebub & NASA | Campbell Brown | Sign Off – Monitoring System
SUIT REPORT: Dark Stripped Suit | Light Blue Shirt | Navy Patterned Tie
VIDEOS: Thursday, July 31, 2014

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Aug 01

Jon Stewart’s ‘Rosewater’ Gets a November Release Date

Rosewater poster

Open Road Films will release Jon Stewart’s Iranian political drama Rosewater in select theaters on November 7, two months after it makes its worldwide premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.

Full Article: The Hollywood Reporter.

Jon Stewart has already hosted the Oscars. Now he just might get to attend as a nominee.

“Rosewater,” “The Daily Show” host’s directorial debut, just landed a prime awards-friendly release date, positioning it for an awards campaign should the distributor decide to mount one.

Full Article: Variety.

Aug 01

How CBS Scored Stephen Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ a $16 Million Tax Break

Stephen Colbert in New York

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Like most networks and studios, CBS reaps millions of dollars in tax breaks from New York State each year that help lure TV and movie shoots. But the network seems to have broken new ground with a $16 million package revealed July 23 for The Late Show — which already calls New York’s theater district home — when Stephen Colbert takes over as host in 2015.

When Colbert was hired, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo approached CBS chief Leslie Moonves to see what it would take to keep The Late Show. Unlike NBC’s The Tonight Show, which moved from Burbank to 30 Rockefeller Center for Jimmy Fallon in February, Late Show never has qualified for a piece of the $430 million spent by New York State on movie and TV incentives each year. So the governor had to look elsewhere for funding.

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Jul 31

July 30, 2014 — James Franco

The Colbert Report episode guideEPISODE NUMBER: 10136 (July 30, 2014)
GUESTS: James Franco | Allan Sloan
SEGMENTS: Orlando Bloom’s Altercation with Justin Bieber | Corporate Inversions |Corporate Inversions – Allan Sloan | Naked TV | James Franco | Sign Off – Goodnight
SUIT REPORT: Dark Suit | White and Grey Checked Shirt | Dark Grey Patterned Tie
VIDEOS: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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Jul 31

Ask a Grown Man: Stephen Colbert

Once upon a time, Stephen Colbert, the lovely and hilarious host of our favorite political talk show, The Colbert Report, graciously invited our bosstone to be on his show. During their interview, he asked Tavi if we might maybe think about considering having him do an Ask a Grown sometime. Our answer, of course, was, “Hell yes, you wonderful man!!”

Now, we’ve cashed in on that generous offer to bring you this video containing SC’s wise advice about misogynist jokes, boyfriend-based dilemmas, and how to tell if someone thinks you’re cool. And, Stephen, we’ll make that last one easy for you: WE THINK YOU’RE *EXTRAORDINARILY* COOL.

Source: Rookie Magazine.

(Thank you to Clem for the Tip!)