Stephen Colbert has his opening. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), the tea party icon, announced Thursday that he will retire from the US Senate in January, leaving Republican Gov. Nikki Haley the task of handpicking DeMint’s immediate successor. A Colbert for Senate Twitter account, @ColbertforSC, sprung up almost immediately, and fans have called for Colbert to replace DeMint in the hallowed halls of Congress.
Brace yourselves, Colbert Report fans: Colbert, who has made no secret of his desire to hold higher office, says through his publicist that he’s ready and willing to step up for his home state. “Stephen is honored by the groundswell of support from the Palmetto State and looks forward to Governor Haley’s call,” his personal publicist, Carrie Byalick, writes in an email to Mother Jones.
EPISODE NUMBER: 9033 (December 5, 2012) GUESTS:Andy Serkis SEGMENTS: The Pundit: Or Colbert and Back Again – Hobbit Week Night Three | The Word – Hire Learning | Politicos & Paranoid Fantasies | Sign Off – The Pundit: Or Colbert and Back Again – One Ring SUIT REPORT: Navy Suit | Blue Shirt | Red Striped Tie VIDEOS:Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Laughspin.com are marking the final days of 2012 with their 2012 Laughspin Readers’ Poll. Below you can find all of the categories with nominees relating to both ‘The Colbert Report’ and ‘The Daily Show’. Voting closes on Tuesday, 18th December, with the winners announced on Thursday, 19th December.
Favourite Late Night Show: The Colbert Report Favourite New Comedy Podcast: Flop House with Elliott Kalan and Dan McCoy Favourite New Comedy Podcast: Writers Bloc with J.R Havlan Favourite Comedy Television Programming: Comedy Central Favourite Funny Tweeter: Stephen Colbert
EPISODE NUMBER: 9032 (December 4, 2012) GUESTS:Martin Freeman SEGMENTS: The Pundit: Or Colbert and Back Again – Hobbit Week Night Two | Low-T & Low-O | Kate the Great’s Morning Sickness | Sign Off – The Pundit: Or Colbert and Back Again – Rivendell SUIT REPORT: Navy Suit | White Shirt | Gray patterned tie VIDEOS:Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Joy Behar’s Comics with Benefits will feature Behar and some of her stand-up comic friends, including Andy Borowitz, winner of the first National Press Club award for humor; Emmy Award-winning actress Judy Gold; Darrell Hammond; Susie Essman; Mario Cantone; John Fugelsang; Wendy Williams; Rosie Perez; Sherri Shepherd and Dee Snider, in addition to other notable names in the worlds of TV, film, theater and music. Vice President Al Gore, co-founder of Current TV; actress and singer Liza Minnelli; Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert and others will appear in special videotaped segments during the event. All talent is subject to change.
Date: Monday, December 10th, 2012 at 8:00PM Venue: Kaufmann Concert Hall Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St
Tickets: (from) $50.00