Apr 22

Fan Art: Colbert iPad Mini Cases

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


Etsy artist MakeThingsBetter designs on leather and is now offering Stephen’s portrait etched into handmade iPad Mini cases.
 
 
MakeThingsBetter iPad Case The artist’s tag line for the product explains: “embossed with your favorite ‘conservative’ news show host, this cover protects your iPad mini with a reassuring smile! He is America, and so can you!”

The case comes in three colors in limited quantities, so if you’re disposed to you can pick one up for yourself or a friend to keep your mini gadget covered – and your fan flag flying high.

Apr 22

A Look Back: Craig Kilborn Interviews Jon Stewart on ‘The Daily Show’ (1996)

Stephen Colbert A Look Back Welcome to “A Look Back,” where we review and celebrate select clips from the overwhelmingly voluminous video catalog and the many splendid works of Stephen T. Colbert Jon Stewart over the years.


Ah, the poignancy: in the early days of The Daily Show, fledgling host Craig Kilborn interviewed the man who would eventually take the reigns and built said show into an Emmy factory – Mr. Jon Stewart. The interview is remarkably cordial, complete with Jon pointing out their gargantuan height difference and asking Craig polite questions about how the (then new) show was going. Hmmm. Smooth operator. Check it out:

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Apr 21

Stephen Colbert Cameos in ‘Alpha House’

Stephen Colbert in Alpha House Stephen Colbert wrestles his way through a cameo in the pilot episode of Garry Trudeau’s new political comedy series from Amazon, ‘Alpha House’. Friend of the show, Jonathan Alter serves as an executive producer on the series.

(‘The Colbert Report’ is mentioned from 17:00 – 17:20 and Stephen Colbert from 23:00 – 24:00)

The improvised scene was filmed at the end of the February 26th, 2013 taping of ‘The Colbert Report’ featuring Dr. Michio Kaku. For a behind the scenes look at how the scene was improvised, check out this taping report.

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Apr 21

Stephen Colbert at the University of Pittsburgh.

Stephen Colbert at Pitt

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© @hollystav via Instagram

Almost a year ago, a team of students took up ‘The Super PAC Super Fun Pack Treasure Hunt’ challenge, documenting their journey’s as they cracked the clues and hunted for treasure, the grand prize, apart from making a lot of pirates very jealous was, a visit from Stephen Colbert.

It has been a long wait for the students at the University of Pittsburgh, but Stephen Colbert finally appeared before excited an excited crowd at Carnegie Hall on Friday, April 19th. After being given a custom Pitt Jersey and hat, Stephen opened by reading a selection of topics from ‘America Again’, including getting a job, Wall Street, food and Matthew McConaughey. The session was closed out with a lively Q & A session covering everything from favourite guests, getting into character, Jon Stewart, Elizabeth Colbert Busch’s congressional campaign, SuperPAC’s, Presidents and Roman Emperors.

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Apr 18

April 17, 2013 — Alan Cumming

The Colbert Report episode guideEPISODE NUMBER: 9087 (April 17, 2013)
GUESTS: Alan Cumming | Adam Davidson
SEGMENTS: Ricin Letters & Boston Bombing Suspects | Bitcoin Plunge | Bitcoin Plunge – Adam Davidson | “Accidental Racist” Song | Alan Cumming | Sign Off – Goodnight
SUIT REPORT: Gray window panel suit | White shirt | Patterned pale blue tie | White cowboy hat
VIDEOS: Wednesday, April 17, 2013

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Apr 18

In The Press — April 2013

Stephen Colbert news When news stories fall through the cracks, we here at Colbert News Hub catch it for a post we call “In the Press”.


Ah, Spring. It’s here. Here’s hoping it will bring new beginnings. Spring is the best because it’s an opportunity for the world to wake up from it’s cold winter slumber and start anew.

Alright, enough of that. Let’s get to the stories. In this edition, there is much ado about late night. With Leno out (again) and Fallon in, speculation abounds as to what other shifts may be on the way in the world of network late night TV. Also, Jon takes on Egypt on Twitter.

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Apr 18

Stephen Colbert Visits Injured Soldiers at Walter Reed’s Military Advanced Training Center

Stephen Colbert at Walter Reed

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The visitor watched, fascinated, as Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills demonstrated his high-tech prosthetic arm at Walter Reed’s Military Advanced Training Center (MATC). Travis told his man-made hand to turn to the left, and it did. Turn to the right — it did that, too. He encouraged his visitor to try talking to the hand to make it move. Nothing happened.“It’s too loud in here,” Travis said, and he shouted for silence. The big, busy room, packed with staff and injured service members undergoing therapy, went still. Travis directed his visitor to try again — loudly.

“TURN RIGHT!” the visitor shouted at Travis’s prosthetic hand. The hand STILL didn’t move.

“Actually,” said Travis, “that’s not how it works.”

The room exploded in laughter, the visitor, too, because being a comedian, Stephen Colbert is always up for a good joke.

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