Oct 21

Better Know a Guest: October 21- 24, 2013

The Colbert Report Guest Line Up 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.

It looks like The Colbert Report and The Daily Show will have some interesting topics this week, particularly now that the government shutdown is over (wooh!).  Is there anything that’s happened over their break that you all hope they cover?  Stephen’s guests for the week are the band Arcade Fire, biographer A. Scott Berg, PBS anchors Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff, and actor, screenwriter, author, playwright, journalist, poet, comedian, television and radio presenter, film director, and activist Stephen Fry (finally!).

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Oct 21

A Look Back: Character Breaks

Colbert News Hub 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 over the years.

Stephen Colbert’s character breaks never fail to be equal parts charm and side-splitting hilarity. Character breaks prove that under the sometimes starchy construct of Stephen’s character is a real man bursting with a profoundly silly sense of humor. When said silliness leaks out on air, the results are priceless.

Colbernation.com has been running some compilation videos, their “5 x Five” series, and put together an homage to some great character breaks:

These are some good selections, but I would say you’ve got to consider BasilMarceaux.com as well. And I know it’s going back, but Filliam H. Muffman was also a pretty critical early character break.

What are some classic character breaks you might suggest? Let us know in the comments.

Oct 18

Stephen Colbert at the 68th Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial

Stephen Colbert event photos

Stephen Colbert and Cardinoal Timothy Dolan at the 68th Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, held at the The Waldorf Astoria, New York.

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(Images courtesy of Charles Norfleet | Zimbio)

Oct 18

‘A Conversation with Stephen Colbert’ at Yale University

Stephen Colbert at Yale

The Yale Political Union welcomes Stephen Colbert, host of ‘The Colbert Report’! Stephen Colbert will offer remarks on issues pertaining to current political culture, the workings of his show, and a whole lot more this Friday, October 18th, at the Law School Auditorium. There will be an audience question and answer session following the initial discussion. All are welcome!

Doors will open at 5:45pm for YPU Members, 6:00pm for all those with a Yale ID, and 6:15pm for non-members without a Yale ID.

** Edit: Photos from the event can be found on our Pinterest and Twitter accounts.

Oct 18

Happy 8th Anniversary to ‘The Colbert Report’

Stephen and TCR staff cinch  Best Emmy wins this year, cementing the show's stature as one of the edgiest truthiness-pushers on TV.

Stephen and TCR staff clinch Best Emmy wins this year, cementing the show’s stature as one of the edgiest truthiness-pushers on TV.

After a fantastic fall season capped by big Emmys wins, only one thing could be better: The Colbert Report celebrating another birthday on October 17th, proving that it is still not only continuously innovative and boundary-pushing, but durable as well. We here, the dedicated fan-bloggers of Colbert News Hub, would like to wish Stephen and all TCR staff a truly happy anniversary. Tonight, Stephen is charming the elites at the 68th annual Alfred E. Smith dinner, undoubtedly to very successful lengths. Allow us here at the Hub to take some time to appreciate a show that continues to bring truthiness to newer and more dazzling heights.

After the jump we are going to review some of this past year’s great moments, and ask you to do the same.

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Oct 16

Long Day’s Journey into Late Night at the New York Television Festival

The Colbert Report at New York Television Festival

Back by popular demand, this late night writing panel, featuring the comic forces behind New York’s late night institutions, focuses on the process of creating topical humor straight from the 24-hour news cycle.

Writers and producers from New York’s late night staples The Late Show with David Letterman, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report (Barry Julien), Saturday Night Live, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon share their experiences and provide their take on the current state of the genre.

Date: Wednesday, October 23rd at 8:30PM
Location: SVA Theater 2
Tickets: [Link]