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:
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.
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.
EPISODE NUMBER: 9088 (April 18, 2013) GUESTS:Richard Engel SEGMENTS: Boston Marathon “Bag Men” | The Bucket Maiden Voyage | Gun Control Block | Sign Off – The Bucket SUIT REPORT: Dark Suit | Light Blue Shirt | Grey Stripped Tie VIDEOS:Thursday, April 18, 2013
EPISODE 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
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.
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.