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.
Linds is hard at work with her studies, so this weeks BKAG is a Hub Staff team effort.
It’s been a busy weekend in the world of news, current affairs and celebrity with LA Clippers owner David Sterling in hot water over racism remarks, tornadoes cause widespread damage and death across the Midwest, eternal bachelor George Clooney put a ring on it, and Instagram playboy Dan Bilzerian threw a naked porn star off a roof.
Meanwhile in the world of fake news, friend of the show Audra McDonald returns to The Report along with a political science professor, director and slam poet / broadway actor. Over at The Daily Show Jon will sit down to chat with Met hall of famer, an author, two college professors and a stand-up comedian returning to his roots.
Let us know which guests you’re most looking forward to this week, have a vote in our weekly poll, and share some of the news stories you are hoping the shows tackle this week.
When news stories fall through the cracks, we here at Colbert News Hub catch it for a post we call “In the Press”.
I’m going to say this will be the last “Late Show” edition, however, I’m predicting that we will have a section devoted to Late Show press in this post from now until after he has settled in at CBS.
In this edition, celebrities are still weighing in on how Stephen will do, the business of the new late night landscape and so much more!
Your trusty CN Helper got a chance to check out the April 24th, 2014 taping of ‘The Colbert Report’. This is the post-Colb-pocolypse nostalgia edition.
EPISODE NUMBER: 10094 (April 24, 2014)
GUESTS: George Saunders
STAFF CAMEO:Paul Dinello
SEGMENTS:Supreme Court’s Affirmative Action Ban | The Ballad of Cliven Bundy | Phyllis Schlafly vs. Equal Pay for Women | George Saunders
SUIT REPORT: Dark Grey Suit | Striped Dress Shirt | Purple Striped Tie | Cowboy Hat
VIDEOS: Thursday, April 24, 2014
Let’s get this episode guide off to a good start:
Last night, Stephen Colbert dropped by ‘The Daily Show’ to tell Jon Stewart that he would be ending ‘The Colbert Report’ because “it’s become clear to me that I’ve won television”. Stephen Colbert (the character) also shared his thoughts on David Letterman’s replacement, observing that he is just “some fat guy”, before noting that he was not given a personal send off when he left ‘The Daily Show’ in 2005, like the sentimental one that was given to John Oliver in December. Naturally, Stephen present his own personal highlight reel.
EPISODE NUMBER: 10093 (April 23, 2014)
GUESTS: John Calipari
STAFF CAMEO: Jay Katsir (Jay the Intern)
SEGMENTS: Intro – 4/23/14 | Canada’s Booming Middle Class | Sport Report – Snacks for Students & Cockfighting | America’s Lime Crisis | John Calipari | Sign Off – Goodnight
SUIT REPORT: Grey Suit | White Shirt | Patterned Navy Tie
VIDEOS: Wednesday, April 23, 2014