Dec 02

Better Know A Guest, December 1 – 4, 2014

Better Know a Guest 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.

Hello, Colbert News Hub! The final three weeks are here. Comedy Central’s advertising it as an event (“The Colbert Report: The Final Three Weeks”). And they’re starting strong, with John McCain starting off the week with his debut Report appearance.

I’m sure a lot of us missed the Comedy Central writers last week when the Ferguson shit hit the fan again, and I trust they’ll find a way to cover it that’s real and funny and cathartic as usual. Other serious stories that could be covered this week are the dropped charges against Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak and Boko Haram upping their terror again. In lighter news, the new Star Wars trailer is out, Black Friday happened, Snooki got married, and Sasha and Malia Obama were not impressed by the pardoned Thanksgiving turkey.

Stephen’s guests this week are a senator, two musicians, a director, and a doctor/ anthropologist. Jon’s are a pundit, a musician, a humanitarian aid worker, and a actress/ director. Let us know in the comments who you’re looking forward to and what you’re excited to hear about!

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Mar 11

Better Know a Guest: March 10 – 13, 2014

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.

Hey there Hubsters!  Anything happen over the weekend that you would like to hear Jon and Stephen talk about?  I’m sure the Russian Army in Crimea will be an ongoing issue.  Let us know what you think about topics and the guests in the comments below!

Stephen’s guests this week include an astrophysicist, a television show host, and two authors.

Jon’s guests this week include two authors, a Fox News analyst, and an actor.

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Nov 12

Better Know a Guest – November 12 – 15, 2012

The Colbert Report Guest Line Up Hello, Hubsters!

Welcome to what probably will be the last week of shows before Thanksgiving break.  And we know what the top story will be, don’t we—especially for Jon, whose interview with Paula Broadwell has gone viral and is being parsed everywhere for clues and double entendres.  Making the rounds along with the clip: a photo of Stewart and Broadwell at a barbecue in North Carolina that she held in honor of vets and wounded warriors. The puns are already flying. I immediately commented that Petraeus surged where he wasn’t supposed to. Lizz Winstead, the original co-creator of The Daily Show, wondered if he’d used surge protection. The New York Post headline read: “Cloak and Shag Her.” Frankly, I’m waiting for more news (and witticisms) to break, because I don’t think this is it.

I’m feeling happy and relieved after the election, not just because of the presidency but also because of the number of women and minorities about to join the Senate. It was an election of many happy firsts, including the first Asian-American woman senator (she’s also the first Buddhist) and the first openly gay woman senator. I didn’t expect to find out so early that Obama had won; I’d steeled myself for an extremely late night–which it turned out to be only because Mitt took so darn long to concede. With the victory speech taking place in the wee hours of the morning, it became just a little harder for those of us who had to go to work the next day. What can I say? I guess that wasn’t Mitt’s problem. Following on the heels of the hurricane, it was all very draining for me.

This week’s guests includes a writer I admire and a politician I don’t.  As our Hub-leader said to me, the studio may need to be fumigated on Tuesday.

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Jan 10

Better Know a Guest: January 9 — 12, 2012

The Colbert Report Guest Line Up Hello, Hubsters–

Wasn’t that a wonderful first week back? It was everything I wished it would be and more. I was especially thrilled with that incredible Word, but you can never go wrong with Stephen wearing a funny Mayan hat and holding a chicken. Or gizmos that symbolically flush Erin Burnett down the toilet. Really–especially that.

Now Ms. Burnett has thrown down the gauntlet and we’ll see if Stephen stoops to pick it up…and conquer. In any case, the political world is serving up some hot, fresh material that’s ripe for the taking. Did you hear that Mitt Romney let loose a Freudian slip by saying that “he loves to fire people?” Okay–when you hear the statement in context it’s a lot more complicated than that, but his fellow GOP vultures are already swooping down to feed on the line. And it should provide lots of fun for either Jon or Stephen. And with TWO, count ’em TWO, Republican debates in less than 12 hours, I’m sure both staffs will have enough jokes to put some aside or tweet mightily.

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