Sep 23

Why Stephen Colbert Doesn’t Need to Apologize

Stephen Colbert Who's Attacking Me NowWhen Stephen made a reference to the fact that he only has one female writer, as he accepted his Emmy in August, for “Outstanding Variety Show”, he then apologized, “for some reason”. What I thought he was trying to say when he said that was actually more the opposite. I don’t think he should have to apologize at all. He has done nothing wrong. However, many people in the media seem to disagree judging by the number of recent articles commenting on that one line in his Emmy acceptance speech. So we here at the Hub have delved into this issue, analyzed it and here are the results. The opinions expressed in this piece are mine and not necessarily representative of Colbert News Hub as a whole.

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May 01

April 30, 2014 – Audra McDonald

The Colbert Report episode guide EPISODE NUMBER: 10097 (April 30, 2014)
GUESTS: Audra McDonald | Clay Aiken
SEGMENTS: Intro – 4/30/14 | President Assad’s Reelection Bid | Republican Advantage in the 2014 Midterms | Republican Advantage in the 2014 Midterms – Clay Aiken | America’s First Lesbian Throuple | Audra McDonald | Audra McDonald – “What a Little Moonlight Can Do”
EXCLUSIVE: Audra McDonald – “God Bless the Child”
SUIT REPORT: Dark Suit | White Shirt | Navy and Red Spotted Tie
VIDEOS: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Stephen Colbert and Audra McDonald

Stephen looks magnificent in black & white as Audra McDonald prepares to channel a very convincing Billie Holiday.

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Apr 29

Better Know a Guest: April 28 – May 1, 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.

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.

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Oct 04

October 3, 2013 — David Finkel

The Colbert Report episode guide EPISODE NUMBER: 10004 (October 3, 2013)
GUEST: David Finkel
SPECIAL GUESTS: Smokey the Bear | Mandy Patinkin | Audra McDonald
WRITER CAMEO: Jay Katsir (as a Panda)
SEGMENTS: Government Shutdown Day Three | The 2013 Government Shutdown Wedding of the Century Pt. 1 | The 2013 Government Shutdown Wedding of the Century Pt. 2 | Sign Off – Audra McDonald’s Availability
SUIT REPORT: Navy suit | White Shirt | Maroon & Navy Striped tie | Red Robe
VIDEOS: Thursday, October 3, 2013

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Dec 28

Best of 2012: The Colbert Report in Review.

Colbert News Hub A Look Back2012 was definitely a year to remember for all of us in Colbert Nation. It seems as though the show started to steer its own course this year. The tosses have ended and the show seems to be breaking away from its’ connection to Jon and The Daily Show. This year’s election show, much like in 2010, was not a joint venture between The Daily Show and TCR. In addition, there were many more “out of character” moments where it just felt as if Stephen couldn’t help but bust out of his persona and be himself. Moments like Hobbit week and dozens of musical acts and performances. As we look back to 2012, what do you all think of the direction the show took this year and where it may head next year?

Even though the show did appear to be cutting the ties to the Daily Show, we had some great moments between Stephen and Jon. It was almost just enough to satisfy those of us who still love to see these two great men working together.

Here is a recap of the best and most memorable moments in 2012.

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Dec 12

December 11, 2012 — Malcolm Gladwell

The Colbert Report Episode GuideEPISODE NUMBER: 9036 (December 11, 2012)
GUESTS: Malcolm Gladwell
SEGMENTS: Fiscal Cliff Negotiations | ThreatDown – Commie Unicorns & Foreman Barbie | Ex-Gay Therapy Debate | Sign Off – Audra McDonald “Baby It’s Cold Outside”
SUIT REPORT: Navy suit | White Shirt | Yellow striped tie
VIDEOS: Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Audra & Stephen

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Dec 10

Better Know a Caroler: December 10 – 14, 2012

The Colbert Report Guest Line UpSing out, Hubsters!

(To the tune of “Joy to the World”)

Joy to Report, for next week’s shows!
Let fans receive his song.
Let every ear prepare to hear,
Let every ear prepare to hear.
For Stephen and guests will sing.
For Stephen and guests will sing.
Let STE-E-EPHEN and his guests sing!

Yes, Hubsters, we’re getting a week filled with music—and more. We Jews probably won’t be blessed enough to have Mr. Colbert rock a couple of verses of “Dreidel, Dreidel,” although there IS one guest who should probably pick something a little more Kosher. (Keep in mind, I realize that NO ONE can actually “rock” “Dreidel.”) But I’m no Scrooge, so no complaints here about what should be yet another extraordinary and special group of episodes. And not only has a schedule of visitors been posted, but the song each particular person/group of people will perform.

This should be the last week of shows prior to the holiday break–and it’s ending with a favorite of mine, a non-religious song composed by one of my idols.

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March 5, 2012 — Audra McDonald


The Colbert Report Episode GuideEPISODE NUMBER: 8066 (March 5, 2012)
GUESTS: Audra McDonald
SEGMENTS: Indecision 2012 – Countdown to Loving Mitt – Super Tuesday | Rush Limbaugh Apologizes to Sandra Fluke | Sport Report – Pete Weber, Danica Patrick & the New Orleans Saints | Audra McDonald | Audra McDonald – “Summertime”
SUIT REPORT:  Black pinstripe suit | White Shirt | Powder blue tie
VIDEOS: Monday, March 5, 2012

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