Jon Stewart, the host of “The Daily Show” will be honored at the Seventh Annual Heroes Gala in November. IAVA will present Stewart with the 2013 IAVA Civilian Service Award on Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. Additionally, IAVA will honor former U.S. Army Staff Sergeant and Medal of Honor recipient Salvatore Giunta with the 2013 IAVA Veterans Leadership Award. Brian Williams, host of NBC Nightly News, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the fifth year in a row.
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.
Hi there Hubsters! It’s great to be back after that break and I am completely looking forward to how Jon and Stephen return to the screen. This is due to the heartbreaking news that has been coming out lately, from the massive destruction in Oklahoma to the utter senselessness of what happened in London. Our boys will be able to bring us some much needed laughs and enjoyment as they always can do. Lastly, as this is Jon’s last week before he leaves to direct his film ‘Rosewater’, we should all be expecting a big send off or sorts on Thursday nights show.
ROCK ON! It’s time for StePhest Colbchella 2012, Rocktaugustfest! Are you ready to dance?
This is going to be an awesome week, and one that I hope will cement Stephen’s place as a major presenter of music on TV. (Suck it, Fallon—well, actually, he’s already hosted fun. and Santigold. Just not in the same week.) Yes, the upcoming guests all represent various forms of rock, pop, emo, hip-hop, and more. But as we all know, throughout the year a wide range of singers, songwriters, and musicians visit the show, from Stephen Sondheim and Audra McDonald (singing from Porgy and Bess) to last week’s very special visit from legendary folkie Pete Seeger. Even within the “rock” label, the four bands you’re about to see in the next few days each have very different sounds, so I hope that each and every Hubster will find something to love. Or better yet, that you’ll love it all.
I’m also hoping that with all the pre-taping, Stephen has left a little time to handle current events. I know he’s cutting back to the studio, so I expect there will be an opportunity to have a brief monologue on what’s happening in the political world. With Mitt Romney’s latest outrage—the VP pick of Paul Ryan—still fresh in the headlines, it would be sad if Stephen had no chance to take it on. Of course, there’s also the Mittster’s mistake of announcing Ryan as the next President of the United States. (Only Obama happened to do that too, four years ago. I guess you hear it so much in introductions that it springs to the lips.)
Now, let’s get the party started…. and do note that the bands’ official websites all have links to buy their albums, and in some cases I have also included links to iTunes or other pages for purchase. So think about giving your favorites the Colbert bump! Continue reading →