An Evening with Brian Williams and Jon Stewart Moderated by Bill Carter
Sunday, December 16, 2012, 7:00 PM
Presented by: Count Basie Theatre
Tickets: $250, $150, $99, $75 (On sale Wednesday 12/5 at Noon)
** All proceeds will benefit Monmouth and Ocean Counties for Hurricane Sandy Relief.
(Thanks to lockhart43 for the Tip!)
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 “Better Know a Guest: August 13 — 16, 2012” »