Mar 27

In The Press – February 2015 Edition

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Hello hubsters! My name is Louise, and I am your new “In The Press” correspondent. After lurking for a couple of years, I was given the opportunity to help the Nation keep up with the most important news of all: everything Colbert-related!

In February, Stephen reappeared for the first time since The Colbert Report ended, accompanied by a beard that didn’t go unnoticed, to say the least. But the big story last month came from former colleague Jon Stewart who announced he would be leaving The Daily Show later this year. We were all taken by surprise, if not by the decision itself (Jon had been hinting at the possibility for a while), then certainly by its timing, as most of us were expecting him to go through another Indecision cycle. Sadly, this wasn’t the only upsetting news out of the world of TV and journalism. Within the span of just three days, NBC’s Nightly News anchor Brian Williams got a six-month suspension, CBS correspondent Bob Simon died in a car accident, and New York Times writer David Carr died of lung cancer complications.

Almost two months after the news broke, we still don’t know when Jon Stewart will be leaving exactly, or who is going to replace him. People who looked like obvious candidates (Jessica Williams, Samantha Bee, Jason Jones) have already taken themselves out of the running.

Who would you guys want to see become the next host of The Daily Show, and how do you see the show changing in a post-Jon Stewart era? Also, what do you expect and/or want to see in Jon’s last episode?

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Nov 27

Stephen Colbert Featured in Comedy Central’s All-Stars Non-Denominational Christmas Special

“Worlds collide as the stars of Comedy Central come together for the first ever All-Star Non-Denominational Christmas Special. Starring John Michael Higgins, this night of seasonal celebration features a variety of Comedy Central personalities presenting the most awesome Advent calendar ever.”

The special features Workaholics, The Colbert Report, @midnight, Key & Peele, Drunk History, Broad City, Nathan For You, Reno 911!, Kroll Show, Larry Wilmore, Trip Tank and Review, and airs Thanksgiving weekend, Thursday to Sunday 10/9c.

(Thank you to CN Helper for the Tip!)

Oct 30

‘The Daily Show’ and ‘The Colbert Report’ to Go Live on Election Night

Comedy Central will broadcast and stream Live Election Night episodes of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and “The Colbert Report” back-to-back on Tuesday, November 4 from 11:00-11:30 PM/ET (8:00-8:30 PM/PT) and 11:30-Midnight ET (8:30-9:00 PM/PT) respectively. Stewart and Colbert will be anchoring the Live Midterm Election Night episodes from their own studios.

Fans will be able to view the Live Midterm Election Night episodes through a multiplatform streaming experience on cc.com and through the Comedy Central App.

“The Daily Show’s” special political coverage, “Democalypse 2014: America Remembers It Forgot to Vote” will feature news and results analysis from host Jon Stewart and The Best F#@king News Team Ever with a guest appearance via satellite by Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Republican National Committee.

“The Colbert Report’s” special political coverage for The Nation, “Midterms ‘014: Detour to Gridlock: An Exciting Thing That I Am Totally Interested In—Wait! Don’t Change the Channel. Look at this Video of a Duckling Following a Cat Dressed Like a Shark Riding a Roomba! ‘014!” will include host Stephen Colbert’s patriotic fervor and insightful conjecture of the results with a guest appearance by Andrew Sullivan of The Daily Dish.

Press Release: Comedy Central Press.

Aug 24

In The Press – August 23, 2014

Stephen Colbert newsWhen news stories fall through the cracks, we here at Colbert News Hub find them for a post we call, In The Press.


Catch up edition! Or perhaps, all caught up edition? Wait, I got it. It’s the “All caught up until the ‘Emmys’ edition”-Edition. How’s that sound? Seriously, we will have one more edition, pre-Emmys, that focuses mostly on all the Emmy talk.

In this edition, Jon and Stephen are accused of having too many white male guests. Comments please, as in read the comments below the article and then come back here to comment as well. I think after reading it you will want to comment.

Also, more on John Oliver and the rest of the goings-on in the ever dynamic world of late night TV.

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Jun 30

Comedy Central President Michele Ganeless on Stephen Colbert’s Departure

Michele Ganeless and Stephen Colbert

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When the call came, Michele Ganeless didn’t want to pick up the phone. Stephen Colbert was on the line, and the Comedy Central president had a feeling it was bad news. “There was a moment of, ‘I don’t know that I want to have this conversation because I’m afraid of what it’s going to be,'” she recalls. Sure enough, the star of the network’s longtime hit The Colbert Report told her he was leaving to take David Letterman’s coveted late-night slot on CBS. After hearing the news, “there was maybe a moment of perspiration,” she says with a laugh. Colbert’s departure will be a big test for Ganeless, who has worked at Comedy Central on and off since the channel’s birth in the early ’90s and was appointed president in 2007. In May, she announced Colbert’s replacement: Daily Show correspondent Larry Wilmore, whose satirical news-commentary show, The Minority Report With Larry Wilmore, will debut early next year.

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Jun 26

Stephen Colbert Honours Comedy Central President Michele Ganeless

Stephen Colbert with Michele Ganeless and Chris Hardwick

Chris Hardwick, Michele Ganeless and Stephen Colbert at UJA-Federation of New York’s Broadcast, Cable & Film Division
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Stephen Colbert, host of The Colbert Report, as well as comedian and actor Chris Hardwick helped honor Michele Ganeless, president of Comedy Central, at UJA-Federation of New York’s Broadcast, Cable & Film Division event on June 19th.

Guests from the media and entertainment industry turned out at The Edison Ballroom in Manhattan to pay tribute to Ganeless for her leadership in philanthropy and business. They also enjoyed hearing Colbert quip, “Why is this night different from any other night? Because I’m usually just in a video.” As he presented Ganeless with her award, Colbert added, “Thank you for the privilege of honoring my dear friend, Michele. Thank you, Michele, for being the kind of friend I can still call a real friend and for guiding me for 26 years.”

Full Article: UJA Federation of New York.

Apr 03

Comedy Central Launches TV Everywhere App

Comedy Central App The Comedy Central App will feature a robust lineup of content free to all users, including the most recent season of “South Park” and next-day availability of Comedy Central’s late-night lineup of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” “The Colbert Report” and its new late-night hit “@midnight.” In addition, all app users will be able to preview two yet-to-premiere new series, the animated “Trip Tank” and uncensored stand-up series “Comedy Underground with Dave Attell.” Users will also have access to original short-form content.

“The Comedy Central app is a seamless extension of the brand that gives fans access to their favorite Comedy Central content instantly and anywhere,” said Michele Ganeless, President, Comedy Central. “It is homescreen-worthy and an incredible platform for viewing and sharing our programming.”

Fans who sign in via their cable or satellite provider will be able to dive into a treasure trove of additional content featuring close to 200 episodes of hit series, stand-up specials and shorts including advance episodes of the new season of “Inside Amy Schumer,” premiering exclusively in the app one week prior to their premiere on Comedy Central, as well as full seasons of “Tosh.0,” “Broad City,” “Workaholics,” “Kroll Show,” “Futurama,” “Review,” “Trip Tank,” “Chappelle’s Show,” Comedy Central stand-up series and specials and more.

Source: Comedy Central Press.

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