Jul 11

The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Award Nominations, 2014

Emmy Awards nominations 2013 Congratulations to the staff of The Colbert Report who have received six Primetime Emmy nominations, and to the staff of The Daily Show who have also received six nominations.

Outstanding Variety Series

The Colbert Report • Comedy Central • Hello Doggie, Inc. with Busboy Productions and Spartina Productions

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart • Comedy Central • Central Productions, LLC

Jimmy Kimmel Live • ABC • ABC Studios in association with Jackhole Industries

Real Time With Bill Maher • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Bill Maher Productions and Brad Grey Television

Saturday Night Live • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon • NBC • Universal Television and Broadway Video

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Jul 10

ON? the New App by Former ‘Colbert Report’ Writer Frank Lesser

Former ‘Colbert Report’ writer and friend of the Hub Frank Lesser has teamed up with Tavet Gillson and George King to create the “ON?” App, which answers the question that has long plagued the tech savvy amongst us, “Is my phone on or off?”

As Frank writes in The New York Times:

ON? determines if your phone is on, reliably and safely, with over 99 percent accuracy. Just open the app on your phone, tap a single button, and get ready to join the revolutiON?!

As ON?’s lead creative director, Tavet Gillson, told me, “You shouldn’t have to turn something off and then back on again to know that it’s on. I want to know that my phone is on, reliably and safely, without all the fuss.” And as the app’s lead programmer, George King, told me, “It took me 459 seconds to program this. I want 10 percent.”

Unfortunately, just like the “Yo” App, NO? was initially rejected by Apple, but the team have submitted an appeal against the decision. For all the latest news and updates on their progress, be sure to follow their website http://ontheapp.tumblr.com/.

Feb 02

‘The Colbert Report’ Wins a ‘Writers Guild of America’ Award

The Colbert Report wins the Writers Guild Award

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Congratulations to the writer’s of “The Colbert Report” who have been awarded the Writers Guild of America Award for “Comedy / Variety (Including Talk) Series” at The 66th Annual Writers Guild Awards. ‘The Colbert Report’ writers have previously won the award in 2012, 2011, and 2008.

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Dec 11

December 10, 2013 — Alex Blumberg

The Colbert Report episode guideEPISODE NUMBER: 10034 (December 10, 2013)
GUEST: Alex Blumberg
SEGMENTS: Intro – 12/10/13 | Walmart’s Job Acceptance Rate | The Word – Channel Serfing | Blitzkrieg on Grinchitude – Early Christmas in Venezuela | Sign Off – Farewell to Frank Lesser
SUIT REPORT: Dark Suit | Light Blue Shirt | Yellow Tie
VIDEOS: Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Frank Lesser on The Colbert Report

Around the office Frank was known for his intelligence, sensitivity, and his completely unproducible scripts.

Tonight, The Report bid farewell to writer and monster enthusiast, Frank Lesser. Here at the Hub, we will always be fond of Frank, who was willing, and possibly crazy enough to do an interview with our site on his first novel, “Sad Monsters”. On behalf of the Hub, I’d like to wish Frank good luck at his new job!!

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Dec 06

‘The Colbert Report’ Receives a “Writers Guild of America” Award Nomination.

The Colbert Report Nominated for Writers Guild of America Award Congratulations to ‘The Colbert Report’ writers who have been nominated for a “Writers Guild of America Award” in the category of “Comedy / Variety (Including Talk) Series”.

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Dec 04

Six Degrees – November Catch Up

Six Degrees of Stephen Colbert Welcome to the ‘Six Degrees Catch Up Edition’ featuring all the latest happenings and goings on in the world of ‘Daily Show’ and ‘Colbert Report’ staff and ‘Friends of the Show’.


In this month’s catch up we have interviews from Jessica Williams and Travon Free, a new humour piece from Frank Lesser, casting and pilot news from Aasif Mandvi, Kristen Schaal and Conan O’Brien, and Amy Sedaris guest stars in ‘Alpha House’, and has also released a new series of rabbit care videos.

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Oct 23

Souvenir Press ‘Sad Monsters’ UK Competition

Sad Monsters by Frank Lesser

Souvenir Press are holding a ‘Save Our Monsters’ themed Halloween competition to win one of three exclusive goody bags containing a copy of ‘Sad Monsters’ by Frank Lesser, ‘Where the Ghosts Walk’ by Peter Underwood, and a selection of other treats.

For all the competition details, head to the Souvenir Press website for all the competition details.

The competition is open to the UK only, ends 31st October at 5pm.

Not sure that ‘Sad Monsters’ is the book for you? Why not check out our exclusive interview with author and Colbert Report writer, Frank Lesser.

Sep 23

Video: Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series

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Stephen Colbert accepts the 65th Primetime Emmy Award for ‘Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series’, on behalf on ‘The Colbert Report’ writers.