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.
Hey there Hubsters! Hopefully those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving had a great holiday! I know my few days off from school were much-needed. Now that our favorite fake newsmen are back, what topics do you hope they tackle? So much has happened, but I’m looking forward to their reaction to the nuclear deal with Iran.
Stephen’s guests this week are psychologist Daniel Goleman, NASA scientist Ed Stone, executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative Bryan Stevenson, and CEO of the Ford Motor Company Allan Mulally. At the moment, The Daily Show‘s guest list for the week is TBA, so that will be added later!
EPISODE NUMBER: 9031 (December 3, 2012) GUESTS:Ian McKellen SEGMENTS: The Pundit: Or Colbert and Back Again | The Pundit: Or Colbert and Back Again – Hobbit Week Lineup | The Word – Base Instincts | Senior Moment – Granny Pods | Sign Off – The Pundit: Or Colbert and Back Again – Sting SUIT REPORT: Pin stripped suit | Light blue shirt | Red stripped tie VIDEOS:Monday, December 3, 2012
Yes, as we all know by now, it is HOBBIT week on the Report! The first film of the trilogy, An Unexpected Journey, officially premieres December 14th, in IMAX and HD, so fans will truly be able to feel as if they’re entering Middle Earth. (The next two, The Desolation of Smaug and There and Back Again, will screen in 2013 and 2014, respectively.) Stephen must feel as if his self-described “joy machine” has just kicked into overdrive. Does anyone remember Woody Allen’s Sleepers and the Orgasmatron? I think this will be the emotional equivalent of that physical experience for Mr. Colbert. I expect we’re going to see a blissfully happy host on the next four shows.
Here are two articles trumpeting what’s about to happen this week:
Because you know who most of these guests are, I’ve gone light on the bios and a little heavier on the links. And let’s enjoy these precious episodes as we count down to the holiday break.
And by the way–David Hallberg tweeted a picture of “fellow tights-wearing friend” Stephen at the Kennedy Center gala, where Hallberg was honoring ballerina Natalia Makarova and Stephen was toasting David Letterman.