In the first of this years ‘Best of’ lists, ‘The Colbert Report’ has been featured in Entertainment Weekly’s ‘Best of 2013 (Behind the Scenes)’. Stephen Colbert talks exclusively to EW about the ‘series of extremely happy accidents’ that led to the ‘Daft Punk’ Dance Video, and one of the years best viral hits.
EPISODE NUMBER: 9135 (August 6, 2013)
GUESTS: Daft Punk | Robin Thicke
SPECIAL GUESTS: Hugh Laurie | The Rockettes | Jeff Bridges | Jimmy Fallon | Jon Stewart | Charlie Rose | Anna Gunn | Aaron Paul | Vince Gilligan | Bryan Cranston | Matt Damon | Henry Kissinger | Tek Jansen | Mel B | Nick Cannon | Howie Mandel | Heidi Klum | Howard Stern
SEGMENTS: StePhest Colbchella ’013 – The Song of the Summer of the Century | Special Guest Stephen Colbert! | daft punk’d | Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines” | Sign Off – Hyundai Executives | Time to Dance
SUIT REPORT: Dark suit | White shirt | Red/purple/white stripped tie
VIDEOS: Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Daft Punk cancelling turned out to be the greatest thing to happen this summer, and as it turns out, the hardest episode to screen cap. While I work on tonight’s episode guide, please do enjoy Stephen (who knew he could kick so high) and ‘The Rockettes’. Oh, and don’t forget to share your thoughts on tonight’s episode in the comments!!
EPISODE NUMBER: 9125 (July 18, 2013)
GUEST: Jeff Bridges | Eliot Spitzer
SEGMENTS: Edward Snowden’s Asylum Option | Political Sex Scandals & New York City Elections | Political Sex Scandals & New York City Elections – Eliot Spitzer | Breaking News on College Sex | Sign Off – “Operation Javelin”
SUIT REPORT: Dark suit | White shirt | Maroon/purple/white striped tie
VIDEOS: Thursday, July 18, 2013
Hi there Hubsters! This week Stephen and John are back after a much-needed two-week rest. Which of the many news stories that broke during their absence do you think the shows will choose to address? I’m excited to see what they have in store for us!
I hope everyone had a fine celebration and I wish you all a joyful, successful, and healthful 2013. May your dreams come true and may our world become a more peaceful place in the year to come.
It’s almost time for our favorite late-night faux-pundits to return. Hallelujah! I figure they’ll definitely focus on the last-minute deal that stopped us from going off the fiscal cliff and the House’s refusal to okay disaster relief for those suffering in the aftermath of Sandy. I do not know how, or if, they will speak about the most terrible, awful, heartbreaking story that occurred during their hiatus: the tragic killing of 18 children and 9 adults in Newtown, CT. I personally felt grateful that they were off when this happened. I do not believe that they could have come in the next day and in any way covered it. Jon, of course, could have been more direct; Stephen’s format and character would have made it harder for him. I also do not know how, or if, they will deal with the recent rape tragedies in India, in which one brutalized woman died from her injuries and another killed herself. An absolute horror.
One bit of new that might be fun for them to mock is French actor Gerard Depardieu’s “defection” from France for tax reasons, and his possible acceptance of Russian citizenship.
I do have my own news: this, and the next couple of BKAGs to come, will be my last, at least for the foreseeable future. I have a very full plate of work that will demand my concentration in the next nine months of so: a film review, two papers (one for a conference and one for publication), and a large-scale research project for a publisher. I also have my job and other freelance. All in all, this makes it impossible for me to write this blog and do the rest without becoming a little frantic. I don’t want to sacrifice quality, and so I am saying goodbye for now. I will still stick around, though, to comment and contribute to the conversation, and perhaps do other small things as I can.
Now to the guests—and Mr. Colbert is beginning the New Year with a bang! (Sorry for the lack of photos; the site won’t let me upload right now.) Continue reading
Here is this week’s roundup!
EPISODE NUMBER: 7109 (August 17, 2011)
GUESTS: Jeff Bridges
SEGMENTS: Colbert Super PAC – Rick Perry’s Treasurer | Tip/Wag – Evangelical Scientists and Rick Santorum | Jeff Bridges – “What a Little Bit of Love Can Do”
EXCLUSIVES: Jeff Bridges for Summer’s Eve | “Maybe I Missed the Point”
SUIT REPORT: Blue-gray suit| Blue-gray shirt | Blue-gray tie
VIDEOS: Wednesday, August 17, 2011
This evening the Dude came to abide at the Report, refreshing in his relaxed candor. It’s nice to have a guest on who is so distinctive in his laid-back approach to life, a little different from the highly specialized, intellectual, on-overdrive kind of guests we normally see on the show.