May 07

Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart on ‘Inside Comedy’

Season four of David Steinberg’s comedy interview series “Inside Comedy” premiered last night on Showtime with guests Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart.

Stephen Colbert’s interview was taped way back in October 2014 on the set of ‘The Colbert Report’, where addresses his transition from ‘The Colbert Report’ to David Letterman’s chair later this year, while Jon Stewart’s interview was taped back in January 2015 before he had announced his departure from ‘The Daily Show’.

May 01

In The Press – April 2015 Edition

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


With April behind us, there are only four months left until Late Show with Stephen Colbert starts! (!!) Sadly, that also means there are only three months left of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. For now though, the good news is that Jon has been giving new interviews, and those are always a treat!

In this edition of In The Press, we also catch up with The Nightly Show and The Late Late Show, the new kids on the block of late-night TV, who are still trying to find their footing, as well as their audience. Have you guys been watching either (or both) show(s) regularly?

Finally, late night writers talk about improv and submitting writing packets… and stir up some controversy!

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Apr 22

Jon Stewart Announces Date of His Final ‘Daily Show’

On Monday nights episode of ‘The Daily Show‘, Jon Stewart announced the date of his final episode as host. After more than 16 years as host, Jon will sign off for the final time on August 16th, 2015, saying “I will be wearing a suit. I will more than likely be showered.” Responding to the disappointment of the studio audience, he added: “I’m sorry’ I will be wearing overalls and I won’t shower. So I hope that you will join us for that program.”

Jon also informed viewers that they can win tickets to the taping of his final show by going to Omaze.

The New York Times‘ reports that “Comedy Central said ‘The Daily Show’ would go on hiatus for the rest of summer after Mr. Stewart’s departure and relaunch with Mr. Noah some time in the fall. A start date for Mr. Noah has not been announced.”

Apr 10

Six Degrees: March 2015 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 with Amy Sedaris, Paul Dinello, Kevin Bartini, Meredith Scardino and Aasif Mandvi, new projects from David Javerbaum and Samantha Bee, a ‘Goodfellas’ panel hosted by Jon Stewart, more honours for Neil deGrasse Tyson and a clip from the Second City archives featuring Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert.

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Feb 28

In The Press – February 2015 Edition

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


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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Feb 11

Jon Stewart Announces He is Leaving ‘The Daily Show’

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At today’s taping of ‘The Daily Show’ Jon Stewart announced that he will be leaving ‘The Daily Show’ later this year. The news was later confirmed in a statement released by Comedy Central:

For the better part of the last two decades, we have had the incredible honor and privilege of working with Jon Stewart. His comedic brilliance is second to none. Jon has been at the heart of Comedy Central, championing and nurturing the best talent in the industry, in front of and behind the camera. Through his unique voice and vision, The Daily Show has become a cultural touchstone for millions of fans and an unparalleled platform for political comedy that will endure for years to come. Jon will remain at the helm of The Daily Show until later this year. He is a comic genius, generous with his time and talent, and will always be a part of the Comedy Central family.

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