EPISODE NUMBER: 11028 (November 20, 2014)
GUESTS: Jon Stewart
SEGMENTS: Obama’s Executive Amnesty | ThreatDown – Declining Standards of Sexiness, People Who Eat Chocolate & Invaders of the New World | Jon Stewart Pt. 1 | Jon Stewart Pt. 2 | Sign Off – Goodnight
SUIT REPORT: Black Suit | Grey Checked Shirt | Grey Patterned Tie
VIDEOS: Thursday, November 20, 2014
The one we’ve all been waiting for. Jon Stewart makes his first appearance as a guest on the Colbert Report tonight!!
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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.
Hello, Colbert News Hub! Happy winter, apparently. I’ve seen a little bit of snow this week, and am writing this while drinking a gingerbread latte in a very christmas-y Starbucks.
This last week before Thanksgiving promises to be a good one, with Jon Stewart visiting the Colbert Report as a guest for the first time. We also have a smattering of positive news stories in among the awfulness of ISIS killing more hostages and norovirus coming back to cruise ships. My favorite was the Rosetta mission – neither the Daily Show nor the Colbert Report have taken the chance yet to cover the fact that the European Space Agency has managed to land a spaceship on a comet traveling at 40,000 miles per hour. That’s pretty cool, and I hope to see it worked in somehow. An easier target is the fact that today Vladimir Putin became the first to leave Australia’s G20 summit, because he was sleepy. The summit involved much condemnation of his actions in Ukraine, and strengthening of language to combat climate change. It’s unlikely that sleep was really the reason Putin left, but he said that it was and that’s hilarious.
Stephen’s guests this week are a senator, an actress and filmmaker, a novelist, and Jon Stewart! Jon’s guests are a filmmaker and three actors. Let us know in the comments which stories and guests you’re looking forward to!
Jon Stewart will be a guest on the “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 11:35/10:35c on NBC.
Jon Stewart will be a guest on the “The Colbert Report” on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 11:30/10:30c on Comedy Central.
On the Season 1 finale of “Last Week Tonight” John Oliver covered a news story about a company which has constructed a “salmon cannon” to fire salmon over a damn wall to help them on their way up stream to spawn.
Naturally John and the crew constructed their very own “salmon cannon”, but instead of firing the ‘stupid fish that doesn’t know how rivers work’ up stream, he fired salmon into the face of just about every television personality he knows, from Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert to Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers, David Letterman, Wanda Sykes, Tom Hanks and even poor old Homer Simpson and R2D2 took walloping.
(Thank you to karenatasha for the Tip!)
EPISODE NUMBER: 11018 (November 4, 2014)
GUESTS: Andrew Sullivan
STAFF CAMEO: Matt Lapin (as the Demon)
SEGMENTS: Midterms ‘014 – Detour to Gridlock – Live Coverage | Mountains of Midterm Madness | Social-Tracker 8700 | Andrew Sullivan | Sign Off – Stephen’s Final Election Special
SUIT REPORT: Dark Suit | Light Grey Shirt | Maroon/Navy Stripped Tie
VIDEOS: Tuesday, November 4, 2014
While promoting Rosewater, Jon Stewart heaped some fulsome praise on his friend and soon-to-former Comedy Central colleague, Stephen Colbert in a recent interview in New York Magazine. Check out the whole interview for some great insight on all things Jon, but here’s the Stephen-related parts:
You helped launch The Colbert Report. Stephen is going to drop the character when he moves to The Late Show, so what will he bring that people haven’t seen?
A raging drug habit.
People have no idea. It’s going to be Breaking Colbert.
I will tune in for that.
Stephen’s talent is very apparent to everybody, but if you’d been to his 50th-birthday party and you saw the love bomb he was surrounded in — I said to my wife, “I will guarantee you this party spawns a thousand arguments on the drive home.” Everybody got in the car that night with their spouse and it was, “Why don’t you love me like people love Stephen?!” Or, “Why can’t you be a kindhearted and good individual like Stephen Colbert!?” It was one of those magical nights, filled with the warmth and affection of friends and family. I just think viewers are really going to enjoy getting to know Stephen.
Jon Stewart will be a guest on the “Late Show with David Letterman” on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 11:35/10:35c on CBS.