Jul 23

Jon Stewart’s “Rosewater” to Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival

Rosewater poster
It’s been a long time coming, but finally, Jon Stewart’s directorial debut is on it’s way!!

Indie Wire have just announced the first slate of films that will feature at the 39th Toronto International Film Festival, including the USA Canadian Premiere of Jon Stewart’s “Rosewater” starring Gael Garcia Bernal, and the USA Canadian Premiere of “Foxcatcher” starring Steve Carell as John du Pont.

The Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 4 – 14, 2014. For ticket details please visit their website: http://tiff.net/

Jul 18

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert Battle for the Title of World’s Biggest Star Wars Fan!

For as little as a $10 donation, the winner and one lucky friend will be flown to London, where you will go behind-the-scenes on the closed set of “Star Wars: Episode VII” as VIP guests, watch filming, meet the newest cast members, and be transformed by the markup and costume departments into a Star Wars character who will be filmed for an actual scene in “Episode VII”.

For your chance to be in “Star Wars: Episode VII” and to support UNICEF Innovation Labs and Programs, visit: www.omaze.com/starwars

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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

Fan Art: Jon Stewart & Stephen Colbert Silhouettes

Stephen Colbert Fan ArtWelcome to Fan Art, where we highlight the glorious manifestations of Stephen, as rendered by fans and talented artists.

The Shadow Studio creates startlingly accurate silhouettes of its subjects, which run the range from Harry Potter, to Disney princesses, and our heroes Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, of course. The artist, whose username is inknpaint, elaborates on how these amazing portraits are concocted: “I’m a silhouettist and cut-paper artist. All pieces are cut by hand using surgical scissors and sometimes a scalpel.”

To celebrate Independence Day, we have the darling entry below: “I thought I’d cut silhouettes of two of my favorite modern patriots for the occasion: Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.”

Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart silhouettes

© The Shadow Studio

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Jul 06

In The Press – Summer’s Here Edition [Part 2]

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

July 4th weekend is here. Stephen and the crew’s two week vacation is halfway done. I know I’ve seen some nice pics on social media from some of Stephen’s crew of their vacations and it looks as if they’re getting away from the stress of the show. That’s a good thing. I hope everyone’s official launch into summer is a good one. Be careful with those fireworks!

In this part deux of Summer’s Here, we have some talks with comedy writers, we have some more talks about comedy writing and then just in case you are still wanting more stuff about writing, BOOM! There it is, just like magic!

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Jun 07

Bassem Youssef Ends His Program, Citing Safety Concerns

Bassem Youssef, a devotee of Jon Stewart’s who satirized the extreme turmoil of Egyptian politics, has bowed out of his program, Al Bernameg, reinforcing the perception that the country is still far away from anything close to resembling a healthy political discourse. This news also comes on the heels of the newly elected military-general-turned-President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi officially taking the reigns as ruler of Egypt.

Bassem Youssef and Staff of Al Bernameg

[Youssef] declined to specify who had brought pressure on the program, but his decision follows the election of field marshal Abdel Fatah al-Sisi as president, replacing the president he had ousted, Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Morsi.

The third season of Al Bernameg (The Program) had been scheduled to return last Friday following a mandatory hiatus during presidential elections to prevent influencing the vote, Time reports.

`The present climate in Egypt is not suitable for a political satire program,” he said Monday. “I’m tired of struggling and worrying about my safety and that of my family.”

In announcing his decision, Youssef denied that was buckling to pressure, saying, “Stopping the program sends a much stronger message than if it continued.”

Full Article: USA Today.

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May 31

In The Press: Memorial Day Leftovers Edition [UPDATE]

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

Happy un-official start to the Summer! (for those of you living here in the U.S.) If you still have leftovers from your Memorial Day picnics, well so do we.

In this edition we go over the big stories that were breaking just before Stephen was announced as the new host of Late Show. There was a nice interview with Stephen’s wife, Evie and yet more stuff about late night TV.

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May 11

‘The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore’ Given the Coveted Post ‘Daily Show’ Timeslot

Comedy Central has pulled from the ranks of “The Best F*&#ing News Team Ever!” and today announces the Emmy® Award-winning Larry Wilmore as the host of the #1 brand in comedy’s next great late night franchise. Wilmore will take over the highly-coveted post-“Daily Show” time slot in January 2015 as host of “The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore,” a comedic look at news, current events and pop culture from unique perspectives not typically on display in late night television. The series was created by Jon Stewart and will be produced by Stewart’s Busboy Productions with Stewart and Wilmore serving as Executive Producers.

Continuing in Comedy Central’s tradition of producing groundbreaking late night formats, “The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore” will provide viewers with a distinct point of view and comedic take on the day’s news from a perspective largely missing in the current late night landscape. Hosted by Larry Wilmore, the series will feature a diverse panel of voices currently underrepresented in comedy and television. More details will be revealed at a later date.

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