Jan 29

January 28, 2016 – Josh Brolin, John Dickerson, Erin Brockovich, Aubrie Sellers

Episode GuideEPISODE NUMBER: Season 1, Episode 81 (Thursday, January 28, 2016)
GUESTS: Josh Brolin | John Dickerson | Aubrie Sellers | Erin Brockovich
STAFF CAMEO(S): Cullen Crawford (as the real Bradly Cooper)
SEGMENTS: Monologue | The Real Bradley Cooper Stops By | Stephen Moderates An All-Trump Debate | Josh Brolin | John Dickerson | Erin Brockovich | Aubrie Sellers – “Light of Day”
SUIT REPORT: Black Suit | White Shirt | Black Patterned Tie

‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ welcomes actor Josh Brolin, John Dickerson of ‘Face the Nation,’ environmental activist Erin Brockovich, plus music by Aubrie Sellers.

Jan 26

Better Know a Guest – January 25 – 29, 2016

Better Know a Guest - The Late ShowWelcome to Better Know a Guest, your weekly guide to the wonderful and diverse array of personalities appearing on ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ each week.


Greetings and salutations, Hubsters. If youʼre an American in the Northeast I hope you are staying warm and cozy as Winter Storm Jonas buries us in the snow! Brrrr! It is time to kick off another fabulous week of “The Late Show!” Friday is a re-run, but weʼve got four excellent shows coming your way. This week Stephen welcomes Donald Rumsfeld. The former Secretary of Defense under the Bush Administration has created a new game app for your phone. Yes, you read that right! No, it is not a joke! Weʼve got a fine group actors and actresses promoting interesting projects, an NBA All-Star, an eclectic assortment of musicians, and the host of “Face The Nation”, John Dickerson.

Which guest(s) are you looking forward to? Which interviews do you think will be the most interesting? Join in the conversation and let us know in the comment section. Donʼt forget to take our poll! Have a magnificent week!

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Jan 07

Better Know a Guest: January 7 – 10, 2013

The Colbert Report Guest Line Up 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.


Happy New Year Hubsters!

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