Dec 19

December 18, 2014 — Grimmy

The Colbert Report episode guideEPISODE NUMBER: 11040 (December 18, 2014)
GUESTS: Grimmy
SPECIAL GUESTS: Jon Stewart, Randy Newman, Willie Nelson, Bryan Cranston, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Francis Collins, Tom Brokaw, Mandy Patinkin, Yo-Yo Ma, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Lil Buck, Sam Waterston, Jeff Daniels, Cyndi Lauper, Big Bird, Trevor Potter, Keith Olbermann, Andrew Sullivan, David Hallberg, Katie Couric, Ric Ocasek, Ken Burns, Charlie Rose, Samantha Power, Michael Stipe, James Franco, Cookie Monster, Toby Keith, Dean Kamen, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Barry Manilow, Ray Odierno, Bill de Blasio, David Gregory, Jeff Tweedy, Christiane Amanpour, Patrick Stewart, Andy Cohen, Stone Phillips, Peter Frampton, Ariana Huffington, Alan Alda, Cory Booker, George Lucas, Alexi Lalas, Jon Batiste, Elijah Wood, Henry Kissinger, Bob Costas, Mike Huckabee, Tim Meadows, The Colbert Report Staff (Past and Present), Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alekhina, Vince Gilligan, U.S. and Coalition Forces in Afghanistan, Tek Jansen, Esteban Colberto, President Bill Clinton, International Space Station, J.J. Abrams, Smaug the Dragon, John Colbert, Madeleine Colbert, Evelyn McGee-Colbert, Santa Claus, Abraham Lincoln, Alex Trebek and more!
STAFF CAMEO: Tom Purcell (as Audience Guy Carl)
SEGMENTS: Texan’s Truck in Syria | Results of The Colbert Report Raffle | The Word – Same to You, Pal | Cheating Death – Grimmy’s Goodbye | Stephen & Friends – “We’ll Meet Again” | Sign Off – From Eternity
SUIT REPORT: Grey Checked Three-Piece Suit | White Shirt | Navy Patterned Tie
VIDEOS: Thursday, December 18, 2014

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Sep 16

Better Know a Guest: September 15 – 18, 2014

Better Know a Guest 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! Anna here, your new Better-Know-a-Guest-er. I’ve been lurking around the site for about a month now, and it’s been fun to watch the Colbert Report with more knowledge about who these interviewees are. I do too much research on the news anyway (usually just to procrastinate doing laundry, or my actual job), and I figured it’s time to put that habit to some use. So hi.

This week in America, we’re seeing continued confusion over the ISIS situation. As disgusting stories of torture and beheading continue to come out, the Obama administration has declared war, sort of, promising increased airstrikes but not wanting to exactly call it a war or to exactly call it Syria. Meanwhile, today (Sunday) in Iowa, Senator Tom Harkin is about to hold his final Iowa Steak Fry after 37 years. The event will be headlined by Bill and Hillary Clinton, who are
expected to sort-of-but-not-officially campaign. In stupid news, the week saw members of the Palin family get into a fistfight at something called a “snowmobile party”, the return of crazy South Carolina congressman Mark Sanford with an epic Facebook rant about his ex-wife, and an Olive Garden investor complaining in a 294-page Powerpoint presentation that the company serves too many bread sticks, too much salad, expensive take out bags, and not enough salt in its pasta water.

Stephen’s guests this week are an actress/showrunner, a young Metal band, an actor, and a filmmaker; Jon hosts a documentarian, two actors, and (as of Sunday) a mystery guest.

Let us know who you’re excited for and what you’d like to see covered this week!

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Apr 22

April 21, 2014 – Ken Burns

The Colbert Report episode guide EPISODE NUMBER: 10091 (April 21, 2014)
GUESTS: Ken Burns
SEGMENTS: Intro – 4/21/14 | Al Qaeda’s Overly-Public Pep Rally | Hillary Clinton’s Grandmother Status | Stephen Colbert’s Bats**t Serious – Hillary Clinton Shoe-spiracy Theory | Extreme Measures for Boosting Church Attendance | Ken Burns | Sign Off – Goodnight
SUIT REPORT: Dark Grey Suit | Light Grey Shirt | Navy Patterned Tie
VIDEOS: Monday, April 21, 2014

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Feb 16

Podcast and Video: Ken Burns in Conversation with Stephen Colbert

Ken Burns in Conversation with Stephen Colbert

Award winning documenary filmmaker Ken Burns talks with Stephen Colbert about his new app ‘Ken Burns’ at the Apple Store SoHo. Available only on iPad, the app reinterprets Burn’s iconic PBS documentaries, including “Jazz”, “Baseball”, and “Prohibition” into interactive and visually stunning learning experiences.

Podcast: [iTunes]
Video: [iTunes]

Nov 12

Stephen Colbert Recites the Gettysburg Address

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To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, documentarian Ken Burns, along with numerous partners, has launched a national effort to encourage everyone in America to video record themselves reading or reciting the speech.The collection of recordings housed on this site will continue to grow as more and more people are inspired by the power of history and take the challenge to Learn to Address.

For details on how the bit was taped, check out these taping reports from Anna-Neko and Anais.

(Thanks to Clem for the Tip!)

Apr 09

Better Know A Guest: April 8 — 11, 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.


Hi there Hubsters! This week we’ve got a wide variety of guests, from Presidents businessmen to actors and documentary makers. Here’s to a great week of shows!

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Nov 13

November 12, 2012 — Ken Burns

EPISODE NUMBER: 9023 (November 12, 2012)
GUESTS: Ken Burns
SPECIAL GUESTS: Jon Stewart | Trevor Potter | Ham Rove | Riley Dinello
SEGMENTS:David Petraeus’ “All In” Affair | Colbert Super PAC SHH! – Karl Rove and Jon Stewart  | Colbert Super PAC SHH! – Secret Second 501c4 – Trevor Potter  | Blitzkrieg on Grinchitude – Santa’s Pipe | Sign Off – Goodbye Colbert Super PAC
SUIT REPORT: Dark suit | White shirt | Blue tie with diamonds
VIDEOS: Monday, November 12, 2012

Don’t crack up!! :-)

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