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.
Can we talk? (Yes, I’m stealing that line.) I’m personally getting a little annoyed at media folk who keep saying that Jimmy Kimmel’s new 11:35 show now “makes it a three-man race.” Uh . . . NO. It makes it a FOUR-man race! Why do they keep ignoring Stephen as a competitor? He and Jon get the most advertiser-desired audience of the group. It may not be largest viewership, but it is considered the most sought-after. It’s infuriating. Here’s an announcement: the big networks aren’t all that matter anymore. In fact, they may matter LESS now than others. Get with the times, understand what’s happening with media, and judge properly.
*I am now stepping down from my soapbox.*
Both Jon and Stephen delivered a sparkling first week back. Both of them seemed positively giddy to return to work and, clearly, both knew there was plenty of material just waiting for them. Kudos to Jon for his lengthy openers, which took on the fiscal cliff, gun control, and Sandy recovery funding. (Does it seem to you he’s using the correspondents less and less?) Stephen tackled most of those subjects in an equally brilliant, yet extremely different, way. It’s always fascinating for me to see how they each approach the same news story.
And then there were naughty couches….
Now, let’s take a look at this week’s guests! (Still no photos, by the way. The site is not cooperating. So sorry.) Continue reading →
EPISODE NUMBER: 8097 (April 26, 2012) GUESTS:Lena Dunham SEGMENTS: Newt Gingrich & Mitt Romney Alliance Analogies | The Colbert Report’s in Search of Mr. Larose | Who’s Honoring Me Now? – National Space Society & Buzz Aldrin | Sign Off 2012 Space Pioneer Award for Mass Media SUIT REPORT: Black suit | White shirt | Red/white striped tie VIDEOS:Thursday, May 3, 2012
Not only did we have Buzz on tonight’s show but Stephen finally addressed the many comparisons made between him and Mr. Larose (In The Press readers are aware of my interest in this story and he finally tackled it). Pretty sweet night! Comment it up and I’ll be back soon with more.
Well, I am back after being ill, although still slightly on the mend. Last week had some wonderful moments, didn’t it—especially Jack White. Any set of shows that gives me White and a Word can only be considered successful, in my humble opinion.
Our next four shows are bookended by two actresses, one with over 40 years experience and the other only in her twenties, yet running an entire HBO show. In between, we meet two less-famous yet no less influential persons attempting to fix what they see as problems in our political and social system. They have very different perspectives, but should both be fascinating.
And, oh: I will not address that unjust loss. We all know who should have won.
Can you say PEABODY? Can you say TIME 100? Some people get it, some people don’t. But we know the score, right Nation? Right!
And good luck to our very own Remy, who is probably even now trying to figure out Stephen’s clue and win a college visit from Mr. Colbert.