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.
Hey there Hubsters! Hopefully all of you had great weekends (like a lot of readers I’m sure, it was my first weekend back at college). This weekend has certainly been eventful, and Jon and Stephen sure have a lot to choose from when deciding what to cover. I’m guessing that we’ll see some coverage of the events at the US Embassy in Tripoli, Libya, more news about ISIS and Iraq, even more drama between the EU and Russia, among other news stories that break throughout the week. As always, let us know what you hope to hear about in the comments below, as well as any other remarks you may have!
Stephen’s guests this week are an actor and two authors.
Jon’s guests this week are an author, a filmmaker, and a musician.
EPISODE NUMBER: 10004 (October 3, 2013) GUEST:David Finkel SPECIAL GUESTS: Smokey the Bear | Mandy Patinkin | Audra McDonald WRITER CAMEO: Jay Katsir (as a Panda) SEGMENTS: Government Shutdown Day Three | The 2013 Government Shutdown Wedding of the Century Pt. 1 | The 2013 Government Shutdown Wedding of the Century Pt. 2 | Sign Off – Audra McDonald’s Availability SUIT REPORT: Navy suit | White Shirt | Maroon & Navy Striped tie | Red Robe VIDEOS:Thursday, October 3, 2013
EPISODE NUMBER: 9037 (December 12, 2012) GUESTS:Mandy Patinkin | Jeff Bingaman SPECIAL GUEST: Michael Stipe SEGMENTS: Success for Operation Killing “Killing Kennedy” | Stephen’s Appointment with Destiny – Jeff Bingaman | Ground Zero Mosque-rade | Sign Off – Michael Stipe & Mandy Patinkin – “Good King Wenceslas” SUIT REPORT: Dark suit | Light blue shirt | Navy/white stripped tie VIDEOS:Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Joy to Report, for next week’s shows! Let fans receive his song. Let every ear prepare to hear, Let every ear prepare to hear. For Stephen and guests will sing. For Stephen and guests will sing. Let STE-E-EPHEN and his guests sing!
Yes, Hubsters, we’re getting a week filled with music—and more. We Jews probably won’t be blessed enough to have Mr. Colbert rock a couple of verses of “Dreidel, Dreidel,” although there IS one guest who should probably pick something a little more Kosher. (Keep in mind, I realize that NO ONE can actually “rock” “Dreidel.”) But I’m no Scrooge, so no complaints here about what should be yet another extraordinary and special group of episodes. And not only has a schedule of visitors been posted, but the song each particular person/group of people will perform.
This should be the last week of shows prior to the holiday break–and it’s ending with a favorite of mine, a non-religious song composed by one of my idols.