Congratulations to the staff of The Colbert Report who have won the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Award for “Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series.” Congratulations are also in order for The Daily Show, who won the Emmy for “Outstanding Picture Editing For Short-Form Segments And Variety Specials.”
In this month’s catch up we have vintage Steve Carell, wedding advice from Meredith Scardino, interviews with, J.R. Havlan, David Javerbaum, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Steve Carell, John Oliver details his new HBO show, Tim Carvell has a new book on the way, Jessica Williams and Wyatt Cenac discover their roots, and Matt Lappin has written a new song.
Congratulations to the Producer’s of “The Colbert Report” who have been awarded the 25th Annual Producers Guild Award for “Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television”. This is the seventh year in a row that “The Colbert Report” have been honoured with this award.
EPISODE NUMBER: 10043 (January 8, 2014)
GUEST: Ishmael Beah
STAFF CAMEO: Matt Lapin
SEGMENTS: Intro – 1/8/14 | Chris Christie & The George Washington Bridge Scandal | Cheating Death – Robo-Sperm & Health Roulette | The Polar Vortex & Fruit Tools | Sign Off – Cold Weather Fruit Hammer
SUIT REPORT: Dark Grey Suit | White Shirt | Candy Cane Striped Tie
VIDEOS: Wednesday, January 8, 2014
EPISODE NUMBER: 10035 (December 11, 2013)
GUEST: Elizabeth Gilbert
STAFF CAMEO: Tom Purcell (as Kevin Hitler) | Matt Lapin
SEGMENTS: Blitzkrieg on Grinchitude – Festivus Pole in the Florida Capitol | Obama’s Handshake Controversy | Sign Language Scandal at Mandela’s Memorial | Mike Huckabee’s “12 Days of Obamacare” | Sign Off – Goodnight
SUIT REPORT: Navy Pin Striped Suit | White Shirt | Red/Navy Striped Tie
VIDEOS: Wednesday, December 11, 2013
EPISODE NUMBER: 10030 (December 2, 2013)
GUEST: Ed Stone
STAFF CAMEO: Matt Lapin | Jay Katsir
SEGMENTS: Intro – 12/3/13 | Rumors of The Pope’s Secret Life | Thought for Food – Ban on Trans Fats & McDonald’s McRib Mystery | The Double Robotics Office Robot | Sign Off – Honoring Ed Stone
SUIT REPORT: Dark Grey Suit | White Shirt | Dark Grey Patterned Tie
VIDEOS: Tuesday, December 3, 2013
StephenSmile64 will have more tidbits from the “Behind the Scenes at ‘The Colbert Report’” panel discussion at the New York Comedy Festival coming soon, but for now Splitsider’s Elise Czajkowski and Entertainment Weekly’s Shirley Li bring you some of the best quotes from the event, including details on network-enforced sponsorship, the logistics of making the show, the inspiration for the set design, what’s under the C-desk and the lowdown on character breaks.