Congratulations to the writer’s of “The Colbert Report” who have been awarded the Writers Guild of America Award for “Comedy / Variety (Including Talk) Series” at The 66th Annual Writers Guild Awards. ‘The Colbert Report’ writers have previously won the award in 2012, 2011, and 2008.
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.
Last Stephen Colbert dropped by ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ where he confirmed his upcoming cameo in ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’, spoke about his time in New Zealand with his family, and gave his thoughts on the new Pope.
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It’s been nearly 25 years since WTTW’s “Wild Chicago” first hit the air waves — and a decade since it left — and now fans of the popular, offbeat show can own a piece of it for the first time.
Highlights from the first two seasons of the show, hosted by the show’s ever-safari-ready Ben Hollis, are newly available on DVD.
The show — which premiered on Jan. 6, 1989 — turned the spotlight on some of the city’s most eccentric and off-beat corners, all to the bizarre soundtrack provided by composer Roger Adler. As Robert Feder notes, though the show remained on the air through 2003, its heyday was when Hollis was at the helm through 1992.
Among the highlights of the release are a pre-fame Stephen Colbert, a supremely awkward interview with Mayor Richard M. Daley, features on the “Tiger Moves” man, the Belmont and Clark punks and “Rat Lady” and other segments featuring some of the city’s most offbeat inhabitants and institutions.
Full Article: The Huffington Post.
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.