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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Congratulations to ‘The Colbert Report’ which has been nominated for a “Producers Guild of America Award” in the category of “The Award for Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television”.
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.
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.
Stephen Colbert and ‘The Colbert Report’ writers take part in the “Behind the Scenes at ‘The Colbert Report’” panel discussion as part of the New York Comedy Festival at Town Hall, New York. Following the event Stephen and Jason Jones attended the ‘The New York Comedy Festival Annual Kick-Off Party’ at The Refinery Hotel, New York.
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