May 07

A Look Back: “The Tumbleweeds”

Colbert News Hub A Look Back Welcome to “A Look Back,” where we review and celebrate the many splendid works of Stephen T. Colbert over the years.


The Second City has released a great video from 1992 featuring “The Trifecta” (Stephen Colbert, Amy Sedaris, and Paul Dinello) showing off their famous tumbling skills in a sketch called “The Tumbleweeds.”

Of course, this piece was resurrected (and according to Stephen, promptly retired) on Amy’s July 2006 appearance on The Colbert Report.

Get ready for some serious spandex, and an impressive display of strength and flexibility from both Stephen and Paul. Also loved the piling of all the chairs on Amy. What a silly, wonderful, hilarious team they make. Enjoy the video!

Apr 10

Six Degrees: March 2015 Catch Up

Six Degrees of Stephen Colbert Welcome to the ‘Six Degrees Catch Up Edition’ featuring all the latest happenings and goings on in the world of ‘Daily Show’ and ‘Colbert Report’ staff and ‘Friends of the Show’.


In this month’s catch up we have interviews with Amy Sedaris, Paul Dinello, Kevin Bartini, Meredith Scardino and Aasif Mandvi, new projects from David Javerbaum and Samantha Bee, a ‘Goodfellas’ panel hosted by Jon Stewart, more honours for Neil deGrasse Tyson and a clip from the Second City archives featuring Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert.

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Jan 30

Stephen Colbert’s Last Night at Second City

Stephen Colbert A Look BackThe fine folks at Second City have decided to help soothe us from Colbert withdrawal by releasing footage of Stephen’s last night at the theatre on May 22, 1994. Introduced by Steve Carell, who effusively praised Stephen’s work and said “I think he’s put up some of the best scenes done here…he’s an exceptional improvisor with an exceptional reference level.” (“And he has funny ears!” yelled Amy Sedaris, helpfully, from off-stage.) Stephen, joined by Paul Dinello on guitar, and other notable troupe members such as Mitch Rouse and David Razowksy were on hand to perform songs from various revues during Stephen’s tenure.

I really want to hear the whole “Fish Tank” song. They put a lot of feeling into that one. After the jump there is another great SC video for us to “look back” on.

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Dec 06

‘The Colbert Report’ Receives a “Writers Guild of America” Award Nomination

The Colbert Report Nominated for Writers Guild of America Award Congratulations to ‘The Colbert Report’ writers who have been nominated for a “Writers Guild of America Award” in the category of “Comedy / Variety (Including Talk) Series”.

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Dec 05

December 4, 2014 — Paul Farmer

The Colbert Report episode guideEPISODE NUMBER: 11032 (December 4, 2014)
GUESTS: Paul Farmer
STAFF CAMEO: Matt Lapin | Paul Dinello
SEGMENTS: Barack Obama to Appear on The Report | Outrage Over Eric Garner Decision | Obama’s Bold and Beautiful Ambassador Pick | Paul Farmer | Sign Off – Grimmy
SUIT REPORT: Dark Suit | Light Blue Shirt | Navy/Maroon Stripped Tie
VIDEOS: Thursday, December 4, 2014

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