Before I get into the joy that was “The Secret Policeman’s Ball,” I would be remiss in mentioning that fabulous Hubster grace was kind enough to not only be an excellent NYC tour guide, but also surprise me with an impromptu trip to Tea and Sympathy, the (in)famous location of Stephen’s “My Fair Colbert” field pieces. I was initially shocked to discover that the restaurant was no larger than the interior of a mid-size sedan, with about ten tables scrunched together, and customers attempting to hem in their elbows to the best of one’s ability.
We met a tall British gentleman who drives a Tea and Sympathy-mobile, (I am chastising myself for not getting a pic of the car), and of course I was asking for Mr. Hugo Vickers. Unfortunately, he was not there, but the man talked to us a bit about having Stephen at the restaurant for the shoot. He indicated that filming was done early in the morning before the store’s opening, and that he was quite amiable of course with the staff, as per his usual. He mentioned that Stephen said he doesn’t like tea “because of the tannins.” He also brandished a nice phone pic of he and Stephen in his riding costume, reminding me once again why New Yorkers are so gosh darn lucky. You guys get to have stuff like this happen to you! In any event, do go to Tea and Sympathy if you are in the Village, and have the roast beef sandwich. But be prepared to scrunch.
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Human rights organization Amnesty International is bringing The Secret Policeman’s Ball, a celebration of free speech featuring music and comedy, to the U.S. for the first time.
Organizers said Wednesday that the event would take place at Radio City Music Hall on March 4 and feature performances by Coldplay, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Mumford and Sons, Russell Brand, Reggie Watts and others.
“The Secret Policeman’s Ball has a long and hilariously off-color history of using comic genius to fight for free speech and human rights around the world,” said Lily Sobhani, executive producer of the ball. “We are thrilled that the leading lights of comedy and music are coming together to bring the Secret Policeman’s Ball to the United States for the first time.”
“I used to think humor was a luxury, but at the last election Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert taught me it was a necessity,” said comedian John Cleese. “The Secret Policeman’s Ball was – and is – a coming together of the very best comedy talent of any generation to celebrate their art, remind audiences how important free speech is, and highlight just how much vital work Amnesty International does to protect it. I implore you to support it.”
Ticket sales for the event start later this month. The organization is believed to be looking at a possible TV deal for the event, but didn’t immediately announce a TV partner.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter.
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In 2006 Stephen Colbert was the keynote speaker at the ‘World Trade Luncheon’, an event put on by his sister Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, as part of the ‘S.C International Trade Conference’. Stephen also took some time to do a sit-down interview with former Charleston TV personality, Leigh Spann.
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Stephen and Evelyn Colbert recently attended the members only Montclair International Film Festival ‘Trivia Night’ held at Fitzgerald 1928. Stephen and his Cave Troll were on the winning team.
For those of you unfamiliar with MIFF:
The Montclair International Film Festival (MIFF), a non-profit organization, exists to nurture and showcase the talents of filmmakers from around the world. The Festival will create a cultural focal point in the Township of Montclair that unites, empowers, educates and celebrates our region’s diverse community and robust artistic heritage.
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A big thank you to our friends over FakeNewsJunkies, and staffer Nea for sharing her recap from last nights “IAVA Fifth Annual Heroes Gala”.
The Civilian Service Award from IAVA was presented to Stephen Colbert last night at their Fifth Annual Heroes Gala. I stephen colbert iava heroes gala 1 300×211 Civilian Service Award from IAVA: Fifth Annual Heroes Gala given the outstanding honor of attending the reception, and while Mr. Colbert himself, due to taping his show, The Colbert Report, was running late and unable to attend the reception, I did see Cpl. Aaron Mankin and Brian Williams, as well as many other vets of all ages and ranks.
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Stephen Colbert attended the Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards in New York last, where he presented the award for ‘City of the Year Award’ to his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina. The awards honour the best ranking cities, islands, cruise lines, airlines, hotels, and resorts worldwide, and will appear in the November issue (on newsstands October 18).
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