Stephen Colbert, addressing the graduating class of Wake Forest University on this beautiful spring day, delighted the crowd with zingers about rival universities Duke and UNC, Wake Forest’s own curious campus traditions, and a few topical jokes for good measure.
In the core message of his speech, interestingly, he likened his own personal transition to The Late Show to the transition to careers the graduates are undertaking. It was a surprising and touching approach:
Stephen Colbert Tells Wake Forest Graduates: “It’s Time to Say Goodbye to the Person We’ve Become
“I just spent many years learning how to do one thing really well. I got so comfortable with that place, that role, those responsibilities that it came to define how I saw myself. But now that part of my life is over. It’s time to say goodbye to the person we’ve become, we’ve worked so hard to perfect, and to make some crucial decisions in becoming who we’re going to be. For me, I’ll have to figure out how to do an hour-long show every night. You at some point will have to sleep. I’m told the Adderall wears off eventually. Good luck.”
Full Article: The Hollywood Reporter.
[Post updated with complete speech]
In its coverage of the TV Upfronts, The Hollywood Reporter notes that CBS entertainment chairman Nina Tassler has “confirmed that Stephen Colbert will be making an appearance at the afternoon presentation at Carnegie Hall” on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015.
Official event photos from “Mavis Staples in Conversation with Stephen Colbert,” during the 2015 Montclair Film Festival at the Wellmont Theatre, New Jersey, on Friday, May 8th, 2015.
For a recap of the event, head on over to Baristanet and NJ Arts.
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!
Season four of David Steinberg’s comedy interview series “Inside Comedy” premiered last night on Showtime with guests Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart.
Stephen Colbert’s interview was taped way back in October 2014 on the set of ‘The Colbert Report’, where addresses his transition from ‘The Colbert Report’ to David Letterman’s chair later this year, while Jon Stewart’s interview was taped back in January 2015 before he had announced his departure from ‘The Daily Show’.
Official event photos from “In Conversation with Richard Gere Moderated by Stephen Colbert,” during the 2015 Montclair Film Festival at the Wellmont Theatre, New Jersey, on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015.
For a recap of the event, head to The Hollywood Reporter, Wall Street Journal and the Montclair Film Festival blog.
Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart will be featured on ‘Inside Comedy‘ (Episode 1, Season 4) on Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 at 11:00 PM on Showtime.