Mar 27

In The Press – February 2015 Edition

Stephen Colbert news When news stories fall through the cracks, we here at Colbert News Hub find them for a post we call, In The Press.


Hello hubsters! My name is Louise, and I am your new “In The Press” correspondent. After lurking for a couple of years, I was given the opportunity to help the Nation keep up with the most important news of all: everything Colbert-related!

In February, Stephen reappeared for the first time since The Colbert Report ended, accompanied by a beard that didn’t go unnoticed, to say the least. But the big story last month came from former colleague Jon Stewart who announced he would be leaving The Daily Show later this year. We were all taken by surprise, if not by the decision itself (Jon had been hinting at the possibility for a while), then certainly by its timing, as most of us were expecting him to go through another Indecision cycle. Sadly, this wasn’t the only upsetting news out of the world of TV and journalism. Within the span of just three days, NBC’s Nightly News anchor Brian Williams got a six-month suspension, CBS correspondent Bob Simon died in a car accident, and New York Times writer David Carr died of lung cancer complications.

Almost two months after the news broke, we still don’t know when Jon Stewart will be leaving exactly, or who is going to replace him. People who looked like obvious candidates (Jessica Williams, Samantha Bee, Jason Jones) have already taken themselves out of the running.

Who would you guys want to see become the next host of The Daily Show, and how do you see the show changing in a post-Jon Stewart era? Also, what do you expect and/or want to see in Jon’s last episode?

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Mar 17

Stephen Colbert and George Lucas in Conversation at the Tribeca Film Festival

Stephen Colbert once battled Jon Stewart over who could lay claim to the title of biggest “Star Wars” fan on the planet. Mr. Stewart may have won that round, but Mr. Colbert’s expertise will be put to the test again when he sits down for a public conversation with George Lucas on April 17, one of several events, including talks with Courtney Love and Harvey Weinstein, announced Monday by organizers of the Tribeca Film Festival.

The festival runs April 15-26. For complete lineup and ticket information, see tribecafilm.com.

Full Article: The New York Times.

Mar 08

Promo for the Upcoming Episode of ‘The Mindy Project’ Featuring Stephen Colbert

Hold onto your ovaries Hubsters, here is the promo for the upcoming episode of ‘The Mindy Project‘ featuring Stephen Colbert as Father Michael O’Donnell.

‘Confessions of a Catho-holic’ (Season 3, Episode 19) will air on 10 March, 2015 at 9:30/8:30c on Fox.

(Thank you to StephenSmile64 for the Tip!)

Mar 06

‘House of Cards’ Creator Shares Backstory on Recent Episode Featuring ‘The Colbert Report’

In case you were wondering how The Colbert Report appeared to live on in a recent episode of House of Cards months after TCR’s finale, show creator (an apparent Colbert Report fanboy) Beau Willimon explained how he got the two shows together:

‘House of Cards’ Creator Beau Willimon Dishes on Season 3’s Scandals and Surprises
By Marlow Stern

How did you swing The Colbert Report appearance in the premiere?

We simply asked! I’d had the pleasure of being on The Colbert Report and I think that Stephen is among the most talented people on the planet. We wanted to have an interesting way to get a sense of where the Underwood presidency was that wasn’t as obvious as simply a news anchor telling us, and we thought that would be more engaging, dramatic, and entertaining. I asked Stephen and thanked my lucky stars when he said yes. One of the things that we delighted in when we talked about it was that our fictional Colbert Report would exist beyond the real-life one. The Colbert Report never fully dies.

Full Interview: The Daily Beast.

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Mar 04

Stephen Colbert to Deliver the 2015 Commencement Address at Wake Forest University

Comedian, political satirist and late night television host Stephen Colbert will deliver Wake Forest University’s commencement address on Monday, May 18, 2015.

[…] “We are thrilled Stephen Colbert has accepted the invitation to speak at Wake Forest’s commencement ceremony,” said President Nathan O. Hatch. “I’m not sure what our graduates will enjoy more – how his creative genius reflects the exaggerated extremes of politics and contemporary life or how so many of us at Wake Forest will find ourselves on the receiving end of his jokes.”

Wake Forest’s commencement ceremony is a ticketed event reserved for graduates, their families and guests and is not open to the public. The ceremony takes place on Hearn Plaza at 9am. EST.

A livestream webcast of the ceremony will be available at go.wfu.edu/wfu15. Media who wish to attend must request credentials online by May 8.

Source: Wake Forest University News.