May 21

Stephen Colbert Takes the Stage at the CBS Upfronts

Stephen Colbert at the CBS Upfronts 2016

© Jeffrey R. Staab | CBS

Stephen Colbert took to the stage at the CBS Upfronts at Carnegie Hall, New York on Wednesday, 18th May, 2016. Breathing a bit of fresh air into an other wise ‘Hamilton’ themed event, Colbert instead focused his presentation on politics, mocking Bernie Sanders, Jeb Bush and Donald Trump. The presentation also catered to advertisers who filled the Hall, with Colbert expressing his excitement at spending “tonight with you celebrating my first nine months as the host of the Late Show. Nine months means that a baby conceived during a commercial break on my very first show could be born by now. You noticed that hasn’t happened, and you know why? Because your commercials are better than sex.”

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May 03

Event ReporT(s): Montclair Film Festival 2016’s Opening Weekend [Updated]

Montclair Film Festival 2016The Montclair Film Festival has been going strong for five years now, but this year marked the first that yours truly was able to check it out. The film festival is a passion project of the Colbert family, with Evie Colbert as Board Chair and basically a key person in making the 10-day long event a success year after year.

I was able to attend the opening night film and after party, as well as Stephen’s conversation with Richard Curtis on Saturday. Read on for my impression of the Stephen-and-film-filled weekend. [Update] Sharilyn Johnson provides us with an overview of Stephen’s conversation wth Rob Reiner on Sunday.

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Apr 27

New Beetle Species Named after Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert Beetle

Fig. 8, 18; Map 11.

Michael L. Ferro, the collection manager at the Clemson University Arthropod Collection, recently published the article ‘Fourteen new species of Sonoma Casey (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae) with a key to species from western North America‘ in ‘Insecta Mundi’, a journal of world insect systematics.

The article describes fourteen new beetles species, all belonging to the Sonoma genus, that were discovered by Ferro after examining specimens from eighteen different institutions. The beetles are small predators, mainly found in leaf litter and rotten wood. With these new discoveries, the genus now has fifty-seven species, with forty from western North America and seventeen from the eastern United States.

Some of the new species were named after famous people, including Sonoma stewarti (named after Jon Stewart) and Sonoma colberti (named after Stephen Colbert) which has only been found in Shasta County, California.

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Apr 21

Stephen Colbert Celebrates the Premiere of ‘The Night Manager’

Stephen Colbert Celebrates The Night Manager

Photograph by Hannah Thomson

Stephen Colbert and Evelyn McGee-Colbert were among the guests gathered by hostess Anna Wintour to celebrate Tom Hiddleston in ‘The Night Manager‘. Already a critical and ratings success in the United Kingdom, the six-part spy drama adapted from the John le Carré novel, premieres on Tuesday, 19th April, 2016 at 10/9c on AMC. The six-part series will air on Tuesdays through May 24th, 2016 at 10/9c.

Apr 16

John Dickerson in Conversation with Stephen Colbert at 92Y

John Dickerson and Stephen Colbert

John Dickerson is the anchor of CBS News’ “Face The Nation,” the No. 1 Sunday morning public affairs program.

He also serves as Political Director for CBS News and is a contributor to Slate magazine and its podcast “The Political Gabfest.” He takes the stage with “Late Show” host, writer and executive producer Stephen Colbert for a wide-ranging and sure-to-be fascinating discussion.

Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 8:00PM
Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St
Venue: Kaufmann Concert Hall
Tickets: from $55.00