Stephen Colbert is featured on the cover of the August 5, 2016 edition of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. The accompanying article, by Marisa Guthrie, includes a wide ranging interview with Stephen in which he discusses the “Convention Comeback” (live episodes), the backstory on bringing show runner Chris Licht onboard, and those pesky rumors about James Corden coming for his job.
But wait, there’s more! Stephen Colbert dropped by Buzzfeed HQ this morning as well, for a lively discussion moderated by Ben Smith. Let us know what you thought of the talk in the comments!
This morning Stephen joined his favorite morning news crew – Charlie Rose, Gayle King, and Norah O’Donnell on ‘CBS This Morning’ – to promote the upcoming live shows during the conventions, and weigh in on the presidential race in general. He has been doing a lot of press in the past day or two ahead of the conventions, and this interview is a nice excuse to see him outside of the ‘Late Show’ studio. Enjoy!
Continuing with the articles you might have missed in the past couple of months, I must warn you that this May edition is a bit more critical than usual. When Chris Licht was hired as an executive producer it was taken as confirmation that things haven’t been running smoothly behind the scenes, and a bunch of articles were written trying to outline what exactly hasn’t been working with the show. On a brighter note, you’ll also find articles such as the one about Stephen’s image as a “cool Catholic,” about Stephen’s visit at the Spoleto Festival, and interviews with Larry Wilmore and Conan O’Brien.
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Hello Hubsters! Things have been busy, so it’s been a little while since our last edition of In The Press. A lot has happened in the meantime. We’re first going to catch up with all the articles you might have missed in April, and then we’ll return to our regular schedule with the May edition! In this April edition, Stephen made yet another “power” list; we have personal accounts about the creation of The Daily Show and Strangers With Candy, a couple of articles assessing The Late Show’s strengths and weaknesses so far, an interview with Jon Batiste, and discussions about Trevor Noah’s and Samantha Bee’s opposite approaches to politics. Also, from now on, you’ll find the monthly ratings table at the very end of each of these editions.
On Wednesday, May 25th, CBS’ Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson and Stephen Colbert sat down at the 92nd and Y for an in-depth discussion about the mood of the country and the 2016 presidential race. Professing to be a longtime fan of Dickerson’s work on Slate’s “Political Gabfest,” Stephen peppers Dickerson with questions about the status of the election and the current political landscape. In true “elfish” fashion, Dickerson gives an impartial analysis, describing the political lay of the land in his unbiased way.
Definitely take the time to watch this discussion. I can understand why Stephen values Dickerson’s take on politics so much. As Stephen is prized himself for his breakdown (and takedowns) of all things politics, a man like Dickerson, who is also political director of CBS News, is a great asset and mentor. He is a student of politics, and great at communicating to the broader audience how the inner-workings of Washington shape the whole world.
Let us know what you think in the comments!