Jul 31

Ask a Grown Man: Stephen Colbert

Once upon a time, Stephen Colbert, the lovely and hilarious host of our favorite political talk show, The Colbert Report, graciously invited our bosstone to be on his show. During their interview, he asked Tavi if we might maybe think about considering having him do an Ask a Grown sometime. Our answer, of course, was, “Hell yes, you wonderful man!!”

Now, we’ve cashed in on that generous offer to bring you this video containing SC’s wise advice about misogynist jokes, boyfriend-based dilemmas, and how to tell if someone thinks you’re cool. And, Stephen, we’ll make that last one easy for you: WE THINK YOU’RE *EXTRAORDINARILY* COOL.

Source: Rookie Magazine.

(Thank you to Clem for the Tip!)

Jul 28

Video: Stephen Colbert at San Diego Comic Con

As we reported yesterday, Stephen Colbert appeared at San Diego Comic Con to moderate “The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies” panel, where he opened by delivering a hilarious and heartwarming speech about his relationship with J.R.R. Tolkein’s novels and they big screen adaptation by Peter Jackson., before addressing the panel featuring Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans, Lee Pace, Graham McTavish, Elijah Wood, Andy Serkis, Peter Jackson and Philippa Boyens.

The fabulous folks over at OneRing.net have tracked down the complete video from the event, minus the teaser trailer which has been removed from the video.

Jul 27

Stephen Colbert Moderates “The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies” Panel at San Diego Comic Con

Stephen Colbert, with a little help from his youngest son John, is currently moderating “The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies” panel at San Diego Comic Con in his full Laketown costume!!

Stephen Colbert surprised the crowd at Comic-Con by taking the stage in costume to host a panel for Peter Jackson‘s “Hobbit” films. Chris Hardwick had been hosting the panel, but told the crowd he had to give way to something much better.

The crowd quickly turned from disappointed to ecstatic, as Colbert appeared first in video form and then on-stage dressed as a a lake-town spy, the same role he has for his cameo in the film.

“I cant believe I get to do this,” Colbert said in the video, before taking the stage. Colbert is an ardent fan of J.R.R. Tolkien’s work, and introduced the panel by making jokes about his own geekdom and the excess of Jackson’s work.

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Jul 27

Stephen Colbert on Capitol Hill in Fencing Gear

Stephen Colbert returned to Capitol Hill on Friday to film an up coming installment of “Better Know a District”, featuring Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH). Clad in fencing attire, Colbert declared that he is now a member of the Congressional Black Caucus.

As Mediate reports, “Fudge practiced fencing in high school, hence Colbert’s attire.”

Here’s hoping the segment will be as fun Stephen’s football throwing challenge against Congresswoman Donna Edwards.

Jul 21

Amy Sedaris Teaches Stephen Colbert About Owning a Pet Rabbit

Amy Sedaris with pet rabbit “Someone once told me that bunny people were lesbians,” quipped actress, comedian, author, and rabbit expert Amy Sedaris. “I thought that was so funny.”

Sedaris, who is, for the record, not a lesbian, has been a bunny person since the nineties. She’s had two of the little critters over the years. The first, Tattletale, was an impulse buy after gazing into a pet shop window. She adopted the second, a black-and-white Mini Rex named Dusty, who passed away recently at the age of 12. “I’m still in mourning,” said Sedaris while sitting on the floor of her Greenwich Village apartment, the walls of which boast bunny paintings. Toy rabbits that resemble her own can be found on a shelf, and in the bedroom she keeps two urns with her little angels’ remains. Sometimes, she writes them letters, telling them she misses them or how her day was. She’s waiting a year until she gets another. “This time,” she said, “I think I’ll get two.”

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Jul 20

Comic-Con Exclusive: “Ambiguously Gay Duo” Action Figures and Tin Tote

Ambiguously Gay Duo Action Figures

Saturday Night Live The Ambiguously Gay Duo and Bighead 3 3/4-Inch Action Figures in Tin Tote – Convention Exclusive

Inspired by Saturday Night Live’s “The Ambiguously Gay Duo” cartoon, this gift set includes an awesome tin tote and three action figures of key characters from the series! The colorful, collectible 8 5/8-inch wide x 7-inch tall x 4-inch deep tote showcases series-true artwork on all sides, including images of Ace and Gary flying, Bighead on his throne, and “The Ambiguously Gay Duo” logo. Inside the metal tote you’ll find three very cool 3 3/4-inch scale action figures of “superheroes” Ace and Gary, and the duo’s arch-nemesis, Bighead. Appearing just as they do in the cartoon, they feature articulation at the neck, shoulders, and hips so you can reenact your favorite scenes.

Available at San Diego Comic-Con at the Entertainment Earth booth (#2343) or for pre-order on their online store.

Jul 19

Better Know a ‘Late Show’ Succession [Update]

Stephen Colbert on The Late Show

Overwhelmed by the explosion of news reports, interviews and articles that have swept across the media since CBS announced that Stephen Colbert would succeed David Letterman as host of ‘The Late Show’? Well don’t worry, Colbert News Hub has you covered. We’ve done our best to compile all the breaking news and information surrounding the newest late night shuffle up. As more news and information becomes available over the coming days and months, we will continue to update this post with the latest developments.

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