Last night Stephen Colbert dropped by ‘The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon’ where he spoke about his disbelief at being seated next to First Lady Michelle Obama at the State Dinner, bluffing his way through a conversation in French with the President of France, François Hollande, and his love of the Rocky & Bullwinkle cartoons. Then Stephen joined Jimmy for an epic game of ‘Truth or Truth’ where talk turned to biggest regrets, tattoo’s, favourite 11:30Pm TV shows, Stephen’s underwear and his romance with horses.
**Note: The last part of the interview is not available on YouTube, but you can watch it on NBC.com
Hello, Hubsters and welcome to this special In The Press post. In honor of the upcoming release of Mr. Peabody and Sherman, starring Stephen Colbert, we are going back in time! We are featuring all articles from the past, going all the way back to when Jon first started hosting the Daily Show. It was a simpler time. (Sorry, but I think it’s illegal or something, if I don’t say that.) Seriously though, since 1999, when Jon started hosting, it really was a different world. We could get through security at airports in a flash. It was a time without tweets and instagrams and iPhones. A MapQuest was more about trying to fold it up properly and Googling something meant you had to go to Wikipedia, wait, I mean an actual encyclopedia. How DID we manage?
So get in the WABAC machine and buckle up. (again, illegal if I don’t say that.)
Comedy Central’s “Daily Show” has produced some of the most likable names in late night
Stephen Colbert is the only host in late night TV who plays a character. On “The Colbert Report,” he’s a self-absorbed, closed-minded caricature of a jingoistic talk show host, who is supposed to be anything but endearing.
But Americans embrace him anyway. Colbert is the most-liked late night talk show host, according to data that the Q Scores company provided to TheWrap. The leader of Colbert Nation and host of Comedy Central’s “Colbert Report” has the highest Positive Q Score in late night: a 20.
To create Q Scores, executive vice president Henry Schafer and his team provides a celebrity’s name and a brief description to more than 1,800 viewers. The viewers are asked if they recognize the person, and how they feel about him or her. The average Positive Q Score for a celebrity is 15.
On top of winning the People’s Choice Award for Best Late Night Host, this has to be welcome news (or, uh, data.) We all knew Stephen had a high I.Q., now “The Wrap” has demonstrated he has a high “Q,” too. Who knew? We did here at the Hub, for sure! You can see the overall late night host rankings at The Wrap.
Stephen Colbert, along with Stephen Sondheim, Neil Patrick Harris and Bernadette Peters have been named as “Honorary Gala Chairmen” of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, A Musical Thriller”.
The New York Philharmonic will perform a staged production of Stephen Sondheim’s award-winning musical thriller, starring Bryn Terfel as Sweeney Todd, and Emma Thompson as Mrs. Lovett, during their Spring Gala at Avery Fisher Hall from March 5th – 8th.
Ty Burrell and his Mr. Peabody and Sherman co-stars — Ariel Winter, Stephen Colbert and Max Charles — talk about the fun of making their epic, animated time-travel adventure and where they would go in history if they had a real time machine!
Stephen Colbert speaks at (00:51 – 01:01, 01:47 – 01:57, 02:40 – 02:47, and 03:00 – 03:06).
Welcome to Fan Art, where we highlight the glorious manifestations of Stephen, as rendered by fans and talented artists.
Get ready for classical-style oil paintings heavy with symbolism — but with a modern, digital twist. California-based illustrator Astor Alexander is fond of depicting popular media figures, including comic/satirical heroes like Gervais, Stewart, and Colbert, in Renaissance-looking digital paintings with a lot more than meets the eye. Here is a taste:
A lot more than meets the eye, really – his second Colbert-related work, “American Warrior,” has Stephen in a somewhat racy setting with Lady Liberty, so much so I had to put it after the jump. It’s worth a look see, though. Alexander also kindly answered a few questions about his work for us. Read on to take a look.
Fox News anchor Howard Kurtz, host of the weekly media criticism show ‘Media Buzz’, is angry at Stephen Colbert for making fun of his report on whether Hillary Clinton is too old to run for President of the United States, on the February 26th edition of ‘The Colbert Report’. Kurtz claims that his report was taken out of context, and is angered at ‘The Colbert Reports’ for its use of “selective editing” in which it
broadcast an edited version of his report, and not the whole segment. Thus by gaining some “cheap laughs” at Kurtz expense.
Unlike his Fox News colleagues who take pride at Colbert’s ribbing, Kurtz has written to Fox News Insider, claiming that he is going to “take on” Stephen Colbert by criticising him on ‘Media Buzz’ on Sunday, March 2nd at 11am and 5pm ET.
Read Howard Kurtz exclusive blog previewing this Sunday’s ‘Media Buzz’ on Fox News Insider.