With only a week left until September 8th, Late Show promotion is popping up everywhere. As we try to keep up with everything that’s coming out, here is the news from August!
Stephen Colbert guest stars as Zeep Xanflorp on ‘Rick and Morty’ on Sunday, 30th August, 2015 at 11:30PM on Adult Swim.
In further cover story feature news, TIME Magazine recently had the privilege of photographing and discussing with Stephen Colbert his actual identity as himself, no-[character]-holds-barred.
“If anyone can put the edge back in late night, it’s him.”
But, as most people are still wondering, who exactly is he? So many of us are accustomed to his blowhard, ultra-alter-ego, Stephen Colbert character; and even for long time fans of his other notable works over the years, there’s somewhat still a level of curiosity to his true identity, as a character persona of some form always followed suit throughout his previous work.
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) August 16, 2015
Sunday August 16th I woke up at 5 am. The only reason I woke up that early on a Sunday, was to attend the ‘Secret Manhattan Shoot’. I received an email the night before regarding the time to get there, and the “secret location”. The email stated to arrive between 8:15 and 9 am next to the Union Square Drinking Fountain. I arrived at around 8 am at the “secret location”. There were several people dressed in white shirts and black pants with CBS tags. Once I saw them I knew I was in the right spot. There were quite a few people in line. I heard later on that some people got there as early as 6:30 or 7 am for this event. The CBS crew (I’m going to refer to them as this for the rest of the report) didn’t really say much to us at first. They were all talking, and had headsets on. I recognized one guy who would sometimes do warm up for ‘The Colbert Report’. I forgot his name, but he was there with the CBS crew getting ready for this “secret” event. This event was really kept a secret. A few people in line would ask the CBS crew if they knew what was going on, and all they kept saying was that it was as much as a secret for them as it was for us. Even people that casually walked by would ask, and they would just say it’s a secret shoot for ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’. Eventually the crew started checking everyone in. I was with a friend of mine, and we both got checked in. They gave us these little lion stamps on our hands. A little while after that, I saw the crew had bags of white and red balloons. They started giving everyone a balloon, and told us to please not blow them up yet. After all the lion stamps and balloons were given out, we waited in line for a little longer. The crew would come walk up and down by the line and ask “Does everyone have a little lion and a ballon?”. If anyone else heard this they would probably think we were part of some circus event.
I guess this is kind of like an “interview reporT”. Since this interview is not widely available, some of you may not be able to hear it, so since I am sort of the resident Stern fan, I get to listen to it over and over, but I swear it’s only to make sure you all can get more out of it. 😀
I have been listening to Howard on and off since 2000. I’ve been a Stephen fan since 2009 and I’ve been waiting that long, hoping to see, or rather hear Stephen as a guest on Howard’s show. Stephen has never been on the show before this week. Jon Stewart, Conan O’Brien, Steve Carell, even John Oliver have all appeared before. It’s been perplexing to me as to why Stephen had never been on before now. I’ve often wondered if Howard didn’t like him or if Stephen didn’t want to come on due to Howard’s nature. I still don’t know the answer, but that doesn’t matter so much now. Howard does like Stephen and if Stephen ever had reservations, I guess he got over them.
Stephen was interviewed for an hour and a half and that’s with no commercial breaks. That’s about the maximum time a guest has ever been interviewed. It’s usually about an hour, so I was happy to get the max.
The Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), have announced that all four U.S broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC) will air “Think It Up”, a star-studded “roadblock” telecast fundraising event in support of EIF’s national education initiative, on Friday, September 11th, 2015 at 8PM ET/PT and 7PM CT.
The live one-hour special will broadcast live from Barker Hanger at the Santa Monica Airport, and will feature Kristen Bell, Stephen Colbert, Scarlett Johansson, Matthew McConaughey, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeremy Renner, Ryan Seacrest, Jessica Williams and other stars from film, television, sports, music and digital media, who will all take part in the telecast, featuring musical performances, comedy sketches and more.
“Think It Up seeks to inaugurate a new movement in support of the nation’s students, teachers and schools, helping generate excitement about learning everywhere in America and building a sense of optimism about the changes underway in classrooms across the country. Because education is the cornerstone of our democracy and economy, Think It Up aims to renew a sense of promise for all of America’s public school students.”
The telecast will spotlight powerful stories of teachers and students working together on types of projects to be supported through the initiative. “Our hope is that by creating opportunities to unlock their passions, talents, and strengths, Think It Up will help students, working together with their teachers, to forge lasting connections between their learning experiences now and the future they shpae for themselves.”
Full Press Release: Think It Up.
The video outtake provides a behind-the-scenes scoop on the NYC based GQ Magazine photoshoot from start to finish, bonding with his cute four-legged shopping pal, designer suits, doughnuts and scaffolding, natural smiles and little teeth, along with lingering curiosity of where to find the most amazing hair paste in the world.
The chemistry between GQ Magazine and Stephen Colbert [cover stories] is always palpable. I mean, c’mon. They’ve just made our guy look dapper ‘smoking a pickle’, while stylishly rocking houndstooth, of course. [No Stephen, we aren’t allergic!] And the story only gets better from there…
In the latest article featured by GQ entitled ‘Stephen Colbert on Making The Late Show His Own‘, many topics are explained in more depth. One thing we know and though he doesn’t always show it, is that the man is exhausted. He has been working non-stop late this summer between preparing for the show, doing press and promos, traveling, as well as assisting the design department with the overall renovations of the Ed Sullivan Theater. Continue reading