Mar 28

‘The Colbert Report’ on Xbox Video Australia

Stephen Colbert on Australia

Good news Aussie Hubsters!

Today, The Colbert Report’s Facebook Page announced that episodes of ‘The Colbert Report’ are now available in Australia on Xbox Video. Episodes of ‘The Daily Show’ are also available.

Alternatively, if you have Foxtel, ‘The Daily Show’ and ‘The Colbert Report’ air week nights from 6:30PM – 7:30PM on The Comedy Channel, or are available for purchase on iTunes Australia.

Mar 08

In The Press – WABAC Edition

Stephen Colbert news 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.)

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Mar 08

The Wrap: Stephen Colbert is “Most Liked Talk Show Host”

Stephen Colbert The WrapComedy 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.

Full Article: The Wrap

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.

Mar 05

‘The Daily Show’ Names Jordan Klepper as its Newest Correspondent

Jordan Klepper on The Daily Show Jordan Klepper has been tapped by Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” to join fellow correspondents Samantha Bee, Jason Jones, Aasif Mandvi and Jessica Williams on “The Best F*&#ing News Team Ever!”  Klepper’s first appearance on the show, reporting “live” from Ukraine, is scheduled to air tonight, March 3 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT.

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Feb 11

‘The Daily Show’ and ‘The Colbert Report’ to Cover the Sochi Winter Olympics with Taped Field Pieces

Starting tonight, the Olympics will get the late-night treatment as “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” presents “Jason Jones Live from Sochi-Ish” with reports from Correspondent Jason Jones in Moscow and “The Colbert Report’s” Sochi 2014 Sport Report coverage “From Russia with Love, (But No Gay Stuff)” with Stephen’s longtime producer and old friend from theater camp, Buddy Cole.

Source: Comedy Central Press.

(Thank you to Mrc for the Tip!)

Feb 10

In The Press: Superb Owl / Late Night Shuffle Edition

Stephen Colbert news When news stories fall through the cracks, we here at Colbert News Hub catch it for a post we call “In the Press”.

Hello Hubsters! Once again, we present the latest buzz regarding Stephen, Jon and everyone in their circle. Well, the Superb Owl is over and it’s that time of year when sports fans are dying for oxygen. There’s no more football until September and MLB spring training is just around the corner, but hey at least there’s the Olympics, right? The Luge is just as good as Peyton Manning blowing the snap.

In this edition we have lots about Stephen’s Wonderful Pistachios ads and and a whole swath of late night stuff.

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Jan 29

‘The Colbert Report’ Promotes Emily Lazar to Co-Executive Producer

With ‘The Colbert Report’ since is premiere in 2005, Emily Lazar has been promoted from Supervising Producer to Co-Executive Producer, reports ‘The Hollywood Reporter’.

“For over 1,300 shows Emily Lazar has introduced me to people and ideas I never knew I cared so much about. She really makes me seem interesting,” noted executive producer and host Stephen Colbert, whose show usurped the Emmy crown from long-time winner Daily Show at this past year’s awards show. Lazar has been responsible for securing a vast spectrum of guests, from First Lady Michelle Obama and former President Bill Clinton to Hollywood A-listers Matt Damon and Kevin Spacey.

Over at ‘The Daily Show’, reports that veterans Steve Bodow, Adam Lowitt and Jen Flanz have been promoted to Executive Producers. While Tim Greenberg and Hillary Kun have been promoted to Co-Executive Producers, Justin Melkmann to Supervising Producer and Elliott Kalan to Head Writer.

Jan 19

Special Event ReporT: An Evening with David Sedaris

An Evening with David Sedaris G’day Hubsters, it’s your roving Hubmaster Katt here.

Occasional lurker partialtojam and I were lucky enough to attend ‘An Evening with David Sedaris’ at the Sydney Opera House this evening, and I return baring Colbert related news.

Since the humble beginnings of the Hub, David Sedaris has appeared on ‘The Daily Show’ a number of times to promote his latest literary offerings, but never on ‘The Colbert Report’. Why, of why, we asked. Well, ask no more. For I have an answer.

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