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.
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.
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.
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.
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’, Deadline.com 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.
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.
Happy New Year, Hubsters! I hope your New Year’s Eve was just like the ending to ‘When Harry Met Sally.’ Okay, maybe not! We don’t get a Hollywood ending, but if we’re lucky enough, we get something far greater; an evening surrounded by loved ones, drinking some spirits and making a lot of noise at midnight! However you spent your New Year’s Eve/Day, I hope it was wonderful. We have now bid a fond farewell to 2013. In the words of John Lennon: “Another year over and a new one just begun.”
Now that this year has come to an end we find our fearless leader on several “Best of 2013” articles from all around the web. So, raise your champagne glasses, sing “Auld Lang Syne”, blow your noise-makers and enjoy these articles that feature Dr. Stephen T. Colbert, DFA and all of the wonderful things he did in 2013.