Sep 23

Why Stephen Colbert Doesn’t Need to Apologize

Stephen Colbert Who's Attacking Me NowWhen Stephen made a reference to the fact that he only has one female writer, as he accepted his Emmy in August, for “Outstanding Variety Show”, he then apologized, “for some reason”. What I thought he was trying to say when he said that was actually more the opposite. I don’t think he should have to apologize at all. He has done nothing wrong. However, many people in the media seem to disagree judging by the number of recent articles commenting on that one line in his Emmy acceptance speech. So we here at the Hub have delved into this issue, analyzed it and here are the results. The opinions expressed in this piece are mine and not necessarily representative of Colbert News Hub as a whole.

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Sep 14

A Look Back — Stephen on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

Stephen Colbert A Look Back Welcome to “A Look Back,” where we review and celebrate select clips from the overwhelmingly voluminous video catalog and the many splendid works of Stephen T. Colbert over the years.


Way back in April 2004 then Daily Show correspondent Stephen Colbert made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live to discuss his brushes (or lack thereof) with Candidate Greatness on the ’04 presidential campaign trail. We all remember his *one* question with Howard Dean, right? He also talks about his wife’s discomfort with a NSFW comedic piece he did on Kimmel’s Comedy Central show Crank Yankers. Stephen ends the interview with an edited piece about editing a piece, channeling tyrannical bits of what soon would become his character just a year and a half later. Check it out:

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Particularly poignant is when Stephen first gets onstage, he looks around and says, “This feels good. I’ve got to get me a gig like this.” I think you just did, sir.

Sep 10

‘The Daily Show’ to Cover the Midterm Elections in Austin, Texas

“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” will travel to indicted Governor Rick Perry’s home state to broadcast a week of shows covering the upcoming midterm elections. “Democalypse 2014: South by South Mess” will be taped at ZACH Theatre in Austin, TX and air nightly at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT from Monday, October 27 through Thursday, October 30.

ZACH Theatre is located at 202 South Lamar Blvd. Tickets for the tapings will be available only through the show’s Web site, http://thedailyshow.cc.com/tickets, not through the venue’s box office.

“Democalypse 2014: South by South Mess” will feature news and analysis on heated races across the country from host Jon Stewart as well as reports from “The Best F*&#ing News Team Ever!”

Full Press Release: Comedy Central Press.

Aug 25

In The Press – Emmys 2014 Edition

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


EMMYS!! Here are some of the stories, all about the Emmys. The good news is that Stephen’s writers have already started to celebrate after last week’s Creative Arts Emmy win. Let’s hope the celebration can continue.

There are a few articles about the upcoming Emmys on Monday! Enjoy and GOOD LUCK TCR!!

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Aug 24

In The Press – August 23, 2014

Stephen Colbert newsWhen news stories fall through the cracks, we here at Colbert News Hub find them for a post we call, In The Press.


Catch up edition! Or perhaps, all caught up edition? Wait, I got it. It’s the “All caught up until the ‘Emmys’ edition”-Edition. How’s that sound? Seriously, we will have one more edition, pre-Emmys, that focuses mostly on all the Emmy talk.

In this edition, Jon and Stephen are accused of having too many white male guests. Comments please, as in read the comments below the article and then come back here to comment as well. I think after reading it you will want to comment.

Also, more on John Oliver and the rest of the goings-on in the ever dynamic world of late night TV.

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Aug 17

Congratulations to ‘The Colbert Report’ for ‘Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series’ Win!!

Emmy Awards nominations 2013Congratulations to the staff of The Colbert Report who have won the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Award for “Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series.” Congratulations are also in order for The Daily Show, who won the Emmy for “Outstanding Picture Editing For Short-Form Segments And Variety Specials.”

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Aug 14

In the Press – August 14, 2014

Stephen Colbert newsWhen news stories fall through the cracks, we here at Colbert News Hub find them for a post we call, In The Press.


I usually try to keep these intros light, but it’s been a tough week. Hopefully it will get better soon. I have really missed the boys this past week with everything that’s been going on in the news. I have a feeling Jon is exasperated with the news coverage of Robin Williams, I know I’ve seen some stuff that’s made me mad.

However, we press on. Oh, there it is. I just made it light. Ya see, cuz I said ‘press’ and it’s “In The Press”. Okay! In this edition, we have a video from “The Young Turks” praising Stephen, and a couple more pieces about that overnight sensation, John Oliver. He’s going places. Read on!

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Jul 27

Trying to Get Tickets for ‘The Colbert Report’? Then the CC Ticket Notifier is for You!!

If you have been stressing about getting tickets to the final tapings of The Colbert Report, uber talented programmer Jordan Leaman is here to help!

Jordan recently created CC Ticket Notifier, a new method for notifying people about ticket availability for both ‘The Colbert Report’ and ‘The Daily Show’. This new method utilises an app called PushBullet, which is capable of sending instant notifications – it only takes a matter of seconds – to any iOS or Android device, windows desktop or via the PushBullet extension for Google Chrome and Firefox.

When a user signs up to this free service, they receive an instant notification to any of these devices, as soon as tickets become available. When the notification is received, users only need to click on the notification to be redirected immediately to the ticket page.

If you do not wish to go through the hassle of fiddling with another app, the service can also send email notifications, however email notifications are a little bit slower than the instant PushBullet notifications.