When news stories fall through the cracks, we here at Colbert News Hub catch it for a post we call “In the Press”.
Wake up! Hasn’t that tryptophan worn off yet? Turn off the football games and find out what’s going on in the world of our boys, Jon and Stephen. Wait, our nation doesn’t watch football do we? Do we?
This edition is somewhat Stephen-less. I guess you could call it Jon-heavy. Stephen is accused of sexism, Jon is accused of being a real pundit and Late Night TV is saturated.
Following a successful stint as a Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show this past summer, John Oliver is getting a topical series of his own.
But rather than secure a home on Comedy Central, the comedic Brit is doing so at HBO. The premium cable network announced Thursday that it had inked a deal with Oliver for a show that will present a satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events. The weekly show will debut in 2014 and will air on Sunday nights.
“We weren’t otherwise searching for another weekly talk show, but when we saw John Oliver handling host duties on The Daily Show, we knew that his singular perspective and distinct voice belonged on HBO,” said HBO Programming President Michael Lombardo, making reference to the net’s long-running Friday night entry, Real Time with Bill Maher. “We are extremely excited that John has agreed to make HBO his home.”
Added Oliver: “I’m incredibly excited to be joining HBO, especially as I presume this means I get free HBO now. I want to thank Comedy Central, and everyone at The Daily Show for the best seven and a half years of my life. But most of all, I’d like to thank Jon Stewart. He taught me everything I know. In fact, if I fail in the future, it’s entirely his fault.”
Source: Hollywood Reporter
Last night Jon Stewart and Jimmy Fallon congratulated ‘The Colbert Report’ on their long overdue Emmy win.
I have yet to come across a clip from ‘Late Night’, but you can watch Jimmy’s message from 09:24 – 09:50 of the full episode video.
Well, Hubsters, it’s that time of year again. If your TV runs off to hide tonight, it may be due to the number of times you have thrown things at it, after the announcement of our hero’s categories, so I would bolt it down now. Hey, at least Neil Patrick Harris is hosting again. We should be able to enjoy some of the show. On a serious note, Good Luck to all the nominees!
Here are some of the articles that have been buzzing about this year’s Emmys. Perhaps a subtitle for this post could be “Will The Colbert Report finally beat The Daily Show?” edition.
Congratulations to the staff of The Daily Show who have won the Emmy for “Outstanding Picture Editing For Short-Form Segments And Variety Specials”.
Congratulations also goes out to Robert Smigel and the team behind Night of Too Many Stars, who have won the Emmy for “Outstanding Interactive Program”.
When news stories fall through the cracks, we here at Colbert News Hub catch them for a post we call “In the Press”.
Here we are careening into Autumn already. It doesn’t seem possible that summer is nearly over, but I checked my calendar and unfortunately, it’s true.
On the plus side, Jon is back!! and what a great opening to his first show back, complete with Stephen in hazmat suit, and lipstick???
In this edition, Daft Punk cancellation fallout, John Oliver’s performance as interim host (going to miss all the different stories and graphics depicting what Jon is up to) and so much more!
John Oliver, Jessica Williams and Stephen Colbert help Jon Stewart to once again act American.