Jun 20

A Look Back: Second City’s “Life on a Spit”

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.


Due to the abrupt closing of the Boston Market down the street from Chicago’s Second City, the theatre paid homage by releasing a little gem of scene from 1994 called “Life on a Spit,” featuring our fearless host as a philosophical “Boston Chicken” Man behind the counter:

I love that this scene takes something as innocuous as a place famed for its runny mac-n-cheese, then injects a little bit of profundity into it. Wouldn’t it be better if we were all revolving, and evolving? The results would be delicious. Enjoy the vid!

Mar 17

In The Press — March 2013

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


Happy Pi day, Happy Ides of March and Happy St. Patty’s Day!

Well, I’m afraid Stephen has not been named new Pope. What an ITP post that would’ve been huh? Alas, Pope (Sub) Urban will have to wait. However, that’s not to say there haven’t been some interesting news items involving Stephen, Jon, and everyone else in the world directly related to Colbert Nation.

In this edition, watching the Colbert Report means you’re smart, Jon’s hiatus, Stephen’s thoughts on the new Pope, Elizabeth Colbert-Busch’s first campaign ad and her major donors, you can get a degree from Second City, and the new late night landscape.

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Nov 22

Peter Gwinn and Bobby Mort’s ‘A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens’.

A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens

Colbert News Hub have partnered with the folks at Allied Live to bring you a ‘see it early and save’ discount when you purchase tickets for performances of The Second City’s ‘A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens’ at Centre Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre.

Tickets for performances November 24th – 28th are just $20 & $35.

With its trademark humor, irreverence and originality, The Second City is giving the classic Charles Dickens’ Christmas tale a hearty twist.

Dickens’ famous Victorian streets spring to life as Scrooge, Tiny Tim, that fat, plucked goose and those know-it-all ghosts find themselves hopelessly mixed up with anachronistic characters, hilarious improv and an ever-changing stable of starry, drop-in special guests. A recipe chock full of Holiday hilarity!

Writers Peter Gwinn (formerly of The Colbert Report) and Bobby Mort (currently of The Colbert Report) join Director Marc Warzecha (Resident Director, The Second City) and a cast which features Frank Caeti (MADtv), Larry Joe Campbell (According to Jim), Dan Castellaneta (The Simpsons), Amanda Blake Davis (Second City Does Dallas at the Dallas Theatre Center), Brian Stepanek (The Suite Life of Zack and Cody) and Jean Villepique (Up All Night).

November 24th – Decemeber 30th, 2012

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