Hello again Hubsters! As we look back at January, I think we can all agree that the show seems to be hitting its stride and last week’s episodes were particularly strong, which is really good news considering that the Super Bowl special is only a few days away! But, for now, let’s look back at some of the articles you might have missed in January, including a story about young Colbert, The Late Show‘s latest weekly ratings, an Esquire article featuring Jon Batiste; and an interview with Samantha Bee, whose show will premiere on February 8th on TBS!
In this month’s catch up we have new humour pieces from Frank Lesser, interviews and a new comedy album from Kevin Bartini, interviews with Al Madrigal and Larry Wilmore, award wins for Jon Stewart and Rob Dubbin, Pete Dominick and Neil deGrasse Tyson launch new talk shows, and The Second City have written a new book.
The fine folks at Second City have decided to help soothe us from Colbert withdrawal by releasing footage of Stephen’s last night at the theatre on May 22, 1994. Introduced by Steve Carell, who effusively praised Stephen’s work and said “I think he’s put up some of the best scenes done here…he’s an exceptional improvisor with an exceptional reference level.” (“And he has funny ears!” yelled Amy Sedaris, helpfully, from off-stage.) Stephen, joined by Paul Dinello on guitar, and other notable troupe members such as Mitch Rouse and David Razowksy were on hand to perform songs from various revues during Stephen’s tenure.
I really want to hear the whole “Fish Tank” song. They put a lot of feeling into that one. After the jump there is another great SC video for us to “look back” on.
Jeff Garlin joins Josh Zepps on HuffPost Live to talk about his role in the second season of “The Goldbergs”, and predicts how Stephen Colbert, his former Second City ticket booth buddy, will do as the new host of the “Late Show”.
(Thank you to llama for the Tip!)
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!
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.
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
(Thanks to Lauren for the pic)