Nov 19

Better Know a Guest: November 18 – 21, 2013

The Colbert Report Guest Line Up Welcome to Better Know a Guest, your weekly guide to the wonderful and diverse array of personalities appearing on ‘The Colbert Report’ and ‘The Daily Show’ each week.


Hey there Hubsters! This week’s guests are director Steve McQueen, politician Rick Santorum, rapper M.I.A., and producer J.J. Abrams. I’m really excited for almost all of this week’s guests on The Colbert Report and The Daily Show, it seems like they’ve both got a great line up this week!

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Jun 18

Better Know A Guest: June 17 – 20, 2013

The Colbert Report Guest Line Up Welcome to ‘Better Know a Guest’, your weekly guide to the wonderful and diverse array of personalities appearing on ‘The Colbert Report’ and ‘The Daily Show’ each week.


Hello Hubsters. This week our thoughts and prayers go out to Stephen and the Colbert family, during this sad time. And as always, the Colbert Nation will be here for you when you are ready to return Stephen, please take all the time you need.

Below you can find The Daily Show guest listings as per usual, but please note that this post will be updated as more information on the status of this weeks episodes of The Colbert Report becomes available. At this point in time, Monday nights episode will be a rerun, but remember as Stephen always says, ‘the jokes are funnier the second time around’.

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Jan 14

Better Know a Guest: January 14 -17, 2013

The Colbert Report Guest Line Up Welcome to Better Know a Guest, your weekly guide to the wonderful and diverse array of personalities appearing on ‘The Colbert Report’ and ‘The Daily Show’ each week.


Hello, Hubsters!

Can we talk? (Yes, I’m stealing that line.) I’m personally getting a little annoyed at media folk who keep saying that Jimmy Kimmel’s new 11:35 show now “makes it a three-man race.” Uh . . . NO. It makes it a FOUR-man race! Why do they keep ignoring Stephen as a competitor? He and Jon get the most advertiser-desired audience of the group. It may not be largest viewership, but it is considered the most sought-after. It’s infuriating. Here’s an announcement: the big networks aren’t all that matter anymore. In fact, they may matter LESS now than others. Get with the times, understand what’s happening with media, and judge properly.

*I am now stepping down from my soapbox.*

Both Jon and Stephen delivered a sparkling first week back. Both of them seemed positively giddy to return to work and, clearly, both knew there was plenty of material just waiting for them. Kudos to Jon for his lengthy openers, which took on the fiscal cliff, gun control, and Sandy recovery funding. (Does it seem to you he’s using the correspondents less and less?) Stephen tackled most of those subjects in an equally brilliant, yet extremely different, way. It’s always fascinating for me to see how they each approach the same news story.

And then there were naughty couches….  ;-)

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Sep 04

Better Know a Guest: September 4 – 7, 2012

The Colbert Report Guest Line UpHello, Hubsters!

One convention down; another to go. So, goodbye Tampa, hello Charlotte! What will happen at the DNC? And can anything equal the breath-stopping, mindboggling spectacle produced by an improvising Clint Eastwood? It was performance art at its most bizarre—the bad and the ugly, without much of the good. I personally would rather have had an expose of the “fistful(s) of dollars” the Republicans are receiving from billionaires. Clint, you are “unforgiven.” That said, it brought a little interest to some otherwise dull proceedings. Whether it was exactly the kind of interest the GOP wanted, well—that’s another story. But it does lead to a question: will Betty White REALLY appear at the DNC doing a parody? Rumors, rumors . . .  In any case the responses across the internet have been delightful, starting with (but definitely not limited to) Obama’s “This seat’s taken.” Have you been looking at them? Do you have any favorites?

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Better Know a Guest: October 31 — November 3, 2011

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The Colbert Report Guest Line Up Hello, Hubsters!

Boo! Happy Halloween, and wishing you all treats and no tricks. I’m so  happy to be back, and my sincerest thanks to CN Helper for living up to her name and saving me last week by doing this post.

I’ve just been over the moon lately with the show; Stephen’s been at his edgiest and funniest, taking the Report to new heights. I didn’t think something so wonderful could keep on getting better, but it is, week by week. On this anniversary of the great Rally to Keep Fear Alive–oh, okay, to Restore Sanity, too–I feel so grateful to Stephen and Jon for continuing to fight the good fight. (And Jon has recently been at his very best, too. What combined joy.)

I’m very, very happy with this week’s guest list, particularly Yo-Yo Ma and Nathan Wolfe. There’s nothing to equal a great musician and an esteemed scientist on the Report. And by the way, it looks as if the show’s booker is creating a music day each week. Maybe that’s just a matter of chance in the past month, but I’m hoping it will continue.

Now, everyone: have you ever had more fun with “The Star-Spangled Banner” than you did with Stephen and Toby Keith? No–I didn’t think so! Onward to the guests… Continue reading