CBS closed its day of Television Critics Association panels with Stephen Colbert discussing taking over as host of The Late Show. As soon as he was hired, Colbert stated he would retire the “Stephen Colbert” character of The Colbert Report. Today we got an example of what the real Stephen Colbert will be like, and the biggest difference might be when he’s interviewing guests. Read More »
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Stephen Colbert provided one of the most affecting speeches on the final episode of Jon Stewart’s run on The Daily Show, and now it’s time to turn the spotlight back to Colbert as he preps for the September premiere of his version of David Letterman’s former talk show, The Late Show.
CBS is going big for this promo, putting a Late Show trailer into movie theaters, complete with 3D effects and a giant CG dragon. Well… actually… there were supposed to be 3D effects and a dragon, but the big-screen presentation doesn’t necessarily mean there’s an appropriately-sized budget for the promo. Watch the Stephen Colbert trailer below, and you’ll see what we mean. Read More »
Jon Stewart hosted his final episode of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, a show that he’s been writing, producing and hosting for 16 years and nearly 2,600 episodes. To say farewell to Stewart, or #JonVoyage as Comedy Central has dubbed the goodbye on social media, a cavalcade of guest stars, from former correspondents to Martin Scorsese to Bill O’Reilly to Bruce Springsteen, all came to say goodbye. And yes, there’s a bunch of crying too.
Below we highlight the extended farewell episode of The Daily Show, which is available in its entirety online for those of you who missed it last night. Watch Jon Stewart’s final Daily Show episode after the jump! Read More »
We’re in the heart of summer, and while blockbuster season is keeping us occupied for the time being (not to mention Comic-Con next week), a part of me looks forward to the fall when new TV shows start to hit the air. One of those shows will be The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and a new taste of what we can expect from David Letterman’s replacement has just surfaced.
We’ve already seen a hilarious teaser for The Late Show, where Colbert shaved the famous “Colbeard,” but now he’s done some serious prepping for the show by taking over the public access show Only in Monroe, straight from Monroe, Michigan. And who better for Colbert to interview than Michigan native and rapping sensation Eminem. Oh, and the interview goes on for 20 minutes. It’s just as awesome as you’d expect it to be.
Watch Stephen Colbert interview Eminem after the jump! Read More »
Just last month, David Letterman bid farewell to The Late Show on CBS, a program he helped make a comedic institution. And this fall, former Comedy Central political satirist Stephen Colbert will get behind the desk on the late night talk show.
Since leaving behind The Colbert Report, the comedian has been rather busy elsewhere, and he even grew a magnificent beard, biding his time until he invades the late night circuit. But now the hype machine for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert has officially begun with the first teaser arriving today. And if you’ve come to enjoy the host’s facial hair that lovingly became known as “The Colbeard,” you might want to sit down before watching this video.
Watch the teaser for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert after the jump! Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 by Angie Han
Just ahead of Seinfeld‘s Hulu premiere, two of the show’s stars are reuniting for a much more modest venture: a quick drive and a cup of coffee. Julia Louis-Dreyfus is dropping by the sixth season of Jerry Seinfeld‘s web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, along with Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, Steve Harvey, Bill Maher, and Jim Carrey.
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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably heard about the special Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary special that aired this past Sunday night. It was a three and a half hour trip down memory lane, featuring a true dream-team of comedy’s elite.
Among the many highlights came early in the show when a 5-minute video montage was shown of cast members’ first auditions. Not fake auditions, like we’ve seen in the past. The actual, real auditions for stars like Will Ferrell, Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Jimmy Fallon as well as classic cast members like Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Gilda Radner and John Belushi. Here, you can see them in the auditions that would change their lives forever. It’s pretty special.
As a bonus though, there are also auditions from people who didn’t make the cut. They’re people you’ve definitely heard of who auditioned, but didn’t make the show.
Below, check out the Saturday Night Live auditions video as well a few of the other highlights from the special including Celebrity Jeopardy, Wayne’s World and more. Read More »
Stephen Colbert is finishing up his long run on The Colbert Report, and the guy is going out with a bang. Colbert is a tolkien super-fan — his enthusiasm for Tolkien got him a role in The Hobbit, and has seen him grace the cover of Entertainment Weekly in costume as several Hobbit characters. One of his last interviews is among his biggest, as he got the dragon Smaug to show up for a chat. To the credit of everyone involved, from the WETA animation team to Smaug mo-cap and voice actor Benedict Cumberbatch, this goes all the way. A couple jokes edge toward serious territory, but they play right into Colbert’s long-standing conservative character. And Cumberbatch, er, Smaug, gets in a few choice lines at the expense of his Hobbit co-stars. Below, check out the video in which Colbert interviews Smaug.
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This week filmmaker Christopher Nolan appeared on The Colbert Report. I wanted to spotlight this interview because Christopher Nolan usually doesn’t do fun talk shows like Colbert, and Stephen gets the almost-always-serious Nolan to swear and talk on a more down to earth level. I know that Nolan is very picky about which outlets he does interviews with (rumor has it he hates online blogs, which is why you almost never see him talk 1:1 with anything but print and television press) so for him to accept an interview with Stephen Colbert likely means he’s watched the show (he tells Colbert he’s also a big fan of his in the quick intro). My favorite moment comes when Colbert takes Nolan to task for making him think in a big blockbuster space epic, asking “Guardians of the Galaxy didn’t make me do that… why do you want to make me think? Why can’t you have shit just blow up?” Watch the full Christopher Nolan Colbert Report Interview embedded after the jump.
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