Rather than sit on the sidelines, Shindigger decided to cash in on those silly, star-studded, booze-soaked functions thrown by corporate sponsors. Read More
Anyone who missed the three-ring-circus of Chris Christie’s press conference yesterday afternoon was treated to a second round, courtesy of our 24-hour news and its unending cycle of highlight reels, last night.
Sure, it wasn’t the almost-two hours of rodeo clowning that was enjoyed by those of us who have access to TVs in the afternoon (the unemployed, the bloggers, the people who put together highlight reels for cable news channels, et. al), but on the plus side, last night’s coverage of Bridgegate came with bonus commentary.
And the winner of the evening, by far, was Stephen Colbert.
StoryCorps celebrated its 10th anniversary on Wednesday night with a fundraising dinner hosted by comedian Stephen Colbert.
“You public radio types may recognize my voice from Fresh Air with Terri Gross or Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me,” Mr. Colbert said. ”But those few of you who will admit to owning a television may recognize me from my show on Comedy Central, The Colbert Report.”
The Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner is an annual white tie fundraising gala to benefit Catholic Charities USA, and it’s attendance sheet each year is filled with enough important names to make you wonder if the Jews are maybe losing their foothold in this city. Between Mayor Bloomberg, Cardinal Dolan, Gov. Cuomo, Sen. Charles Schumer and Police Comissioner Ray Kelly, the event last night at the Waldorf-Astoria was not only a political powerhouse, but one that managed to raise over $3 million.
And lest you think this was a lot of podium guilt-talk, The Dinner had a 16 minute keynote address from Stephen Colbert, which you can listen to below
Bill O’Reilly would be the first person to admit he’s somewhat of a sensationalist. In fact, he did so in his Sunday 60 Minutes interview about his new book, Killing Jesus, which is part of the Fox News host’s Killing series (along with Killing Lincoln and Killing Kennedy), which has already netted him something like $10 million. But did you know he only wrote these controversial titles because the Holy Spirit demanded it of him?
So the government is shut down now, meaning that hundreds (thousands?) of federal employees are out of a job and the District of Columbia is now on permanent furlough. (Or something.)
The Daily Show weighed in on Tuesday’s election results last night, and celebrated mayoral winner Bill de Blasio’s “incredibly awesome family”–at one point donning an afro wig to try to be more like Mr. de Blasio’s famous son, Dante.
“Adopt me?” asked host Jon Stewart after playing a clip of the family on victory night doing their signature dance move, “The Smackdown.”
Disgraced former Gov. Eliot Spitzer stopped by The Colbert Report last night as part of his comeback campaign for city comptroller–and got quite a beating.
Host Stephen Colbert mercilessly ribbed the former “Luv Guv,” beginning his attack even before Mr. Spitzer had walked into the studio. The brief interview included some of the most pointed questions Mr. Spitzer has had to face since he jumped into the race.
Big Apple Idolatry
Tuesday night, Stephen Colbert had a very funny segment with someone pretty famous. We’re not going to say who, because, really, does it really matter? Colbert sometimes just has those “On” nights, where all the jokes land and everyone is in the mood and the guest gets totally schooled while trying to one-up Colbert with trivia questions about the novelizations of those Peter Jackson movies that James Franco read last semester.
Damnit. Okay, fine, the guest was James Franco. BUT IT IS STILL WORTH WATCHING.
– Ashton Kutcher made $24 million last year. Sure, it’s not entirely from Two and a Half Men. (After all, he only gets $700,000 per episode). The rest is savvy tech investments, but still. That like seven Lena Dunham books!
– Remember how ex-Housewife Jill Zarin was like “I didn’t even want to Read More