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.
The Colbert Report suspended production for at least two nights, comedy blog Third Beat reports, scheduling reruns for yesterday’s and today’s programs, which had previously booked Claire Danes and Susan Cain.
Producers sent a note to audience members yesterday apologizing for the last-minute cancellation and citing “unforseen circumstances.”
Last night on The Colbert Report, Bravo’s suit-to-talent (and person of homosexual persuasion) Andy Cohen clinked martini glasses with the Comedy Central host as they discussed Mr. Colbert’s tepid feelings toward Mitt Romney.
“If only I had a persuasive gay best friend!” Mr. Colbert had been lamenting, obviously not wanting to get into a trademark infringement case with Brian Gallivan, YouTube’s Sassy Gay Friend.
Enter Mr. Cohen, stage left.
Occupy Wall Street
We here at the New York Observer don’t like to pat ourselves on the back too often (it’s definitely uncouth, and we’re nothing if not couth), but we couldn’t help feeling a surge of pride when Jon Stewart used the video we uncovered of Daily Kos’ Jesse LaGreca telling off a Fox News producer during his Wednesday night broadcast.
Of course, we’re only noticing this video now because unlike the “media-mocking-the-media-mocking-the-protesters” angle that Comedy Central took, we were actually down at the Megamarch on Wednesday and forgot to TiVo Mr. Stewart. Again, not patting ourselves on the back or anything.
Two months after Glenn Beck corralled thousands of people to the National Mall for his Restoring Honor rally, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are set to unleash their response to the gathered masses tomorrow. Pegged as the Rally to Restore Sanity, the event pushes Stewart out of the realm of satire, even if he insists it’s Read More
Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are both planning rallies for Oct. 30, with the “Daily Show” host leading the Rally to Restore Sanity and the “Colbert Report” host offering the March to Keep Fear Alive. They may be all the way in Washington, D.C, but Arianna Huffington has been nice enough to charter a Read More
In the wake of all this Jezebel hullabaloo comes some hard data about the state of The Daily Show: THR reports that Daniel Tosh, host of Tosh.0, has surpassed both Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert to become the most watched host on Comedy Central.
This may come as a surprise Read More
“The word police at The New York Times have banned the word ‘tweet,’” said Stephen Colbert last night on The Colbert Report.
“Listen, The Times, if you want to get rid of words no one uses talk to your crosswords editor Will Shortz. What the hell is an alb?!” The Colbert Read More
Good news, fans of snarky news commentary! Last night Comedy Central announced that they signed an extension with Jon Stewart to host The Daily Show through June 2013. And here’s hoping one of the provisions allows for Mr. Stewart to get a new desk, since he seems none too happy with the current one. Read More
Just weeks after The Daily Show with Jon Stewart enlisted Hall & Oates to send off Alan Colmes—lyrics included, "Anytime you need a token liberal/ Nothing but a body to fill the chair/ The barest shadow of a person/ Alan Colmes is always there"—Stephen Colbert has enlisted the former Hannity sidekick as Read More