Post Tagged with: "Stephen Colbert"

/ July 24, 2016 3:03 pm

Stephen Colbert’s Joyful Return to Political Comedy

By Ian Crouch, The New Yorker | During this election cycle, it has often felt as though the country’s politically inclined late-night talk-show hosts have been sitting in the wrong chairs, or else sadly absent altogether. Sure, John Oliver is in the right spot, hectoring gleefully at HBO. But Samantha Bee, who is doing a superhero’s work just once a […]

/ December 14, 2015 12:23 pm

Comedy booms in 2015

By David Sims, TheAtlantic.com | From Amy Schumer to late night’s new guard to Obama on ‘WTF,’ the medium proved it can thrive both in and outside the traditional network model. In 2015, comedy underwent its biggest upheaval in more than a decade—or at least it did on late-night TV, its supposed hub of talent. Comedy Central lost its bedrock pair, […]

/ March 10, 2015 10:36 am

Larry Come Nightly: Larry Wilmore hosts The Nightly Show

By Diane Vacca, ComedyBeat | When he named The Nightly Show, Larry Wilmore made clear his strong connection to The Daily Show, where he was Jon Stewart’s “Senior Black Correspondent.” Nightly follows Daily in several ways. Most obvious is the literal: night follows day and the two shows are broadcast back to back. Wilmore reprises the role he played on […]

/ December 16, 2014 8:53 am

Colbert wraps things up in style

By Michael Hewitt, OC Register | The weeks-long going away party for “The Colbert Report” has been stuffed with great TV moments, from President Obama taking over the set to the special effects team from “The Hobbit” creating a breathtaking CGI “interview” with Smaug the Dragon. That such events could happen on anywhere TV, let alone a late-night show on […]

/ June 2, 2014 8:34 pm

Comedy Central Reveals Minority Report with Larry Wilmore Details

By Jessica Norton, Paste Magazine | Comedy Central has filled the coveted late night slot following The Daily Show in the wake of Stephen Colbert’s departure. The Daily Show’s Larry Wilmore is taking over the news desk in The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore, and Fast Company was recently given some insight into how the show will be structured. According […]

/ September 23, 2013 11:00 am

‘The Colbert Report’ Ends ‘The Daily Show’s’ 10-Year Winning Streak

By Hilary Lewis, The Hollywood Reporter | Stephen Colbert dethroned former boss Jon Stewart at the 2013 Emmys, as The Colbert Report ended The Daily Show’s decade-long streak of winning best Variety Series. Colbert’s show has won two writing Emmys, in 2008 and 2010, but this was the show’s first win in the category of Outstanding Variety Series, where it’s […]

/ September 27, 2012 7:07 am

When God and Comedy Meet: Stephen Colbert on Christianity

By Marisa Carroll, Splitsider | When he was a young actor in Chicago, Stephen Colbert stood offstage waiting for his scene. He nervously watched an actor perform the bit he was supposed to do next: Tossing a Ritz Cracker into his mouth and calling it “The Body of Christ.” Colbert, a devout Catholic since childhood, found the joke blasphemous and […]

/ July 26, 2012 10:28 pm

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert extend Contracts with Comedy Central

By Nellie Andreeva, Deadline Hollywood | Comedy Central‘s late-night stalwarts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have extended their contracts with the cable network. Stewart’s extension will keep him at the helm of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, where he will continue as executive producer, writer and host, through the middle of 2015 — marking 15 years on the air. […]

/ January 15, 2012 6:31 pm

Stephen Colbert vs Citizens United, part 4

By Diane Vacca, VBI | When Stephen Colbert discovered that a South Carolina poll gave him a higher approval rating than candidate Jon Huntsman, the South Carolinian decided to grab the bull by the horns and run for president himself. The comedian went on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” to make a serious point about money in politics and Citizens […]

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