Stephen Colbert, James Corden and Jimmy Kimmel had a lot to say on the subject.
Since the news broke earlier this week that President Donald Trump had fired the director of the FBI James Comey, people around the world have reacted with a mixture of shock and incredulity. It's a crazy situation, and one that Stephen Colbert, James Corden and Jimmy Kimmel have been making light of.
Donald Trump out voting on election day
Despite the fact that Trump's presidency is actually quite terrifying for the people who live in America, you can't deny that the man has high entertainment value. He makes himself extremely easy to make fun of, especially when he's living up to his 'Apprentice' catchphrase 'You're fired!'.
Colbert has gone seriously big for his debut turn on 'The Late Show', which will be broadcast on September 8th.
It’s been nearly nine months since he killed off ‘The Colbert Report’ to take over from David Letterman on CBS, but Stephen Colbert has now revealed some details about what ‘The Late Show’ will look like under his aegis. And boy, has he gone big, announcing that the star guest on his debut show will be Hollywood heavyweight George Clooney.
The major A-list actor will be the first person to chat with Colbert when he begins on September 8th. On Friday morning, the new host tweeted his followers: “George Clooney will be my first-ever #LSSC guest on September 8th! Could one of you let him know?”
George Clooney will be Stephen Colbert's first ever guest on 'The Late Show' on CBS
Continue reading: Stephen Colbert's First Ever 'Late Show' Guest Will Be George Clooney
The satirist and voice of liberal America stood down after 16 years fronting 'The Daily Show' in a low-key finale.
Comedian Jon Stewart has made his final broadcast as the host of Comedy Central’s ‘The Daily Show’, stepping down after 16 years, and he was joined by a clutch of big name stars including rock legend Bruce Springsteen.
The show has been responsible for launching the careers of some pretty big names down the years, and some of them returned to the show for an emotional group hug, including Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert – himself due to take over Letterman’s slot later this year. There were also video messages from a couple of former presidential candidates, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Republican Senator John McCain.
Jon Stewart has quit 'The Daily Show' after 16 years as presenter
Continue reading: Jon Stewart Gives Low-Key Speech In Final 'Daily Show' Appearance
The former ‘Colbert Report’ host is set for a very special guest spot on the Fox sitcom.
So what’s Stephen Colbert been up to since leaving is hugely successful Comedy Central series in December? Growing a beard of course! Yes the usually well groomed ex-host of 'The Colbert Report' stepped out late last week looking a little different, thanks to some added facial hair. But is his new look all for his next TV gig?
Yes that is Stephen Colbert
Well actually, Colbert’s next TV gig isn't what you think, as his 'Late Show' hosting duties don't start until September when he takes over from David Letterman. Instead, first on the agenda for Colbert is a guest appearance on Fox’s ‘The Mindy Project’ as, what appears to be, a man of the cloth.
The former Comedy Central star will start his stint as CBS' 'Late Show' host on September 8th, when he takes over from the retiring David Letterman.
CBS have finally released the premiere date for Stephen Colbert's first show as the host of the network's 'Late Show,' which he is taking over due to the retirement of the current longtime host, David Letterman.
Colbert will make his 'Late Show' debut on September 8th
On Monday (Jan 12th) CBS' Entertainment Chairman Nina Tassler announced that the 'Late Show With Stephen Colbert' will debut on the network on September 8th, and although the exact format is still being worked out, Colbert's stint won't be a complete reinvention of the late-night chat show.
Continue reading: CBS Release Premiere Date For Stephen Colbert' 'Late Show'
Here's what we know so far about 'The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore', due to premiere on 19th January on Comedy Central.
Larry Wilmore's The Nightly Show is set to premiere on 19th January on Comedy Central but, until recently, the network and its star have been keeping details surrounding the show a secret. Wilmore's show, a spin-off of The Daily Show in which Wilmore featured, replaces The Colbert Report in the 11.30pm slot on Comedy Central.
Larry Wilmore has revealed some details of his forthcoming show.
Continue reading: 'The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore' - What We Know So Far
It's not goodbye, just see you later.
Rest in peace, The Colbert Report. Stephen Colbert’s pretend conservative pundit was so close to the real thing that at times we tended to forget it was all satire. Twitter certainly seemed to forget pretty often. But after almost ten years, the joke is almost over.
Will we finally see the real face of Stephen Colbert?
Colbert will host his final show on Comedy Central, before taking over The Late Show from David Letterman. It was a good run, a character that started a life of its own, after being modelled on a real, but equally outrageous public figure – Fox’s Bill O’Reilly. In fact, O’Reilly was keenly aware that the joke was on him – and he did NOT appreciated. The Fox News Channel icon once joked that the next book in his Killing series would be Killing Colbert. He is yet to fulfil that threat, though, while Colbert is steadily moving up.
Continue reading: Colbert To Host Last Ever "Report" On Comedy Central This Thursday
The Lonely Mountain has been reclaimed from the dragon Smaug. The dwarves of Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) have won; although they soon discover that the price of their victory was steep. Smaug has laid waste to Lake Town, leaving the residents homeless after Thorin promised them riches. The elves of Mirkwood seek the dwarves that escaped their dungeons, while an army of orcs seek to end the line of Durin. And behind the scenes, a dark lord of shadow, long since defeated, is preparing to make a return to Middle Earth - the secret to his power lies in a small, golden ring. A ring that has chosen a new owner; The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman).
'The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies' serves as the final chapter in Academy Award winning director Peter Jackson's Middle Earth saga. The film serves as the sixth film by Jackson to be based on the works of writer J. R. R. Tolkien, and the final part of 'The Hobbit' trilogy. When Tolkien released 'The Hobbit' in 1937, it was a single book. Jackson released the final part of his adaptation of 'Lord of the Rings' in 2003, and stated that he would not work on a 'Hobbit' movie. However, he eventually signed on to direct a two part adaptation of 'The Hobbit', which later turned into a trilogy in 2012.
The film is due to be released on 12th December, 2014 in the UK, with a US release date of 17th December.
Has Colbert been named a national treasure yet?
If there’s anything that can make the Orlando Bloom/Justin Bieber clash even mildly interesting, it’s a recap by Stephen Colbert. With his impeccable comedic timing and knack for original humour, Colbert’s recap sounds like your clueless uncle recapping the story and it’s the best thing. First of all, we should vote to appoint Colbert Official Celebrity Couple Nicknamer because he’s clearly years ahead of the rest of mainstream media in that department. Favorites include Musty Keebler, Jelustin Gobbler and Sorlena Blomez.
Petition to have Colbert name all celebrity couples from now until forever.
The spat between Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber has just been explained by Stephen Colbert, and it's absolutely hilarious.
Can't make sense of the latest fued to hit Hollywood? Well, never fear, as Stephen Colbert is here to explain the Bloom vs Bieber fight for all us onlookers. In a send-up of the most ridiculous piece of news to hit the headlines this week, Colbert satirizes the world's bizaarre obsession with celebrities airing their dirty laundry in public, as well as the absurdity of celebrities taking preference over more important current affairs.
Comedian Stephen Colbert explains the bizarre celebrity spat for us mere mortals
All sorts of crazy details have been emerging about the incident which occurred on Tuesday night in Ibiza, in a restaurant packed full of celebrities including P. Diddy and Paris Hilton. Apparently Bloom attempted to punch Bieber after he made a comment about Bloom's ex-wife, Australian model Miranda Kerr. Depending on who's report you read, Leonardo DiCaprio was cheering Bloom on, Lindsay Lohan was laughing, and Bieber left after everyone in the restaurant applauded the Lord of the Rings star for taking a swipe at him. Just another quiet evening in the world of the rich and famous then.
Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf and the mini-army of dwarves led by Thorin are facing an evermore deadly path in their pursuit of the Lonely Mountain and its mound of treasure which was stolen from the dwarves some time ago by the fiercesome dragon Smaug. Their attempt to slay him has failed, instead unleashing further horrors upon themselves. Angering the dragon has only made things worse with him now determined to murder every creature that lies in its path, demolishing a neighbouring village with little more than a breath. Gandalf remains captured and tensions are ever rising between not only friends, but elves, dwarves, orcs and goblins and it's clear that the deadliest, brutalist war for thousands of years is well on its way.
Ferguson made the announcement during Monday's show.
Craig Ferguson is the latest in a line of late night TV hosts to announce his departure. Just weeks after Letterman announced his pending retirement to be replaced by Stephen Colbert and a few months after NBC’s game of late night musical chairs, Ferguson is stepping down as host of The Late Late Show. After logging 10 years on the job, Ferguson will cease his duties as Late Late Show host this December when his contract with CBS expires. The members of the studio audience at the taping of Monday’s show were the first ones to learn the news.
The changes at CBS continue.
"CBS and I are not getting divorced, we are 'consciously uncoupling," Ferguson said, referencing Gwyneth Paltrow’s bizarre choice of words for her split with Chris Martin a few weeks ago. "But we will still spend holidays together and share custody of the fake horse and robot skeleton, both of whom we love very much."
Continue reading: The Mass Late Night TV Exodus Of 2014 Continues With Craig Ferguson
'The Colbert Report' came under fire when an offensive tweet offended the Asian community, but the 49 year-old host insisted the hastag #CancelColbert failed to work.
Controversy and Stephen Colbert are a frequent mix, but as the latest wave of critic's slam the comedian, he decided to address the situation head on.
"Folks, I'm still here," he said. "The dark forces trying to silence my message of core conservative principles mixed with youth friendly product placement have been thwarted."
There's plenty here for free users, but plenty more for paid subs
The Comedy Central app has been years in the making, and launches with a tonne of content to watch on iOS devices. But there are a few drawbacks, like the amount of shows that are stuck behind a pay wall, and some technical blocks that might put prospective customers off downloading it.
What’s more, the app is only available on iOS7 and above, putting many people out of the running, and doesn’t support Apple’s AirPlay function, which lets viewers connect their mobile device up to a television for sofa-based viewing.
Continue reading: The Comedy Central App Leaves Plenty Of Content Behind Pay Wall
With a constant barrage of hilarious visual and verbal gags, this riotous animated adventure might entertain adults more than kids. Although youngsters will enjoy the whizzy pace and manic 3D animation. Based on one of Jay Ward's anarchic 1960s creations (see also Rocky & Bullwinkle), it's a relentless onslaught of jokes and puns, with a hint of educational value thrown in for good measure.
After a lonely puppyhood, the intelligent dog Peabody (voiced by Burrell) studied to become a globally acclaimed artist, sportsman and inventor, eventually adopting a human boy, Sherman (Charles), as his son. But now it's time for Sherman to start school, which isn't easy when you're a genius with a dog as your dad. Sure enough, mean girl Penny (Winter) mercilessly bullies him while Child Services officer Mrs Grunion (Janney) plots to have him taken into care. So Peabody invites Penny's parents (Colbert and Mann) and Grunion over to sort things out. But in an effort to impress her, Sherman shows Penny the Way Back time machine he and Peabody use to explore history. And Penny decides to stay in Ancient Egypt.
The movie barely pauses for breath, racing from the Pyramids to Renaissance Italy for an adventure with Da Vinci (Tucci), then on to the Trojan War and Agamemnon (Warburton). At every step, the script gleefully subverts history with goofy slapstick, poo jokes, movie references and absurd touches that come out of nowhere. It's a remarkably intelligent approach to kids' comedy, and even if the chaos sometimes feels exhausting, it's so funny we don't really mind. And the energetic plotting will delight children as much as the rather surreal idea of having a dog as a dad.
Continue reading: Mr. Peabody & Sherman Review
The comedian shoehorned his way into Peter Jackson's latest 'Hobbit' movie.
Stephen Colbert's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug cameo has finally surfaced and has been shared online. Though many may have forgotten the Comedy Central star's Late Show with David Letterman admission in October that he'd scored a minor role in the movie, eagled-eyed fans of The Hobbit have finally spotted Colbert.
Stephen Colbert Made His Own Small Mark On The New 'Hobbit' Movie.
Though the 49 year-old political satirist's part is pretty underwhelming - he appears briefly as a hooded figure in a Laketown scene - Colbert can be forever proud that he was part of a franchise so huge and influential as Peter Jackson's. Stills from the scene show Stephen wearing a dark hooded outfit whilst grimacing, his face covered in grime; a far cry from the sharp suits and spectacles he usually dons.
Continue reading: Stephen Colbert's 'Hobbit 2' Cameo Finally Revealed [Video]
Mr. Peabody is doubtlessly the most intelligent and most accomplished dog on the planet, and undeniably outshines the human race too. However, despite his achievements, he is determined to maintain a normal life for his adopted human son Sherman by inviting round Penny a classmate of his with whom he wants Sherman to be friends. She has other ideas, however, and only shows interest when Sherman agrees to show her Mr. Peabody's WABAC - a time machine in which they travel into the past despite being expressly forbidden. When Peabody finds out, he realises that their actions have ripped a hole in the space-time continuum and they are forced to return to the past to re-write history and save the universe. Along the way they meet some of the biggest legends of history, including Leonardo Da Vinci and Sigmund Freud, who help them on their quest.
'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' is a brilliantly funny animated movie based on the characters from the 'The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show' in the sixties in the 'Peabody's Improbable History' segments. It has been directed by Rob Minkoff ('The Lion King', 'Stuart Little', 'The Haunted Mansion') and written by Ted Key ('Hazel', 'The Million Dollar Duck', 'Gus') and Craig Wright ('Dirty Sexy Money', 'Underemployed'). 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' is set for release in the UK on February 7th 2014.
Everlyn McGee Colbert and Stephen Colbert - HBO's Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Post Award Reception at The Plaza at the Pacific Design Center - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Monday 23rd September 2013
Who can resist a choreographed routine on skates?
Stephen Colbert’s political satire might be top notch, but his dance skills are not to be overestimated. Last night, the Colbert Report host strapped on a pair of roller skates and boogied down to the sound of 'Get Lucky' – the Daft Punk/Pharrell Williams hit that’s become the inescapable soundtrack to this summer. The, um, energetic performance served as the kickoff for Colbert’s summer series of concerts or “StePhest Colbchella ‘013” – it’s what the cool kids call it.
Who knew Colbert posessed such hidden talents?
But, of course, the host dancing all by himself would have been a bit sad, so instead he brought in some friends – Hugh Laurie, Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and even Colbert’s former colleague, Jon Stewart – still on leave from The Daily Show – joined in with some tight moves. Colbert’s moves turned out to be too much for the Colbert Report studio, so the shenanigans infiltrated the America’s Got Talent stage and even an interview with Bryan Cranston and the rest of the Breaking Bad cast – at which point Cranston simply joined in for an amazing 70s themed dance routine. We couldn’t do it justice. Just watch the video:
Everybody dismissed it, Colbert parodied it, maybe we can all move on now.
When Brad Paisley and LL Cool J made waves recently with their eyebrow raising “Accidental Racist”, you can bet the parodies weren’t far behind. And what’s public embarrassment without Stephen Colbert? For one thing, it’s not as fun.
On Wednesday’s The Colbert Report, the comedian performed a spoof of the track, aptly titled “Oopsie Daisie Homophobe." Alan Cumming guests on the track as the LL to Colbert’s Paisley and does one heck of a job of it. The parody’s simplistic lyrics highlight the original insipid ideas about race and class separation and, as with any Colbert production, they make you laugh at the same time. And let’s not forget that little bit of social commentary sprinkled in for good measure – since homophobia is another pressing issue in America today, Colbert managed to kill too birds with one stone, turning Paisley’s head-scratchingly poor judgement into a funny bit of entertainment trivia. Sadly, if you missed it, that’s it. Unlike a lot of videos from The Colbert report, the video isn’t available for streaming on Comedy Central – at least not yet.
Hopefully, that’s enough closure for everybody, who heard the original track and now we can all move on to the next celebrity blunder. Maybe one with fewer tinges of bigotry this time.
It may have just been poor judgement from Paisley, but Colbert turned it into some good entertainment.
The mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg has been making sure that the city's residents were fully prepared for Hurricane Sandy, which hit New York last night. And whilst the majority of New York citizens paid heed, TV presenter David Letterman decided to pay heed instead to that age-old motto from the world of entertainment. "the show must go on!"
According to MTV, Letterman wasn't going to let a minor detail like the biggest storms to ever hit the USA stop him from filming one of his late night chat shows. He did, however, film the episode of The Late Show With David Letterman without the presence of his usual live audience. He may have been prepared to brave the elements to get the show filmed but he wasn't about to let the general public endanger themselves in the process. The same applied to Jimmy Fallon's show, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.
Other shows weren't so lucky. Jimmy Kimmel was forced to cancel one of his tapings in Brooklyn, announcing on Twitter "Though it pains us to do it, JKL from Brooklyn tonight is cancelled. I'm disappointed too, but we want you to be safe." Over at Comedy Central, however, the laughter stopped for the night. Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart both cancelled the filming for their shows.
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