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!'.
Stephen Colbert summarises 'Star Wars' on 'The Late Show'.
Happy Star Wars Day one and all and, of course, May the fourth be with you. While fans eagerly get down to a serious movie marathon though, everyone else is wondering what on earth is so special about this day. Allow Stephen Colbert to explain.
Stephen Colbert pictured at 'Life' screening
'The Late Show' host gave a one minute long summary of the original 'Star Wars' movies today (May 4th 2017), referencing Luke Skywalker as a 'simple farm boy' and Darth Vader as 'a handicapped man who needs a full-body respirator just to stay alive'. What makes it all the more funny is that you can't really deny the accuracy in spite of the ridiculous brevity.
Colbert had made a rather explicit joke about oral sex, Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin on Monday's show.
On Monday’s edition of ‘The Late Show’ (May 1st), the late night talk show heavyweight made a joke referring to oral sex, Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin in his opening monologue that got many viewers, many of them Trump supporters, incredibly angry.
Stephen Colbert with his wife Evelyn at the Met Gala 2017
Continue reading: Stephen Colbert Responds To Donald Trump '#FireColbert' Controversy
Baldwin dropped by 'The Late Show' and told Stephen Colbert how he does his acclaimed impression of Donald Trump.
The dreaded rise of Donald Trump has been a career blessing for at least one person: Hollywood star Alec Baldwin, who has grabbed headlines for his impersonations of the divisive president for the last several months on ‘Saturday Night Live’.
But now, finally, he’s revealed the secret of how he manages to so accurately pull off his impression – most notably, the so-called ‘Trump face’, which Baldwin described as “trying to suck the chrome off the fender of a car” when he dropped by ‘The Late Show’ this week.
Alec Baldwin has won great acclaim for his impression of Donald Trump on 'SNL'
He thinks the media need to get over President Trump.
An unexpected surprise came on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' this week in the form of Jon Stewart, who crashed the show in a bid to deliver a stern message to the mainstream media regarding their apparent 'break up' with President Donald Trump.
Jon Stewart shares his thoughts on the media's 'break up' with Donald Trump
As Stephen Colbert was lamenting the foregoing of the first amendment by Donald Trump at the White House's recent press briefing in regards to the President banning a series of news outlets including CNN, LA Times, New York Times, Politico and BuzzFeed, Jon Stewart appeared from under his table to put his two cents in.
Let's hope the ratings get a boost.
Stephen Colbert is set to host the 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards this year at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, having been praised for his 'fearless passion' when it comes to live broadcasts. And it seems he isn't going to be holding back with the presidency jokes either.
Stephen Colbert to host the Primetime Emmys
This will mark a first for 'The Late Show' host, who has previously hosted events such as the 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors. As the recipient of no less than nine Primetime Emmys himself for 'The Colbert Report' and 'The Daily Show', Stephen is no doubt familiar with the set-up - and it seems we can expect a lot of anti-Trump jokes at the Fall event.
Continue reading: Stephen Colbert Will Present The 2017 Emmys For The First Time
Kaling appeared on 'The Late Show' and told Stephen Colbert she was concerned her 'Ocean's Eight' character might be picked off early on in the movie.
Mindy Kaling has admitted that she’s “scared” by her upcoming role in Ocean’s Eight, the all-female reboot movie of the Ocean’s Eleven franchise, because of the list of extremely high-profile names she’s starring alongside.
‘The Mindy Project’ star and creator was speaking to Stephen Colbert on ‘The Late Show’ on Tuesday night (October 4th).
She said that, although the project starts shooting in just two weeks’ time, she has no idea about the kind of character she’ll be playing – and joked that her comparatively low profile compared to the A-list stars on the movie like Rihanna, Sandra Bullock, Helena Bonham Carter, Awkwafina, Cate Blanchett and Anne Hathaway means her character will probably get picked off early on!
Continue reading: Mindy Kaling Talks About Her Involvement In 'Ocean's Eight'
He seems much more believable than the real deal.
Stephen Colbert has outlined the ridiculousness of Donald Trump by turning him into a cartoon - who actually seems to make a lot more sense than Trump himself. After inviting the animated version of the Republican candidate on the show a week ago, Colbert has brought him back to discuss his apparent lack of numerical understanding.
Donald Trump is a parody of himself
Ahead of the Wisconsin Primary, 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' presenter was quick to re-assure us that poll numbers were dropping for Trump, with 30% of people being Trump supporters and 70% being very much anti-Trump. We're hardly surprised either, what with him repeatedly resorting to absurd 'cartoon tactics', as Colbert put it, to get voters.
Continue reading: Stephen Colbert Introduces Cartoon Donald Trump
Colbert landed the prestigious slot after the Super Bowl this year.
Stephen Colbert made the most of landing the prestigious post-Super Bowl slot on Sunday night, as he mounted an ambitious special edition of ‘The Late Show’ that included a game of catch with President Obama and Chewbacca.
“I’m honoured to follow the Super Bowl,” Colbert said on Sunday (February 7th), opening ‘The Late Show’ and therefore becoming the first live late-night broadcast to get the coveted post-Super Bowl timeslot. “Because we’re broadcasting live tonight, I can do anything and CBS has a team of lawyers standing by to make sure that I don’t.”
Stephen Colbert hosted the post-Super Bowl timeslot on CBS
Cannavale himself told Stephen Colbert that he and Byrne welcomed their son on February 1st.
Cannavale himself broke the news when he appeared on ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ on Friday night (February 5th). He revealed that he and the Australian actress, 36, had welcomed a baby boy into the world on February 1st and had named him Rocco.
Earlier in the interview, the American actor revealed the sex of his and Byrne’s child, saying that a friend had gifted him a diaper cake and told him “for your boy” when it was handed to him. He also described his son simply as “beautiful”.
Continue reading: Rose Byrne Welcomes First Child, A Boy, With Partner Bobby Cannavale
Rihanna, Stephen Colbert and NFL analyst Jim Nantz all featured in the CBS promotional clip.
Rihanna has confirmed that she’ll performing live at the Grammy Awards next month, in the wake of a new promotional video short also teasing a possible guest appearance at the Super Bowl 50 halftime show.
TV network CBS released the clip to promote three key events they’re covering in February 2016 – the annual American football showdown, the Grammy Awards and the ongoing ‘Late Show with Stephen Colbert’.
Set on a computer-generated football field, it features the Barbadian-born singer facing off against NFL analysts Jim Nantz, James Brown and Phil Simms, while chat show host Colbert appears as a referee and tosses a coin. One side of the coin bears the Grammy Awards logo while the Super Bowl 50 emblem is seen on the other.
Late-night talk shows rarely receive the much-sought after timeslots, but CBS has trusted their two brand new presenters with the task.
The network revealed on Wednesday (November 11th) that Colbert’s ‘The Late Show’ would broadcast live with a one-hour special after the fiftieth edition of the NFL showcase finishes on February 7th, 2016. It was also announced that James Corden, who has the programming timeslot directly after Colbert with ‘The Late Late Show’, will be getting the chance to broadcast a special edition of his show after the local news.
'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' is getting the coveted post-Super Bowl timeslot
"Deathless" and considerably less Republican than his alter ego, Stephen Colbert is moving on.
It’s over. It’s done. Colbert is dead. Long live Colbert. The Colbert Report aired its final episode last night – Thursday, December 18. The show died, how it lived, more or less.
What does the future hold for the newly "deathless" Stephen Colbert?
The final episode started off slow, with Colbert not even speaking a word until halfway through the thing. It kicked off with an intro by Jon Stewart, as per tradition, with the Daily Show host eventually tossing the ball to Colbert himself. The recap of recent events fit in quite well with the theme, which was essentially how little things have changed since the Report launched way back in 2005.
Continue reading: Colbert Conquers Death In Comedy Central Finale
The much-loved presenter brings the curtain down on 32 years of late night TV on May 20th next year.
Attention late night TV lovers: here’s a date to put in your diaries. After months of speculation, CBS has confirmed that David Letterman’s final show as host of ‘The Late Show’ on May 20th next year.
Farewell: Letterman's final episode as host of 'The Late Show' after 32 years will be May 20th.
The 67 year old will bring to an end his 32 year reign on that day. Assuming that he doesn’t miss any shows until then, his last performance of ‘The Late Show’ (and its previous iteration on NBC, ‘Late Night’) will be his 6,028th.
Continue reading: Letterman's Final 'Late Show' Confirmed For May 20
The 50 year old satirical news presenter will be calling it a day in December before he moves on to 'The Late Show' next year.
The final episode for the long-running weeknight show ‘The Colbert Report’ will be broadcast on December 18th. Its presenter Stephen Colbert will end his popular Comedy Central show in preparation for his move to present ‘The Late Show’.
The final 'Colbert Report' will be broadcast on December 18th.
‘The Colbert Report’ began in October 2005 and has run every weekday night (Monday-Thursday) for the last nine years. For those unfamiliar with its format, Colbert presents the show as a conservative-style pundit, and it’s intended to be a satirical sideswipe at not only news events but also at right-wing reactions to those events.
Continue reading: Stephen Colbert Announces Final 'Colbert Report' Date
The cast and director reminisced and let slip a few details about "There and Back Again".
If you were not at SDCC over the weekend, fret not, because some panels, like the one with the cast of The Hobbit and Stephen Colbert (what an inspired lineup) are already hitting youtube. One hour of Hobbit and Tolkien-related goodness, moderated by the biggest Tolkien nerd there is? Yes, please, that sounds absolutely amazing. And it was.
Think you know your Tolkien? Not as well as Colbert does.
Besides the absolutely obligatory trivia contest (which Colbert won, against one of the series writers, no less), the panel also included a very brief update from Peter Jackson on The Hobbit: There and Back Again. The director, who has spent almost two decades working on Tolkien adaptations, said about the journey: “It’s a commitment I’ve really enjoyed taking.”
CBS will receive a $16million subsidy to keep The Late Show in New York City.
US television giant CBS Corp. is set to receive a sizeable subsidy from the state of New York in return for its commitment to keeping ‘The Late Show’ in the city. Approximately $16 million will be made available to CBS over a five-year period.
David Letterman has hosted 'The Late Show' since 1993
Details of the deal indicate that $11 million will be in the form of tax credits and grants for the actual running of the show, and the remaining $5million is earmarked for renovating the Ed Sullivan Theater where the show is recorded.
Continue reading: CBS In Deal To Keep 'The Late Show' In New York
The TV host has encouraged his viewers to boycott the online retailer.
Stephen Colbert has kicked off a war with Amazon after learning of the online retailer's quarrel with the TV host's book publisher, Hachette. Amazon has been accused of refusing orders for upcoming Hachette books, raising prices, and deliberately delaying shipments - sometimes by 3-4 weeks - in order to renegotiate its e-book pricing, according to Deadline.
"This is a big blow to my bottom line," Colbert said, referring to the long delivery delay for his book, America Again: Re-Becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't. In response, the comedy star announced he had made arrangements through an independent Portland-based bookstore called Powell's Books to sell copies of Edan Lepucki's new Hachette release, California.
Naturally, Lepucki's novel became an instant bestseller, leaving the independent retailer swamped as fans crowded to make the protest purchase in solidarity with Colbert's Amazonian beef. "Hi Colbert fans! Our site is going a little slow bc there are SO MANY of you but don't worry, we'll get all your orders! Thank you!" Powells tweeted.
Continue reading: "This Means War": Stephen Colbert Orchestrates Mass Amazon Boycott
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
TV presenter Stephen Colbert waves at paparazzi but doesn't stop for photos as he arrives outside the New York studios for his appearance on 'The Late Show With David Letterman'. He also appears to snub a reporter who questions him clutching a microphone as he gets back into his car on leaving the studio.
The interview didn't reveal any new details about Colbert's ascension to the "Late Night" seat, but at least it was funny.
Stephen Colbert will be taking the reigns of the Late Show from David Letterman in 2015, so it was about time that he stopped by the studio to check out his new digs. The host of The Colbert Report guested on Late Night this past Tuesday and chatted to Letterman about his excitement for the job and his past experiences with Late Night. It turns out he has quite a lot – and not all of them encouraging. Aafter telling Letterman, "Obviously, I'm thrilled to be taking over for you," Colbert recounted past near-misses with the veteran host, including a 1986 internship he turned down, "Because you did not pay people," and a bid to write for Letterman's show more than a decade later.
Colbert came down to Late Night to "sign the lease."
And look where he is now! Colbert will be taking over for Letterman after the veteran host departs next year. The exact date is yet to be announced, but since Colbert will be making his leave from Comedy Central at the end of 2014, he slipped in a little dig at Letterman about his timing. Worrying about being at home too much once his current show ends, Colbert asked "When are you leaving? I don't know, I should have asked," but Letterman merely laughed.
The 49 year-old comedian told the longtime TV host: "I'm thrilled and honored to be taking over for you."
Stephen Colbert paid a visit to his future home on Tuesday (April 22nd) and seemed to like it very much. The 49 year-old funnyman, who has been named as David Letterman's successor, appeared on 'The Late-Show' to talk with the host about taking over once he departs.
Colbert is CBS' new 'Late-Show' host
Colbert sat down as he gazed around the studio and chatted with the 67 year-old, who recently announced he will be retiring once is current contract has expired.
'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.
Stephen Colbert, Evelyn McGee-Colbert and Emmy Awards - Stephen Colbert and wife Evelyn McGee-Colbert Saturday 12th April 2008 HBO's Annual Emmy Awards Post Awards Reception at the Pacific Design Center
Neil Patrick Harris and Stephen Colbert - Neil Patrick Harris and Stephen Colbert New York City, USA - Closing night of the New York Philharmonic production of 'Stephen Sondheim's Company' at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center - Performance Saturday 9th April 2011
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