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17 Feb 2012 12:24


Culture: Report: Family emergency led “Colbert Report” to stop production

  • what Earlier this week, with little warning, “The Colbert Report” stopped taping shows without offering a full explanation, leading to much speculation online. It was the first time that ever happened in the seven-year history of the show.
  • why It appears the issue is family-related in nature. Reports suggest Stephen Colbert’s 91-year-old mother, Lorna, recently had a life-threatening medical emergency. The show itself wouldn’t confirm this, though. source

02 Dec 2010 00:34


Culture: Stephen Colbert chats with Reddit about being “Stephen Colbert”

  • Let me say that the President could not have been nicer, especially to my mother. I have some lovely pictures of her with him.
  • Stephen Colbert • Discussing his interactions with George W. Bush at the White House Correspondent’s Association Dinner, where he made a controversial 2006 appearance. Colbert was asked about the situation by a Redditor in a lengthy, out-of-character interview that he largely wrote in all-caps. Other interesting topics covered: A congressman tried to walk off the stage while he was shooting in DC (but they got him to stay), he always tells his interviewees that he’s in character (“I admire Sacha Baron Cohen, but I am not doing Ali G.”) and he claims that the dumber he sounds about a topic, the more he knows about it. Fun read. source

05 Nov 2010 10:56


Culture: Fun fact: “The Daily Show” top late-night show in demo

  • 1.3M the rating “The Daily Show” earned among the key 18-49 demo last month
  • 1.2M the rating “The Tonight Show” and “The Late Show” earned, meaning Jon Stewart beat them
  • 900k the rating “The Colbert Report” earned in the demo, topping Jimmy Fallon source

17 Sep 2010 10:21


Culture: Mark your calendar: Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart’s dueling rallies

  • “Rally to Restore Sanity” Great angle for a rally on Stewart’s part. Perhaps this might inspire a bunch of reasonable people to make a pitch for political reasonableness. On October 30th, we expect to see no “Don’t Tread on Me” flags.

  • “March to Keep Fear Alive” “People should book their hotel rooms now or their children might turn gay!” That’s some pretty stellar fearmongering there, Stephen Colbert. OK, who wants to go? Julius has a couch with your name on it! source

17 Apr 2009 12:00


Culture, Politics: The Colbert Coalition > National Organization for Marriage

Stephen Colbert wants you to know that he’s afraid of gay marriage and will do what it takes to stop it. source

24 Mar 2009 10:27


Culture, U.S.: The International Space Station’s new room has a great name

  • 230,539 voted for “Colbert.” LOL. source