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  • Goodbye Colbert Report…

    Posted by btomba_77 on November 26, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Hello … [i]The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. [/i]
     
     
    I will be sad to let go of [i]The Colbert Report[/i].  I’ve watched nearly episode over the last 9 years and found it to be one of the funniest and wittiest shows on television.  The last episode is December 18th.    
     
     
    Colbert says he will drop the act and be “himself” when he takes over for Letterman.    I hope it keeps some of the edge of the Report.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    kaldridgewv2211 replied 3 years, 5 months ago 8 Members · 23 Replies
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  • ruszja

    Member
    November 26, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Quote from dergon

    Colbert says he will drop the act and be “himself” when he takes over for Letterman.    I hope it keeps some of the edge of the Report.

     
    I am not optimistic that he will do so well with that approach.

    • btomba_77

      Member
      December 9, 2014 at 6:51 am

      [link=http://www.mediaite.com/tv/president-obama-i-stephen-colbert-have-never-cared-for-our-president/]http://www.mediaite.com/t…red-for-our-president/[/link]
       
      Obama delivers [b][i]The Word[/i][/b] on one of Colbert’s last episodes.
       
       

    • Unknown Member

      Deleted User
      December 9, 2014 at 11:09 am

      Quote from fw

      Quote from dergon

      Colbert says he will drop the act and be “himself” when he takes over for Letterman.    I hope it keeps some of the edge of the Report.

      I am not optimistic that he will do so well with that approach.

      Yes. Chalk up another victim of the Peter Principle.
       
       

  • btomba_77

    Member
    December 18, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Last one tonight!
     
    [link=http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/features/2014-12-15/stephen-colbert-is-dead-long-live-stephen-colbert?hootPostID=142db493a614eb355500e9781d49f3de]http://www.bloomberg.com/…14eb355500e9781d49f3de[/link]
     
     
    [b]Stephen Colbert Is Dead. Long Live Stephen Colbert. [/b][/h1]  
     
    The article above really was a good read about the show, the character, and the man.
     

    • btomba_77

      Member
      December 18, 2014 at 4:57 pm

      GUESTAPPEARANCES Andrew Sullivan 9 Neil deGrasse Tyson 8 Mike Huckabee 7 Chris Matthews 6 Dan Savage 6 Jonathan Alter 6 Ken Burns 6 Paul Krugman 6 Tom Brokaw 6 Arianna Huffington 6 Doris Kearns Goodwin 6 Jeffrey Toobin 6 Jim Cramer 6 Malcolm Gladwell 6 Trevor Potter 6  
      A good list of the usual suspects.

      • enrirad2000

        Member
        December 19, 2014 at 8:05 am

        Yes very sad. I will miss it. Now I am just left with John Stewart. 

        • btomba_77

          Member
          December 22, 2014 at 12:38 pm

          [link=http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/style-blog/wp/2014/12/19/the-colbert-report-finale-recap-ending-with-a-song-celebrity-cameos-and-alex-trebek/]http://www.washingtonpost…ameos-and-alex-trebek/[/link]
           
          Lot’s of cameos:
           
          It was nearly impossible to get all of them, but here are some of the famous faces we spotted: Jeff Daniels, Sam Waterston, Keith Olbermann, Tom Brokaw, Katie Couric, Ken Burns, Cory Booker, Bryan Cranston, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Charlie Rose, Tim Meadows, the Cookie Monster, James Franco, Toby Keith, Big Bird, Andy Cohen, Christiane Amanpour, David Gregory, Randy Newman, Willie Nelson, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Grover Norquist, Mandy Patinkin, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Cyndi Lauper, Andrew Sullivan, Ric Ocasek,  Michael Stipe, Kareem Abdul Jabar, Barry Manilow, Bill DeBlasio, Jeff Tweedy, Patrick Stewart, Stone Phillips, Arianna Huffington, Alan Alda, George Lucas, Alexai Lalas, Henry Kissinger, Elijah Wood, Mike Huckabee, Bob Costas, Nate Silver, Dan Savage, Thomas Friedman, Matt Taibbi, Mark Cuban and Paul Krugman.
           
          There were many more, plus those not in studio: members of Pussy Riot; Vince Gilligan; and then Bill Clinton wishing Colbert well.
           

          Okay, thats the show, he concluded. From eternity, Im Stephen Colbert. Then he threw it back to his best friend: Jon Stewart.
          Thanks for that report Stephen, Stewart beamed, shown back at his desk at The Daily Show  after all, thats where Stephen Colbert really began.

          • kayla.meyer_144

            Member
            December 22, 2014 at 1:01 pm

            Socialist Liberals all. <sniff>

            • btomba_77

              Member
              January 10, 2015 at 6:20 am

              Quote from Frumious

              Socialist Liberals all. <sniff>

               
              [link=http://www.politicususa.com/2014/04/10/rush-limbaugh-blows-gasket-claims-colbert-cbs-declared-war-conservatives.html]http://www.politicususa.c…war-conservatives.html[/link]
               
               
              Rush Limbaugh apoplectic over Colbert getting Letterman’s slot, proclaiming that the hiring of Colbert is an act of war against conservatives.
               

               Do you really care what I think about that? (interruption) Do you care what I think of Colbert getting Lettermans gig? (interruption) You really care about what I think about that? (interruption) Well, Ill give you the short version. CBS has just declared war on the Heartland of America. No longer is comedy going to be a covert assault on traditional American values, conservatives.
               
              Now its just wide out in the open. What this hire means is a redefinition of what is funny and a redefinition of what is comedy, and theyre blowing up the 11:30 format under the guise that the worlds changing and people dont want the kind of comedy that Carson gave us or even Letterman.
               
              They dont want that anymore. Its the media planting a flag here. I think its maybe the medias last stand, but its a declaration. Theres no unity in this hire. Theyve hired a partisan, so-called comedian to run a comedy show. So thats what I think. Cool. Fine. Satisfied? (interruption) Good.
               

              • scottgood421

                Member
                January 10, 2015 at 1:47 pm

                Hope the jokes about Oshawa will continue…………
                 
                [link=http://www.thestar.com/sports/hockey/2007/01/30/oshawa_plans_stephen_colbert_day.html]http://www.thestar.com/sp…ephen_colbert_day.html[/link]

                • btomba_77

                  Member
                  February 10, 2015 at 5:10 pm

                  [link=http://www.avclub.com/article/jon-stewart-says-hes-leaving-daily-show-215070?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=SocialMarketing&utm_campaign=LinkPreview:1:Default]http://www.avclub.com/art…=LinkPreview:1:Default[/link]
                   
                  And close on his heels, Jon Stewart says he’s retiring from The Daily Show

                  • kaldridgewv2211

                    Member
                    February 10, 2015 at 5:59 pm

                    My favorite is now John Oliver on HBO.

                    • btomba_77

                      Member
                      February 11, 2015 at 4:44 am

                      Quote from DICOM_Dan

                      My favorite is now John Oliver on HBO.

                      I hoping that Oliver makes a quick jump and takes over The Daily Show.  
                       
                       
                      He was awesome when he hosted for the Summer that Stewart was gone and would be the perfect person to carry on.

                    • eyoab2011_711

                      Member
                      February 11, 2015 at 11:56 am

                      I was hoping Oliver would have gotten Colbert’s spot originally but I agree if they want to carry The Daily Show forward, Oliver would be perfect

  • btomba_77

    Member
    February 15, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    [link=http://screencrush.com/hot-tub-time-machine-2-daily-show/]http://screencrush.com/ho…-machine-2-daily-show/[/link]

    [i]Hot Tube Time Machine 2[/i] with a timely clip of the “future” … predicting Jessica Williams as the host of [i]The Daily Show[/i] in 2025. 🙂

    • Unknown Member

      Deleted User
      February 15, 2015 at 8:35 pm

      I think they should ask Greg Guttfield to fill the position.
      They could use the IQ lift.

      • btomba_77

        Member
        February 16, 2015 at 4:53 am

         Greg Gutfeld …I had to look him up but as soon as I saw his face … ugh.
         
         
         

        • btomba_77

          Member
          June 7, 2020 at 4:53 am

          [link]https://youtu.be/hN1ui3LyFgc[/link]

          [link=https://etcanada.com/news/653782/stephen-colbert-addresses-violent-police-response-to-peaceful-protests-why-is-the-government-afraid-of-its-own-citizens/]https://etcanada.com/news/653782/stephen-colbert-addresses-violent-police-response-to-peaceful-protests-why-is-the-government-afraid-of-its-own-citizens/

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          [h1]Stephen Colbert Addresses Violent Police Response To Peaceful Protests: Why Is The Government Afraid Of Its Own Citizens?[/h1]
          [link=https://etcanada.com/news/653782/stephen-colbert-addresses-violent-police-response-to-peaceful-protests-why-is-the-government-afraid-of-its-own-citizens/]

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          [b]TGIF! he told viewers. Which means this government is fascist.[/b] Im kidding obviously. It really means tell God Im furious.
          As Colbert noted, the week was marked with protests over the death of George Floyd that were largely peaceful, despite the best efforts of some police.
          After displaying an array of cellphone video of unprovoked police attacks on peaceful protesters, Colbert segued to President Donald Trumps speech on Friday, which Colbert described as his plan to crack down for racial justice.
           
          He also highlighted the mysterious armed forces that showed up in Washington, DC, clad in riot gear but with no uniforms, badges or identification. You cant do that! Colbert declared. Clear identification is how we hold law enforcement accountable.
          He continued: The bad news is we have a secret police, the good news is theyre really bad at keeping it secret.
          Colbert also responded to a letter written by former Trump attorney John Dowd, which included the Trump-esque sentence that the phony protesters near Lafayette were not peaceful and are not real.
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          • btomba_77

            Member
            December 5, 2020 at 6:07 am

            [link=https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2020/11/stephen-colbert-on-trump-trauma-leadership-and-loss?utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=twitter&mbid=social_twitter&utm_brand=vf&utm_medium=social]https://www.vanityfair.co…&utm_medium=social[/link]

            Nice profile of Colbert in [i]Vanity Fair[/i] –

            [h1]Look At What We Love. Its on Fire: Stephen Colbert on Trump Trauma, Leadership, and Loss[/h1]

            After the nation went into lockdown last March, Colbert spent five months broadcasting from his home office in Charleston, South Carolina (where he grew up and still has a home), squeezing laughs from the daily horrors of sickness, fear, death, and Trumpand with only dead air for company. In these disorienting times, he has righted himselfand his audienceby becoming part comic first responder, part neighbor next door who cant believe this shit is happening. Its brought me and you, my audience, closer together, he had said the previous week, before pivoting to a photoshopped image of himself in a lingerie ad: Stephen Colberts Intimate Secrets. Its all a reminder of how little distance there is now between Colbert the CBS entertainer and Colbert the guy stuck inside a room like us, no happy-clappy circus at the Ed Sullivan Theater to buoy him. The Zoomification of Colberts show has made him essential viewing during 2020 chaos, from the long-form interviewsputting John Bolton in the hot seat, for instanceto the unexpected moments of grace, like when he cried as Dolly Parton sang Bury Me Beneath the Willow in split screen (Like a lot of Americans, Im under a lot of stress right now, he said, dabbing his eyes). But the main ingredient has simply been Colbert himself, a one-man stage show of his elastic mind. And so now, observes his friend Jon Stewart, youre just watching Astaire and a broom. You know what I mean? Ginger Rogers left the building.

            Critics deemed Colberts take on [i]Late Night[/i] a flop, ratings flagged, and he panicked. In the spring of 2016, then CBS president Les Moonves suggested a counterintuitive idea: Hire Licht, executive producer of [i]CBS This Morning,[/i] to produce. Licht had never worked in comedy and hadnt watched Colberts show with much interest. But he recognized, as a matter of television mechanics, that it was unfocused. A control freak by nature, Colbert had curated every last detail of the show but hadnt figured out how to retool his comic identity. Licht created a team of writers to work on the monologue, the core of the shows sensibility, which freed Colbert to focus on his persona. Then along came Trump. Colbert had been reluctant to go all in on politics as he had at Comedy Central, but after Trump clinched the Republican nomination, his rise to power made it unavoidable. Colbert describes election night 2016, when he broadcast live on Showtime, as slowly having an ice pick pushed into my forehead. But he told his equally rattled audience, I am not going anywhere, promising to hold their collective hands, come what may.
             
            This wasnt merely a reformatted show; this was a [i]purpose.[/i] And a personal one. His Comedy Central persona, a send-up of the dark impulses of his own white privilege, had suddenly materialized as a real person. The real Stephen Colbert birthed a character that spoke the thing he was most afraid of, says Anne Libera, a friend from the hosts days at the Second City in Chicago in the 1980s. And now he has to confront him.


             
            He says the pointed comedy hes done over the last several monthslike his searing monologue on the 545 children separated from their parents at the bordermight have been impossible in front of a studio audience. Individuals at home or in small groups can receive this material in a much more raw state. You can get as dark as you want within your own ethical guidelines, without the concern of how you kill the vibe of a room. As much as I want my audience back, and I desperately do, it would be extremely difficult to talk about whats going on in the world right now to a group of people who normally have a party atmosphere.
            A prime example came the night, two days after the election, when Trump held a press conference to unleash a series of outright lies attacking the results as illegitimate. Horrified, Colbert knew what he had to do, even if it meant stepping fully outside his role as a comedian. (God, I just felt like I was on fire. And I was so mad.) With most of the show already taped, he outlined his reaction to his writers, who quickly produced a script, and Colbert stood in front of the camera and delivered a nearly eight-minute speech. Breaking down for a long and riveting moment, he declared himself heartbroken for democracy. It is extremely rare that you have to be that honest, he says. That was one of the horrors of the moment of his election. I went, Oh, no, now theres no escaping him.


             
            I ask Colbert to envision what the [i]Late Show[/i] will look like a year from now, when there might be a vaccine. What would be the show of his dreams? The first thing I picture is I have an audience, he says. And Jon Batiste and the Stay Human Band are there, and our offices are buzzing every day and were all passing each other in the halls and saying, Did you see this story? and How was your weekend? And were laughing and were hugging and were friends hanging out, which is what we are. There might be echoes of [Trump]. He might be something that never fully goes away. Hes like herpesthere might be blossomings of him where we have to take Valtrex. We have to take the Valtrex to keep the Trump blossoms down.

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            • kaldridgewv2211

              Member
              December 5, 2020 at 7:33 am

              I wonder when Colbert will run for office.

              • ruszja

                Member
                December 5, 2020 at 7:36 am

                Quote from DICOM_Dan

                I wonder when Colbert will run for office.

                His sister ran for congress in SC.

                That’s what we need. A TV personality as president !

                • kayla.meyer_144

                  Member
                  December 5, 2020 at 8:03 am

                  Trump was not the 1st time. The last TV personality who was president was addled by Alzheimer’s.

                  • kaldridgewv2211

                    Member
                    December 6, 2020 at 9:55 am

                    I dont see him running for POTUS but I dont see why he couldnt run for congress. I guess the $ in show business is a good reason not to run.