Stephen Colbert unveiled some stylish (?) new facial hair on last night's episode of The Colbert Report. His "Tony Stark goatee" was grown to show solidarity with that poor, put-upon class: billionaires. It was all to prep for his guest, French economist Thomas Piketty, who argues for a punitive global tax on the very wealthy to help fight income inequality in his new book Capital. Obviously, the super rich like Stephen Colbert and Tony Stark are in no way on board with these ideas. Check out his intro to the goatee and Piketty above, with his confrontation with Piketty below.
Last night on The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert took a look at the creative ways in which Americans are making ends meet. And luckily, he's got a few more suggestions for how hard-working folks can make the most of what they've got.
Frank Oz, voice of Miss Piggy and Yoda as well as the director of Little Shop of Horrors, What About Bob?, and tons more, made his Colbert Report debut last night and took the time to tell Stephen Colbert he's a fan of his show, particularly of Colbert's ritual of bowing and taking applause while introducing his guest. Colbert asks Oz whether Muppets have sex or not, an idea that seems to wildly offend Oz. Plus, get a glimpse of the original ending to Little Shop of Horrors, which was originally restored on the director's cut Blu-Ray. Compliments, Muppet sex, and secret movie endings. What more can you want [...]
Living legend Tom Hanks made an appearance on The Colbert Report last night to share some Halloween tips and not to plug his latest movie, Cloud Atlas. Here he is with some fun costume suggestions for trick-or-treaters, which just happen to all be characters from his movies. It's a complete coincidence, as is the appearance of Matt Damon in his Saving Private Ryan costume because A-list movie stars always go door-to-door for candy on Halloween, dressed up as their past roles. It has nothing with Hanks trying to get to get people to see Cloud Atlas by showing off how many good movies he's been in, that's for sure.
"When [Stephen Colbert] graduated from his friend Jon Stewart’s show to his own, I was among the skeptics. I said he’d soon realize you can’t keep up this schizophrenic act of being a real person working behind the mask of an invented person—a character role—sorting out, moment by moment, your attitude from 'his' and thinking what Stephen would say versus what 'Stephen' would say. (Have I lost anyone?) Too many psychological balls in the air. I gave it three months. I also give stock-market advice."
— All-time great Dick Cavett in a 400-word ode to fellow talk show host Stephen Colbert in Vanity Fair.