Scott Thompson's Sochi Olympics coverage as Buddy Cole continued in a third segment on last night's Colbert Report (watch the previous installments here and here), and it's the best one yet. Cole sports an enormous fur coat and attempts to combat the "rampant gay propagandizing" in Sochi, or at least as close to Sochi as he is legally allowed. Come for the Buddy Cole, stay for the Nervous Producer Cam when Russian cops approach Buddy and crew to inform them that they can't protest without the government's permission.
"Because we were involved in it we had some vision of what our section was going to look like, and to be honest, from an early stage it was looking pretty good." - Mike Reeve on participating on the Olympic Ceremony
This week on The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show my guest is Mike Reeve, one of the 7,500 volunteers who participated in the Olympic Opening Ceremony. That's him at the pointy end of the big arrow in the picture above. We discuss what it's like to go to a dance audition with no dancing experience, how director Danny Boyle articulated his vision to the cast, and what you [...]
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Did you guys watch Freestyle Neck Vein yesterday? Germany's Matthias Steiner's vein had perfect form but, sadly, no style. His vein's bloody purple hue was no match for Behdad Salimikordasiab's Prince-purple vein. (Purple vein, purple vein. Purple vein, purple vein. Purple vein, purple vein. I only wanted to see you bathing in the purple vein.) Just the excitement of it all makes me feel like I've won a gold medal for rowing. So… anyway, Colbert is funny.
The Olympics are confusing. Some events take place on courts, some in pools, some with rifles. Luckily, Dave Hill is working with BBC America to explain how sports work to the common man. Like how the goal of the floor exercise is ungracefully fall on your face. Below, watch Dave explain boxing and get punched a lot. You can watch him explain other sports here.
The Left Handed Radio crew performs an audio love-letter to merry old England.
On this live episode, sketches include: Fancy a soak?, an open apology from England, the theme for the 2012 London Olympics, the "Downton Abbey" Parody Challenge, Ralph the Talking Dog meets Percival, Princess Di driving F1, Eric Gersen performs, Entitlement cologne, taking darts seriously, and the fate of the monarchy rests in the hands of a drunk American in a diaper.
This month's show was written and performed by Adam Bozarth, Dan Chamberlain, Matt Little, Taylor Moore, and Anna Rubanova with special guests Eric Gersen and John Milhiser.
Thanks to John Flynn, Alex Adan [...]