Stephen Colbert's sister Elizabeth Colbert-Busch lost her congressional bid to Mark Sanford in a South Carolina special election Tuesday night. Here's Stephen Colbert talking about the upsetting loss publicly for the first time (albeit in character) on his show last night and turning his back on his home state and politics, in general.
Ever since Rahm Emanuel warned Democrats not to appear on The Colbert Report's "Better Know a District," the segment has been popping up infrequently, only a few times a year. Last night was one of those "few times a year," as Pennsylvania's Matt Cartwright did the show, making him the first U.S. representative brave enough to take on Stephen Colbert in over half a year. The result is a non-embarrassing "Better Know a District for Cartwright, complete with a heartwarming ending in which he teaches Colbert how to ride a bike.
"Lost Roles" is a weekly column taking a different actor, comedian, or writer each week and examining all of the movies and TV shows they almost made but didn't, for one reason or another. This week, we turn our attention to beloved newsman Stephen Colbert.
Before becoming a correspondent on The Daily Show (under original host Craig Kilborn) in 1997, Stephen Colbert spent a decade as a wildly funny performer at Second City Chicago who wasn't getting the amount of career attention he deserved, being passed over for numerous big jobs. The Daily Show was Colbert's big break, but it wasn't until Jon Stewart took over as host that [...]
Comedy Central announced today that Stephen Colbert will be interviewing former President Bill Clinton on an episode of The Colbert Report next month. The interview will take place in St. Louis on Saturday, April 6th, at the 2013 meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative University (or CGI U), an annual event Clinton holds to address political and social issues with 1,000 college students. Colbert's interview with Clinton, taped before said audience of 1,000 college students, will be included in a CGI U-centric episode of The Colbert Report during the week of April 8th. This is the second U.S. president Colbert has had on his show after Barack Obama. Said Colbert [...]