Abraham Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address 150 years ago this month, and documentarian Ken Burns has been asking people to film themselves reciting the famous speech and put it online at LearnTheAddress.org. Here's Stephen Colbert doing it in character as Lincoln with a beard and hat above and Conan O'Brien and Louis C.K., who does his with Jerry Seinfeld in the room, below (via Vulture):
In light of the recent drug revelations about Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, Stephen Colbert turned his attention to another ongoing drug-related problem in the Great White North, where bong store's fuzzy mascots terrorize the streets.
Famous Catholic Stephen Colbert gave the keynote at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner last night, a notorious white-tie charity dinner hosted by the Archbishop of New York, currently Cardinal Timothy Dolan. Colbert is the first comedian to give the keynote since Bob Newhart in 1999, and he was well-prepared. Here are a couple of the choicest quotes:
"I am proud to be America's most famous Catholic. And I'm sure the cardinal is thinking, 'Stephen, pride is a sin.' Well, cardinal, so is envy, so we're even."
On Al Smith, who ran for president in 1928 and is how honored by the annual dinner:
Al Smith was "the first [...]
Stephen Colbert is nothing if not loyal, so he took some time last night to defend Papa Bear himself Bill O'Reilly and his new book, Killing Jesus, which O'Reilly says involved some divine inspiration. Never to be outshone, Stephen got some convenient advice from God around the same time.
Stephen Colbert launched his Oprah-inspired "cOlbert's Book Club" in May with a special episode dedicated to The Great Gatsby, and last night, he did his second edition of the book club with an entire episode about JD Salinger's works (except for Catcher in the Rye). Check out the rest of the episode, including his interviews with author Tobias Wolff and Salinger documentary director Shane Salerno and the segment "Better Know a Salinger," below: