Well here it is, folks: The Colbeard. Behold its glory, its beauty, and its respect for the late night host tradition of growing beards. Stephen Colbert recently caught up with The Daily Beast to talk about his Late Show debut later this year, but he was upstaged by his brand new salt-and-pepper beard: "I have not allowed this to happen to my face since college because I've been working professionally pretty constantly since then," he told The Daily Beast. "I have like nine months where nobody has to see me so I said, 'I wonder what I look like?' No one should ever mistake me for a newsman [...]
Stephen Colbert's former lawyer Trevor Potter wrote a piece for The Washington Post this week to mark the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court Citizens United decision, and it's a great look back at the brilliance and lasting influence of Stephen Colbert's super PAC "Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow." Potter appeared on The Colbert Report several times during the Colbert Super PAC saga and was tasked with drafting up all legal documents and assisting Colbert in the purely legal financial venture, and in the Washington Post article he outlines some his most notable lessons learned from the whole process. Here's an excerpt:
When the Colbert Super [...]
The final episode of The Colbert Report aired last night, and in it Stephen killed death himself and ascended into eternity – with Alex Trebek, naturally. But before flying off into another realm, he had some of his best pals join him in song. Everybody from Jon Stewart and Michael Stipe to Henry Kissinger and Samantha Powers to Bryan Cranston and James Franco and literally dozens of others. It was a pretty great — and surprisingly touching — way to send this incredible show off. Below, watch Colbert's final Word, him cheat death, and his final sendoff. Click here to watch the entire episode.
With only a few more episodes to go, last night's Colbert Report wrapped up its longtime segment for super wealthy viewers "Colbert Platinum" by selling the show's naming rights to Dewar's, resulting in a new and ridiculous Colbert Report intro song that made Colbert briefly break character in front of the audience. We're really gonna miss you, Stephen.