Today's big news that Stephen Colbert is taking over for David Letterman as host of CBS's Late Show in 2015 is causing the usual domino effect that a late night host jumping shows usually does, but the line of succession for Colbert's soon-to-be-vacated slot at Comedy Central isn't as clear and obvious as NBC and CBS's recent late night changes. The Colbert Report isn't a franchise. In addition to his persona and comedic voice being so thoroughly ingrained into the fabric of the show, his name is also built into the title instead of having the "______ with ______" title format that makes for smooth changeovers for other late [...]
On last night's show, Colbert finally got the chance to address the #CancelColbert Twitter blowup that happened last week through a new "Who's Attacking Me Now?" segment, where he pointed out that the show has made countless segments that, when quoted out of context, are extremely offensive, including the animated KKK-themed "Laser Klan" installment he ran during Black History Month that nobody seemed to complain about. Coincidentally, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone was last night's guest and was on hand to flip the kill switch on the show's official Twitter account, which is either a temporary April Fool's move or a rightful end to whatever social media team [...]
Don't ever tell Stephen Colbert what not to do, especially if it's airing a KKK-themed cartoon segment during Black History Month. Despite Viacom's pleas against the segment — which Colbert read on air — he went ahead and showed the newest installment of "Laser Klan" anyway featuring the voices of Amy Sedaris, Wyatt Cenac, Colbert, and more.
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.