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Stephen Colbert Unveils His New iPhone Game 'I'd Tap That!'

After learning about the ridiculous amount of money Kim Kardashian is making off her new celebrity-themed iPhone game, Colbert decided to create his own app last night called I'd Tap That!, which doesn't seem as addictive as Kardashian's app but at least is more up front about its money-grubbing.

Watch Colbert's Bizarre Report on a Black Lesbian Nazi Activist Robot

In case you missed last night's Colbert Report, here's a ridiculous installment of "The Enemy Within" he did on "the most frightening minority activist of all" fighting for equality — a robot from Vermont named Bina who may very well end up being the leader of the inevitable worldwide robot takeover.

The Collected Wisdom of Stephen Colbert

After a career in comedy that's lasted for more than two decades, Stephen Colbert was named David Letterman's replacement as host of CBS's 11:35 pm program Late Show last month. Colbert has both been a part of revered comedy institutions (Second City Chicago, The Daily Show, a brief stint as an SNL writer) and helped to create idiosyncratic works of his own (Exit 57, Strangers with Candy, The Colbert Report), and with next year's transition to network late night, he could end up helping to solidify CBS's Late Show into as prestigious a late night franchise as NBC's Tonight Show, if not moreso. Started in 1993 and having [...]

'The Daily Show' and 'The Colbert Report' React to the 'Late Show' News

Here's a clip from the beginning of last night's Daily Show, where Stewart plays a vintage Colbert clip then wishes him the best on his new Late Show gig next year: "The exciting news today is I no longer need a cable subscription for the privilege of watching Stephen Colbert." Click through for Colbert's short but sweet opening dedication to Letterman — apparently Colbert doesn't know that the real Colbert is replacing him yet.

Report: Stephen Colbert Is CBS's Top Choice to Take Over for Letterman, and He Wants to Do It

As you've probably heard, David Letterman announced he's retiring from late night in 2015, and succession talk started the second that was announced. Mashable reports today that Stephen Colbert is CBS's top choice to take over Late Show in 2015 and that he is interested in the job, according to their anonymous sources in both Colbert's camp and at CBS. The report says that Colbert hasn't had any formal negotiations with the network and has no agreement in place but that he had engaged with CBS execs about the job prior to Letterman announcing his retirement. "We’re not commenting on any rumors or speculation about succession," a CBS [...]

Stephen Colbert Fearlessly Crunches into the Unknown by Trying Doritos Jacked

In a "Thought for Food" segment last night, Stephen Colbert covered Michelle Obama's recent crackdown on school lunch food resulting in Domino's "healthy" new "Smart Slice" pizza as well as the three recently launched mystery Doritos Jacked flavors. Colbert tried one of the flavors, and spoiler alert — it's super salty.

Stephen Colbert Apologizes to His Viewers for Being Too Informative

Earlier this week, a new study revealed that fans of The Colbert Report know more about campaign financing than regular news viewers. On Wednesday night's show, Colbert took the news to heart and apologized to viewers for teaching them instead of feeling the news from his gut and delivered a sincere vow: "Clearly I must work harder at informing you less."

Talking 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver' with Showrunner Tim Carvell

In December it was announced that longtime Daily Show head writer Tim Carvell was leaving to serve as showrunner and executive producer of John Oliver's new HBO show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. After years of writing for publications like Fortune, Entertainment Weekly, and McSweeney's, Carvell joined The Daily Show in 2004 and was promoted to head writer in 2011. Ahead of Last Week Tonight's premiere on HBO this Sunday, I recently talked with Carvell about why he left The Daily Show, what he thinks Comedy Central will do with Colbert's time slot next year, and why we should trust a Brit like John Oliver to tell [...]

Comedy Central's Four Main Choices for the 11:30 Timeslot

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 [...]

Stephen Colbert Fires Back at #CancelColbert, Deletes @ColbertReport

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 [...]

Hans Beinholtz Comments on Team USA's German Coach on 'The Colbert Report'

German ambassador to the United Nations and occasional Colbert guest Hans Beinholtz paid a visit to the show last night to help Colbert understand why the US soccer team's German coach is so pessimistic about their odds of winning the World Cup. As usual, Beinholtz offers up some much needed perspective — who really cares about winning and losing anyway when we're all in line to lose to death's icy grip?

'Colbert Report' Fans Know More About Campaign Financing Than Regular News Viewers

When The Colbert Report ends its run on Comedy Central this December, the late night news world will not only be losing one of its most hilarious characters, but it'll also be losing television's most effective educator of politics and campaign finance. According to Deadline, a new study has found that viewers of Colbert's super PAC coverage during the last presidential election season "were better informed about campaign financing and the role of money in politics than viewers of actual news channels and other, actual-news shows."

Dubbed Stephen Colbert's Civics Lesson, the study was conducted through phone interview data from 1,232 adults ages 18+ between December [...]

Why We'll Really Miss 'The Colbert Report'

Yesterday's announcement that Stephen Colbert will succeed David Letterman as the new host of Late Show came surprisingly fast. Letterman's retirement news came out last week, but considering the wild success of The Colbert Report over the past decade, it makes sense that CBS would want to pounce on the Comedy Central host to lead their flagship late night show into a new era. While Colbert's promotion is undoubtedly deserved, Comedy Central made an announcement yesterday that was pretty damn sobering if you're a diehard Colbert Report fan: "We look forward to the next eight months of the groundbreaking Colbert Report and wish Stephen the very best." At [...]

CBS Announces Stephen Colbert Will Take Over for Letterman

CBS announced today that Stephen Colbert, longtime host of The Colbert Report, will take over for David Letterman as host of the network's 11:35pm program Late Show in 2015. Letterman announced last week that he will be retiring sometime next year though a transition date has not yet been set. Colbert will become Late Show's second host; Letterman originated the series in 1993. Colbert has signed a five-year agreement to host the show for CBS. "I'm thrilled and grateful that CBS chose me," Colbert said in a statement. "Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go grind a gap in my front teeth."

Stephen Colbert's contract with Comedy Central [...]