Posts tagged as the hobbit

Watch Stephen Colbert Interview Smaug the Dragon

Stephen Colbert has done some strange interviews over the years, but none have been as weird, witty, and life-threatening as last night's guest, The Hobbit's fierce dragon Smaug. Not only do Colbert and Smaug discuss heavy topics like Hollywood's liberal bias and Smaug's support for Rand Paul, but they manage to complete the entire interview without Stephen getting eaten.

'The Colbert Report' Kicks Off "Hobbit Week"

The world's biggest Tolkien fan Stephen Colbert launched Hobbit Week on his show last night, a series of Hobbit and Lord of the Rings-themed shows that will last through Thursday. Entitled "The Pundit: Or Colbert and Back Again," Hobbit Week is what you should be watching if you've ever wanted to watch Stephen Colbert speak Elvish. Hit the jump for the rest of last night's Hobbit-related Colbert clips (including an interview with Sir Ian "Gandalf" McKellen:

Flight of the Conchords' Bret McKenzie Cast in The Hobbit Because Why the Hell Not?

Bret McKenzie, being from New Zealand, had a small role in Lord of the Rings: Return of the King as a very pretty elf with very pretty hair. I assume that most New Zealanders had at least roles as extras in the trilogy, the country being so small and full of elfin-looking people. And now Peter Jackson has cast him in The Hobbit, apparently in another small role, but hopefully one that involves him and Jemaine rapping or parodying David Bowie songs. Sure, nothing like that was in the book, but it's called artistic license, people. And now, just because, here's the Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros video:

Left Handed Radio: Sequel Machine—'Hobbit 4'

Every month, The Sequel Machine recruits 25 writers to write the sequels for film's biggest franchises one page at a time. The catch is, the writers only get to read the page before theirs in a round-robin, exquisite corpse style. The end result is a hilarious, twisted, and as coherent as any misquided Hollywood sequel. This month: Hobbit 4.

Performed by: Adam Bozarth, Dan Chamberlain, Matt Little, Anna Rubanova, Brett White, John Timothy, and Jeremy Bent

Script produced by Brett White and Matt Little.

See the next Sequel Machine show live: Die Hard 6. UCB Theatre East, 3rd Street & Avenue A. Thursday, February 7th, 11:00 PM

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'The Colbert Report' Will Celebrate "Hobbit Week" Next Week

Noted Tolkien nerd Stephen Colbert is celebrating the release of Peter Jackson's new Hobbit movie with a theme week on The Colbert Report next Monday through Thursday, according to Entertainment Weekly. The Report's "Hobbit Week" will feature a different guest from the movies each night: Sir Ian McKellen (Dec. 3), Martin Freeman (Dec. 4), Andy Serkis (Dec. 5), and Peter Jackson (Dec. 6), all in advance of the movie's Dec. 14th release. Stephen Colbert visited the set of the Hobbit movies in New Zealand last year and allegedly filmed a cameo in either the second or third film in the trilogy. About Colbert, Peter Jackson told [...]

The Best of Stephen Colbert's Hobbit Week

Last night, America's #1 biggest Tolkien geek Stephen Colbert wrapped up "Hobbit Week," four nights of The Hobbit-related programming with guest appearances by the movie's cast and crew on The Colbert Report. Entitled "The Pundit: Or Colbert and Back Again," Colbert's Hobbit coverage involved him interviewing Sir Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Andy Serkis, and Peter Jackson, wielding an elvish blade and smoking from a wizardly pipe. Hit the jump for more highlights from Hobbit Week:

Stephen Colbert Has a 'Hobbit' Cameo

Tolkien superfan Stephen Colbert will have a cameo in Peter Jackson's upcoming The Hobbit movie trilogy, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Colbert spoke about flying to New Zealand to visit the set last year in an awesome, in-depth Playboy interview last week, in which he also hinted at having a cameo in the movies. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed shortly thereafter that Colbert will, in fact, have a role in one of the films, but it's still not known whether it's a significant role or just a background acting gig. The Colbert cameo won't be in the first installment, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which comes out this December. [...]