Comedy Central’s “Daily Show” has produced some of the most likable names in late night
Stephen Colbert is the only host in late night TV who plays a character. On “The Colbert Report,” he’s a self-absorbed, closed-minded caricature of a jingoistic talk show host, who is supposed to be anything but endearing.
But Americans embrace him anyway. Colbert is the most-liked late night talk show host, according to data that the Q Scores company provided to TheWrap. The leader of Colbert Nation and host of Comedy Central’s “Colbert Report” has the highest Positive Q Score in late night: a 20.
To create Q Scores, executive vice president Henry Schafer and his team provides a celebrity’s name and a brief description to more than 1,800 viewers. The viewers are asked if they recognize the person, and how they feel about him or her. The average Positive Q Score for a celebrity is 15.
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On top of winning the People’s Choice Award for Best Late Night Host, this has to welcome news (or, uh, data.) We all knew Stephen had a high I.Q., now “The Wrap” has demonstrated he has a high “Q,” too. Who knew? We did here at the Hub, for sure! You can see the overall late night host rankings at The Wrap.
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In this month’s catch up we have new music from Bryan Dinello, interviews with Jon Stewart, Elliott Kalan, Jessica Williams, Lewis Black, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Steve Carell, humour pieces from Amy and David Sedaris, and John Oliver’s new HBO series gets a premiere date.
Hey there Hubsters! I hope you guys had a fantastic weekend, and that you’re all ready for another week of shows! What are you guys looking forward to hearing about, or are any of the guests interesting to you? My birthday is this week, but alas, I haven’t heard of either of the guests that will be on that day. Oh well, an opportunity to learn!
Stephen’s guests this week include a journalist, an author, a producer, and a chairman for the Rebuild Foundation.
Jon’s guests this week include an actor, a former senator, a television host, and an author.
Fox News anchor Howard Kurtz, host of the weekly media criticism show ‘Media Buzz’, is angry at Stephen Colbert for making fun of his report on whether Hillary Clinton is too old to run for President of the United States, on the February 26th edition of ‘The Colbert Report’. Kurtz claims that his report was taken out of context, and is angered at ‘The Colbert Reports’ for its use of “selective editing” in which it
broadcast an edited version of his report, and not the whole segment. Thus by gaining some “cheap laughs” at Kurtz expense.
Unlike his Fox News colleagues who take pride at Colbert’s ribbing, Kurtz has written to Fox News Insider, claiming that he is going to “take on” Stephen Colbert by criticising him on ‘Media Buzz’ on Sunday, March 2nd at 11am and 5pm ET.