Last night, Stephen Colbert dropped by ‘The Daily Show’ to tell Jon Stewart that he would be ending ‘The Colbert Report’ because “it’s become clear to me that I’ve won television”. Stephen Colbert (the character) also shared his thoughts on David Letterman’s replacement, observing that he is just “some fat guy”, before noting that he was not given a personal send off when he left ‘The Daily Show’ in 2005, like the sentimental one that was given to John Oliver in December. Naturally, Stephen present his own personal highlight reel.
Hey there Hubsters! After a nice break week, it’s another week of fake news (and it seems The Colbert Report’s weeks are numbered). Any news from the break that you hope they cover? As always let us know what you hope they cover and what guests you’re looking forward to in the comments below! Stephen’s guests this week are two education policy specialists, two authors, and a basketball coach. Jon’s guests this week are an Environmental Protection Agency administrator, a senator, a morning show anchor, and an author.
The Comedy Central companion shows are two of the 45 teams from the media scene competing in the annual NYFEST industry soccer tournament on Saturday.
The staffs of The Daily Show, The Colbert Report and John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight will be among the teams slated to face off at a celebrity soccer tournament this weekend as part of NYFEST.
Hey there Hubsters! After a relaxing weekend, a new week greets us in this ever dynamic Colbert-news related landscape, we have a great roster of guests to consider, some of whom Stephen has referenced rather frequently on the Report. This includes a prominent mathematician, legendary primatologist Jane Goodall, “Lean In” movement activist and businesswoman Sheryl Sandberg, and Sting and his wife Trudie Styler, on hand to discuss their Rainforest Foundation.
Is there anything you hope Stephen or Jon will cover this week? As usual, let us know in the comments below!
On last night’s episode of ‘The Late Show’, long time host David Letterman announced his retirement from late night television, stating that he will be stepping down as host sometime next year, which is when his contract is due to expire.
Already the blogosphere is ripe with speculation on who will replace the outgoing Letterman. As Bill Carter notes in ‘The New York Times’, heir apparent and host of ‘The Late Late Show’, Craig Ferguson’s previous contracts with CBS have included a “Prince of Wales” clause, giving him the first right of refusal should David Letterman decide to leave.
However, as David Letterman knows only too well, such clauses are never set in stone, as a network can choose to pay off the deal rather than honour the succession, as happened when Jay Leno was chosen to succeed Johnny Caron in favour of David Letterman in 1992.
Suggestions for possible replacement’s have erupted across the web, with candidates ranging from Chris Rock to Louie C.K., Chelsea Handler to Conan O’Brien, Tina Fey to Amy Sedaris, and most interestingly Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.
This morning Deadlines Nikki Finke Tweeted, “My sources say Stephen Colbert “the only one on the air currently that CBS is considering,” with Newsdays Verne Gay adding “I repeat: All eyes now on Stephen Colbert. His CC deal is up soon. And I hear CBS wants him for “Late Show.” He’s not Dave – but brilliant.”
Insider speculation aside, who do you think should be the next host of ‘The Late Show’? Would you like to see Stephen Colbert make the jump, stay on at ‘The Colbert Report’, or do something entirely different? Share your thoughts with the Hub!!
The Comedy Central App will feature a robust lineup of content free to all users, including the most recent season of “South Park” and next-day availability of Comedy Central’s late-night lineup of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” “The Colbert Report” and its new late-night hit “@midnight.” In addition, all app users will be able to preview two yet-to-premiere new series, the animated “Trip Tank” and uncensored stand-up series “Comedy Underground with Dave Attell.” Users will also have access to original short-form content.