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.
Hey there Hubsters! Another week, another series of shows from our favorite fake newsmen! Is there anything you guys hope Jon and Stephen discuss on the shows this week? As usual, let us know about issues of import and what guests you’d most like to see in the comments below!
Stephen’s guests this week are a co-founder of Twitter, an author, a newsman, and an actor.
Jon’s guests this week are two actors, an author, and a legendary soccer/football player.
Good news Aussie Hubsters!
There is a lot that has happened in the past week. I think probably the biggest thing Stephen and Jon could talk about is the drama between Russia and the Ukraine, but is there anything else you guys think they should be talking about? Let us know in the comments below! Also, share your thoughts on the new ‘Daily Show’ and ‘Colbert Report’ website re-designs.