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Tag: Stephen Colbert

Jon Stewart to Donald Trump and His Supporters in the Media: America Isn’t Yours

The former “Daily Show” host briefly took over “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” on Thursday to expose the hypocrisy of conservative pundits who support a presidential candidate who embodies much of what they claimed to despise about President Obama.

Posted on Jul 22, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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Stephen Colbert Brings Jon Stewart Out of Retirement to ‘Make Sense’ of Trump’s Candidacy (Video)

The “Late Show” host hunted down two former “Daily Show” characters to help him deal with the fact that none other than Donald J. Trump is the GOP’s pick for president.

Posted on Jul 19, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Stephen Colbert Sneaks Into the Republican National Convention to Rip Into Trump on Stage (Video)

The “Late Show” host had a few things to say about the Republican presidential candidate, and he wanted to be heard loud and clear on Monday as the RNC was about to kick off.

Posted on Jul 19, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Stephen Colbert Tells Us What He Really Thinks About Clinton in This Hilarious Rap (Video)

The seemingly fed up—but inevitably comical—“Late Show” host “took [his] gloves off” in his take on the Democratic presidential candidate’s email scandal, rapping, “You’re so bad at running for president, the only person you could beat is Donald Trump.”

Posted on Jul 18, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Bernie Sanders on ‘The Late Show’: ‘The Struggle for Social Justice Will Continue’ (Video)

The presidential candidate tells Stephen Colbert he and his 1,900 delegates plan to make waves at the Democratic convention.

Posted on Jun 25, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Stephen Colbert to Senate: Gun Lobby’s ‘Got Your Balls in Their Hands’ (Video)

The host of “The Late Show” hits the target—and certain members of Congress—where it counts in this timely gun control takedown.

Posted on Jun 22, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


The Heartbreakingly Beautiful Responses to the Orlando Massacre You Have to See (Multimedia)

All over the internet, responses to the Pulse nightclub tragedy have been painfully moving. Here are just some of the most powerful tributes—in the form of videos, photos and written pieces—we found.

Posted on Jun 15, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Stephen Colbert on the Money: Harriet Tubman Will Grace $20 Bills; Now, How About That Wage Gap?

“It’s gonna get awkward in your wallet when she runs into Washington and Jefferson.”

Posted on Apr 21, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Bernie Sanders Visits Stephen Colbert to Talk About Superdelegates and His Recent Wins (Video)

The Democratic presidential candidate continues to appeal to young voters. On Thursday, he reached out to them by appearing on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.”

Posted on Apr 1, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Elizabeth Warren: Electing Donald Trump President Is Like Calling an Arsonist to Put Out a Fire

The Republican presidential front-runner is a “loser” who got where he is by inheriting wealth and “cheating and defrauding people,” the Massachusetts senator said on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”

Posted on Mar 31, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


VIDEO: Stephen Colbert: Now You’ll Be Able to ‘Binge-Watch the Death of the GOP’

The host of “The Late Show” explains what we can expect from a brokered convention, or as Republicans like to call it in an attempt to mask their desperation, an “open convention.”

Posted on Mar 17, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


VIDEO: Stephen Colbert’s Moving Tribute to Justice Antonin Scalia

On “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” on Monday night, the comedian recalled a memorable moment he spent with the late Supreme Court justice.

Posted on Feb 16, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


VIDEO: Stephen Colbert Asks Bernie Sanders If It’s Really Possible to Change the U.S.

Still riding on the excitement of his New Hampshire primary victory last week, Sanders stopped by the “Late Show” to discuss his movement and get some tips from South Carolina native Colbert on how to win that state.

Posted on Feb 15, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


VIDEO: Bill O’Reilly and Stephen Colbert Debate the Merits of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump

Although the Stephen Colbert of the “Late Show” can’t compare to the Stephen Colbert of the “Colbert Report” when it comes to setting Fox News hosts straight, his recent discussion with the “O’Reilly Factor” pundit is certainly worth a watch, especially the bit where Colbert points out why O’Reilly is dead wrong about Sanders’ policies.

Posted on Feb 9, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


VIDEO: Stephen Colbert Baffled by Clinton Being Declared Winner of Iowa Caucus Thanks to Coin Tosses

Yes, that’s right. Hillary Clinton was pronounced victorious in at least six Iowa precincts that were tied Monday night after one fateful question was asked: “Heads or tails?”

Posted on Feb 3, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


VIDEO: Stephen Colbert Celebrates ‘Happy Ending’ of Iowa Caucus

By Janet Allon / AlterNet

“Tonight we finally find out who has been elected president of Iowa.”

Posted on Feb 2, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


VIDEO: Stephen Colbert: I Might Actually Like Donald Trump More Than Republicans Do

After learning just how much the Republican Party seems to hate its two presidential front-runners, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, the “Late Show” host comes to a shocking realization.

Posted on Jan 26, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



The Great Forgetting

America’s refusal to fund and sustain its intellectual and cultural heritage has come with an enormous cost. We are now paying the bill.

Posted on Jan 10, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: Stephen Colbert’s Definitive—and Very Silly—Takedown of the Oregon Militiamen

By Janet Allon / AlterNet

Colbert deploys the “Oreo phone” to get these boys some emergency snacks.

Posted on Jan 6, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


VIDEO: Stephen Colbert on Donald Trump: ‘He’s My Old Character With $10 Billion’

By Adam Johnson / AlterNet

On “Face the Nation,” the “Late Night” host discussed Donald Trump and the importance of comedy in tragic times.

Posted on Dec 27, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


VIDEOS: Stephen Colbert on Hanukkah and Christmas

“The Late Show” host put out a series of eight videos, one for each night of the Jewish holiday, featuring various comedians, as well as a comical clip on Christmas party apologies. 

Posted on Dec 24, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


VIDEO: Stephen Colbert: Paris Climate Agreement Sets Bar as ‘Low as It Could Possibly Go’

World leaders are being awfully self-congratulatory about doing the absolute minimum to keep the planet “hospitable for human life.”

Posted on Dec 15, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


VIDEO: Stephen Colbert Tries to Save Turkish Man’s Life With His ‘Lord of the Rings’ Expertise

A man faces jail time in Turkey over a Facebook post that compared a “Lord of the Rings” character with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, something the “Late Show” host couldn’t just stand by and watch without intervening.

Posted on Dec 9, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


VIDEOS: Late-Night Show Hosts Respond to Paris Attacks: ‘An Attack on Humanity Itself’

Comedians Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert and John Oliver all took time during their late-night shows over the past few days to briefly talk about the Paris attacks that have left the world shaken.

Posted on Nov 17, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


VIDEO: Stephen Colbert Previews Twitter’s Role at the Democratic Debate

Perhaps Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley will have to limit their answers to 140 characters, “The Late Show” host suggests.

Posted on Nov 13, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


VIDEO: Stephen Colbert: CNBC GOP Debate ‘Impressive’ in How ‘Boring and Confusing’ It Managed to Be

The “Late Show” host started a segment dedicated to last week’s CNBC debate by apologizing to any viewers who had to sit through the Republican spectacle.

Posted on Nov 4, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


VIDEO: Stephen Colbert Dares Donald Trump to Do Something Remarkable With a Million Dollars

Donald Trump talks about a million dollars like it’s chump change. So Stephen Colbert is trying to get him to prove that the amount is a pittance to him by doing something only the “Late Show” host could’ve come up with.

Posted on Oct 29, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


VIDEO: Stephen Colbert Bids Adieu to Jim Webb and Lincoln Chafee in ‘Hungry for Power Games’ Bit

The comedian has not shied away from politics in his version of “The Late Show,” but has rather often opted for political commentary presented through a Hollywoodesque lens.

Posted on Oct 27, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



Citizens United Is Headed for the California Ballot: Here’s What You Need to Know

All eyes will be on a state advisory referendum that’s expected to galvanize protests against a broken political process.

Posted on Oct 13, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: Stephen Colbert Makes Fun of CNN for Trying to Lure Viewers With Absurd Joe Biden Ploy

By now word’s gotten out that CNN has prepared a lectern for the vice president, in case he decides to show up to the first Democratic presidential debate on Tuesday night. It’s almost certain Biden won’t actually show up, but at least the “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert got a few laughs out of CNN’s ridiculous publicity stunt.

Posted on Oct 13, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



‘The Daily Show’ TV Review: Will the Real Trevor Noah Please Stand Up?

The clip was quick, the jokes staccato, sketches were short and Noah was slick—maybe too slick.

Posted on Sep 29, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: Here Are Some of the Best ‘Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ Clips With Presidential Candidates

Stephen Colbert has hosted only 15 episodes of “The Late Show” so far, but he’s already interviewed more than his fair share of presidential candidates: Bernie Sanders, Jeb Bush, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz—as well as Vice President Joe Biden, who may or may not run.

Posted on Sep 29, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



10 Best Satirical Campaigns for President of the United States

They’re not much more ridiculous than the real thing, but in general they’re a lot more entertaining.

Posted on Sep 24, 2015 READ MORE



Jon Stewart Gets a Send-Off Emmy for ‘The Daily Show’

At Sunday night’s Emmy Awards, Jon Stewart got one last chance to bask in the glow of industry goodwill directed at “The Daily Show.” At the ceremony he picked up a trophy for Outstanding Variety Talk Series to cap off his 16-year stint as “Daily Show” host.

Posted on Sep 20, 2015 READ MORE


LISTEN: Mexico’s Missing 43

Journalist Steve Fisher talks with KPFK’s Joshua Scheer about his and Anabel Hernández’s investigative work on the missing 43 students in Mexico. Also, Truthdig’s Kasia Anderson discusses Stephen Colbert’s debut, and Liza Gold talks gun deaths and mental health.

Posted on Sep 12, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



Stephen Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ Debut: Well, That Was Awkward

He’s filling the seat long commanded by David Letterman, which is a gigantic deal in and of itself, but whether Colbert’s version of “The Late Show” gets off the ground ultimately has to do with whether he can fly solo—on his own terms. 

Posted on Sep 9, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: Stephen Colbert Makes Jeb Bush Rue the Day He Chose to Use ‘The Late Show’ as a Fundraiser

Jeb Bush is one of the first guests on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” a decision he may regret now that he’s started a raffle war with the host.

Posted on Sep 3, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



Knock, Knock, Hillary: Black Lives Matter Wants to Speak With You, Too

Black Lives Matter activists are leaving their mark on presidential campaigns, comedian Stephen Colbert shares his thoughts on women, and a socialist politician is stirring things up in the U.K. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Aug 15, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: That Time Jon Stewart Showed a Juan Cole Clip on al-Qaida

By Juan Cole

Jon Stewart is the most brilliant man on television, and Steve Colbert said it well: that we’ve all learned “how to do our jobs” from him—our job being to be critical consumers of information and news.

Posted on Aug 12, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



‘Daily Show’ Duo Samantha Bee and Jason Jones Make a Play for Their Own Hit Show

Those hoping that either or both members of “Daily Show” husband-and-wife team Jason Jones and Samantha Bee would play key roles in filling outgoing power anchor Jon Stewart’s seat can strike those two promising names off the list of potential replacements—they’re going to be otherwise occupied.

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 READ MORE



Larry Wilmore Makes His Comedy Central Bow to Promising Reviews

Stephen Colbert has a tough act to follow in replacing David Letterman on the “Late Show” later this year—but then again, following Stephen Colbert is no easy feat either. The latter job fell to Comedy Central’s newest host, Larry Wilmore, on Monday night.

Posted on Jan 20, 2015 READ MORE


‘The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore’ Promises to Give a ‘Voice to the Underrepresented’

Stephen Colbert left a big hole in late night political comedy, but Larry Wilmore, the former “senior black correspondent” of “The Daily Show,” promises to fill that space with something “different.”

Posted on Jan 15, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


Stephen Colbert on the 2014 Holidays

“The Colbert Report” may be over for good, but there are still plenty of holiday clips to enjoy from earlier this year.

Posted on Dec 25, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


The Grand Finale of ‘The Colbert Report’ Is a Sight to Behold

After nine years, 1,447 episodes and several well-deserved Emmy Awards, America’s favorite faux news pundit signed off one last time with a promise that “We’ll Meet Again.”

Posted on Dec 19, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Stephen Colbert: No One’s Going to Pay Me to Watch Bill O’Reilly Anymore, So Fuck That Noise

As the “Colbert Report” films its last few episodes, host Stephen Colbert comes to a startling realization: He’s going to miss Fox News pundit Bill O’Reilly. Watch as the comedian pokes his final holes in O’Reilly’s defense of unjustifiable, immoral acts such as CIA torture.

Posted on Dec 16, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


President Obama Hosts ‘Colbert Report’ to Show Colbert Up…and Spread the Word About Obamacare

As Jon Stewart mentioned on the “Daily Show” on Tuesday, the decision to time the president’s appearance on the “Colbert Report” to air before the Senate’s CIA torture report was released may not be purely coincidental.

Posted on Dec 10, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Stephen Colbert Thanks Nazis for Getting Congress to Agree on Something

Congress recently looked past its partisan grudges to pass a bill about Nazis. Yes, that’s right: Nazis.

Posted on Dec 6, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Jon Stewart, Larry Wilmore and Stephen Colbert Weigh In on the St. Louis Rams’ Ferguson Protest

“These [Ferguson] protests have spread to what Americans hold most sacred: football,” the “Colbert Report” host said Monday.

Posted on Dec 3, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Stephen Colbert Hosts His Last Election-Themed ‘Colbert Report’ Live

“The Colbert Report” host is on his way out this year, but he squeezed some time in Tuesday night for live midterm election coverage and a visit from the devil.

Posted on Nov 5, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Jon Stewart: ‘It’s Hard to Imagine This Is Our Country’

When current Florida Gov. Rick Scott initially refused to debate former Gov. Charlie Crist due to a “ball fan” placed beneath Crist’s legs Wednesday night, the “Daily Show” host rediscovered the reason he got into the business of political satire in the first place.

Posted on Oct 18, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


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