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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 READ MORE


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 READ MORE


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 READ MORE


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 READ MORE



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 READ MORE


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 READ MORE


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 READ MORE


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 READ MORE


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 READ MORE


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 READ MORE


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 READ MORE


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 READ MORE


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 READ MORE


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 READ MORE



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 READ MORE



‘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 READ MORE



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 READ MORE



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 READ MORE



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 READ MORE



‘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 READ MORE


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 READ MORE


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 READ MORE


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 READ MORE


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 READ MORE


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 READ MORE


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 READ MORE


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 READ MORE


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 READ MORE


Stephen Colbert: Wouldn’t It Be Wonderful If Tobacco Could Cure Ebola Like It Once Cured Uncoolness

Scared about the Ebola outbreak? Let Dr. Stephen T. Colbert, DFA, cure your worries with laughter.

Posted on Oct 8, 2014 READ MORE


Stephen Colbert: Listen to TV Pundits, Not Experts, When It Comes to the Dangers of Ebola

The “Colbert Report” host joins the rest of the right-wing media in spreading unfounded paranoia about Ebola.

Posted on Oct 7, 2014 READ MORE


‘We Have to Cut Off All Contact With Places With Ebola,’ Starting With Texas

Ebola is in America, news you couldn’t have missed even if you tried thanks to the media scare spreading across the nation.

Posted on Oct 4, 2014 READ MORE


China, ‘Think Carefully’ Because Whatever You Do, ‘America Will Still Do Business With You’

The “Colbert Report” host weighs in on the historic Hong Kong protests (which alarmingly may become “Tiananmen Square 2.0”), warning China to put a lot of thought into its response to the demonstrations. 

Posted on Oct 2, 2014 READ MORE


The UAE’s First Female Fighter Pilot Called ‘Boobs on the Ground’ by Fox News Host

The fact that the United Arab Emirates’ Mariam Al Mansouri is leading airstrikes against Islamic State has some social media users in a sexist uproar, but none compare with the illustrious “Five” on Fox News whose hosts are perfect evidence that misogyny isn’t unique to the Middle East.

Posted on Sep 27, 2014 READ MORE


Stephen Colbert’s Priceless Interview With Naomi Klein on Capitalism and Climate Change

Even when the “Colbert Report” host calls Naomi Klein a “class traitor,” the journalist laughs it off and gives a stellar explanation of what needs to be done if we want to keep the planet from becoming unrecognizable due to climate change.

Posted on Sep 24, 2014 READ MORE


What on Earth Is the Government Thinking Giving Grenade Launchers and Machine Guns to Schools?

Though it may seem like an absurd, cruel joke, it’s not just our police departments that are being militarized; our school districts are getting tanks as well. Here’s what Stephen Colbert has to say about it.

Posted on Sep 20, 2014 READ MORE


Stephen Colbert Weighs In on Scottish Independence While Wearing the Obligatory Kilt

America’s favorite faux right-wing pundit is taking sides in Scotland’s referendum Thursday on whether to stay part of the United Kingdom. Let’s just say Queen Elizabeth II and the “Colbert Report” host may not see eye to eye on this one.

Posted on Sep 16, 2014 READ MORE


Stephen Colbert on the Republican Party’s Failed Attempts to Court Female Voters

The midterm elections are coming up, and despite the fact that a Politico poll shows Republicans have serious “lady problems,” as the “Colbert Report” host puts it, most GOP candidates seem hellbent on continuing to ignore and belittle more than half the country’s population.

Posted on Sep 11, 2014 READ MORE


Stephen Colbert: Obama Stole Republicans’ Immigration Reform Tactic

As the president decides to delay action on help for “los latinos imigrantes,” the “Colbert Report” host points out how unoriginal this approach is by noting all the Republicans who have mentioned the importance of immigration reform again and again and yet again for the past decade or so.

Posted on Sep 9, 2014 READ MORE


Kevin Spacey and Stephen Colbert Teach Obama How to Be an Effective President

In response to some media pundits’ wishes that the fictional president from Netflix’s “House of Cards” deal with ISIS instead of Barack Obama doing so, the ever excellent Frank Underwood paid his fellow South Carolinian a visit on “The Colbert Report” on Wednesday.

Posted on Sep 4, 2014 READ MORE


Stephen Colbert: ‘ISIS Has Now Attracted the Most Heavily Armed, Violent People on Earth: Americans’

The “Colbert Report” host talks about the latest threat in the Middle East, the Islamic State, as well as Fox News’ weirdly imaginative (or rather delusional) responses to ISIS, all of which are so detached from reality that the comedian decides it’s time to invoke ghosts to explain current events in terms that right-wing pundits can truly get their heads around.

Posted on Aug 30, 2014 READ MORE


Stephen Colbert: If We Put a Woman on the Dollar Bill, It’ll Be Worth Only 77 Cents

“The Colbert Report” is on a summer break, but here’s a great clip you may have missed about women on U.S. currency.

Posted on Aug 20, 2014 READ MORE


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