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Colbert on Letterman: ‘I learned more from watching Dave’ than I did in college

Stephen Colbert made a brief reference Thursday night on his current program about his next job. The audience greeted Colbert, who was named earlier in the day as the next host of CBS’ “Late Show,” with thundering applause and chanted his name. “There was some big news last week that…

Twitter conservatives howl after Stephen Colbert named to replace David Letterman

The announcement Thursday afternoon that Stephen Colbert had been named the replacement for the retiring David Letterman on CBS’ “Late Night” elicited a range of emotions from Twitter users – sometimes within the same tweet. The range of emotions I have about Colbert succeeding Letterman is wide and fierce. —…

An oppressive white privileged heteronormative look at Suey Park’s SQUIRREL! interview

Yesterday morning I sat down at  ‘the place where the magic happens‘ (my desk) fully intending to write about the #CancelColbert nothing-burger that gripped America for a 72-hour news cycle before the country moved on to discussing more important things like waffle tacos at Taco Bell and Bruce Jenner plastic…

Stephen Colbert salvages the ‘wreckage’ of his show after #CancelColbert kerfuffle

Stephen Colbert addressed online calls for his show’s cancellation Monday night in a lengthy segment that took shots at some critics and news media coverage of social media outbursts. Colbert recapped the firestorm when an online activist launched the Twitter hashtag, #CancelColbert, last week over a social media post considered…

Offensive tweet launches #CancelColbert trend, but Stephen Colbert says he’s not responsible

Comedian Stephen Colbert is the subject of a Twitter campaign to put him off the air after an offensive tweet, based on a joke from his program, was posted on a social media account linked to Comedy Central. The satirist poked fun Wednesday night on his “Colbert Report” program at…

Jimmy Carter tells Stephen Colbert: The Bible is misused to subjugate women

Jimmy Carter says he would consider converting to Catholicism on two conditions. The first condition, the former president told Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night, is that Pope Francis must remain in office. The second condition, the lifelong Baptist said, is “when a female Catholic priest asks me to join her…

Neil deGrasse Tyson tells Stephen Colbert that science ‘is true whether you believe in it or not’

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson addressed his recent comments on balancing scientific discourse Monday night on “The Colbert Report.” Host Stephen Colbert asked Tyson, who was promoting his new Fox documentary series, “Cosmos,” why he believed that opposing viewpoints were not necessary in every scientific debate. “That would be a waste…

John Oliver reams wealthy, entitled ‘dweebs’ at tech awards show: ‘F*ck you, straight away’

“Daily Show” alumnus John Oliver emceed the annual “Crunchie” awards on Tuesday night, but was apparently not feeling any great love toward the assembled crowd of tech industry elites. “F*ck you, straight away,” he said by way of greeting as he took the stage. “It is once again an honor,”…

Pussy Riot mocks Putin on Colbert: ‘We don’t want a shirtless man on a horse leading us’

Two members of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot visited The Colbert Report on Tuesday to talk about their arrests and earlier protest actions. Stephen Colbert welcomed the pair to their first U.S. visit by asking if they’d eaten at an Olive Garden yet, but they told him through an…

Stephen Colbert to God: If atheists are created in your image, ‘then you are a jerk’

Stephen Colbert tackled the latest fronts opened up this season in the “war on Christmas,” including a Festivus pole set up next to a Christian display at the Florida state capitol. “I’ve got an incoming news flash: I believe in God,” Colbert said Wednesday night. “And frankly, I have had…

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