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Stephen Colbert to Lena Dunham: 'Get married before you do the sex!'

Conservative hawk Stephen Colbert — that is, “Stephen Colbert,” the character Colbert plays on his Comedy Central show — is concerned about Lena Dunham. When the young multi-hyphenate visited The Colbert Report last night, its host told her that the ladies on Dunham’s HBO comedy, Girls, worry him because “they just don’t seem to know, necessarily, what to do with their life.” And even when Dunham assured Colbert that that’s sort of her show’s point — exploring the time when a young person is not a girl, not yet a woman — Colbert’s anxiety didn’t subside: “You know what? I’m worried about Britney Spears too,” he said.

There’s a simple reason for Colbert’s disquiet: as Dunham revealed, his Girls counterpart would be Shoshanna, the “Juicy sweatsuit wearin’, self-help lovin'” college student who worships at the altar of Sex and the City but is still a virgin herself. (For those who haven’t seen Girls yet: Shoshanna’s a younger, more cartoonish Charlotte York.) And Colbert took the label and ran with it, asking if Dunham does “the sex” in real life, then urging her to “get married before you do the sex.” Dunham took it all in stride, proving that she can hold her own even when appearing opposite one of comedy’s biggest heavy hitters. No wonder Louis C.K. admires her.

Check out Colbert and Dunham’s conversation below — at four minutes and 35 seconds, it’s short but sweet.


Super Tuesday: 'The Daily Show' and 'The Colbert Report' react to Mitt Romney's close call

Don’t put on that Victory Face just yet, Mitt Romney. As The Daily Show and The Colbert Report pointed out on Wednesday, his all-too-close win on Super Tuesday in Ohio means this thing is far from over. While that news was joyous to Colbert, who got to hit the snooze button on his Loving Mitt Romney Countdown Clock, Stewart and The Daily Show gang, who have deemed the GOP race “Endless Suffrage,” wonder if “the Republican nominee for president is being selected, at this point, by erosion.”

If you’re already as worn out by election coverage as Stewart, there’s a Leeroy Jenkins cameo that’s going to make it all worthwhile. Watch this clip and see why you’ll be PALS FOR LIFE —  not just during the presidential race–  with Stewart:

'Crazy, Stupid, Love,' 'Bridesmaids,' 'Modern Family,' '30 Rock,' lead Comedy Awards nominations

The nominations for the second annual Comedy Awards were announced today. Television series Modern Family and 30 Rock and films Bridesmaids and Crazy, Stupid, Love all lead the pack with five nominations apiece, while Louis C.K. also picked up five nods, three of which come from his FX series Louie.

Nominees for the awards were selected by the Comedy Awards Board of Directors, which include high-profile comedians like Conan O’Brien, Stephen Colbert, Carol Burnett, Ray Romano, Jon Stewart, and Lily Tomlin, according to Deadline. The Comedy Awards will be presented on April 28 in New York City and will air May 6 on Comedy Central. Choice nominees are below. The full list is available on the Awards’ official site. READ FULL STORY

Stephen Colbert gains back control of his Super PAC from Jon Stewart, raises over $1 million

“The PAC is back, baby!” After regaining control of his Super PAC from the clutches of Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report host and current President of Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow, Stephen Colbert, announced on the Super PAC’s website that as of Tuesday morning, the Colbert Nation “has brought in a staggering $1,023,121.24.” (“My accountant explains to me that is a number far above ‘one,’ ‘two,’ ‘five,’ or even ‘many,'” Colbert noted in the statement.) READ FULL STORY

The conclusion of Maurice Sendak's brilliant appearance on 'The Colbert Report' -- VIDEO

I can only begin to imagine the difficult task that was at hand for the editing team at The Colbert Report when it came to working on the blisteringly funny two-part Maurice Sendak segment. How do you edit anything when everything the Caldecott-winning author and illustrator said to host Stephen Colbert was gold? Pure delightfully cranky, comedic gold.

Thankfully, the editors wisely chose some killer moments for the second half of Grim Colberty Tales with the Where the Wild Things Are creator, making for a most satisfying conclusion. That said, I could legitimately watch the refreshingly blunt Sendak square off with the unabashedly amused Colbert every single night on the show.

Watch Maurice Sendak's wild, hilarious appearance on 'The Colbert Report' -- VIDEO

For so many of us, the words of Maurice Sendak were an imperative part of our childhoods. His transcendent and timeless tales, particularly the classic Where The Wild Things Are helped shape us into the adults we’ve become. Perhaps that’s why the 83-year-old author/illustrator’s appearance on Tuesday night’s episode of The Colbert Report struck such a nerve with fans whose lives he had impacted. Well, that, and it was so unbelievably, wake-the-person-next-to-you hilarious, it will live on your DVR forever.

Sendak, who sat down with future President of South Carolina (keep the faith!) Stephen Colbert for his first segment of Grim Colberty Tales, gave one of the most unflinchingly honest and painfully funny interviews in the show’s history. Not only did Sendak keep up with Colbert in a way most guests never can (then again, this is the person who created Max, so he knows how to get into the mind of a mischievous character), but he somehow made statements like “I didn’t set out to make children happy or make life better for them or easier for them” as magical as the very books he was seemingly indifferent about writing for us. (Who knew?! Also, didn’t this little piece of information from the Caldecott winner somehow make him more likeable?)

Stephen Colbert to hold 'The Rock Me Like a Herman Cain: South Cain-Olina Primary Rally'

Stephen Colbert is going to bring the Cain back to the GOP race. The Colbert Report host and eventual President of South Carolina announced on his show Wednesday night that he will be holding the spectacularly titled Rock Me Like a Herman Cain: South Cain-Olina Primary Rally in Charleston, S.C., on Friday, Jan. 20, at 1 p.m.

The event, which the South Carolina native assured will not only be even better than 2010’s Rally to Restore Sanity and Jon Stewart-free (a good thing considering they’re definitely not coordinating with each other for the Super PAC), but will also have none other than Herman Cain on hand to lead the cry that a vote for him is really a way to get the wheels in motion for Colbert’s campaign. (While Colbert promised there will be speeches, cheerleaders, and a marching band, pizza was suspiciously not mentioned.)

Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart continue to put the 'super' in the Definitely Not Coordinating Super PAC

While Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart are definitely not coordinating with each other (hence the Definitely Not Coordinating With Stephen Colbert Super PAC) regarding Colbert’s presidential bid, the duo paired up during last night’s Daily Show to make sure that their continued efforts, which includes that ad accusing GOP front-runner Mitt Romney of being a serial killer, was all perfectly legal.

After a call to their lawyer, Trevor Potter, Colbert, and Stewart non-coordinated together to find out that not only are they in the clear, but if they do get fined for their actions, they can just use some of their Super PAC money. Watch them figure out some clever loopholes — all while non-coordinating, of course — here: READ FULL STORY

Stephen Colbert: Why a vote for Herman Cain in South Carolina is really a vote for him -- VIDEO

Just when you thought he was out, Stephen Colbert pulled him right back in. Former presidential candidate Herman Cain, who suspended his campaign last month following the “continued distractions” and “continued hurt” from the various sexual harassment allegations he faced, is back in it, thanks to Colbert.

During Monday night’s installment of The Colbert Report, the South Carolina native, who announced last week that he was transferring his Super PAC powers to Jon Stewart in order to possibly run in the Republican presidential primary in his home state, had some distressing news to the members of the Colbert nation. Because there are no write-ins on South Carolina ballots, the Colbert Report host, who is exploring the race two and a half months in, won’t be able to get any votes. READ FULL STORY

Stephen Colbert to officially run for president?

Tonight, the Republican race for president may get a teeny bit more crowded: Stephen Colbert will be making an announcement about his plans for throwing his hat in the ring for the Jan. 21 GOP primary in his home state of South Carolina. He’s not serious — at least we think he’s not — but the latest public opinion polls do place the comedian at 5 percent in the state, a full point ahead of real-life candidate John Huntsman.

This isn’t the first time Colbert has made a half-joking run for the White House. READ FULL STORY

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