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'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.
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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?)
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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.)
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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

Stephen Colbert leads Jon Huntsman in South Carolina, according to poll

Though Stephen Colbert’s attempt to “finally raise democracy to the same level as the Tostitos™ Fiesta Bowl and Kardashian™ weddings” by buying the naming rights to the Jan. 21 South Carolina Republican primary didn’t pan out, the host of Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report can take solace in knowing that he bested both former Utah governor Jon Huntsman and former Louisiana governor Buddy Roemer in a poll of GOP voters in his home state. READ FULL STORY

Colbert and Stewart: The Iowa way, we treat you

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert really almost make it worth it, don’t they? Even though we still have to endure 10 more months of endless media coverage of the 2012 election, it’s comforting to know the hosts of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report will be there to keep us sane throughout, just like they have in years past.

The Comedy Central funny men definitely made it worth the while of those who stayed up until the wee hours of the morning (or as Colbert correctly noted, a time of day when no one, especially not Fox News anchors, has “basic mental functions”) on Wednesday to find out the results of the Iowa Caucus. Both Colbert and Stewart took aim at cable news’ over-coverage of the process, including CNN’s use of “flicking” technology to report on the caucus. (Where’s hologram will.i.am when you need him?) Colbert, as always, showed them how it’s really done: READ FULL STORY

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