Stephen Colbert jokingly stormed off The View today in mock tribute to Bill “Papa Bear” O’Reilly. Why was everyone, especially Barbara, so flustered? The View ladies were as humorless as a 15-term congressman. Has no one ever seen The Colbert Report? Just play along, women of The View and Maria Shriver! Just play along. READ FULL STORY
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Need to see Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s upcoming Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear, but can’t quite make the logistics work? If you were in the audience for last night’s Daily Show, you were in luck.
First, Colbert dropped by to taunt his sanity-promoting rival. Then Oprah Winfrey herself showed up via video screen. She told everyone in the audience to look under their seats, just like she does on her show. They found tickets to Stewart and Colbert’s Oct. 30 event in Washington, D.C. “You’re going to the rally!” Winfrey cried. “You’re going to the rally! Everyone’s going to the rally!” (Of course, since the event is free, those tickets might or might not be worth anything. Maybe she’s covering transportation costs?)
Check out Oprah’s Daily Show appearance after the jump (she arrives a little after the 6:00 mark). Are you planning on attending the rally? Let us know in the comments. READ FULL STORY
If you were on the fence about traveling to D.C. on Oct. 30 for Jon Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity and Stephen Colbert’s March to Keep Fear Alive, perhaps this will make the decision easier: The events will be streamed online and broadcast live by Comedy Central. A network rep tells EW that the specifics — such as when coverage will begin — are still being ironed out, but as previously announced by Stewart on-air, the actual rallies are set for noon to 3 p.m. ET. Stewart explained on last night’s show that they originally sold the events as rallies for people who are usually too busy to be able to go to rallies. “Well, funny story,” he said, “some very sensible people then said, ‘Uh, I’m too busy to go to your rally.’ Which is a great point.” Watch the clip below.
I think this is a brilliant move by the network, which could get decent ratings on a Saturday afternoon. (It’s a reason for those exhausted busybodies to relax on the sofa, and/or a nice thing to have on in the background as you’re putting the final touches on Halloween costumes). Will this news affect whether you attend the rallies in-person? Poll!
Nearly two weeks after many members of Congress and the media gave Stephen Colbert a giant wag of the finger for testifying during a congressional hearing about immigration, the Colbert Report host appeared on the Late Show last night to chat with David Letterman about the ordeal. Even more refreshing than seeing a sense of humor on Capitol Hill in late September was watching Colbert talk to the late-night host out of character. (Something that’s rarer than a Stephen Jr. sighting!) “When Congress asks you to testify, how do you say no?” said Colbert, who was invited to testify by Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren after he spent 10 hours on a farm in Upstate New York, working with the United Farm Workers of America and the Take Our Jobs campaign. He also addressed the media hullabaloo surrounding his testimony: “I said … ‘I’m happy to bring attention to this issue if you think that would help in some way, but I’m going to do it the way I do it because there’s no other reason for me to go.’ And [Lofgren] goes, ‘That’s great, that’s what I want.’ And I said, ‘Now you don’t think there’s any chance that people are going to go, I don’t know, apes—?’” (See video embedded below.) READ FULL STORY
promised on The Daily Show last night that she’d bus people from New York City to Jon Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity come Oct. 30. “Details are still in the works,” HuffPo says, but if you want a ride on their dime, the sign up is this-a-way. (You have to sign up by Oct. 15.) I predict this will be the most Facebooked bus trip in history.Arianna Huffington
I was planning on getting to DC by the sheer force of my own sense of righteousness, but hey, a free bus ride is a free bus ride. How are you getting to the rally, PopWatchers?
Stephen Colbert testified in front of a House subcommittee this morning about immigration policy. He was in character, so it was brilliantly sarcastic and funny, but also scary — is it that easy to turn Congress into a farce? Yes? Yes, it is? Oh.
“At the request of Congresswoman [Zoe] Lofgren, I am here today to share my experience as an entertainer-turned-migrant worker and to shed light on what it means to truly take one of the millions of jobs filled by immigrant labor,” he told the committee. Colbert spent 10 hours on a farm in Upstate New York as part of the United Farm Workers of America’s Take Our Jobs campaign, which highlights the need for domestic agriculture reform by encouraging out-of-work legal residents to apply for farming jobs typically held by undocumented immigrants. “I’ll admit, I started my day with pre-conceived notion of migrant labor,” he said. “I have to say and I do mean this sincerely – please don’t make me do this again. It is really really hard.” READ FULL STORY
Andy Cohen took a break from his Bravo clubhouse duties to play the role of late night guest on The Colbert Report last night, where he was welcomed with a complimentary vodka soda (extra light on the soda). Because Colbert legally cannot show footage of The Real Housewives on his show (“the two universes would explode” if he did), he and Andy reenacted an “actual transcript” of the memorable season 2 Bethenny vs. Kelly verbal smackdown (“We’re not friends…This is you…this is me!”). The two men were impressively fluent in Housewife, each playing their character with vigor, enthusiasm, and plenty of eye rolls. Watch it below (reenacting starts at the 4:00 mark): READ FULL STORY
Stephen Colbert has met his match. On last night’s show, he welcomed famed act-eur and “great Shakespearean grunter” Kevin Kline to his studio, where they discussed Kline’s new movie, The Extra Man. Apparently, the Oscar-winner is quite good in the film, in which he plays an old-fashioned escort of sorts, but he was simply masterful on the Report. Never has any guest pretended to take the host so seriously. It was like watching two chess grand masters, as Kline absorbed all of Colbert’s buffoonery and earnestly responded with the driest of wit. (The only time he flinched in the slightest was when Colbert threw out Kevin Decline, the nickname Kline was tagged with after turning down so many Hollywood roles.) Their elocution duel turned into a impromptu duet of an acting-class tongue twister, and even if Kline missed a couple of his fricatives, he clearly held his own. (Clip embedded after the jump.) READ FULL STORY
What a day! The SEC is suing Candwich (sandwich in a can) financier Travis Wright for fraud at the same time that CNN is outraged that Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert had the audacity and 12-year-old-in-1992′s mentality to use Comic Sans in his internet rant against LeBron James. It’s a landmark date in the rich and fetid history of total trash.
I’m having trouble deciding which is the grosser misuse of modern technology — or if either is really that gross, considering I will clearly eat anything and that I only wish my printing was as neat as Lindsay Lohan’s let alone a perfectly uniform albeit incredibly lame-looking font. So I really need your help on this one. Vote below.
Sometimes Colbert and Stewart have the most random-seeming guests on, and you forget that yep, they are some of your favorite real-life creatures ever. Here’s director and Role Models author John Waters on last night’s Colbert Report. It will be tough, but take a break from marveling at his white shoes and (book) jacket-matching socks to listen to verbal gems along the lines of this: “I taught a first grade class — the same class that I teach in prison. We did improv. We did an airplane crash and they loved it. They were hugging me. I gave them presents like Oprah. I gave them rat skeletons and they really liked it.” We really like you, too, John Waters. Video after the jump. READ FULL STORY