James Brolin from The West Wing Texas governor Rick Perry poised to enter the Republican presidential race tomorrow — the same day as the important Ames Straw Poll in Iowa — he already has more to worry about than Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, and other rival candidates. He has to worry about Rick Parry. Though Perry isn’t officially on the ballot tomorrow, his supporters are encouraging voters to write-in his name as their top choice. Not so fast, says Stephen Colbert’s ColbertSuperPAC. The semi-serious political action committee takes umbrage with out-of-state carpetbaggers with their bags of carpets telling Iowans who to vote for, and it is fighting fire with fire extinguishers. Vote for Rick Parry tomorrow — “That’s Parry with an A for America, with an A for Iowa.” Watch the recent ads. READ FULL STORY
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Stephen Colbert claimed victory today after the Federal Election Commission granted him a unique loophole to use his network’s finances to run his newly formed political action committee. In a 5-1 decision, commissioners granted the Comedy Central comic a media exemption to campaign finance rules that will allow The Colbert Report to produce ads supporting or opposing federal candidates.
After the ruling, Colbert filed papers to officially create Colbert Super PAC and then addressed a crowd of supporters outside:“It has been said that freedom isn’t free. Today, we have placed a sizable down payment. Today, we put liberty on layaway.” Watch his speech after the jump. READ FULL STORY
It’s been three long years since the hilarious late night battle royale between Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, and Conan O’Brien, (Coco had another decidedly less funny war he had to conquer since then) but that doesn’t mean there isn’t another round of TV-host terrorizing on the verge of erupting.
It seems Jimmy Fallon will be next to square off against the two Comedy Central comics, at least if he continues to irk Emmy’s reigning king Stewart and his current (well, at least until September 3) BFF Colbert. The Colbert Report host more or less declared war, accusing Fallon of continuing to ride his coattails. READ FULL STORY
Last night, Stephen Colbert let us in on a little secret: Everyone who works at Viacom — the company behind networks including Comedy Central and CBS — has to share a single bathroom, which is located on the set of The Colbert Report. (The arrangement’s particularly tough on Craig Ferguson, Stephen told us — “He has to fly in from L.A.”) They also share a single bathroom key. Naturally, when someone wants to pay a visit to the porcelain throne, things can get a little complicated. Watch the clip below to see Stephen make a surprise appearance on the set of The Late Show, then get caught unaware by a certain newswoman once he finally makes it past the bathroom door. READ FULL STORY
While some people continue to debate whether partying like it’s New Year’s Eve or the Super Bowl was an appropriate expression of satisfaction that justice finally found Osama bin Laden 10 years after 9/11, we can all agree that Stephen Colbert’s response on The Colbert Report was pitch-perfect for his character. After burying the lead behind mentions of Obama’s birth certificate, Kate Middleton’s wedding dress, and Fast Five’s record-breaking opening weekend, he finally got to the real news: “Seth Meyers did a great job at the Correspondents’ Dinner, but I gotta say, this weekend Barack Obama really killed.” He then led his studio audience in a “USA! USA! USA!” chant.
“I am as giddy as a schoolgirl who just shot bin Laden in the eye. In the eye. Ka-boom! Hey, Osama, no 3-D movies for you in hell, which I’m pretty sure would be The Last Airbender,” he said. “Wow. I am just so happy. And I hope, I hope, I am never again this happy over someone’s death. And I know if I saw myself in a mirror, I would be appalled by the look on my face. [Looks into mirror.] Nope. I like this. That’s a good look. I want to stay this way forever.” READ FULL STORY
Leave it to Stephen Colbert to put a damper on the encouraging recent jobs report. According to the Report‘s crack research team, 75 percent of the 200,000 private-sector jobs the nation added in the last month went to one James Franco, Oscar host, incurable student, college prof, and “soaking wet Gucci spokesperson.” “This guy has worked his way around more college campuses than chlamydia,” Colbert ranted. “Nation, James Franco is clearly my Renaissance nemesis, or Rena-nemesis.”
Colbert had a plan to expose his new rival as a fraud — “Why can’t you just take this [success] and run, and turn your life into some slow agonizing yet entertaining downward spiral for the rest of us to watch?” he would later ask — and that included the help of Franco’s evil twin, Frank Jameso. Take a look. READ FULL STORY
Stephen Colbert crashed Jimmy Fallon’s show last night, to shame his BFFSM (Best Friend For Six Months) into prying open his wallet. You see, Colbert had announced on his own show that Fallon was matching a $26,000 donation to the charity, DonorsChoose.org. The slight snafu: Fallon had never actually made such a commitment, so here he was last night, backing out of a deal that he never made in the first place. “If you can’t donate $26,000 of your best friend’s money without asking him first, then what’s the point of being Best Friends,” Colbert charged. “I give, I give, and I give … your money … to other people. And I get nothing back.”
Colbert vanished as quickly as he’d arrived, allowing a contemplative Fallon to turn the tables. “If we can raise $26,000 by this Friday, I will promise that my BFF for Six Months, Stephen Colbert, will come on this show and sing Rebecca Black’s ‘Friday’ with The Roots,” said Fallon. “And that is a promise that I am making … from him … to you.”
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Stephen Colbert had harsh words for Friend of The Colbert Report Mike Huckabee on last night’s show. To begin with, he took offense to Huckabee using Oscar winner Natalie Portman as an example of someone glorifying having children out of wedlock. “Look, I’m no fan of single mothers either. But it’s Natalie Portman we’re talking about. That kid she’s pregnant with is Luke Skywalker,” Colbert said, mouthing think, think. “So logically, if you’re against her pregnancy that means you’ve aligned yourself politically with Emperor Palpatine. You’re alienating all of Tatooine. It’s a swing planet.” Watch the clip below. READ FULL STORY
Rush Limbaugh upset many listeners on Wednesday when he crudely imitated the Mandarin-speaking Chinese president Hu Jintao. Stephen Colbert took special issue with Limbaugh’s “kung-pao jibberjabber” on last night’s Colbert Report, but for very selfish reasons: “I don’t know about you folks, but I am deeply offended by Rush’s cheap, insensitive … rip-off of my character, Ching-Chong Ding-Dong,” j’accused Colbert, whose Ching-Chong speaks simple pidgin English. “C’mon, Rush. Don’t take my only character. You have a huge repertoire of [insensitive] impressions.”
While some media outlets piled on Limbaugh, Colbert actually took the time to translate the conservative radio host’s seemingly meaningless rant back in to English. Click on the link below to get the entire translation: READ FULL STORY
Last night, Stephen Colbert addressed the media aftermath of the Arizona massacre — and Sarah Palin’s recent video addressing the same — by picking “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Angriness” as The Word. He even took on Palin’s spokeswoman’s assertion that the campaign map with the crosshairs had nothing to do with guns — that the crosshairs were not sights but rather “surveyors symbols.”
“Sarah Palin knows now is not the time to determine ground elevation,” he said, as “Might Lead to High Road” flashed on sidebar. READ FULL STORY
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