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#TBT Part Deux: Colbert Report’s First Episode

Colbert2In honor of tonight’s final episode of “The Colbert Report,” let’s take a look back at the episode that started it all…

“A new television show premieres, and changes the world…” said Colbert in the intros of his inaugural episode, more than 9 years ago.

Comedy Central will be running past episodes throughout the day, until a new episode of “The Daily Show” — followed by “The Colbert Report” finale. Colbert will be off the air until August or September, when he will return as the host of CBS’ “Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”

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President Obama Subs In For Colbert

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Amid a flurry of talk show appearances, President Barack Obama took some time to show off his more comedic side with everyone’s favorite satirist, Stephen Colbert.

During the taping of “The Colbert Report” at GW’s Lisner Auditorium yesterday evening, the President hijacked Colbert’s desk and persona to do his segment “The Word.” Jokingly rebranding it “The Decree” to make it sound more presidential, the President assumed the role of Stephen Colbert, the ultra-right wing pundit, while taking a jab at his friends at Fox News.

Discussing ways to convince young people to sign up for healthcare, the President said of himself in the third person, ”he could try to appeal to them directly through a speech or press conference, but young people don’t watch real news shows like this one,” as the phrase ”Or Fakes Ones Like Fox” appeared next to him.

Super excited to see how Fox reacts to this one…

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Colbert Pokes Fun At President During Kennedy Center Honors

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While hosting The Kennedy Center Honors yesterday evening, Stephen Colbert took a moment to poke fun at President Obama and Democrats over the results of the midterm elections.

“The most powerful and influential person in the world… Michelle Obama. Maddam First Lady, lovely to see you. Good evening,” Colbert joked, as the camera cut to a laughing First Lady and seemingly unamused President.

“There she is, looking radiant, on camera, next to the President, which I assume means she has no future plans to run for office,” he continued, getting a laugh from the President this time. ”There aren’t a lot of Democrats who have that courage.”

Colbert will sit down with President Obama for the taping of “The Colbert Report” at GW’s Lisner Auditorium this evening. The episode will air at 11:30 PM ET.

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Mr. Colbert Comes To Washington

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Brace yourselves GW students… Mr. Stephen T. Colbert will be returning to Lisner Auditorium on Monday, Dec. 8th for one of the final tapings of The Colbert Report.

With only 11 episodes of the Emmy-winning show remaining, Stephen has chosen to grace us with his witty, satirical brand of humor before he moves to CBS’ Late Show in 2015.

“Washington has been the Report’s second home, and I will be returning on Monday to show it the same affection the British did in 1812,” he said.

Lisner has hosted the satirist in the past, when he discussed his book “I am America (And So Can You!) with NBC’s Tim Russert, back in 2007.

Fun fact: Stephen was born in Washington, DC and lived in Potomac, MD before he and the rest of the Colbert clan moved to South Carolina at around the age of 2.

Welcome back to your second home, Stephen!

John Oliver Ends Season with a Bang from the ‘Salmon Cannon’

Ahead of his performance tomorrow at “The Concert for Valor” on the National Mall, John Oliver ended the inaugural season of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” with a segment poking fun at a Washington state news story which featured a cannon that could launch salmon over dams.

Oliver gathered an impressive list of his celebrity buddies being shot in the face with the “Salmon Cannon,” including Jon Stewart, Jimmy Fallon, Tom Hanks, Dwight Howard, Seth Meyers, Anderson Cooper, Mario Batali, Rachel Ray, David Letterman, Wanda Sykes, Stephen Colbert, Wayne Brady, Meredith Vieira, and Joel McHale. Even Homer Simpson and R2D2 made appearances.

Don’t forget, “The Concert for Valor” is a free event tomorrow on the National Mall in honor of Veterans Day. (Oliver’s wife Kate Norley is an Iraq War veteran.) Click here for more information.

Hundreds of Celebs Urge Fans to #GoVote

For Midterm Elections Day, HeadCount.org teamed up with more than 300 entertainers using their celebrity status to urge fans to #GoVote. Participants, including Rob LoweStephen ColbertJohn LegendDave MatthewsFergieJohn OliverPerez HiltonLauryn Hill, and Conan O’Brien, are photographed holding print or digital artwork that displays a “#GoVote” message.

#GoVote photos are being collected in a dedicated Facebook album by HeadCount, accessible here. Participants will also use their social media platforms throughout the day to share their support and photograph, with a link to www.headcount.org for relevant information.

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Chuck Todd Joins Stephen Colbert to Discuss Midterm Elections

Moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press” Chuck Todd was a guest on last night’s “Colbert Report” to discuss his fascination with politics, today’s midterm elections, and his forthcoming book, The Stranger: Barack Obama in the White House, on shelves next week.

Chuck explained why control of the Senate may not play out until January 2015:

Todd: “These midterms are so exciting, I know you love them so much. Not only could we have recounts — you love those, not only will it take the Iditarod to get the votes from the bush country in Alaska to find out who wins Alaska, but we’ll have runoffs in Louisiana, and a runoff in Georgia in January. So why shouldn’t these midterms last until January of 2015? They’re very exciting.”

Stephen Colbert: “Chuck, if I have to keep talking about the midterms after tomorrow night, I’m going to go to Maine and start making out with that nurse.”

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Script Shines Through as Hillary Clinton Joins Stephen Colbert on ‘The Colbert Report’

Hillary Clinton appeared on “The Colbert Report” last night with host Stephen Colbert for what proved to be one of the worst media appearances related to her blitz for Hard Choices.

The show’s host started off by highlighting instances from the book in which the former Secretary of State “name drops” celebrities and world leaders. After, the likely 2016 presidential hopeful “surprises” Colbert and joins him onstage. In a far too scripted back and forth, the two recall memories with Tom Hanks, George Clooney, and Oprah.

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Stephen Colbert Buys TheSarahPalinChannel.com

Screen Shot 2014-07-30 at 12.30.55Tuesday night on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert poked fun at Sarah Palin‘s news channel that she announced on Monday.

“Yes. The all Sarah Palin Channel. It’s exacrtly what she’s always done, only, umm…nothing else.”

Colbert goes on to mock subscribers who pay its $9.95 fee. “It’s a safe space where like minded folks can hear things they already agree with from someone who’s opinion they already know…If $9.95 sounds too rich for your blood, sign up for Stephen Colbert’s Angry Echo Chamber. For just $9.94, it’s a community of people just like you, if you have a valid credit card.” Read more

Jay Carney Joins ‘The Colbert Report’ Before Stepping Down as WH Press Secretary

Screen Shot 2014-06-20 at 11.59.18Today marks Jay Carney‘s final day as White House Press Secretary, and to commemorate the occasion, Carney was a guest on last night’s “The Colbert Report.”

Stephen Colbert began the interview imitating a member of the White House Press Corps asking a question of the Press Secretary following a White House press briefing.

Carney referred to himself as a “glutton for punishment” and the Press Secretary role as “such a high burn-out job” after recalling an email he received noting he was the longest serving Press Secretary since the mid-90s.

Colbert asked Carney when he and ABC’s Jonathan Karl were “just gonna get a room,” which was met with laughs. And before closing out, noted that the next Press Secretary, Josh Earnest‘s name, “literally means ‘just kidding, but seriously’.”

Click through to the Colbert Report and see Carney’s sit down with the comedian.

 

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