Comedy, Lenny Bruce, once observed, is tragedy plus time. It has been less than a week since the Paris attacks, and that's no time at all to fully process. But the shows must go on.
This week's talking points are all, essentially, rebuttals to the biggest nonsense espoused on the stage of the fourth Republican debate. It was hard to pick only seven, as there was a bumper crop of nonsense in this particular debate, so forgive us if your favorite didn't make the cut.
After Richard Holbrooke died on December 13, 2010, former president Bill Clinton remarked, why does he have to die? The world is falling apart, and "h...
Perhaps most surprising are the guests Colbert has hosted who are also outside the realm of politics and governance. Interviews with Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, and Apple CEO Tim Cook have brought the culture of Silicon Valley to mainstream television in a way it hasn't before -- outside of the occasional evening news broadcast. This also represents an interesting and novel attempt by Colbert and CBS to lure in younger viewers. While Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel have repackaged their format for viral-ready YouTube bits and BuzzFeed headlines, Stephen Colbert is taking tech seriously.
Paul and I sit prepared to help you journey back for 30 minutes as you laugh yourself back to a time that was and what a time it was. It was. But the big elephant sized lingering question will be: Will anyone care?
If you've been watching Late Night with Stephen Colbert recently, you've been inundated by a good deal of experimental poetry. That's because Colbert, long considered a "metamodern" performer by the American literati, reads experimental metamodern poetry to his late-night audience most nights.
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Why are we even letting them have a platform? Why are we even entertaining the thought that they are saying anything even remotely rational or fact-based? Enough of this! You don't roll around in the muddy gutter with the NRA, you just point and laugh, point and laugh.
Sunlight's Senior Staff Writer Melissa Yeager went step-by-step down the Colbert super PAC money trail to demonstrate how complicated it really is to follow the money under our current campaign finance system.
Ever since CBS announced in April 2014 that he'd be replacing David Letterman, many of his fans wondered if Stephen Colbert would lose his edge after he moved from The Colbert Report on Comedy Central to The Late Show on CBS. Now we know.
It is ironic, bordering on demagogic, how Republicans pick and choose what parts of the constitution they fetishize!
Of course, we have a long way to go before the primary and general elections, and Clinton or Sanders may indeed secure black voters. But will either have the emotional connection with the black community that is required to produce the turnout that Obama inspired?
By the time I got home from the Sicario premiere at MoMA this week, the film's star Emily Blunt was trading puke takes with Stephen Colbert on his Late Night Show
He has chance to imbue it not with the trite, topical humor we have come to expect from the genre, but rather with the full range of emotions that encompass the human experience: grief, fear, hope, sorrow and, of course, humor -- lots and lots of humor.
Was I kidding myself all along about this twelve-by-two mile enchanted island, or am I just getting too old to appreciate it?
Stephen, I realize it's only entertainment and that your job is to make people laugh. But when you bring on a very un-funny fellow like Travis Kalanick, it seems you and your production team should think a little more cleverly about how you put lipstick on that pig.