pizzahutofficial asked: Who would have been a better person than Colbert, that was a woman or not-white? Why should they use those criteria and not the most fitting?

It’s not a matter of better, but of differing voices and representation. 

But if you need a list, here’s two.

Watch: Jon Stewart kvells over Colbert getting the Late Show

BREAKING: Stephen Colbert taking over ‘The Late Show’ in 2015

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Brief thoughts:

  • The loss of his “Colbert” character will be painful. It’s been one of the most genius, game-changing comedic performances on modern television and to not have that 4 nights a week anymore will be truly unfortunate.
  • Additionally it’s a shame CBS didn’t go for a woman or person of color in this spot. More of the same.
  • But it’s exciting to see what Colbert can do on CBS in a more traditional format. They wouldn’t have hired him if they didn’t think he had the personality skills to carry such a show. It’s going to be different but exciting nonetheless.
  • Colbert and Fallon going head-to-head will be delightful for their “BFFs for 6 months” rivalry. 
  • Comedy Central has the option to move @midnight up which would be cool (though confusing considering the title), or move another strong Daily Show voice into the 11:30 spot (Jessica Williams, Kristen Schaal, John Hodgman, Wyatt Cenac).
  • Ratings wise I could see them expanding Tosh into a 4-day a week show at 11:30, but it wouldn’t be consistent with the intelligent brand they’ve built from 11-12.

'Kinky Boots' also won best musical theater album and Kathy Griffin won comedy album.

Stephen Colbert And Alan Cumming Make An “Accidental Racist” For Homophobes | BuzzFeed

Watch: Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert reignite their friendship with performance of "Ivory and Ivory"

inothernews:

Stephen Colbert presents scenes from next season’s Breaking Bad… as performed by the men from Downton Abbey.

Heh.

Perhaps Colbert is familiar with the never-ending parade of single-serving TV mash up Tumblr blogs. Next up, Breaking Development, Parks and Abbey and Downton Thrones.

comedycentral:

As you might have heard yesterday, next week is The Hobbit Week on The Colbert Report, as Stephen welcomes Sir Ian McKellan on Monday, Martin Freeman on Tuesday, Andy Serkis on Wednesday and Peter Jackson on Thursday. You might know them better by their respective Hobbit characters, Yoda, Voldemort, Sulu and Morpheus.
In the meantime, let’s prepare for the weeklong Tolkien-fest with some classic Middle Earthian moments from The Report. First up, click the gif to watch Stephen put the literary smackdown on fellow LOTR-head James Franco.

comedycentral:

As you might have heard yesterday, next week is The Hobbit Week on The Colbert Report, as Stephen welcomes Sir Ian McKellan on Monday, Martin Freeman on Tuesday, Andy Serkis on Wednesday and Peter Jackson on Thursday. You might know them better by their respective Hobbit characters, Yoda, Voldemort, Sulu and Morpheus.

In the meantime, let’s prepare for the weeklong Tolkien-fest with some classic Middle Earthian moments from The Report. First up, click the gif to watch Stephen put the literary smackdown on fellow LOTR-head James Franco.

comedycentral:

popculturebrain:

nprmusic:

When I first heard the song, just a few years ago, I just thought he had written it for me. [It’s] just a beautiful expression of how we are toward each other as people — we don’t think that we are sufficient for each other; that no one wants to know the real me or the whole me.

— From Fresh Air, Steven Colbert on Ben Folds Five’s “The Best Imitation of Myself”

Photo: Kris Long

Is there video of this performance?

Not online. It’s from the taping of this episode.

PS Listen to that Fresh Air interview. It’s wonderful.

Dear Comedy Centrl, Please put it online? Love you forever, Alex (PCB).

me2ism:

nyphil:

In Comes Company (on DVD)
Both Blu-ray and DVD will be released on November 13.

do you think if we close our eyes and pray this will end up on Netflix Watch Instantly?

If not, pre-order it. It’s good.

me2ism:

nyphil:

In Comes Company (on DVD)

Both Blu-ray and DVD will be released on November 13.

do you think if we close our eyes and pray this will end up on Netflix Watch Instantly?

If not, pre-order it. It’s good.