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By Allison Silverman Source On December 18, after ten seasons and over 1,400 episodes, The Colbert Report will come to a close. Allison Silverman was the show’s first co-head writer and eventually its executive producer, working on the show from 2005–2009.

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By Amy Laskowski Source Now a senior producer at The Colbert Report, Nicole Savini was a student at BU when she had a watershed moment that has stayed with her ever since.

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By Katt Source StephenSmile64 will have more tidbits from the “Behind the Scenes at ‘The Colbert Report’” panel discussion at the New York Comedy Festival coming soon, but for now Splitsider’s Elise Czajkowski and Entertainment Weekly’s Shirley Li bring you some of the best quotes from the event, including details on network-enforced sponsorship, the logistics […]

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By Christina Pellegrini Source Comedy central: Scardino can crank out a hundred jokes a day. Late-night television show writer Meredith Scardino may have comedy chops, but even her wit couldn’t save her when it came to composing a speech on chemical and biological warfare for Radnor High School’s Model UN auditions. Yet despite her unsuccessful […]

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By Stephen Colbert Source Obama and Romney have great resumés, but Stephen Colbert says they’re missing one key thing: ovaries. Here, his picks for who should run the free world.

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By Jennifer Burns Source How does being a guest on The Colbert Report compare to being a guest on The Daily Show?

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By Rob Feld Source The Colbert Report puts a satirical spin on the political events of the day. But even in an election year, with more details, graphics and odd characters to worry about, director Jim Hoskinson never misses a beat. Hoskinson (left) goes over notes with stage manager Mark McKenna about what to expect […]

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By Robin Sayers Source Splice together the DNA of an adorable carpenter (let’s go with Harrison Ford) with that of a Jedi crafter (yes you, Martha), and—hey look, it’s Brendan Hurley!

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By Brad Herzog Source Meredith Scardino ’98 and Liz Levin ’98 make merry at ‘The Colbert Report,’ home to TV’s favorite ‘well-intentioned, poorly informed, high-status idiot’

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By Catherine Ho Source At 30, attorney Matthew Sanderson has already racked up an impressive list of professional accolades: he’s been counsel in a presidential campaign and co-founded PlayoffPAC, which is challenging the way college football selects its champions. As part of the latter effort, he helped uncover allegedly lavish spending and inappropriate campaign contributions […]

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Moontower Interview: Hasan Minhaj

By Robert Faires Source Getting hired as a correspondent for The Daily Show With Jon Stewart was, without question, a great break for Hasan Minhaj. But it isn’t as if the 29-year-old comedian was sitting around waiting for his cell to ring. This is a guy who in just a few years has made a mark in stand-up, […]

October 2nd, 2013: The Taping ReporT!

By Anna-Neko Source This was my second time going (went with a friend last year), and just the day before got to experience ‘The Daily Show’ too!

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