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By Meredith Blake source It’s a few minutes after 6 p.m. on Thursday night, and as Donald Trump prepares to accept his nomination at the Republican National Convention, a weary-looking Stephen Colbert is rehearsing a few hundred miles away at the Ed Sullivan Theater. Dressed in rumpled khakis and nursing a massive Starbucks coffee, the host runs […]

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By Marisa Guthrie source Late-night’s onetime king of political satire rebounds at the conventions (with an assist from Jon Stewart) as he gets comfortable (finally!) revealing his best character — himself — amid criticism and job rumors: “I’m a human being. Yeah, I care.”

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By Jason Lynch Source CBS should have no problem drawing at least 110 million viewers to its Super Bowl 50 broadcast on Feb. 7, but the network has even grander ambitions for what could turn out to be a record-breaking audience. For the first time, the network has given over its coveted post-Super Bowl slot […]

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By Dave Itzkoff Source On a recent Monday night, Stephen Colbert was about as high atop the Ed Sullivan Theater as one can be, looking out over the 200 or so employees of his CBS “Late Show” who had gathered for a roof party as he stood on a staircase with a megaphone in hand.

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By James Poniewozik Source Stephen Colbert is sitting at a conference table, poring over a dossier on the first and most mysterious celebrity who will appear on CBS’s Late Show when he takes over on Sept. 8–Stephen Colbert. The research is part of a planned series of Late Show segments titled “Who Am Me?,” a […]

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By Joel Lovell Source It was early July, about nine weeks before the debut of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and we were sitting in his temporary office above a BMW dealership on the far west side of Manhattan. He looked very tired, and he was apologizing (unnecessarily) for rambling on in a way […]

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By Megan Smolenyak Source It was a damp morning in late February 2008 when the phone rang. Harvard scholar and PBS host Henry Louis “Skip” Gates, Jr. was calling with one of his random genealogical requests. He was going to be on The Colbert Report later that day. Did I, by any chance, know anything […]

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By Dave Itzkoff Source A great man once said that he was no fan of reference books because they were “elitist, constantly telling us what is or isn’t true, or what did or didn’t happen.”

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By Vulture Editors Source Stephen Colbert’s reign as character-in-chief of The Colbert Report ends this week. To send him off, Vulture enlisted the help of celebrities, authors, journalists, actors, and other notables who have appeared on the show, or are just huge admirers, to recount their memories of one of the greatest TV characters of […]

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By Hilary Lewis Source Stephen Colbert sat down with his longtime friend and former colleague Steve Carell at a fundraiser on Friday night for the Montclair Film Festival.

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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, […]

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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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