The Colbert Report (2005–2015)
One of the year’s most deeply personal films was accidentally a bit more personal than planned: It turns out that Kumail Nanjiani’s character’s name in “The Big Sick” wasn’t supposed to be Kumail Nanjiani.
“A huge misstep,” Nanjiani revealed to IndieWire. “Day 1 of shooting was a day where I had a name tag on, and I was like, ‘Oh, shit! Should have changed that last name!'”
Producer Judd Apatow had wanted the main characters of “The Big Sick” to be Kumail and Emily, matching with the real-life people who were telling a fictionalized
We were so naive once: Six months after the final episode of Colbert's Fox News spoof, Jon Stewart called Donald Trump's presidential candidacy a comedic "gift from heaven" before abdicating his throne at The Daily Show. Trump's election has ushered in a new era in which Colbert's "truthiness" — or the belief in something because it feels true, whether evidence supports such a reality or not — has metastasized into fake news and the more conspiratorial-minded...
But “The Opposition,” the latest 11:30 slot-holder on Comedy Central, took its first episode as a chance to deliver what seemed like an effective mission statement for what this conspiracy-adjacent satire would be going forward. Not only did host Jordan Klepper take the opportunity to define some of the edges of this particular brand of late-night blowhard, he introduced the various members of his staff and doubled down on the logical loopholes that will theoretically provide most of the laughs as the show progresses.
In doing so, the show might not be the show at its funniest, but it did indirectly touch on the
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In the first video, The Late Show host goes to the utmost extremes to protect the names of the 2017 Emmy winners from cyber attacks. "I've had my assistant place all the envelopes in this giant safe," the comedian jokes before banging on the large lockbox. "You ok in there?" he asks his assistant, prompting a muffled, "No."
"Only a couple more weeks," Colbert cracks.
In the second promo,
Sherman received degrees in theater and journalism from the University of North Caroline at Chapel Hill, kicking around Manhattan with some stage roles and bit parts before segueing into a successful career as a sports journalist. He covered the 1962 Rome Olympics, and wrote for The Herald Tribune and Newsday before landing at the Long Island Press, where he worked for 25 years.
When the newspaper folded in 1977, Sherman moved to Los Angeles to take a job as head writer for the game show “The Joker’s Wild.” When that program went dark, he moved back to New York looking for work. “He began calling on his friends, and it was a guy at the New York Times, I think, who said ‘I hear this guy Trump is looking for a guy to do
The Opposition With Jordan Klepper joins the Comedy Central lineup on Monday, Sept. 25. And, as the name implies, it will be satirizing both the left and the right during the presently divisive political climate. Paying closer homage to past time slot heir The Colbert Report than The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore, a release for the project described it as a response to the "hyperbolic, conspiracy-laden noise machine that is the...
Those shifts including separate moves into both television – where Farrelly and his brother Bob have rarely played – and dramatic film. At At&T’s Audience Network, Farrelly is behind the upcoming comedy “Loudermilk,” starring Ron Livingston as a cranky recovering alcoholic.
But Farrelly’s move into TV doesn’t mean he’s turning his back on the big screen. “I’m actually doing a film in the fall with Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali,” Farrelly told an audience at the Atx Television Festival, where “Loudermilk” was screening. “Green Book,” with Oscar winner Ali and Mortensen in the lead roles, is currently being prepped.
“It’s based on a thing that used to be called the ‘Negro Motorist’s Green Book,’ published from 1936 to 1966,” he said. “It was a
Trump wanted an Emmy bad enough that he went on the Hollywood campaign trail in 2008, taking trade newspaper reporters (including, um, this one) to lunch in an attempt to curry attention and grab a win for “The Apprentice.” But that was in the middle of “The Amazing Race’s” hot streak. Ultimately the closest Trump came to Emmy glory was singing the “Green Acres” theme with Megan Mullally on stage at the 2006 ceremony.
It’s a bit ironic, then, that Trump may play a hand in which shows are nominated — and ultimately win — this year’s Emmy for Outstanding Variety Talk Series.
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It’s not the Big Furry Hat proclamations, stacked with one-liners about bizarre human behavior and dumb phrases people insist on using. It’s not Midnight Confessions, where Stephen Colbert “admits” to activities and thoughts that aren’t actually sins. And it’s not his nightly monologue, which, misguided phrasing aside, has angled closer and closer to the tightly constructed jabs of Colbert’s Comedy Central days.
All of those are solid, but the best “The Late Show” segment doesn’t have a name and it doesn’t happen on a regular basis.
It happens whenever Colbert stumbles over a joke.
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Colbert is a pro’s pro. Classically trained in the theater arts,
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Actor Jeffrey Tambor, who played Tom Manning, the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense director, in the the first two installments, is not too happy with Mignola’s decision to leave Del Toro and Perlman out of the project. “Mike: I may be [unavailable]… nice on the loyalty to Ron and Guillermo, btw,” the actor wrote in response to Mignola’s tweet making the announcement.
Back in 2014, during an appearance
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