Stephen Colbert covered the recent news regarding marriage equality last night highlighting the latest state to join the majority – Alaska.
“Gay marriage is legal in Alaska! Gay couples will have the right to celebrate the traditional Alaskan way – by having Bristol Palin cold-cock one of their guests.”
Colbert also covered the new attitude the Vatican seems to have about the gays.
In light of the recent SCOTUS decision not to review anti-gay marriage bans, Stephen Colbert has seen the future.
He sees GOP Speaker of the House John Boehner campaigning for gay Republican candidate Carl DeMaio; a majority of Americans living in marriage equality states, and anti-gay groups like NOM fighting the clear future.
And as such, here he shares with us, “The Gay Civil War.”
Hillary Clinton made a surprise appearance last night on The Colbert Report as Stephen Colbert offered his doubts that Clinton had actually met all the people she mentions in her new book Hard Choices.
The segment became a “battle of the dropped names” as Colbert and Clinton countered each other with the famous folk they knew.
Clinton also offered a very diplomatic approach to keeping peace at Old MacDonald’s Farm:
“First, I’d try to find common ground between ducks and horses – for instance, they both grew up on Old MacDonald’s Farm. Then, I’d establish a timetable to achieve meaningful horse-duck dialogue. Stephen, I’m convinced that with patience and a strong commitment from our allies, the pigs and the geese, we’d have peace, peace here, peace there, here a peace there a peace everywhere a peace, peace,” Hillary says, giving her best diplomatic version of “Old MacDonald Had A Farm.”
Stephen Colbert delivered a hysterical take-down of the “outrage” over the Michael Sam “draft kiss.”
According to Colbert, “In the NFL, sexuality is supposed to take place off camera, and the fans should only find out about it when the charges are filed.”
Colbert also jokes that Sam doesn’t belong in the NFL, he belongs in major league baseball because “the second he was drafted he headed to first base.”
In what could have been a completely light and fluffy talk show bit, Bette Midler brings the divine to Stephen Colbert to talk about growing up an outsider, how she views her younger self and when she actually became “Divine.”
Charming as always, there’s some fun life lessons in the interview. Bette’s recently rereleased her 1980 book “A View From A Broad” available now.
American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken is currently running for Congress in North Carolina’s 2nd District.
He stopped by to “chat” with Stephen Colbert last night, although Colbert says he was “unwarmed” by Aiken’s thoughts and platform regarding the campaign.
Unable to get Clay to sing the national anthem, Colbert announces the headline “Clay Aiken refuses to sing national anthem” all in good fun. Colbert closed the segment telling the audience to “vote for Clay, if you must!”
In the latest installment of his ‘Better Know a District’ segments, Stephen Colbert goes to California’s 29th district in L.A.’s San Fernando Valley to interview Rep. Tony Cardeñas.
So much to do in the 29th! The aerospace industry is big, Juicy Couture makes their home there, AND there are 46 porn studios!
Oh, the food! Can’t miss that! Colbert leaves no burrito unturned. In fact, he finds a way to bring the food and porn industries all into one special moment.
Congressman Cardeñas is a very good sport throughout.
Stephen Colbert “surprised” Jon Stewart last night to say goodbye to his former boss.
Recently tapped to replace David Letterman as the host of “Late Night” in 2015, Colbert announces, “I’ve won television!”
Colbert also conveniently bring his own “highlights” reel – since no one else did one. The reel ends with the appropriately worded graphic, “Stephen, you are the greatest love of our lives!”
“I’m really going to miss me,” Colbert told Stewart.
(via The New Civil Rights Movement)
Stephen Colbert dropped by The Late Show for the first time since accepting the hosting gig when David Letterman retires next year as the longest serving late night host in TV history.
Taking the seemingly required “celeb selfie” Letterman asked, “Is this still what people do?”
“No, this is actually very retro now,” Colbert replied.
Stephen Colbert will succeed David Letterman as host of “The Late Show,” CBS announced on Thursday, one week after Letterman told his audience that he would retire sometime in 2015.
CBS announced today that Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman as the host of The Late Show.
Colbert has apparently signed a five-year contract to helm the iconic late-night broadcast.
Colbert, 49, has been the host of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” since 2005.
In a statement, Colbert had this to say about the news: “Simply being a guest on David Letterman’s show has been a highlight of my career. I never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps, though everyone in late night follows Dave’s lead.”
The big question would seem to be: will Colbert remain in his faux conservative Comedy Central character?
We shall see.