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Colbert: 'I Do Not Envy' Letterman's Replacement

His 'Colbert Report' character reacts to retirement news

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert, or rather the character he plays on the Colbert Report, offered up a response last night to a tidbit that last week "slipped through my news crack." It turns out David Letterman is retiring from his Late Show hosting duties, and "I gotta tell you,... More »

Why Colbert Is Going to Be Even Greater

Many think he's too restricted in his Comedy Central persona

(Newser) - The choice of Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman is winning almost universal praise, even if he will be shedding the blowhard persona beloved by his fans at Comedy Central. The biggest knock from critics is that he is yet another white guy in the late-night lineup. Here's a... More »

Colbert Replacing Letterman

CBS makes official 'Late Show' announcement

(Newser) - The rumors were true: Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman as host of The Late Show when Letterman retires next year, CBS announced today . The Colbert Report host has a five-year deal with the network, but it's not clear when he'll start, as Letterman has yet to... More »

Colbert Top Contender to Replace Letterman?

Mashable reports that he's the front-runner

(Newser) - So who gets Letterman's seat when he steps down next year ? If a report at Mashable is correct, don't be surprised if it's Stephen Colbert. The website's Josh Dickey reports that Colbert is the network's top choice at the moment and that Colbert is... More »

Colbert Spends Entire Report Firing Back at Tweet Uproar

He won't cancel his show, but he did delete the @ColbertReport Twitter account

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert certainly took the #CancelColbert controversy seriously: He devoted last night's entire Colbert Report to discussing it. "To recap: A web editor I've never met posts a tweet in my name on an account I don't control, outrages a hashtag activist, and the news media... More »

Outrage After Colbert Report 'Ching-Chong' Tweet

Many are calling to #CancelColbert

(Newser) - An ill-advised tweet sent from the official Colbert Report account yesterday has many people clamoring to #CancelColbert, USA Today reports. It all started on Wednesday's show , when host Stephen Colbert made fun of the owner of the controversially-named Washington Redskins for starting a charity called "Washington Redskins Original... More »

Pussy Riot Members May Run for Office

Newly freed pair also match wits with Colbert

(Newser) - Two newly released members of Pussy Riot tell the New York Times that they're kicking around the idea of running for political office in Russia. Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, currently visiting the US as part of an international tour, also made clear that they have no intentions of... More »

Colbert Mocks 60 Minutes' Benghazi Flub

Brings on eyewitness to events of show's newsroom

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert last night lambasted 60 Minutes for its Benghazi coverage that resulted in an apology : "CBS fact-checked the story, but when it turned out to be wrong, they fact-checked it for realz, y'all," Colbert said. He then discussed Lara Logan's apology "at the very... More »

Jon Stewart Gets 'Detox' on Return to Daily Show

Has to be saved ... by Stephen Colbert

(Newser) - Jon Stewart returned to the Daily Show last night, but it wasn't exactly smooth sailing. In a pre-taped segment, interim host John Oliver welcomed Stewart back ... only to find he wasn't acting very American anymore. But when his Big Mac defibrillator went too far and turned Stewart into... More »

Daft Punk Snubs Colbert ... Then Things Get Awesome

...or, more accurately, things 'Get Lucky'

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert scored a major coup in snagging so-hot-this-summer Daft Punk to appear on his show last night . Except the duo bailed (apparently at 2pm Monday) because of some legalese related to their upcoming "surprise" MTV Video Music Awards appearance that prevented them from showing up on TV before... More »

Colbert Returns With Tribute to Late Mom

Lorna Colbert died last week

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert took an unexpected hiatus after his mother died last week, but last night he was back on the Colbert Report—and he opened the show with a sure-to-make-you-teary tribute to his mom, Lorna. Anyone who likes Colbert has his mom to thank, he explained before launching into a... More »

Colbert: NASA's Penis Doodle Proves Our Cosmic Might

He discusses NASA's latest 'feat'

(Newser) - The United States has its problems, but Stephen Colbert thinks that NASA's latest feat clearly shows America's cosmic might—that feat being an image of a penis left on Mars. The Internet erupted after a photo of the seemingly phallic track patterns the Curiosity rover left in the... More »

Colbert: Bomber Picked the Wrong City to Attack

Offers tribute to Boston after marathon bombings

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert interrupted his normal Colbert Report opening last night in order to offer a moving and, of course, amusing tribute to the people of Boston. Whoever bombed the city's marathon "obviously did not know s--t about the people of Boston," he said. "'Cause nothing... More »

Colbert Signs Up @PrezBillyJeff on Twitter

Bill Clinton sends first tweet, sort of

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert dragged Bill Clinton into the social media revolution on last night's special Colbert Report . In an interview that aired last night, Colbert asked the former president if he was on Twitter. No, Clinton confessed, "I think I'm sort of insecure. What if you tweet and... More »

Colbert Sister's Former Opponent Backs ... Sanford

Ben Frasier says Colbert Busch isn't conservative enough

(Newser) - Well, this can't feel great: The Democrat who opposed Elizabeth Colbert Busch in the primary for a vacant congressional seat has endorsed her Republican opponent, former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford. Ben Frasier got only 4% of the vote last month against Colbert Busch, the sister of political satirist... More »

Colbert's Sister a Step Closer to House Seat

As Mark Sanford advances to runoff

(Newser) - Elizabeth Colbert Busch won the Democrats' special-election primary for South Carolina's 1st District yesterday, putting her one step closer to Congress. Brother Stephen Colbert's " Colbert Bump " or no, Roll Call says she "easily" beat opponent Ben Frasier, a "frequent candidate," winning 95%... More »

Colbert Breaks Character to Campaign for Sister

Elizabeth Colbert-Busch is the first politician he's supported

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert—the person, not the Comedy Central character—hosted a fundraiser for sister Elizabeth Colbert-Busch , who is running for Congress in South Carolina, over the weekend. Mediaite spotted video from the otherwise "relatively private" bowling alley event, in which Colbert offered a touching introduction of the sister he... More »

Colbert 2013: Stephen's Big Sister Makes a Run

Elizabeth Colbert Busch faces Mark Sanford for Tim Scott's House seat

(Newser) - The race to fill Tim Scott's South Carolina House seat is shaping up to be a doozy, and the AP profiles a most interesting longshot, one Elizabeth Colbert Busch —also known as "Lulu" and the older sister of Stephen Colbert. Colbert Busch says she's not worried... More »

Colbert for Congress? Yep—but It's His Sister

Elizabeth Colbert-Busch will run as Democrat in South Carolina

(Newser) - The Colbert-for-president thing may not have panned out, but now Stephen's sister is running for Congress in South Carolina, reports the St. Andrews Patch . And this time's it's no joke. Elizabeth Colbert-Busch will run as a Democrat for the seat being vacated by Tim Scott, who has... More »

Colbert: How I Spent $773K in Super PAC Cash

It went to charity. It's what Ham Rove would have wanted

(Newser) - Legally, Stephen Colbert doesn't have to tell you what happened to the funds his super PAC raised, but last night he went ahead and did so anyway. Turns out the $773,704.83 was "anonymously" donated to the Ham Rove Memorial Fund, of which Colbert is, of course,... More »

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