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Topic: Stephen Colbert

Larry Wilmore on How He Landed The Nightly Show and What He Learned From Jon Stewart Plus, the last-minute name change

When CBS tapped Stephen Colbert to succeed David Letterman as its Late Show host, many people assumed Larry Wilmore—The Daily Show's "senior black correspondent" since 2006—would be a natural fit…

January 24, 2015, 12:00 PM EST

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Will Debut Sept. 8 CBS exec gives new details on the network's late-night slots

For once, the biggest buzz at CBS centers on its late-night shows, not prime time. "We have a big, big, big year ahead in late night. It's a year of transition,"…

January 12, 2015, 2:46 PM EST

The Colbert Report Is Dead. Long Live Stephen Colbert His act will never be the same, but it was never the same to begin with

In his second night as host of The Colbert Report, Oct. 18, 2005, Stephen Colbert made a joke that wasn't really a joke. Over the course of the show's run,…

December 18, 2014, 5:10 PM EST

Stephen Colbert's 5 Funniest Lines as Emcee of the Ad Council Dinner A public service for the industry

FedEx CEO Fred Smith was ostensibly the main man at the Ad Council's annual fundraising dinner on Wednesday night, but it can be hard even for the winner of a…

November 20, 2014, 6:19 AM EST

CBS Puts Football on Thursday, Joel McHale May Go to Late Late No more Crazy Ones, Hostages or Intelligence

UPDATE: CBS's Les Moonves, talking to Bloomberg denies... everything, really, saying that there are a lot of people throwing hats in the ring for Craig Ferguson's old gig. And that CBS…

May 14, 2014, 4:38 PM EDT

Stephen Colbert Named Successor to David Letterman Comedy Central mainstay signs 5-year pact with CBS

Stephen Colbert is moving three blocks east—and light-years from basic cable. The 49-year-old linchpin of Comedy Central’s long-running series The Colbert Report has been tapped to succeed David Letterman as the host…

April 10, 2014, 12:44 PM EDT

Twitter's Redesign Speaks to Brands and Users With Emojis, Vine Messenger, Video, Ads 'Media forward' simplifies tweet culture

Twitter’s new look is rolling out more widely today, and it has some users saying it looks similar to Facebook. The messaging service is making changes to solve its most…

April 8, 2014, 2:02 PM EDT

A Recent History of the Heckler's Veto From #IStandWithPhil to #CancelColbert

The television world has weathered quite a few controversies in the last several months, many of which have one disturbing thing in common: They are fomented and sustained by people…

March 29, 2014, 2:10 PM EDT

Strong Sampling for Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show Debut Post-Olympics opener ties Conan, but trails Jay

While the overnights for Jimmy Fallon’s first night at the helm of The Tonight Show were promising, it would be premature to crown the antic talk show host the King…

February 18, 2014, 1:38 PM EST

Yo-Yo Ma Is Hooked on Homeland Celebrated cellist is also a newshound

Specs  Who Yo-Yo Ma Age 57 Accomplishments World famous cellist; performing at Carnegie Hall with his group The Silk Road Ensemble on Oct. 16 (it recently released the album A Playlist Without Borders);…

October 10, 2013, 10:54 PM EDT

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