In case you haven’t heard, late night host David Letterman is retiring from “The Late Show” in 2015. After Letterman made the official announcement, fans speculated as to who would be replacing him. Since, we’ve learned that “The Colbert Report” star Stephen Colbert would be taking the reins at the 11:35 time slot.
Colbert said in a statement, “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. I’m thrilled and grateful that CBS chose me. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go grind a gap in my front teeth.”
Comedy Central comedian Stephen Colbert has come under fire after a tweet from “The Colbert Report” took something out of context and made a whole lot of people feel butthurt. The show tweeted Thursday, “I am willing to show the #Asian community I care by introducing the Ching Chong Ding Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever.”
The tweet was actually a reference to the show he did on Wednesday which was poking fun at Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder. Snyder announced that there would be a foundation to help Native Americans because people are upset over the team’s name.
The Twitter message enraged people all over the world. One wrote, “Et tu, Stephen? Not funny. It doesn’t prove your point. It makes you ‘no better’ than the racists. … #cancelcolbert.”
Another shared, “#CancelColbert Satire to make fun of racists isn’t supposed to be hurtful to those who are affected by racism, or you’re doing it wrong.”
To that, the comedian took to his official Twitter account to say, “#CancelColbert – I agree! Just saw @ColbertReport tweet. I share your rage. Who is that, though? I’m @StephenAtHome.”
Afterward the show tweeted, “For the record @ColbertReport is not controlled by Stephen Colbert or his show. He is @StephenAtHome Sorry for the confusion #CancelColbert This is a Comedy Central account, with no oversight from Stephen/show. Here is quoted line in context http://on.cc.com/1dyeQri #cancelcolbert.”
Last week, Stephen Colbert put his show, The Colbert Report, on hiatus for mysterious reasons. Afterward, we learned that his 91-year-old mother Lorna was sick, so he flew to Charleston, South Carolina to be by her side.
Stephen returned to the helm of his show last night, to discuss the rumors surrounding his absence. He used the opening of the show to talk about all of the rumors.
Firstly, he touches on the rumors that the FCC took him off of the air by request of the FEC because he was about to announce his candidacy for the presidential election. Next, he says he was canceled by the Catholic church for comparing the Pope’s hat to a “giant, yet stylish prophylactic.”
Others said that he was in rehab, which he calls “an attractive option” — if they have that for Diet Coke. He even talked about the funny rumors started by Joan Rivers that he was off of the show to get plastic surgery.
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She joked that Stephen got a nose job and then said that he would have “new eyes”. In response, he said, “Wrong, Joan. I did not have my eyes done…that’s ridiculous. I had my ass done. The doctors cranked this thing so high and tight it can barely blink now.”
Afterward, he paid tribute to his mother, by saying that “having eleven children makes you as tough as nails.”
We’re glad to hear that his mother is doing better — and so much for the rumor mill!
Last week, political satirist Stephen Colbert abruptly suspended the taping of his show, The Colbert Report. It was a mystery when the show went into re-runs without explanation.
Stephen traveled to Charleston, South Carolina, to be with his 91-year-old mother, Lorna. She was sick, so Stephen rushed to be by her side. Stephen has already lost his father and two brothers in a plane crash in 1974, so you can imagine that his mother’s health is of the utmost importance to him/.
Fans of the talk show funny man expressed their best wishes to Stephen while the show was in a brief hiatus. To that, he took to his official Twitter account to say, “My family and I would like to thank everyone who has offered their thoughts and prayers. We are grateful and touched by your concern.”
Comedy Central has announced that taping will resume today, barring any unforeseen circumstances. We’re glad to see Stephen returning to television so quickly. Even more importantly, we are glad to hear that his mother is okay.
Were you sad to see the show go into re-runs without explanation? We’re hoping that things continue to go well for Lorna.
Stephen Colbert said in a new episode that GLAAD has issued its annual network responsibility index and his show was not singled out for intolerance. And you know what that means… According to Stephen, that means someone on his staff is gay! OH NOEZ!!1!