Articles tagged amy sedaris, paul dinello, stephen colbert

‘Stephen Colbert’s Midnight Confessions’ Runs Hot in the Show, Cold in the Book

Reading Colbert's Midnight Confessions cover to cover is a little like watching Peter Pan’s shadow run around the room -- you can't nail it down.

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Can Satire Bring Down Donald Trump?

Michael Moore calls for humorists everywhere to satirize Donald Trump, but what if our best satire simply cannot (yes, we'll say it) "trump" reality?

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Stephen Colbert’s Consumption of Junk Food Is Deeply American—and Catholic

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert examines food in a manner that is Catholic. But also, it engages with food in a manner that is catholic.

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Night-Wing Media: Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart’s Lessons in Discourse

Through the levelling power of humour, The Daily Show and The Colbert Report cut through the culture's sensationalism and panic to remind us of the baseline of normality beneath all the hysteria.

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Call for Papers: Threatdowns, Political Beatdowns, and the Stewart/Colbert Affect

We got our "news" from these two satirists, and their protégés, Noah and Wilmore, surely hope for such loyalty. What is Stewart and Colbert's legacy? What does the future hold for them -- and us?

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In ‘California’ the World Has Gone to Hell for No Good Reason

The careful yet laconic nature of Edan Lepucki’s writing mirrors that of her post-catastrophic setting; life is finely captured but little seems to matter, anymore.

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‘The Best and The Brightest’ Want that Pie in the (Manhattan) Sky

This baudy little farce is about the hopeful and naïve strivers trying for the smallest taste of the best that America has to offer.

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20 Jun 2011 // 10:00 PM

They say you gotta laugh to keep from crying. A simple dose of pure silliness taken on a regular basis is much needed, these days.

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John Darnielle and crew stopped by the Colbert Report last night, where he handled Colbert’s grilling with aplomb and performed “Psalms 40:2” (bafflingly pronounced “40 and 2”

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Obama’s economic adviser to show his ‘wit’ on ‘Colbert Report’

WASHINGTON — In his barely decorated office, beside a picture of him teaching class in a tuxedo on his wedding day, Austan Goolsbee has a black-and-white

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11 May 2009 // 10:00 PM

The Dana Carvey Show

Dana Carvey had beloved characters like Garth and the Church Lady, and bankable impressions of George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Ross Perot in his repertoire.

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Summer of Same: May 2009

May's titles include the fourth films in two aging franchises, more Pixar perfection, and the reboot of a TV series from 40 years ago. And they say there are no new ideas.

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30 Mar 2009 // 5:09 AM

‘Monsters’ voice role a first for Reese Witherspoon

Animation offers a world of different challenges for actors. Tools like body movement, facial expressions and hand gestures are no longer available to sell a

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30 Mar 2009 // 5:07 AM

‘Monsters vs. Aliens’ tops weekend box office

The 3-D animated film “Monsters vs. Aliens” was easily the top draw at U.S. movie theaters this weekend, bringing in some $58.2 million through Sunday

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27 Mar 2009 // 6:00 AM

Monsters vs. Aliens

Monsters vs. Aliens is both a spoof and celebration of mid-century creature features, offering positive, if well-worn, "messages for the kids."

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17 Feb 2009 // 4:35 AM

Amy Sedaris says she uses intuition all the time in her daily life. She seems to sense when things are going to happen. But she

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25 Nov 2008 // 4:15 AM

A COLBERT CHRISTMAS: THE GREATEST GIFT OF ALL! 3 stars Cast: Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, Elvis Costello, Toby Keith, Willie Nelson, John Legend and Feist Distributor:

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3 Nov 2008 // 10:00 PM

CSNY / Déjà Vu

Neil Young's politically-charged documentary is moving without being cloying, dark without being despairing, and clever when it could have been just plain obvious.

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22 Jul 2008 // 11:00 PM

The Funniest One in the Room by Kim ‘Howard’ Johnson

Close moonlighted as a fire-eating carnival performer, an LSD test subject for the US military, a film cameo artist and a producer of psychedelic light shows.

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Why is Stephen Colbert coming to Philadelphia? Because he must. “I’m a kingmaker, and this is the battle!” says the host of the satirical,

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TIFF 2017: 'The Shape of Water'

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"The Shape of Water comes off as uninformed political correctness, which is more detrimental to its cause than it is progressive.

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