Articles tagged stephen colbert

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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20 Jun 2011 // 9:00 PM

In Praise of Silliness

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 // 9:00 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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30 Mar 2009 // 4:09 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 // 4:07 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 // 5:00 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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25 Nov 2008 // 3:15 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 // 9:00 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 // 10:00 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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High Redefinition: The 30 Best TV Shows of 2007

In memoriam of a TV season cut down before its prime time, PopMatters staff celebrates the Top 30 TV Shows of 2007. Some are old favorites. Others have barely made their impression felt. But at a time when all broadcast fortunes are up in the air, they definitely deserve the recognition.

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Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, both of whom returned to television Monday without their writing staffs, largely devoted their first shows of 2008 to discussions of

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The Best Of The Colbert Report

The “Best of” collection is just too flimsy to really earn the title of “must-have” even for die-hard fans, who will be happier finding their fix online.

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11 Nov 2007 // 9:00 PM

I Am America by Stephen Colbert

The sneaky antagonism of Colbert's insufferable character is what makes him palatable, it reminds us that the shortsighted conservatism is the joke.

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18 Oct 2007 // 2:05 AM

COLUMBIA, S.C.—Is South Carolina ready for an injection of truthiness? With this week’s surprise announcement that mock right-wing political pundit and Charleston,

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Part 4 - Feasts from the Fringe

Cable created supply where there was little or no demand. Out of the myriad of subject specific programming, a few gemstones managed to shine.

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Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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