To say Colin Mochrie’s Twitter announcement of the return of Who’s Line Is It Anyway? has overcome us with happiness would be a major understatement. The upcoming CW revival of the improv show favourite sadly won’t see Drew Carey return to the desk. Instead, Aisha Tyler has been granted the prestigious and difficult task of filling some pretty big shoes. However, we’re sure she’ll help deliver some great laughs especially with Mochrie, Wayne Brady and Ryan Stiles by her side.
So with the news of its comeback, I think it’s only fitting that we stroll down memory lane and revisit some of the best moments from the show that made us erupt in side splitting laughter.
Ryan Hit’s his Head on Glass
Some of the funniest moments came when they were completely unexpected. Playing Carroll Channing who’s head keeps getting stuck to objects, Ryan got a bit carried away when he overestimated the distance from his head to Drew’s desk and shattered its glass. There were no injuries so we can all laugh at it.
Stephen Colbert on “Let’s Make a Date”
When Stephen Colbert guest starred, he morphed into an “Overly Dramatic Shakespearean Actor” for the skit “Let’s Make a Date.” All in an attempt to woo bachelor Wayne.
Richard Simmons in “Living Scenery”
If you’re drinking at the moment, I suggest you stop while watching this “Living Scenery” sketch with Richard Simmons. Colin and Ryan are a couple on a luxury cruise liner while Wayne and Richard are their props. Let’s just say things go wrong pretty quickly.
If you’re addicted to Downton Abbey like I am, then you’d be impressed to see a spin-off of the English series combining elements of the science-drama “Breaking Bad.”
Amid reports that First Lady Michelle Obama got to see the third season of the British show before everyone else in the U.S., Comedian Stephen Colbert was so mad that he had the cast of “Downton Abbey” perform scenes for the upcoming season of “Breaking Bad.”
This is absolutely hilarious but Michelle Obama is just doing what we’ve all been doing anyways. Considering the fact that season 3 of Downton Abbey is already finished in the UK, fans of Downton in North America have probably been finding alternative ways to watch the show instead of waiting for it to air on PBS in January.
Because really, you can’t expect us to wait that long!!
The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report’s Stephen Colbert revealed the origins of their long-standing relationship on Jimmy Kimmel. Little did I know, they met on JDate where Colbert was “trolling for Jews.” Now they live together and commute to work everyday on a tandem bicycle.
If only this was true. The story of how they actually met is no less fascinating. Colbert trolled Stewart’s press conference, when he first got selected to host The Daily Show. Colbert decided to cover The Daily Show’s event (even though he already worked there) and asked Stewart if his chance to host one day was now completely squashed.
The two late night hosts also talked about voting in the upcoming presidential elections and Hurricane Sandy. Watch the rest of the segments below. The entire first segment (after the jump) is devoted to their epic entrance.
Colbert and Stewart talk about their first meeting
Watch the whole segment below:
In an obvious parody poking fun of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Stephen Colbert has released his own public serve announcement that attempts to educate its viewers on the unethical treatment of produce.
Representing a non-profit organization called the “People for the Ethical Treatment of Produce (PeTOP)”, the video shows vegetables and fruits being “killed”, collected and packed into metal containers and salad bars.
With the narrator advising viewers to eat as much meat as possible, we also see Colbert hilariously caress a watermelon.
Oh Stephen. DON’T. EVER. CHANGE.
Just when you didn’t think it was possible, Stephen Colbert has turned Rebecca Black’s song “Friday” into somewhat of decent tune. In conjunction with music legends The Roots, the performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon was actually really well done. This all happened after Colbert promised to perform “Friday” if Jimmy Fallon raised $26,000 for charity. Does this mean now that Rebecca Black actually has a positive contribution to offer the world?
The Huffington Post is reporting that the attendance numbers for the Rally to Restore Sanity that took place this past weekend in Washington DC could clock up to 250,000 – just under three times the numbers that came out to Glenn Beck’s rally in August.
Political pundits Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, hosts of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show and The Colbert Report respectively, hosted the event. The two jointly applied for a rally permit for 25,000 people, a cap that was obviously insufficient. The rally was an interspersion of comedy and politics and included performances from Sheryl Crow, Jeff Tweedy, and (unfortunately) Kid Rock.
The National Mall’s park services estimate that “well over 200,000” people attended the rally, many donning ‘Stewart/Colbert 2012’ t-shirts.
When these numbers are added to the satellite rallies taking place in most major US cities including Chicago and Seattle, attendance records could be off the charts.
It’s nice to finally see some sane political action coming out of the States, especially after Christine O’Donnellgate and the Tea Partiers. Continue your important work, Colbert/Stewart!
Nerd Games (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love RPGs)
You start work at a new office. You meet someone on the subway or a streetcar, and conversation starts. For someone like me (men in their early twenties), mentioning to someone you play video games still has a bit of a nerdy connotation to it. Although video games have definitely become a mainstream form of entertainment for boys and girls alike and even more significantly men and women, if you ask someone you just met if they’ve played Fallout 3 or Oblivion, you run the risk of sounding like a nerd (not that there’s anything wrong with that). You may even come across as childish, although it’s become popular opinion that video games can and are played by men and women of all ages. All said though, it’s not really too big of a deal.
Now try the exact same situation, but instead of asking your new-found friend if they have played the new Call of Duty or Batman: Arkham Asylum you ask them if they know what Dungeons and Dragons is. Completely different story. Telling someone in 2009 that you play Dungeons and Dragons is like telling someone in 1989 that you play video games – or Dungeons and Dragons, for that matter.
The hilarious late night television show, The Colbert Report featuring Stephen Colbert, has a new take on the issue referred to as “Canadian Groin Kickers.” This epidemic is featured as part of the Don’t Be an Ice-Hole campaign and the ThreatDown segment.
According to The Comedy Network, Colbert has expressed a sentiment of fear after hearing about the woman in Langley, B.C. who seems to have a fond habit of randomly kicking men in the groin. With an upcoming trip to Vancouver, it seems as though Colbert may be in the danger zone of this inexplicable hate crime.
In order to protect Colbert’s package, the Comedy Network has created and sent Colbert the “Maple Member Minder” (MMM), a described “beaver fur-lined jockstrap.” This jockstrap will ensure the safety of Colbert and his groin in Canada. In order for the product to work efficiently, the network believes the best approach for Colbert would be to test out the goods, on air.
If someone decided to name climate change after one of the Rolling Stones, perhaps the world would take it more seriously.
That’s the genius behind a German scientist who recently discovered a new species of arachnid in Malaysia and dubbed it heteropoda davidbowie, according to the Telegraph UK. Peter Jager said he did so hoping it would draw attention to the plight of the species, which is often shirked on endangered animals lists.
Bowie was chosen as the namesake for the large, yellow, hairy spider (a genuinely freaky looking thing) because of his penchant for spider references in his music. His 1972 The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars was followed by an international Glass Spider tour.
Jager has reportedly discovered more than 200 kinds of spiders in his last ten years of work. And Bowie isn’t the only celebrity to have warranted a namesake, according to Exclaim Magazine.
Stephen Colbert has achieved a partial win in his latest fake feud, “Operation Humble Kanye.”
The talk show host wasn’t able to take the top spot on iTunes this week, despite calling on viewers to buy his Christmas album and “humble” the previous No. 1 holder, Kanye West with his album “808s & Heartbreak.”
The No. 1 spot went instead to Britney Spears’ “Circus” in its debut week.
However, “A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!” managed to jump to No. 2 on Thursday night, placing ahead of “808s,” which had dropped to No. 4.
Colbert couldn’t resist gloating about the victory during Thursday’s episode of “The Colbert Report.”
“We did it,” he said. “We humbled him!”
Colbert then celebrated to some music — West’s “Stronger,” to be exact.
“That was some great music,” he said. “Everybody should buy that.”
The host still had some choice insults for his new “foe,” saying, “Why buy Kanye’s album? You can basically hear it for free. Just put a tin can to your ear and lean against a Pac-Man machine.”
Stephen Colbert has launched “Operation Humble Kanye” — and it’s exactly what it sounds like.
The deadpan talk-show host wants to take Kanye West down a notch by knocking the rapper’s album “808s and Heartbreaks” from the No. 1 spot on iTunes and replacing it with his own, currently-at-No. 16 album, “A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!”
“There’s only one way to stop Kanye’s arrogance,” said Colbert, “and that’s with my arrogance.”
Colbert is encouraging his fans to flock to iTunes at precisely 5 p.m. EST today (Wednesday) to purchase his album and one-up West, who he called a “sunglasses display mannequin.”
The host had more fighting words for the musician: “The man has no shame. Listen to this recent quote: ‘I will go down as the voice of this generation of this decade…’
“Sir, you are not the voice of this generation of this decade. In fact, with all the auto-tuning on your records, you’re barely the voice of your own albums!”
West has hit right back, updating his Twitter status on Tuesday to read: “Who the fuck is Stephen Colbert?”
It’s not the first time Colbert has picked a fight with a music act. Two years ago, the host declared war on The Decemberists for “stealing” his idea of a green-screen challenge.
The battle eventually culminated with Decemberists guitarist Chris Funk appearing on “The Colbert Report” to engage in an epic “guitar duel” with the host.
Could a televised Colbert-Kanye throwdown be far behind?
Now this may seem like a story straight out of the tabloids but it’s actually true.
According to CTV.ca Stephen Colbert is sending his DNA into outer space.
Colbert is the host of the widely popular satirical news show, “The Colbert Report”.
Colbert’s DNA will be digitized and sent to the International Space Station where it will be included in Richard Garriott’s “Immortality Drive”.
Garriott, a video game designer and one of the few private citizens to have gone into space, is collecting material for a time capsule of human DNA,
Garriott said in a statement, “In the unlikely event that Earth and humanity are destroyed, mankind can be resurrected with Stephen Colbert’s DNA.”
Colbert says that he’s “thrilled” to have his DNA sent to space.
Politicians have gone months without comedic jabs from popular political satirists Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. But the boys will be back on air on Jan. 7 and they’ve got a lot of material to catch up on.
The hosts will return to their late night slots without their award-winning writing staff due to the ongoing strike between studio producers and the Writer’s Guild.
The news comes as a surprise since both shows rely heavily on scripted segments.
According to CBC.ca, the comedians issued a joint statement saying: “We would like to return to work with our writers. If we cannot, we would like to express our ambivalence, but without our writers we are unable to express something as nuanced as ambivalence.”
The writer’s seem unfazed by the announcement issuing a reaction stating that the shows that are returning will not satisfy viewers and saying, “The only way to get the writing staffs back on the job is for the [studios] to come back to the table prepared to negotiate a fair deal with the Writers Guild,” CBC reports.
The strike, which began on Nov 5., has caused most television show production and some films to shut down.
Stephen Colbert has been crowned Associated Press’s celebrity of the year.
Newspaper editors and broadcast producers chose the satirist and star of the “The Colbert Report” as the person who has had the greatest impact on pop culture.
The U.S. wire service said Colbert has “exceeded the influence of most real pundits … [as] his satire spread into all corners of media and society.”
Colbert had a big 2007, one that saw him face off against right-wing pundit Bill O’Reilly – the inspiration for his late-night persona – launch a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavour and get his bid to run for president squashed by South Carolina Democrats.
He even drew Canada into the mix via a good-natured hockey rivalry with Oshawa.
“Colbert is more than an entertainer, he’s a force of nature,” said Julio Diaz, entertainment editor for the Pensacola News Journal, in explaining his vote.
“He’s influenced the way we look at the news and even the way we speak. Whenever a major news story breaks, one of my first thoughts is what Colbert’s spin on the story will be.”
Author J.K. Rowling was right behind Colbert in AP’s ranking, and Al Gore came in third.
Other celebrities in the running included Kanye West, Judd Apatow, Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus and Kenny Chesney.
Colbert was cheeky in commenting on his new title: “In receiving this award, I am pleased that I was chosen over two great spinners of fantasy – J.K. Rowling and Al Gore,” he wrote in an e-mail to AP.
“It is truly an honour to be named the Associated Press’ Celebrity of the Year. Best of all, this makes me the official front-runner for next year’s Drug-Fueled Downward Spiral of the year. P.S. Look for my baby bump this spring!”
Dr. Pepper is the first brand looking to put their name on Stephen Colbert’s presidential candidacy.
The company’s marketing team sent out the following email this week:
Dear Future President of the United State’s,
If you’re going to take the highest office in the land, you need a running mate that understands how to satiate Americans’ thirst for freedom, democracy and carbonated beverages. I, Dr Pepper, the king of beverages and tamer of bears, am officially making myself available as your running mate.
We would make a powerful team, reminiscent of William Henry Harrison-John Tyler, Zacharay Taylor-Milliard Fillmore, and of course the dream team of Herbert Hoover-Charles Curtis. Plus we’re both doctors — I have a Ph.D in “sweet-ology”, and you have a Ph.D in “O’Reilly-ology”. There’s more to a Colbert/Pepper ticket than meets the eye. If you need more convincing, look no further:
We’re Everywhere: You are on national TV and I am already in every state. In fact 35 million Americans drink me daily…this trumps the number of people that can swallow the rhetoric of the other 2008 presidential candidates…Did I just say that? Yup.
Only 228 Electoral Votes to Go!: With you entering the race as South Carolina’s favorite son, those 8 votes are locked up tighter than my secret formula. Of course, my immaculate carbonation took place in Waco, Texas in 1885, which means we have Texas’ 34 votes and the 120+ year old demographic in the bag.
I’ve even Trademarked Some Great Campaign Slogans:
Make Someone Happy. Vote Colbert/Pepper
Colbert/Pepper…drink in the freedom
Pop one at 10, 2 and 4. Colbert/Pepper
Vote Colbert/Pepper. Cheaper than a $400 haircut!
Come aboard the LeaderSHIP. Colbert/Pepper
Vote Colbert/Pepper for free copies of Halo 3
Four out of five doctors recommend Colbert/Pepper…the fifth one’s an idiot
If you don’t want B.O. Vote Colbert/Pepper
You see what I am talking about? This ticket would be greater than doing 120 MPH in a school zone. I want you to look in the mirror and ask yourself one question, “Are you with Pepper or against him?” And in case you’re having trouble picturing a Colbert/Pepper ticket, I’ve got five words for you…your face on my can. Pretty sweet team if you ask me!
It’s no joke. Stephen Colbert is running for President of the United States.
Colbert made the big announcement on Tuesday. First, he appeared as a guest on The Daily Show, where he announced he would be making a decision about whether or not to make an announcement. Taking a stab at BFF Jon Stewart, he said the official announcement would take place on a more prestigious show.
15 minutes later, that more prestigious show turned to be his own. With a shout of “I’m doing it!” Colbert released balloons that cascaded over him, as is his customary self-celebrating gag.
Colbert will be running solely in his hometown of South Carolina, as a “favourite son” of the state. And the surprises kept coming: Colbert will run with both the Democrat and Republican Parties.
According to CNN, Colbert could actually succeed in doing both (though, inevitably he’ll lose, even if it’s just to himself). There is no rule against him running in both primaries, but it will have a hefty price. It costs just $2,500 to be put on the Democrat ballot but $35,000 to run as a Republican. He must also actively campaign for the Democrats if he is to be allowed to run.
The primaries will be held in mid-January. Colbert’s worshiping fans have previously won him numerous honours (like having a Canadian minor league hockey mascot named after him) with their bombardment of voting. So it’s safe to say that the race for President just got a lot more interesting.