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Stephen Colbert Addresses Crowd At FEC.

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Video: Stephen Colbert Testifies Before FEC.

Live Streaming of Stephen Colbert’s Meeting with the FEC.

The FEC will be live streaming Stephen’s meeting, today at 10am: [Link]

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Hear me speak at the FEC today at ~11am, where you’ll learn that PAC also stands for Plastic And/or Cash.

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Only 1 hr til my FEC SuperPAC ruling! Join me & bring friends,especially if they’re tiny green men printed on bills.

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Visual Delight: Second City Tumbling.

June 29, 2011 1 comment

Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello, Amy Sedaris at Second City

(Thanks to Lauren for the pic)

Stephen Talks to the Charleston Post & Courier about the Upcoming MUSC Benefit.

On Friday, the comedian, actor and Charlestonian Stephen Colbert will appear at the Gaillard Auditorium for a benefit to raise money for an endowed chair in his father’s name at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. James W. Colbert served as the university’s first vice president for academic affairs from 1969 until his death in a plane crash in 1974. The school, which also named its education center after Dr. Colbert, calls him a “transformative figure” that helped MUSC adopt the traditions of academic medicine. His son, host of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report,” spoke with Post and Courier columnist Brian Hicks about the benefit, his recent participation in the Charleston Bermuda Race and, of course, South Carolina politics.

Q: What does it mean to you that MUSC is creating an endowed chair in your father’s name?

A: My father was an M.D. but he was also an academician and a researcher. He believed in research universities and teaching. This chair and anything we can do to raise money for it is a fitting memorial. It’s maybe the most satisfying use of what little fame I have.

Q: What is the format of this show? What can we expect?

A: Jon Alter, formerly of Newsweek and now on MSNBC, is going to interview me on stage and we’ll take questions from the audience. We’ve done this before and it’s a very fun night. I’m so happy to be helping them with this. I’d just encourage everyone to come.
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White House Says No to ‘Colbert Report’ Naturalization Ceremony

Proving that Stephen Colbert makes people at the highest levels of government a little nervous, the White House has nixed a plan by “The Colbert Report” to feature an on-air naturalization ceremony for new U.S. citizens, TheWrap has learned exclusively.

The show had hoped to feature the ceremony next Tuesday to coincide with a guest appearance by Alexandra Pelosi, whose new documentary, “Citizen U.S.A.: A 50 State Road Trip,” debuts on HBO on July 4.

Reached for comment, Alexandra said: “The government just doesn’t get it. ‘The Colbert Report’ is what America watches. This is Colbert Nation.”

In a statement, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, which is part of Homeland Security, suggested the decision was because of the logistics of fitting the ceremony into the half-hour talk show.

“The government made a unified decision to refrain from formatting a naturalization ceremony for a television show,” press secretary Chris Bentley said. “We did so to ensure that the qualities of the ceremony are not impaired in any way. Our naturalization ceremonies remain open to the public.”

 

Source: The Wrap

(Thanks to Hubster Mariana for the link)

Visual Delight: Stephen Colbert at The Lot | High Line.

Stephen Colbert and Jack White Perform at The Lot | High Line in New York.

June 25, 2011 1 comment





Thanks to Hubster carolineny for sending in these great clips of Stephen and Jack White performing the national anthem, and Stephen and The Black Belles performing “Charlene II (I’m Over You)” at The Lot | High Line in New York. You can also read her recap of the event [here].

Friday Night Visual Delight … or is that Fright?

June 25, 2011 1 comment

Stephen Colbert Jack White Photoshoot

Stephen Colbert with The Black Belles – Charlene II (I’m Over You) 7″ Single

Stephen Colbert and The Black Belles

“Charlene II (I’m Over You)” is available for purchase from Third Man Records as a 7″ Single.