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    July 9, 2014

    Peter Sagal talks about fleeting radio fame, Elvis Costello and John Tesh

    When National Public Radio's weekly news quiz, "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!," began, way back in 1998, host Peter Sagal and his sidekick, radio veteran Carl Kassell, weren't even in the same room, let alone in front of a studio audience. The call-in show was recorded remotely from different studios. ... More >>

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    June 11, 2013

    John Oliver takes over hosting duties of The Daily Show

    "Let's all just acknowledge for a moment that: This. Is. Weird," John Oliver said last night, opening his first round of hosting The Daily Show for the summer. While Jon Stewart will be away for the next twelve weeks directing his debut film, Rosewater, the most celebrated comic to come out of The D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    Obama talks getting stoned and Conan rips GOP at D.C. Correspondents Dinner

    On Saturday night Conan O'Brien took on hosting duties for the second time since 1995 at the annual White House Correspondents Dinner, and apparently his years on network television have not affected his ability to skewer politicians and pundits with some unrelenting jabs at the most sensitive news ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    When Obama appears as Satan, where's Stephen Colbert?

    Stephen Colbert, as a real human being, is useless to us. Yes, that's a very selfish thing to say, but we all know it's true. When he's stepped out of character in the past for interviews on Fresh Air or Meet the Press, it's mildly interesting, but it's interesting in the same way that it was intere ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    Video: Stephen Colbert rips CU students who haven't signed up to live in "gun dorm"

    From the "In case you missed it" file: On Thursday's hilarious "Tip of the Hat, Wag of the Finger" segment, viewable below, The Colbert Report's Stephen Colbert weighed in on the fact that no students have signed up to live in CU-Boulder housing that allows guns -- a story our Sam Levin first report ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    Video: Stephen Colbert hypes debate as "the Up-ender in Denver!"

    If University of Denver officials ever needs a hype man, they need look no further than Stephen Colbert, whose preview segment about tonight's debate at DU (it's on view below) would've put Flavor Flav to shame. With the DU debate logo behind him, he whipped up the crowd about "the Mile High Match-u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    Baby-ccinos? Five coffee drinks for niche markets

    Cappuccinos for kids? On a recent episode of The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert tipped his hat to Brooklyn baristas for creating the diminutive coffee drinks and "hooking babies on the foam dragon." And why not? Getting our nation's spawn to recognize the dual benefits of espresso addiction and eff ... More >>

  • News

    January 19, 2012
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    December 14, 2011

    9News blooper of the year: "Congratulations on your big hooters" (VIDEO)

    Video below.​And you thought that 9News graphic from February that read "Shit Off My Back" was a lock for local TV blooper of the year? You'll reconsider after seeing the following video, in which weather guy Ashton Altieri tells a female colleague, "Congratulations on your big hooters." It's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    Stephen Colbert reveals Denver Int'l Airport conspiracies -- and phallic symbols! (VIDEO)

    Video below.​Denver International Airport conspiracy theories just got a boost from one Stephen Colbert. Last night, as part of The Colbert Report's preview to 2012, and those Mayan prophecies that are supposed to spell our doom, he intoned the phrase, "When the end times come, the last words ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Stephen Colbert reports: Rupert Murdoch angry enough to buy Colorado (VIDEO)

    Video below.​What's the scandal involving Rupert Murdoch's media empire got to do with Colorado? Plenty, according to none other than Stephen Colbert, whose report last night about the "five-time Illuminati Dark Lord of the Month" contained not one but two references to our fair state -- which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Janice Hahn attack ad filmmaker fine with liberal media branding his clip racist (VIDEOS)

    Video below.​Last week, we noted the weird cameo by convicted Greeley gang-banger Christian Hanson in an allegedly racist attack video aimed at Janice Hahn, a California candidate running for Congress in a special election taking place tomorrow. Afterward, we heard from filmmaker Ladd Ehlinger ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Blair Griffith, homeless Miss Colorado: 20/20 appearance latest stop in media tour (VIDEOS)

    Videos below.​Miss Colorado Blair Griffth has gotten more attention than anyone holding that title in recent memory for a very good reason: After winning the state pageant, she and her mom wound up homeless. Tonight, she'll tell her story on the ABC news magazine 20/20 -- but not for the firs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    Stephen Colbert & Fox News' Gretchen Carlson on pepper-spraying 8-year-old (VIDEO)

    Stephen & Gretchen.​Stephen Colbert's just getting around to a story we told you about over three weeks ago -- the decision of Lakewood cops to pepper-spray an eight-year-old. But last night, Colbert made up for his tardiness with hilarity during a bit on view below dubbed "A Touch of Peppa" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Top Five Rebecca Black Disses

    ​By now, you've heard "Friday," right, that horrendous Rebecca Black song? Although we firmly believe it is an abomination, we are super-psyched to not only have something new to make fun of, but we are now able to relish Rebecca Black's career-demise and observe in the vast, demented glory th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Ten people who should host the 2012 Oscars

    At least they make decent movies.​Is it time to already begin thinking about next year's Academy Awards show? Well, if you're like most Americans -- and critics, the venerable Roger Ebert among them -- who watched last night's show, then the answer is "yes." The hipster hosts, 28-year-old An ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear photos from across the country

    See Denver rally photos.​If you were outside enjoying the fall weather this weekend, and not holed up in your home watching Comedy Central, you might have missed the airing of the "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear," hosted by the cable channel's fake newscasters/real pundits Jon Stewart and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2010

    Peeps trial marks big defeat in the War on Easter

    Carol Burdick and friend.​When Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert first "reported" about Carol Burdick, who says she was evicted from her apartment for putting a Peeps display over her door, he said her treatment was proof of a War on Easter -- which is a lot like the War on Christmas, except wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    JonBenét Ramsey imposter pissed not to make Top Fake Celebrities on Twitter list

    Not tweeting.​JonBenét Ramsey can't raise objections about the person tweeting in her name, having been murdered in 1996 -- which is presumably why fake confessor John Mark Karr's been trying to create a JonBenét lookalike cult. But the faux-JonBenét can bitch -- and he/she is doing so abo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Peeps lawyer doesn't like Peeps, and other revelations from Stephen Colbert's latest Colbert Report investigation

    Stephen Colbert and John Pineau -- sort of.​Yesterday, we told you that attorney John Pineau -- who represents Carol "Chay" Burdick in a dispute that pits Peeps against possible eviction -- had agreed to speak to The Colbert Report's Stephen Colbert about a trial delay without commenting on th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    Peeps trial delay -- and the return of Stephen Colbert?

    Carol "Chay" Burdick in her previous appearance on The Colbert Report.​Yesterday, we let you know that an upcoming trial in which Boulder's Carol "Chay" Burdick would face off against the landlord who told her to remove a marshmallow Peeps Easter display or face eviction had been delayed until ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    Jared Polis says there's no defense for the Defense of Marriage Act

    Yesterday, Representative Jared Polis joined colleagues Jerrold Nadler and Tammy Baldwin, Dems from New York and Wisconsin, respectively, at a press conference boosting the Respect for Marriage Act. During his microphone time, viewable above, Plis referred derisively to the "thirteen-year-old, so-c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    Attendees actually let Jared Polis talk during latest health care town hall

    When he's not doing beer bongs with Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert, Rep. Jared Polis has been staging health care town halls during the August recess -- more of them than colleagues such as Betsy Markey, Ed Perlmutter, Mike Coffman and Doug Lamborn. And while it's far too early to say that such s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    Commenters mostly laugh off Jared Polis' beer-bonging

    Representative Jared Polis getting his drink on with an assist from Stephen Colbert.​Representative Jared Polis beat Doug Lamborn and Betsy Markey to the healthcare-town-hall punch, staging a session on Monday. Not that the event got much attention. After all, that evening, Polis starred in th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    Stephen Colbert on Jared Polis calling him gay

    A masked Stephen Colbert.​One more quick hit about Jared Polis' beer-bonging appearance on The Colbert Report. On his Twitter feed earlier this week, host Stephen Colbert tweeted the following: "Can't believe Jared Polis called me gay. Ridiculous. In other news, totally fired up for Project Ru ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    Oh yeah: Jared Polis also hosted a healthcare town hall....

    Before Congressman Jared Polis' constituents got a chance to see him do a beer bong with Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report last night, they had the opportunity to watch him do something else unusual -- host a healthcare town hall that didn't deteriorate into scarlet-faced, neck-tendon-displayin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, August 18 edition

    Mike Henderson of TAG.​You're it. Today in Cafe Society: • Behind the Bar: Mike Henderson of TAG. • Chapter Two BBQ closes the book. • A sneak peek of Colt & Gray. • A taste of restaurant history before LoDo Bites. • Craft breweries are on a roll. • Mysteries of Sheehan's Desk: Da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2009

    Udi's Granola puts Stephen Colbert on notice

    Mr. Stephen Colbert, you are officially on notice. Yes, I know that it's really Colbert's thing to put people (or items like caramel apples) "on notice," but the tables have been turned, thanks to the Granola Tycoon (aka Eric Clayman), who makes granola for Udi's Handcrafted Foods. Here's the skinny ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, March 26 edition

    Let it snow? Let it snow? Let it snow? Today in Cafe Society: • Top Chef Hosea Rosenberg spreads the wealth. • Updated: Other stirring events, now that "Soup for the Soul" is cancelled. • Desperately seeking volunteers for the IACP conference in Denver. • Co-op grocery looking to open in Fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2008

    Colorado-based pro-Palin blogger Adam Brickley has his eyes on a new prize

    Adam Brickley as he appeared a few months back on The Colbert Report. Blogger Adam Brickley was credited in many quarters -- including Comedy Central's The Colbert Report -- with helping Alaska governor Sarah Palin rise to national prominence via his PalinForVP.blogspot.com website. (See his appea ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 23, 2008
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    October 16, 2008
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    October 9, 2008
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    September 30, 2008

    3OH!3 in Entertainment Weekly

    This just in... 3OH!3 has officially reached ubiquity, as evidenced by its appearance in the October 3 edition of Entertainment Weekly (the one with Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert on the cover re-creating the controversial New Yorker illustration). As if there was any doubt, Boulder's most unlikely ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2008

    Colorado pro-Palin blogger Adam Brickley hits The Colbert Report

    Adam Brickley on The Colbert Report As pointed out in an August 30 Latest Word blog, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs student blogger Adam Brickley is being given credit in many quarters for being the first to envision Alaska governor Sarah Palin as a Republican vice-presidential candidate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2008

    Apples in Stereo on Colbert Report

    The Apples in Stereo still list Denver as their home on their MySpace page. And you know what? We're totally cool with that. For one, it's kind of true: Eric Allen and John Hill still live here -- the former, in fact, name check Paper Bird in a recent interview as the next act to break out of here. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2008

    The Westword.com Blog Shortcut, August 5 Edition

    Summertime -- and the blog-readin' is easy. In Demver, Jared Jacang Maher provides a visual tour of what he terms the "protest cage" -- the area outside the Pepsi Center where DNC demonstrators will be allowed to exercise their free-speech rights while safely encased in chain link. The Constitution ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2008

    David Sirota vs. Stephen Colbert, Round Two

    At 12:30 a.m. Mountain time, during the wee hours of May 30, David Sirota, a columnist whose work frequently turns up in the physical version of the Denver Post as well as on Politics West, a Post blog that was at the center of a September 2007 Message column, will sit across a table from one of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2008

    Q&A With Daily Show Creator Lizz Winstead

    Lizz Winstead, the subject of the following Q&A, is headlining five shows over two nights at the Comedy Works (click here for details), but she’s hardly the average standup comic. She co-created The Daily Show, one of the most influential comedy programs of the past decade-plus, serving as the pro ... More >>

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    December 28, 2007
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    November 29, 2007
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    October 31, 2007

    Stephen Colbert Thinks the Rockies Struck Out With Rocktober

    As noted in this blog, TV comics have been ripping the Colorado Rockies ever since the Boston Red Sox snuffed out their late-season winning streak in brutal (and widely televised) fashion. But Comedy Central satirist Stephen Colbert, host of the regularly hilarious Colbert Report, deserves special p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2007

    Top to Rock Bottom 10

    The night after the Colorado Rockies were swept out of the World Series, the late-night comics started hitting the team out of the park. First Stephen Colbert took aim at the Rockies' attempts to copyright "Rocktober," and then David Letterman offered up his Top Ten Colorado Rockies Excuses: 10: "E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2007
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    September 18, 2007

    Emmys Gone Wild

    Everyone complains that the Emmy Awards—heck, most Award shows—are staid, over-long affairs that just don’t earn their three-plus hour block of prime time anymore. Viewers (not to mention reviewers) look for anything that’s remarkable—whose dress sucked (Hayden Panettiere), who made the be ... More >>

  • Music

    February 8, 2007

    The Apples in Stereo

    New Magnetic Wonder
    Yep Roc

  • Home Entertainment

    November 16, 2006

    When the Stars Came Out

    Forbidden Planet, The Da Vinci Code, Strangers With Candy, Homicide

  • Film

    July 13, 2006

    All-Day Suckers

    Amy Sedaris and Stephen Colbert peddle Candy not everybody wants.

  • News

    June 29, 2006

    Doin' It With DeGette

    Diana DeGette gets played, not laid, on The Colbert Report.

  • News

    April 13, 2006

    The Colbert Report

    FEMA's Michael Brown fumbles his fifteen minutes of fame.

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