kottke.org posts about Stephen Colbert

How the Colbert Report is madeOct 17 2014

For the first episode of podcast called Working, David Plotz talks to Stephen Colbert about how he and his staff construct The Colbert Report. This is fascinating.

My show is a shadow of the news, so I have to know what shadow it's casting right now, so I can distort it in my own way.

At the 13 minute mark, he talks about how the team communicates with each other about how the show is shaping up, changes, concerns, etc. They do it all by what sounds like text messaging. Paging Stewart Butterfield, you should get those folks on Slack. (via digg)

Stephen Colbert in conversation with Neil deGrasse TysonNov 28 2011

80-minute video of a conversation between Neil deGrasse Tyson and of an out-of-character Stephen Colbert "about science, society, and the universe". Someone needs to get this on YouTube or something...the video streaming is slooooow.

Update: Ah, here's a mirror on YouTube. (thx, aaron)

Stephen Colbert breaks characterNov 01 2011

I nearly wet my pants at work watching this:

(via stellar)

Conservative Colbert viewers not in on the jokeApr 28 2009

According to an article published in The International Journal of Press/Politics, both liberals and conservatives find The Colbert Report funny, but the two groups differ in their perception of Stephen Colbert's actual ideological allegiances.

Additionally, there was no significant difference between the groups in thinking Colbert was funny, but conservatives were more likely to report that Colbert only pretends to be joking and genuinely meant what he said while liberals were more likely to report that Colbert used satire and was not serious when offering political statements. Conservatism also significantly predicted perceptions that Colbert disliked liberalism.

(via cyn-c)

An analysis of the Colbert Bump, theApr 18 2008

An analysis of the Colbert Bump, the jump in sales that follows an author's appearance on The Colbert Report. (via plasticbag)

I suppose I am contractually obligated toMay 03 2007

I suppose I am contractually obligated to tell you that Malcolm Gladwell was on the Colbert Report the other night.

Meta-Free-Phor-AllApr 25 2007

Sean Penn and Stephen Colbert competing in a metaphor competition:

Good lord that's funny.

The Onion interviews Stephen Colbert. "It usedJan 30 2006

The Onion interviews Stephen Colbert. "It used to be, everyone was entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts. But that's not the case anymore. Facts matter not at all. Perception is everything."

Stephen Colbert's bit with Al Sharpton is hilariousJul 19 2005

Stephen Colbert's bit with Al Sharpton is hilarious.

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