Posts Tagged ‘Stephen Colbert’

Jon Stewart committed to The Daily Show until 2010

Friday, October 19th, 2007


You know when you sit around late at night, and set the world to rights? Well, when such conversations crop up (as they inevitably do) I habitually witter on about how I think Jon Stewart should be America’s next president. He’s smart (an unfair advantage over the current occupier of the oval office), responsible, charming, liberal – you’ve guessed it, I like him. And so news that he has signed a two year contract extension for his programme The Daily Show is both welcome (yeay! more onscreen goodness) and annoying (he can’t be president yet, boo!)

The extension sees Stewart commit to the Comedy Central show until 2010 and he seems pretty excited at the prospect: “I love doing the show. I feel like I work for the best in the business.” enthused Stewart. “I look forward to using this extension to have great fun at President [Stephen] Colbert’s expense.” Colleague Colbert announced plans to run for the presidency on Tuesday – though only in South Carolina.

[via TV Guide]

Richard Branson throws water over US chat show host

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007


The X-Factor might not start until Saturday but Sir Richard Branson has already thrown his glass of water over someone. The Virgin tycoon was talking to political comic Stephen Colbert on his US show The Colbert Report, when he got upset with the interview and gave the host an unexpected dousing in front of the live studio audience.

The bearded magnate believed that he would be allowed to promote Virgin America’s new flights as part of the televised broadcast, but on finding this was not the case came over all Sharon Osbourne. Diva behaviour from a millionaire star is nothing new, but what really amazes about this soggy interlude is the fact that Colbert retaliated. The host asked his aides for a bottle of water and returned the favour to Branson.