'The Daily Show' and 'Colbert Report' go live on election night

Comedy Central will give you a chance to mix in some (intentional) comedy with your election-night news: "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report" are going live Tuesday (Nov. 6). The two shows will each air half-hour live editions starting at 11 p.m. ET/8 PT Tuesday. First up is "Election Night 2012: This Ends Now," hosted by Jon Stewart. It will be followed by Stephen Colbert's "Election 2012: A Nation Votes, Ohio Decides; The Re-Presidenting of America: Who Will Replace Obama? '012!"Both Stewart and Colbert have done live editions for past elections, with mixed results. The outcome of the election will very likely still be in doubt when their shows air, so they'll be reacting to and riffing on incomplete results. Airing live also means the two shows can't really string together clips of other networks' coverage for comedic effect.Still, it's live TV in the hands of two pretty talented hosts and two strong teams...

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Tom Hanks Tricks Matt Damon Into Appearing on 'The Colbert Report'

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U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team Interns For Stephen Colbert (VIDEO)

What does one do after winning an Olympic gold medal? Pay a visit to Stephen Colbert, natch. That’s what the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team did last night when they made a surprise appearance on The Colbert Report. As Stephen thanked his summer interns for their work on the show, he took the opportunity to unveil his latest batch of interns. “They might be the best ones to date!” crowed the late night host. “Five bright young women who just returned from some kind...

‘The Colbert Report’ Goes Back Online

After crashing because of technical difficulties, it looks as if Viacom's websites are back online, including the homepages for "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report." To celebrate, watch Stephen Colbert mark his 1,000th show.

The Colbert Report to Return Monday After Sudden Hiatus

The Colbert Report will resume Monday after production was unexpectedly shut down due to "unforeseen circumstances" on Wednesday and Thursday. The show's official website has been updated with a full week of guests, beginning Monday with...

Stephen Colbert's 'Colbert Report' on hold for family emergency, sources say

On Wednesday night, when viewers turned on Comedy Central expecting to settle in for a new episode of Stephen Colbert's fake news hour "The Colbert Report," they were met with a surprising rerun. Audience members were turned away from the taping, told that the show was on hold due to "unforseen circumstances."Speculation ran rampant, particularly given the fact that "The Daily Show," "The Colbert Report's" companion series, was similarly put on hold as the result of a staff member's death. Our readers speculated that the series may have been shut down for "political reasons."A source tells WSJ that the production halt is due to a Colbert family emergency. "Due to unforeseen circumstances, the show will air repeat episodes on Wednesday, February 15 and Thursday, February 16," Comedy Central spokesman Steve Albani said in a statement. Word is that Colbert is tending to his ailing 91-year-old mother."The Colbert Report" has been suspended before, but just once,...

Bjork Performs On Colbert, Talks Science, Math

Bjork dropped by "The Colbert Report" Tuesday night, in advance of her New York City residency , sporting a hairdo resembling a flattened beehive and opening herself up to Colbert ridicule from the get-go. Colbert didn't take the bait, however, focusing on her latest album, Biophilia , which explores themes of nature and science. It comes with an iPad component -- an interactive app to go with each song -- that both took us back to the days of sitting down with an album and made us wonder, is this the future of albums ? Colbert kept things simple, fumbling with her apps on stage and asking, why, why the apps? Bjork explains how she's never been able to play a guitar or piano and sing at the same time, "like those troubadour people." With the touchscreen option available for her as a musician, she thought, "finally, I can be a troubadour!" Read More...