Will Stephen Colbert’s ‘Cartoon President’ Show A Timely Trump?

Animation has traditionally been a form of entertainment that had to be produced well in advance. (Shows like The Simpsons can take up to a year or more to produce!) Then, along came South Park, which proved that animation can be made timely through technology. Now, with the headlines coming out of Washington changing daily, will that process will be put to the test with Stephen Colbert’s new animated series, Our Cartoon President? When we spoke with Colbert, he explained how the show will be affected by current events in the White House. (Click on the media bar below to hear Stephen Colbert)

Our Cartoon President gets its Showtime inauguration on Sunday, February 11.

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Stephen Colbert Takes To The Desk As ‘The Late Show’ Enters A New Era

late-show-with-stephen-colbertLate night television fans will be watching tonight as CBS gears up for the much anticipated debut of THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT. As promised and touted for the past several weeks, the nightly talker will have a new look, a new format and a new face behind the desk. As the world knows by now, after 16 years DAVID LETTERMAN recently stepped down to make way for STEPHEN COLBERT and COLBERT appears to be more than up for the task.

Taking the stage at a recent TCA press conference to promote the show, the former star of Comedy Central’s popular THE COLBERT REPORT responded to reporters’ questions and poked fun at both himself and all the hoopla surrounding the new show. COLBERT admitted that some of his favorite moments from his previous series were those when he broke character and promises that, what the audience only occasionally saw then, will be the norm now. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)

THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT debuts tonight on CBS.

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Colbert Sought Counsel From Letterman In Prep For ‘The Late Show’ Takeover

late-show-with-stephen-colbertExpectations are high as CBS gears up for the much anticipated debut of THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT. Set to premiere next month, the nightly talker will have a new look, a new format and a new face behind the desk.

After 22 years, DAVID LETTERMAN stepped down to make way for STEPHEN COLBERT and if he’s feeling the pressure it wasn’t evident as COLBERT took to the stage at yesterday’s TCA press conference to hype the show.

The former star of Comedy Central’s popular THE COLBERT REPORT glibly fielded questions about what we can expect with great humor and without being too specific. Poking fun at both himself and the ballroom crowded with TV critics from all over the world, he appeared confident and ready to get the show started. And, when asked if he sought out advice from anyone in particular about taking over the series, he didn’t hesitate to give credit where due. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)

THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT debuts on September 8 on CBS.

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Stephen Colbert: Still To Early To Be Talking ‘Late’

133At 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, Stephen Colbert won two Emmy awards for Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series and for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series for his nightly talk show, The Colbert Report. After winning the award, Colbert came back to the press room where all the talk was about him taking over the Late Show with David Letterman next year.

When he was asked what to expect after he takes over for Letterman, Colbert said to expect more of the same-but different- and goes on to say that it’s hard to concentrate on taking over The Late Show because he has four months of The Colbert Report still left to do and he loves watching David Letterman.
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JON STEWART NAMED MOST INFLUENTIAL, KANYE WEST #5, OBAMA #21

Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart

“They’re the men who inspire the rest of us to become Better Men,” The AskMen.com. website breathlessly pontificates.

Well, according to AskMen.com blogheads, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz) won the Most Influential Man of 2010 contest.

Interesting that out of 6.5 billion Earthlings that a Comedy Central comedian would win this honor.  Until you look at some the runner ups.

Numbers two through five are Microsoft chairman Bill Gates, Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and rapper Kanye West.

Much of the coveted honors are graced with stand-up comics, activist actors and sports figures.

To give you an idea of the mixed bag of winners for this thing, you’ll find gay folk hero Steve Slater at # 49, David Letterman makes 38, Eminem at 24.  Stephen Colbert as #11, and Canadian Department of Finance Mark Carney (no relation to Carny Mike Cartel) somewhere in the middle.

“It seems that this year in particular, our readers have chosen unlikely influencers; guys who don’t always play by the rules, and in many cases, created their own norms in opposition to the current times,”  AskMen chief editor James Bassil, said. “Jon Stewart earned his title by speaking frankly, and in the process, successfully engaging millions of ordinary citizens in politics.”

If you actually go to the AskMen.com site you’ll get overwhelmed with an impressive plethora of Norelco razor commercials disguised at girlie teases, and then rewarded with (I’m guessing) the usual AskMen busty, fantasy things with snarling pouts in tropical island cometobedwithme moods.

AskMen.com was founded in August 1999 by three graduates of Concordia University‘s John Molson School of Business in Montreal, Canada.

As a footnote to history, Tiger Woods didn’t make the top 49 list this time and President Barack Obama fell from number 4 to 21 this midterm election year.