Barack Obama was the special guest on Colbert Report last night. He was Colbert's final interview before the host hangs up his glasses and puts on a different pair at CBS. Barry even took over "The Word" segment and made it his own with "The Decree." No matter your political affiliation, you have to admit that this is pretty cool.
Funny of Die thinks it is possible to be both funny and informative at the same time. This Wednesday, the company announced it's launching a news oriented "content vertical. THR reports that Funny or Die News will feature daily editorials about current news.
Dan Abramson, the man overseeing the entire operation, cites The Daily Show with Jon Stewart as on of the hub's inspirations for comedy news: "You can be entertained while getting your news," he said. "This should be something that people can go to to stay informed but also get some really great comedy out of it."
Funny or Die News will begin with blog posts that feature the day's most important news, essay-like pieces, and columns from real as well as character driven writers. Topics will range from politics to entertainment and, fuck it, why not sports and science too. So basically most things in the world.
Other comedy news outlets include Splitsider, A.V. Club, The Colbert Report, The Onion, and THIS SITE RIGHT HERE. We are a crowded but loving bunch.
So The Daily Show and The Colbert Report were off air last week meaning they couldn't cover the horrific news that is the Ferguson shooting. He goes over topics like police militarization and the shooting itself. John Oliver: there when we need him. I hope he uses that as his tagline.
James Franco is a very talented man. He can sing, paint, write, direct, and talk to underage girls. However, he can't seem to make Stephen Colbert lose his rhythm. On last night's Colbert Report, Franco asked the comedian about his upcoming Late Show gig. Colbert's response is priceless.