Obama Takes Control of The Colbert Report, Delivers 'The Word'

With just two weeks left on the clock for the Colbert Report, the show is cramming in a few more splashy segments. Like for instance last night's visitor: U.S. president Barack Obama, who dropped by for an interview and temporary commandeered Colbert's desk. Welcome to the "fuck it" stage of the Obama presidency! »12/09/14 9:30am12/09/14 9:30am

Anita Sarkeesian on Colbert: Gamergate Is 'Terrorizing Women'

On Wednesday night, the Colbert Report became the first late-night show to really tackle the soupy pile of weeks-old vomit that is Gamergate, when Colbert hosted feminist video game critic and conquering badass Anita Sarkeesian. She talked briefly about the most recent death threat she received, and, more broadly,… »10/30/14 9:50am10/30/14 9:50am

Colbert Perfectly Calls Out Conservatives' Hypocrisy on Child Refugees

Conservative pundits are very concerned about the well-being of child refugees who are fleeing to the U.S. borders from Central America in droves right now. Why, they say, will no one think of the children during these times of crisis? At least the heroes of the right are considering these poor kids...mostly by… »7/18/14 12:45pm7/18/14 12:45pm

Colbert Thinks Hot Felon's Handsome Face Could Fix the Prison System

It's been less than a week since the mugshot of Jeremy Meeks took the internet by storm and already he's causing major prison reform. "1 out of every 18 men in this country is incarcerated," observes Stephen Colbert. "And when you look at all the young lives trapped in a cycle of poverty, violence and imprisonment,… »6/24/14 4:00pm6/24/14 4:00pm

Colbert Solves Hurricane Gender Problem with 'Hurricane Butch McBalls'

Earlier this week, media outlets reported on a study that found that people are less likely to take a hurricane seriously if it has female name. While to us it might seem stupid (and sexist) to forgo fretting over Hurricane Sandy because she sounds sweet and Grease is your favorite movie, Stephen Colbert — a man of… »6/05/14 1:20pm6/05/14 1:20pm

Shed a Tear as Stephen Colbert Visits The Daily Show to Say Goodbye

Stephen Colbert doesn't move to The Late Show until 2015, but that doesn't mean that his Colbert Report character hasn't started saying his goodbyes. For one of the first stops on his farewell tour, Stephen returned to The Daily Show — the series that helped him grow for correspondent to host — to let Jon Stewart know… »4/24/14 4:50pm4/24/14 4:50pm

Stephen Colbert Does Not Envy the Guy Who Replaces Letterman

After news broke that Stephen Colbert would be replacing David Letterman at the Late Show in 2015, responses were mixed. Some people mourned the impending loss of Stephen's right-wing alter ego and The Colbert Report, some people were excited and others were disappointed — though probably not surprised— about CBS'… »4/11/14 11:05am4/11/14 11:05am

Colbert Responds to #CancelColbert With a Tongue-in-Cheek Mea Culpa

At the end of last week, Twitter's social justice warriors found a surprising target for their always fierce, often necessary and occasionally misguided anger when it landed on Stephen Colbert, the left's most beloved satirist, after a Comedy Central-run account for his show The Colbert Report tweeted the following: »4/01/14 12:35pm4/01/14 12:35pm

Feminist Stephen Colbert Gave Himself a Master's in Women's Studies

Last night on The Colbert Report, host and self-professed feminist Stephen Colbert recognized — in honor of Women's History Month —"that society has intrinsically linked a woman's value to her outward appearance and thereby undermining her status and strengthening the patriarchal hegemony." For his revelation, Colbert… »3/07/14 7:15pm3/07/14 7:15pm

Stephen Colbert Requests You Send Rep. Steve King Your Gay Sex Tapes

Over the past month, Iowa Rep. Steve King has been one of the most vocal supporters of SB102, the controversial Arizona bill (recently vetoed by AZ Governor Jan Brewer) that would have allowed businesses to discriminate against and refuse service to gay people on religious grounds. While many argued that such a law… »3/05/14 5:45pm3/05/14 5:45pm

Here's Jon Stewart's Excellent Rundown of the Many Disasters of Sochi

Thus far, the 2014 Olympic Games have been dominated by talk not of the incredible physical prowess on display from athletes around the world, but of the many failures of host city Sochi, Russia. Unsafe arena conditions, Bob Costas' eye infection, stray dogs crashing the opening ceremonies, hotels with construction so… »2/11/14 3:00pm2/11/14 3:00pm