• Stephen Colbert inspires #CancelColbert hashtag on Twitter, because people hate context (Video)

    If the misinformed #CancelColbert campaign teaches us anything, it should be that the premise of a joke is just as important as its punch line. Twitter erupted Thursday evening when The Colbert Report’s official Twitter page tweeted a joke from Wednesday night’s episode. On the show, Stephen Colbert, the well-known satirist, pointed out the absurdity of Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder’s response to the controversy over his team’s racially-charged name.

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    Stephen Colbert pays tribute to Harold Ramis (Video)

    Yesterday, the comedy world mourned the loss of celebrated writer, director and actor Harold Ramis. Last night on The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert paid tribute to the guy who wrote comedy classics like Animal House, Stripes and Groundhog Day in his own special way. Check it out below. The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Video Archive Sign up to get funny daily videos and headlines delivered to your

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    Stephen Colbert blasts Rick Santorum for Nelson Mandela comparison (Video)

    Last night on the Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert paid homage to iconic South African leader Nelson Mandela with his usual fare of humor. But he also took some time to blast Rick Santorum, former Republican presidential nominee and – god help us – likely nominee in 2016. Colbert laid into Santorum for an appearance he made on Fox News, wherein he told Bill O’Reilly that the Affordable Care Act (aka

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    Watch Stephen Colbert interview Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan

    Further proving he is, indeed, the man, Stephen Colbert scored the first interview with Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan since the show’s dramatic finale this past Sunday night. Check it out below in its entirety! The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Video Archive The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Video Archive And as a bonus, check out last night’s closing, also featuring Gilligan. The Colbert Report

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    Stephen Colbert on his Emmy win: I ended Jon Stewart’s 10 year reign of terror (Video)

    Last night on The Colbert Report, a jubilant Stephen Colbert celebrated his award-winning Sunday night. That’s when his hit Comedy Central show snagged trophies for Outstanding Variety Series and Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series. It was the first time in 11 years, The Daily show with Jon Stewart didn’t win. “As Mother Teresa once said, ‘It’s not enough to win, others must lose,’” Colbert announced at the top of

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    Colbert Report breaks Daily Show streak, Julia Louis-Dreyfus makes history at Emmys

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus made Emmy history last night when she won her fourth comedy award for Outstanding Lead Actress on Veep (it was her 14th nomination, which broke Lucille Ball’s record of 13 as lead actress). “I’m very grateful to have the opportunity to make people laugh. It’s a joyful way to make a living,” she said during her acceptance speech. She had her personal aide from the show, Tony Hale

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    Stephen Colbert to Eliot Spitzer: This ain’t Charlie Rose, motherf*cker (Video)

    Last night on The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert welcomed to the show former New York governor and current candidate for comptroller of New York City. And by “welcomed,” I mean he spent four glorious minutes hilariously blasting the man, who, five years ago, lost the state’s highest political post amidst a prostitution scandal. Among other things, Colbert asks Spitzer if he thinks the seemingly forgiving public — Spitzer is currently

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    Jerry Seinfeld made his debut on The Colbert Report and it was good (Video)

    Last night, Jerry Seinfeld made his first-ever appearance on The Colbert Report, and it’s everything we thought it would be. If you missed it, check out the full, uncut interview below. Enjoy! The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,Video Archive The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,Video Archive Be sure to subscribe to the weekly Laughspin Podcast on iTunes or on SoundCloud

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    Stephen Colbert and John Oliver sound off on George Zimmerman verdict (Videos)

    After a two-week hiatus The Daily Show and The Colbert Report had plenty of news to cover. But after Saturday’s controversial verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, both sounded off on what has become the centerpiece of every news network’s discussions over the past three days. Oliver suggests Florida should change their motto from “The Sunshine State” to “The Worst State” while Colbert declares the end of racial injustice calling

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    Chris Hardwick’s late night Comedy Central show gets a Twitter inspired name

    Last month, Comedy Central announced that Chris Hardwick signed a deal to host a late-night talk show that would follow The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report four nights a week. So for those of you, who have been anxiously awaiting more details, wait no more! The show is going to be titled @Midnight. The title tells us two important clues about the show. The first is

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    Watch Stephen Colbert’s moving tribute to his mother, who died one week ago (Video)

    He hasn’t done it much since The Colbert Report premiered in 2005, but last night Stephen Colbert broke character in a huge way so that he could pay tribute to his mother, Lorna, who died last week at the age of 92. If you’re a fan of the show you already know how close Colbert was to his mother. He suspended production of the show for the first time in

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    Stephen Colbert will welcome Paul McCartney for hour-long Colbert Report special

    If The Colbert Report were an after school program, its June 12 show (11:30 pm ET on Comedy Central) would be referred to as “a very special episode.” As part of his Out There tour and to promote the reissue of Wings Over America, Paul McCartney will be appearing on an hour long episode– for both an interview and performances. While McCartney has appeared on the show before for the

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    ‘Withered old cougar’ Stephen Colbert threatens Miley Cyrus over Maxim Hot 100 list (Video)

    Who’s not honoring Stephen Colbert — and unfortunately everyone on the Laughspin staff and all of you reading this — now? I’m sorry to break the news to all of you, but none of us (including Colbert) made this year’s Maxim’s Hot 100. I know, I know, heartbreaking. But last night Colbert makes peace with it– sort of. Watch as he traverses through a series of emotions — at one

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    John Oliver will take over The Daily Show this summer, starting June 10

    As was previously announced John Oliver will take over hosting duties at The Daily Show this summer while Jon Stewart directs his first film. Today, Comedy Central announced Oliver’s start date will be Monday, June 10 and he’ll stay behind the anchor desk until Stewart returns on Tuesday, Sept 3. Actor Seth Rogen, writer/producer Armando Iannucci and CNN host and editor Fareed Zakaria are just some of the guests scheduled

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    Chris Hardwick joins Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert on Comedy Central’s late night block

    The true King of all media Chris Hardwick (sorry, Howard, but it’s true) has inked a deal with Comedy Central to host a late-night talk show that would follow The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report four nights a week. Co-produced by Funny Or Die and – it gets even better – executive produced by powerhouse writing team Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant (Reno 911!, Night

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