Last night, Stephen Colbert signed off in the final episode of The Colbert Report, his long-running political satire talk show on Comedy Central, and was surrounded by celebrity ensemble to give him a proper send-off.
As the series finale drew to a close, Colbert began to sing the 1939 British song “We’ll Meet Again,” and as he walked across the studio, his friend and fellow Comedy Central host Jon Stewart appeared. The two joined hands, then walked over to Randy Newman playing the tune on the piano. Once the first verse was over, the cameras panned across the studio to show celebrities and former guest singing along. Amongst the crowd were Bryan Cranston, Patrick Stewart, George Lucas, Willie Nelson, James Franco, Barry Manilow, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Peter Frampton, Cindi Lauper, New York Mayor Bill DiBlasio, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, and even Big Bird and Cookie Monster!
President Barack Obama made an appearance yesterday on The Colbert Report where the U.S. prez took over “The Word” segment of the show, rebranding it “The Decree.” Just before the President took Stephen Colbert‘s seat behind the desk, he told the host, “You’ve been taking a lot of shots at my job, I decided I’m gonna go ahead and take a shot at yours.”
In the segment, Obama took on his “Obamacare” healthcare detractors, reading off the script as if he were Colbert, to humorous effect.
Watch the videos of Obama’s appearance on The Colbert Report here below.
There have been plenty of debates regarding the recently released Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens teaser trailer, as was expected. One of the more heated topics being discussed from the 88-second trailer has been the unique, claymore-esque lightsaber shown above. Some dig it, some loathe it, and some are smartly waiting until they know more about it before forming an opinion on the matter.
On a recent episode of The Colbert Report, Star Wars fan and future Late Show host Stephen Colbert shared his thoughts on the trailer, including a defense of the lightsaber in question. You can see the video below.
After revealing a new Thor on ABC’s The View on Tuesday, Marvel Comics had another big reveal to make on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report. Marvel Comics Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada joined the show to announce who would be the next Captain America, after Steve Rogers lost his powers in Captain America #21. Sam Wilson a.k.a. The Falcon, Cap’s longtime partner and friend will be taking over the role of Captain America.
Quesada revealed the first image of the new Captain America, which blends the classic costume with The Falcon’s familiar wings. Quesada also presented host Stephen Colbert with a picture of the talk show host as a new replacement Falcon, since Sam Wilson will be otherwise occupied.
Check out the first picture of Sam Wilson as Captain America below and let us know if this has you excited or not.