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No Wonder [Jan. 19th, 2009|04:13 pm]

I was amused by this article on recent Colbert guest, Shepard Fairey. In addition to the popularity of the Obama Hope poster, what went unmentioned was that, like Stephen, his poster will be residing in the National Portrait Gallery!
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Jon fanmix! [May. 4th, 2008|12:56 am]

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Title: here it is: a fanmix for jon
Series: TDS, TCR
Rating: ... Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics?
Format: zip/mp3 at Sendspace (permanent link available on request)

Cross-posted from LJ - go see it over here!
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In the interest of making this community more active... [Mar. 23rd, 2008|10:09 am]
I don't know how many of you are familiar with Ask Palpatine, but the March 14th episode featured Stephen Colbert.

I'm not sure he quite has 'Stephen' down-pat, but I enjoyed it.
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Prompt Pimp [Mar. 21st, 2008|03:43 pm]
Since [info]stellar_dust suggested it, I'm pimping my prompt request post. I'm writing ficlets/5things, pretty much whatever I feel like :) Just come on over and give me a prompt and I'll try and write you something to help you get through the strike.
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Content-Strike Comment-Thread! [Mar. 20th, 2008|10:59 pm]


TDS & TCR comments for 03/20/2008?

It doesn't look like too many people followed the bread crumbs from LJ - but if you're here and you wanna comment, go to!

(Though IJ's being quite robust right now .. what have we done??? D:)
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The Purim Toss, TDS/TCR, G [Mar. 20th, 2008|06:54 pm]
Fandom: The Daily Show/The Colbert Report
Title: The Purim Toss
Rating: FR-K
Characters: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert
Summary: Stephen always wants something.

Disclaimer: Any similarity between the fictional version of the person portrayed here and the actual persons is purely coincidental. This is a work of fiction. This is not an attempt to defame the character of said person on the basis of libel, as the work is FICTIONAL (and NOT an intently false statement created with the express purpose of misleading others about the actual character of said person).

Any mention of 'The Daily Show', 'The Colbert Report', 'Viacom', any associated entities, or any copyrighted material pertaining therein is reasonably protected by the Fair Use Rule of the United States Copyright Act of 1976 and is not intended to infringe upon any copyrighted material.

(Fake cut to my Insanejournal)
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LJ-strike Open Thread [Mar. 20th, 2008|07:42 pm]

Let's have an open thread here for Friday, March 21, 2008, since we're not posting on LJ!

No topic. Talk about anything you want.

Please note that this post is not locked, in order to enable OpenID and anonymous posters to come over from LJ.

(Also note: This community and I personally are not directly affiliated with the fakenews_fanfic community on LJ or any of its mods.)
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Newsletter feed [Mar. 20th, 2008|11:40 am]

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Since I haven't done a great job of keeping this comm updated with news lately, I've created a feed for thedailyreports community on LJ: [info]dailyreports_lj. Sadly, the posts are too big for full-format syndication and you'll still have to click through to LJ; but it's there if you'd like to subscribe.
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Oscars! [Feb. 24th, 2008|02:01 pm]

In case you've been living under a rock .. Jon Stewart will be hosting the Oscars tonight, starting at 8 ET on ABC.

Sorry for not keeping this community updated! thedailyreports over on LJ has been taking up my linky energy.
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A Fake News showdown [Jan. 10th, 2008|01:58 pm]

Interesting poll about the relative ratings of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report before and after the hiatus over on AfterElton.com. They speculate as to what accounts for the ratings weirdness, and also as to which show is gayer.

The poll wants to know which show you rely on more for your "fake news," or if you differentiate between the two in the first place. One commentor says that he considers them one long hour of fake news and not two shows at all.

I admit I'm more of a Daily Show fan. How about you?
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Updates! [Jan. 5th, 2008|11:58 pm]

Reminder: TDS and TCR return this Monday, January 7!

Also, Jon has a cameo on the Simpsons tomorrow (Sun Jan 6)!
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Shows to return Jan. 7 [Dec. 20th, 2007|11:22 pm]

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Info here.

What do all of you think of this? My feelings are terribly mixed.

But I'll be watching, at least on the first night. I want to see what they have to say .. and all, I know I don't have the willpower to keep the TV off for it.

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still on strike [Nov. 21st, 2007|12:15 pm]

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A video from the Daily Show writers

A video from the Colbert Report writers

The AMPTP and WGA have agreed to return to talks after the weekend! Keep an eye on DHD for the latest.

See also: United Hollywood and fans4writers.

I now contribute links to thedailyreports, so expect me to post here less - and check that LJ community for much more news and stuff. (John Oliver in particular has been crazy vocal over the past few weeks.) Maybe we can has IJ feed of TDR if there's interest?

Anyway, that's about it. Cross your fingers that the talks go well next week. Have a good Thanksgiving weekend!
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We write, you wrong! [Nov. 9th, 2007|10:50 pm]

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The strike is still on, obviously.

First, watch this video.

Instead of linking to every single article, here are the blogs and other news sources you should follow if you're interested:
- Deadline Hollywood Daily
- LA Time Strike Blog
- Variety Strike Blog
- United Hollywood Strike Blog
- WGA's YouTube channel
- NoFactZone
- wga_supporters @ LJ

To help out:
- fans4writers.com - currently endorsed by most of the TDS/TCR online communities, and I'm gonna go out on a limb here and add "including this one"
- addresses and phone numbers of the networks: one, two, three (Remember, TDS and TCR are owned by Viacom)

- Also: don't watch the reruns that are being shown in Jon and Stephen's timeslots, and don't watch streaming video at thedailyshow.com. I know. It hurts.

- an op-ed by Steve Bodow, TDS writer
- Video by Rob Kutner, another TDS writer
- Comedy Central's plan for the timeslots (I know it sounds cool - but please, don't watch. I or another fan can hook you up with non-revenue-generating clips if you wantneed some; just ask.)
- Ed Helms, Eric Drysdale (Bobby), and Steve Carell

And now for something completely of the shiny:
- Stephen Colbert at the Glamour Awards! Video and pictures!
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Fic: Improv 101 [Nov. 9th, 2007|10:45 pm]

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Let's change things up a little .. here's some fic. (x-posted to fakenews_fanfic.)

Strike update/link roundup to follow.

Title: Improv 101
Rating: PG, for cursing and blatant fanservice
Pairing: Jon/Stephen, close friendship??
Length: ~2700
Summary: The strike is on, but Jon still has to work.
Beta: lone_hobbit is AWESOME. So is [info]melannen. Without their input, this would suck a lot more than it does. (Any remaining suckage is purely my own.) (smilesawakeyou gets honorable mention for contributing squee. <------ (yes, that's an endorsement, folks! *g*))
Author's Note: For everyone desperate for a fix of Jon and Stephen's shows ... here's an entire Daily Show episode that could have been!

Disclaimer: All television shows, movies, books, and other copyrighted material referred to in this work, and the characters, settings, and events thereof, are the properties of their respective owners - ESPECIALLY THE WRITERS. As this work is an interpretation of the original material and not for-profit, it constitutes fair use. Reference to real persons, places, or events are made in a fictional context, and and are not intended to be libelous, defamatory, or in any way factual.

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what we do today will be tomorrow's news [Nov. 5th, 2007|07:58 pm]

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There are no new shows today - the strike is on. But that doesn't mean there isn't news! (mostly x-posted from my journal)

I'm following this blog and this blog (and of course NFZ). Highlights include:

- TDS and TCR did not tape today, nor Leno, nor Ellen
- Steve Carell didn't show up to tape The Office, so that show may be lagging, writers or no
- Barack Obama supports the writers
- There's a probably false rumor going around that Jon will pay writers and staff of both shows to strike
- Jon and Stephen MIGHT be back in some limited way if the strike lasts more than a few weeks
- showrunner Shawn Ryan explains why he's striking (this is very eloquent; read it)
- John Oliver and Eric Drysdale on the picket lines in NYC
- NFZ solicits ideas for how we the Colbert Nation can help - with one particularly interesting comment ...

Also: Stephen called in to a radio show this morning (The-Brown-Haired-Guy-Who's-Not-Steve-Doocey and the Judge), and it's being quoted EVERYWHERE! (He should sue, it'd give him something to do during the strike....)

And Jon Stewart will be on the Biography channel this week. I don't get that channel! WOE! (He's also got an interview in the Nov. 15 issue of Rolling Stone.)
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SIGH. [Nov. 1st, 2007|10:43 pm]

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The writer's strike is on, and .... well, spoiler. Combine those two? These next couple months could be a LOT less fun than I'd hoped. SIGH.

... I think I won't speculate about what might be on the shows tonight. *grabs wine, prepares to drown Stephen's sorrows*


Oh, and tonight's guests: Jerry Seinfeld and Walter Kirn.
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Warrior-Poet [Oct. 31st, 2007|07:52 pm]

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The writer's strike MIGHT hold off for a few days! That would be nice!

Check out Jon's new Sesame Street segment before YouTube deletes it. D: (Did I link to Anderson Cooper's?)

Looks like Stephen might end up running only as a Democrat...

Here's some more video of Candidate Colbert making his pitch to the SC Dems!

David Gregory video on the Colbert/Edwards feud!

Valerie Plame was great last night, no? Today: William F. Buckley Jr. on TDS, and Colonel Lawrence Wilkersen (Colin Powell's Former Chief of Staff) on TCR. Here's hoping for Halloween hijinks! (... and maybe something about the writer's strike, too.)
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"I don’t want to win. I just want to f**k with people.” [Oct. 29th, 2007|10:49 pm]

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... ok, I give up. Just go read the last four pages of posts at nofactzone. :D

But make sure you at least watch these videos:

+ Stephen stumping in SC

+ Stephen talking to the press in SC (.... damn that's scary-slash-awesome!)

+ Steve Carell on Charlie Rose

SHOWS COME BACK TONIGHT in ... 8 minutes!

TDS: Michael Gerson, Bush speechwriter and Washington Post columnist
TCR: Richard Berman, crusader against the FDA
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Link Roundup [Oct. 26th, 2007|11:48 pm]

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Shows return Monday - let's hope they stay that way!

+ 1,000,000 Strong for Stephen T Colbert met its goal in spades! NYT article for those without Facebook.

+ Stephen Colbert polls in DOUBLE DIGITS as a third-party candidate!

+ And Comedy Central and their lawyers are satisfied that it's all legal.

+ Stephen kicks EVERYONE'S ass at DonorsChoose - not just Barak Obama's!

+ He needs to get some sleep, though.

+ If you haven't seen the Colbert Girl video yet ...

+ Someone compiled together a ton of Stephen's character breaks! Adorable, omg.

+ 'Best of The Colbert Report' DVD previews! one, two

+ As always, see NoFactZone for ROUND-THE-CLOCK team coverage of all things Colbert, including some incredible recaps and photos from his guest appearances over the last week!

.. and in NON-Colbert related news .. (what? I know! insanity!)

+ HuffPo has video of Ben Karlin at the Upright Citizens Brigade, with bonus Jon Stewart on Crossfire (I will NEVER get tired of watching that clip)

+ Fresh Air interviews Steve Carell (audio; also on iTunes)

+ ABC News interviews Larry Wilmore - with some incredible video, particularly behind the scenes at TDS

+ Writer's strike news - Halloween could be the last non-rerun we see for awhile. ):

+ article on TDS and philosophy, but go look just for the cartoon of Jon as Socrates. XD

+ Ed Helms does half-pipes!

+ AfterElton takes a look at The Daily Show's long and illustrious history of tackling LGBT issues - long, LOTS of video clips (god I love thedailyshow.com), incredible, go see.
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