Stephen Colbert

This Week’s Top 5 TV Moments: Barney Ties the Knot, ‘Broad City’ Makes a Bold Exit

There are scores of TV shows out there, with dozens of new episodes each week, not to mention everything you can find on Hulu Plus, Netflix streaming, and HBO Go. How’s a viewer to keep up? To help you sort through all that television has to offer, Flavorwire is compiling the five best moments on TV each week. This time, two exceptionally strong freshman comedies wrap up their debut seasons. … Read More

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Janet Mock Flawlessly Sheds Light on the Trans Experience in ‘Colbert’ Interview; Piers Morgan Responds With Twitter Flip-Out

Two weeks ago, transgender activist Janet Mock and television blowhard Piers Morgan exchanged barbs in a follow-up interview after Mock expressed her disdain for the way Piers Morgan Live sensationalized her identity as a trans woman. While she held her own comfortably, fiercely, and impressively, Morgan screamed and yelled about how he’s always been an ally and was now being attacked (earlier in the day, he’d tweeted that he was a victim of “cis-phobia”). Following a book tour to promote her memoir Redefining Realness, Mock stopped by The Colbert Report last night for an interview with satirical television blowhard Stephen Colbert, once again nailing the subject of trans identity for a mainstream television audience.  … Read More

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Pussy Riot’s Brave ‘Colbert Report’ Interview Makes Us Love Them Even More

Nadezhda (Nadya) Tolokonnikova and Maria (Masha) Alyokhina, the two women who visibily head the Russian activist collective Pussy Riot, have come to America this week. They’re here, they say, to tour prisons. They also have some other plans, including a giant concert with the Flaming Lips, Tegan and Sara, and assorted other folks at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn tonight. And last night they made a delightful interview appearance on Colbert. … Read More

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‘Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues’ is Smarter and Ballsier Than You Think

By most reasonable standards, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is a stupid, stupid movie — gleefully so, even. It concerns the further adventures of super-dim television news anchor Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), for starters. It includes a relationship between his even-stupider weatherman Brick Tamland (Steve Carell) and his comparably-witted new lady love (Kristen Wiig) that basically amounts to two people blurting non-sequiturs at each other. Sports correspondent Champ Kind (David Koechner) owns a chicken restaurant, but confesses to serving deep-fried bats. Ron has a brief relationship with his African-American boss (Meagan Good), and their interracial sex scene is intercut with a clip from Diff’rent Strokes. And so on; you get the idea. But co-writer/star Ferrell and his frequent collaborator, co-writer/director Adam McKay, are up to something else here, slyly sneaking in several pointed jabs at television news in general and cable news in particular. … Read More

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This Week’s Top 5 TV Moments: Stephen Colbert on Crackgate 2013

There are scores of TV shows out there, with dozens of new episodes each week, not to mention everything you can find on Hulu Plus, Netflix streaming, and HBO Go. How’s a viewer to keep up? To help you sort through all that television has to offer, Flavorwire is compiling the five best moments on TV each week. This week, Stephen Colbert sounds off on Crackgate 2013 and New York gets a new mayor. … Read More

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This Week’s Top 5 TV Moments

There are scores of TV shows out there, with dozens of new episodes each week, not to mention everything you can find on Hulu Plus, Netflix streaming, and HBO Go. How’s a viewer to keep up? To help you sort through all that television has to offer, Flavorwire is compiling the five best moments on TV each week. This week, one of the standout dramas of a standout period of premium television comes to a close, and Stephen Colbert turns the government shutdown into an unlikely romantic opportunity. … Read More

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