When The Late Show with Stephen Colbert premieres on Tuesday, September 8th, it will look different and we’ll see a different Stephen Colbert – namely his real self. Behind the scenes, though, will be a number of veterans of The Colbert Report – including executive producers Tom Purcell (above right) and Meredith Bennett (left) and co-executive producers Emily Lazar and Barry Julien.
Several members of the writing team – including Opus Moreschi (now also a supervising producer) and Jay Katsir (head writer) – have migrated from The Colbert Report. For more, follow the jump.
Kristen Bell, Stephen Colbert, Scarlett Johansson, Matthew McConaughey, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeremy Renner, Ryan Seacrest and Jessica Williams will be among the stars taking part in the ‘roadblock’ telecast for the Think It Up Education Initiative.
The one-hour live event will be broadcast across ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC on September 11 (8/7C) and is aimed at beginning a new movement in supporting America’s students, teachers and schools and helping generate excitement about learning and what that learning can help students achieve.
Think It Up – Student Powered; Teacher Led; Crowd Funded. For further details, follow the jump.
Stephen Colbert has named Jon Batiste his bandleader for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Batiste has played with the likes of Prince, Wynton Marsalis and Lenny Kravitz and toured internationally with his band, Stay Human.
“His music makes the audience feel so good, we may have to install a ‘Do Not Make Love’ sign,” said Colbert.
We’re still a little over three months away from the launch of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, but today, CBS has announced the launch of the show’s website, iOS app and social media accounts – all of which are now live.
“Say what you will about the Internet, I think it’s here to stay!” said Stephen Colbert. “Launching ColbertLateShow.com puts me in the same league as Google.com, Facebook.com and ferretfancier.blogspot.com!”
Acclaimed Tribeca Talks: Directors Series panels include one-on-one conversations with Christopher Nolan & Bennet Miller, George Lucas & Stephen Colbert, Cary Fukunaga & James Schamus, and Brad Bird & Janeane Garofalo; additional speakers include Harvey Weinstein, Gus Van Sant, Amy Schumer, Courtney Love, Catherine Martin, Christiane Amanpour, and more!