Comedy Central’s late-night satirical television program, “Colbert Report,” changes its name to “Colbore Report” on its Tuesday night episode. Read on to find out why.
Although not doing original episodes this week, the guys at “Colbert Report” prove that they clearly have a sense of humor as its graphics team changed the show title on its Tuesday night episode opening to “Colbore Report” to match Gwen Stefani’s mishap on the Emmys.
“Colbert Report” was named winner of the Emmy for Best Variety Series during the ceremony by presenter Gwen Stefani, who accidentally mispronounced the show’s name as “Colbore Report,” which her co-presenter, Maroon 5 front Adam Levine, corrected. In addition, Levine, along with Stefani, will coach for the seventh season of “The Voice” (U.S.) scheduled that will begin airing this fall.
“Colbert Report” is a late-night satirical television program that airs on Mondays through Thursdays on Comedy Central, starring political humorist Stephen Colbert, a former correspondent for “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart. The show has been nominated for seven Primetime Emmy Awards from 2006 to 2012, two Television Critics Association Awards Awards and two Satellite Awards. It won Outstanding Variety Series and Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series in 2013 and 2014 respectively.
On April 10, 2014, Colbert was announced to replace David Letterman as late-night show host on CBS and is scheduled to take over effectively as soon as Letterman decides to step down from the program. That same day, it was announced by Comedy Central that “The Colbert Report” would end at the close of 2014.
“I never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps, though everyone in late night follows Dave’s lead. I’m thrilled and grateful that CBS chose me. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to grind a gap in my front teeth,” said Colbert on E! Online.
In the same E! Online report, Letterman expressed his approval with Colbert being his successor.
“Stephen has always been a real friend to me. I’m very excited for him, and I’m flattered that CBS chose him. I also happen to know they wanted another guy with glasses,” said Letterman.
“Colbert Report” will be replaced on Comedy Central by “The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore” hosted by Larry Wilmore from “The Daily Show.”
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