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Year of the Short Story

Author of best book of the year reveals how he survived the Colbert Report

By Tarra Gaines

With the myriad of things 2013 was the year of, we might also add the year of the short story, in no small part thanks to author George Saunders. The award-winning writer has been considered one of ...


Hometown Glory

Stephen Colbert showers H-Town charity bar with hilarious love, lauds "drunk donating"

By Whitney Radley

Even before OKRA opened the doors to its well-appointed downtown Charity Saloon, the bar and its unusual do-good concept received national attention from Condé Nast Daily Traveler to the New ...


Props For Houston

Annise Parker & Stephen Colbert are in love: Highlights, surprises and misses from mayor's moment

By Sarah Rufca

Oh, that tricksy Colbert. Just when we thought Houston was safe from his mockery, with Mayor Annise Parker as Wednesday night's guest on The Colbert Report, he opens the show by saying, &q ...


Hometown Glory

Annise Parker bonds with Stephen Colbert: What to expect from the mayor's surprise comedic TV turn

By Sarah Rufca

It's been more than two years since Stephen Colbert's trip to NASA and failed attempt at astronaut training, but on Wednesday night's episode of The Colbert Report, he's giving Hous ...


Colbert for President

PAC attack: Stephen Colbert skirts the law (with Jon Stewart's help) in plans for presidential run

By Minh Vu

Stephen Colbert teased the idea of entering the Republican primary in South Carolina on Thursday evening, after having signed over his super PAC to Jon Stewart. He announced to viewers on The C ...


Ballon Animal Danger

Stephen Colbert continues his Houston crush and it's all about hot gas and a local TV anchor

By Sarah Rufca

Ever since his trip for astronaut training at NASA, Stephen Colbert just can't seem to quit Houston. First he was citing Gina Gaston's report on KTRK about Houston-area citie ...


The Big Bang

Stephen Colbert messes with Texas, questions our patriotism after KTRK report

By Sarah Rufca

  Usually when people call Texas unpatriotic, it's because our governor likes to talk about secession. But Stephen Colbert found a new reason to mess with Texas on The C ...


Or do you prefer fear?

Unused slogans for Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity

By Jennifer Patterson

Saturday is the Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear. For those not tuned in to the news satire scene, Jon Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity and Stephen Colbert’s March to Keep Fear ...


Colbert ♥ NASA

Launching Stephen Colbert into space may be the only way to get him to leave Houston (with video)

By Tarra Gaines

Stephen Colbert might have insulted Houston in the past, but with another segment of “Fallback Position - Astronaut” on Tuesday night and a third segment scheduled for Wednesday night, ...


In Houston no one can hear Colbert scream

Stephen Colbert sneaks in (and out) of Houston, shows astronauts he's got the right stuff

By Sarah Rufca

As his bloviating talk show host character from The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert can barely finish a sentence without yelling, wagging his finger or putting someone on notice. So maybe it sa ...


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