Stephen Colbert Takes on New York’s Most Famous Catholics at Al Smith Dinner (Audio)

The Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner is an annual white tie fundraising gala to benefit Catholic Charities USA, and it’s attendance sheet each year is filled with enough important names to make you wonder if the Jews are maybe losing their foothold in this city. Between Mayor Bloomberg, Cardinal Dolan, Gov. Cuomo, Sen. Charles Schumer and Police Comissioner Ray Kelly, the event last night at the Waldorf-Astoria was not only a political powerhouse, but one that managed to raise over $3 million.

And lest you think this was a lot of podium guilt-talk, The Dinner had a 16 minute keynote address from Stephen Colbert, which you can listen to below
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Jon Stewart Hearts the de Blasio Family

Jon Stewart is inspired by Dante de Blasio.
Jon Stewart is inspired.

The Daily Show weighed in on Tuesday’s election results last night, and celebrated mayoral winner Bill de Blasio’s “incredibly awesome family”–at one point donning an afro wig to try to be more like Mr. de Blasio’s famous son, Dante.

“Adopt me?” asked host Jon Stewart after playing a clip of the family on victory night doing their signature dance move, “The Smackdown.”

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Stephen Colbert Asks Eliot Spitzer About ‘Self-Comptrol’

Eliot Spitzer on The Colbert Report last night. (Photo: ColbertNation.com)
Eliot Spitzer on The Colbert Report last night. (Photo: Colbertnation.com)

Disgraced former Gov. Eliot Spitzer stopped by The Colbert Report last night as part of his comeback campaign for city comptroller–and got quite a beating.

Host Stephen Colbert mercilessly ribbed the former “Luv Guv,” beginning his attack even before Mr. Spitzer had walked into the studio. The brief interview included some of the most pointed questions Mr. Spitzer has had to face since he jumped into the race.

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Stephen Colbert Takes on Bloomberg’s Sparkler Ban

No sparklers allowed. (Photo Credit: Shalom Ormsby)
No sparklers allowed. (Photo Credit: Shalom Ormsby)

Stephen Colbert found a new enemy on last night’s The Colbert Report: Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his opposition to a bill that would legalize sparklers outside New York City limits.

“He’s attacked our smokers, he’s attacked our Big Gulps, and now he’s attacked one of our time-honored patriotic traditions,” Mr. Colbert declared.

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Congressman Joe Crowley on His Duet With Stephen Colbert

Congressman Joe Crowley singing along to "Call Me Maybe" at the Today Show. (Photo: NBC)
Congressman Joe Crowley singing along to “Call Me Maybe” at the Today Show. (Photo: NBC)

Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert was the surprise guest this morning at the House Democratic retreat and his appearance included quips about his sister’s House bid in North Carolina and a “dramatic” duet of the Star Spangled Banner with Queens Congressman Joe Crowley. Sadly, Mr. Crowley’s office told us they don’t have video footage of the comedian and congressman performing, but Mr. Crowley did offer up a complimentary appraisal of his partner’s performance.

“All I can say is Stephen Colbert can be my back-up singer anytime,” he said. Continue reading “Congressman Joe Crowley on His Duet With Stephen Colbert”

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley Vets Stephen Colbert for Senate Seat

Nikki Haley
Nikki Haley.

Comedian Stephen Colbert has made a tongue-in-cheek push for South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley to appoint  him as the Palmetto State’s senator now that Jim DeMint is leaving the job to work at the Heritage Foundation. This afternoon, Ms. Haley responded to The Colbert Report host’s campaigning and high poll numbers by releasing her findings from “vetting” Mr. Colbert.

“Mr. Colbert, clearly a whole lot of people felt you needed a second look for U.S. Senate, and because I believe in doing my full due diligence … this is what our vetting process came back with,” Ms. Haley wrote in a post on Facebook that included a link to a document containing information about Mr. Colbert.  Continue reading “South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley Vets Stephen Colbert for Senate Seat”

Poll: South Carolina Voters Want Stephen Colbert to Be Their Senator

Stephen Colbert (Photo: Getty)
Stephen Colbert (Photo: Getty)

A new poll indicates South Carolina voters want Governor Nikki Haley to make comedian Stephen Colbert their senator now that Jim DeMint is leaving Capitol Hill to become president of the Heritage Foundation. The survey, from the liberal-leaning Public Policy Polling, found 20 percent of South Carolinians want Mr. Colbert, who is a grew up in the Palmetto State, to get the job. Continue reading “Poll: South Carolina Voters Want Stephen Colbert to Be Their Senator”