Stephen Colbert

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    March 20, 2014
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    October 30, 2013

    8 Missouri Moments on the Daily Show and Colbert Report

    Missouri's got the Colbert bump. America's favorite late-night funnymen John Stewart and Stephen Colbert sometimes dip into Show Me State news for their fodder. Progress Missouri compiled their ten favorite Missouri moments on the Daily Show and the Colbert Report:

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    Stephen Colbert to Tape Bill Clinton in St. Louis: "I Assume He is Aware This is Happening"

    Would you rather see Stephen Colbert or Bill Clinton speak in St. Louis? Trick question! You can see both at Washington University this month -- which the "Colbert Report" has announced is the official site of the high-profile interview. "I am thrilled and honored to be interviewing President Clin ... More >>

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    January 14, 2013

    There's Always a Cardinal on the St. Louis Bestseller List

    Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending January 6, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books and Subterranean Books. There are some changes to the local bestseller list this week. For one thing, fo ... More >>

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    January 2, 2013

    Your Weekly St. Louis Bestseller List

    Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending December 23, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, Pudd'nhead Books and Subterranean Books. You have seen almost all these books on the bestseller list ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    The Tedium of Rock & Roll: Bo and the Locomotive Finish Work at Native Sound

    It's Saturday and Bo Bulawsky and Steven Colbert thumb their Hill Climb Racing cars ahead on a smartphone and iPad, respectively. They lounge on a boxy, plaid couch in the rear nook of the Native Sound recording studio while Andy Arato stands in the center of the room overdubbing a bass line to a so ... More >>

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    October 29, 2012

    Your Weekly St. Louis Bestseller List

    Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending October 21, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, Pudd'nhead Books and Subterranean Books. In an exciting new development in the local book world, reade ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    Gut Check's Ten Snacks to Pair With Republican Convention Coverage

    The 2012 Republican National Convention, or RNC, wraps up its four-day festivities tonight at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida with a speech by GOP candidate Mitt Romney. Over the course of the convention, speeches have been made by former governors (and presidential hopefuls) Tim Pawlent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    Rep. Russ Carnahan Holds His Own on The Colbert Report

    Rep. Russ Carnahan was in the hot seat last night on Stephen Colbert's Better Know A District series on the Colbert Report.

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    June 5, 2012

    2012 RFT Music Showcase Recap: Part Two

    Some clubs on Washington Avenue who participated in the RFT Music Showcase are set up properly for live music. Others cleared off some floor space, hooked up a P.A., and became temporary venues for a day. The interaction of the sets with their settings was sometimes perfect and often fascinating. Ba ... More >>

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    May 8, 2012

    The Colbert Report on Purell-Chugging Teens: Drunk, Disorderly and Disinfected

    Gut Check told you last week about the latest non-scourge not sweeping the nation's buzz-craving youth: drinking the alcohol distilled from hand sanitizer. The story is too ridiculous for the country's satirist in chief to consider, so page through to watch Stephen Colbert on the Purell-chugging cri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Comedy Central Returns to Missouri Legislature, Finds More to Ridicule

    Hot on the heels of Stephen Colbert's Tuesday night bit on Missouri's destined-to-fail "Don't Say Gay" bill, Jon Stewart sent Aasif Mandvi to the Missouri House to speak with Rep. Wanda Brown (R) for a bit that ran last night. The topic? Civil rights, namely Brown's law protecting gun owners from ev ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 26, 2012
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    January 4, 2012

    Pretty Little Empire Plays "The One" at the World's Fair Pavilion for Show Me Shows

    This, right now, is your opportune moment to hop on the Pretty Little Empire bandwagon. Not that you'll be alone, but the next several months are shaping up to be big ones for the emerging band -- a professionally done music video is slated for next month and a third album is working its way through ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    Tampons Soaked in Vodka: Quick Drunk or Urban Myth? [Updated]

    Update: (Tuesday, November 22, 11:30 a.m.) Inevitably, perhaps, an intrepid blogger has tried the vodka-soaked tampon and reported on her efforts. Details follow the original post after the jump! ​Taking shots of booze through the eyeball. Soaking gummi bears in booze. What adult-defying method o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Stephen Colbert's Ode to Tater Tots, "Food"

    ​On last night's episode of The Colbert Report, host Stephen Colbert presented another in his always entertaining "Thought for Food" series.This time, he begins with the news that the USDA is looking to restrict the amount of potatoes served in school lunches, which prompts an inspiring ode to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    The Ten Best Stephen Colbert Musical Moments

    Image via​If there's one thing Stephen Colbert's good at, it's taking huge stories and events and finding a connection to his very favorite thing: Himself. Whether it's a pseudo political campaign, a feigned interest in art, an obsession with his visage on an ice cream pint or a birthday celeb ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 16, 2011
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    June 2, 2011
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    April 15, 2011

    Illinois No Longer Home to "Retards"

    Image viaIllinois got with the program...but will you?​Jumping on the national bandwagon, the Illinois House and Senate just approved bills to ban the term "mentally retarded" in state statutes and replace it with "intellectually disabled." The federal government did the same thing last October wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Gut Check's Week in Tweets

    ​Don't you know? Gut Check has a Twitter account. You can follow us @gutcheckstl. Here's some of what you missed on the Twitter feed this week: Stuff This, Burger King: A Visit to the Wicked Lady Pub Jimmy Fallon vs. Stephen Colbert: Battle of Ben & Jerry's Late Night I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Jimmy Fallon vs. Stephen Colbert: Battle of Ben & Jerry's Late Night Ice Cream Flavors

    While the last battle of the late-night talk-show hosts has finally fizzled out, a new, tastier competition came to a head late last week on Comedy Central: The battle of the Ben & Jerry's late-night novelty ice cream flavors! On Wednesday night Ben & Jerry's got airtime on Late Night with Jimmy F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    This Week in Gut Check, Regurgitated

    Sarah Fenske Il Vicino in Clayton​Another week, another wave goodbye for some area eating establishments. Ian reported on the closing of Wang Gang Asian Eats in St. Charles, and he also shared George Mahe's news that Il Vicino has shut its doors for good after its September fire. What el ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Stephen Colbert on the Live Crab Vending Machine

    A couple of weeks ago, Gut Check brought you video of a vending machine that dispenses live crabs. Here now with his own take on the phenomenon (via Eater) is Stephen Colbert. Contains mildly NSFW language.The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30cCraziest F#?king Thing I've Ever Heard - Crab Ve ... More >>

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    November 1, 2010

    5 Hilarious Signs From the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear

    Image via​Hundreds of thousands of people gathered on the National Mall in Washington D.C. for Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" on Saturday expecting to see...well, nobody was really quite sure what to expect. The the event's schedule was kept secret up until ... More >>

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    October 29, 2010

    Stephen Colbert on the McRib and Election Day

    On last night's episode of The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert tackled the unlikely intersection of the two biggest news stories of next week: Election Day and the return of the McRib sandwich to every single McDonald's in America.The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30cThe McRib Is ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010

    St. Louis to Hold Satellite 'Rally to Restore Sanity'

    ​Why should those jerks in Washington, D.C. get to have all the fun? How come they get to write all those witty signs--"putting the 'dumb' into 'freedom'"? How come we don't get to go to the Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert-hosted Rally to Restore Sanity and March to Keep Fear Alive? Why don't ... More >>

  • Music

    June 30, 2010

    John Legend

    8 p.m. Saturday, July 3. Fair Saint Louis, Gateway Arch, 707 North First Street.

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    February 19, 2010

    Street Talk 2.0 - Five Pedestrian Questions for Pedestrians in the Delmar Loop

    When it comes to important issues, most media organizations turn to national experts and pundits. Here at Daily RFT, we instead like to hit the streets and ask everyday people what they think. The answers are not always pretty (or coherent), but everybody deserves their say.For this week, we asked f ... More >>

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    December 9, 2009

    Last Night on the Colbert Report: Andy Schlafly, The Conservative Bible Project, and Alternate Reality

    ​Some things are just made for each other: peanut butter and jelly, rock and roll, Albert Pujols and the Cardinals, and now, Andy Schlafly and Stephen Colbert.Last night the world's finest faux-pundit hosted the St. Louis scion--son of Phyllis Schlafy, cousin of brewer Tom Schlafly-- and it was a ... More >>

  • Music

    December 2, 2009

    Homespun: Cold Bear Scout

    Let's Meet the Sun and the Moon EP
    (Aim & Fire)

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    Selections from Bill Chott's Bag o' Tricks, #2

    Bill Chott has collaborated with some of the biggest names in comedy these days -- Stephen Colbert, Adam McKay, Amy Poehler. Which you can read all about in this week's feature story, "Big Funny."Back in 2001, Scott Dikkers, founder of The Onion, was getting into the film-making business and aske ... More >>

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    September 2, 2009
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    August 26, 2009

    America F*** Yeah: Chesterfield Hummer Dealership Also Sells Assault Rifles

    Wikimedia Commons​While the rest of America's auto-dealers are crying about the end of "Cash for Clunkers," the guv-mint bail out of GM, and other forms of socialism in this once-prosperous capitalist society, one Chesterfield car salesman knows what a true American patriot needs to make it throug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    What Do Bess and Stephen Colbert Have in Common?

    ​RFT staff writer Aimee Levitt and her cat, Bess, continue their culinary adventure.Like every other food blogger in St. Louis and probably the country, I went to see Julie & Julia over the weekend. (It was mandatory. There was a memo and everything.) I enjoyed it. A cat played a minor but alm ... More >>

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    February 27, 2009

    Colbert to Claire: You Are *Busted,* Baby!

    Stephen Colbert had a little message for Sen. Claire McCaskill's mom, Betty, during the first segment of his show last night. "Now, Mama McCaskill, don't get mad at your daughter, everyone in Congress was twittering!"Apparently Betty McC. was a little peeved at the senator's poor etiquette during Pr ... More >>

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    December 24, 2008
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    November 17, 2008

    Twitter This: The Riverfront Times Twitter Feed

    If you're among the more than 3 million people with Twitter accounts, you can now start following the RFT. We promise not to Twitter any boy's funeral or sell you stuff you don't need using it. While you're contemplating, you can watch this video of Twitter getting (deservedly) knocked for its cut ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 29, 2008

    St. Louis Stage Capsules

    Dennis Brown and Paul Friswold suss out the local theater scene

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2008

    Colbert to Claire: 'You Are a Woman, Right?'

    Missouri freshman senator Claire McCaskill has made numerous national headlines lately for supporting fellow U.S. senator Barack Obama for president, rather than a fellow *female* senator. Last night, Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert, host of The Colbert Report, took a cheerful McCaskill to tas ... More >>

  • Music

    January 2, 2008

    Jamie Foehner Benefit

    12 p.m. Saturday, January 6. Lemmons, 5800 Gravois.

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2007

    Daily Web Crawl

    HERE Read outtakes from Annie's Shame Club interview, and hear the band's music later today on A to Z. Gut Check warns its readers of the frozen pizza recall. After last night's Best of St. Louis party, we are all a little groggy. Now there's a fancy website to promote the lame slogan. Here ... More >>

  • News

    April 4, 2007

    No news is good news.

    The questions Steven Colbert didn't ask.

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    January 17, 2007

    Word of the Year: 'Tis Truthiness

    It's official: Truthiness, the term coined by Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert, is Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year. Respondents to M-W's online poll chose the expression -- a noun Colbert defined as "truth that comes from the gut, not books" and the American Dialect Society (which chose it as W ... More >>

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    January 12, 2007

    The "Touchiest" State...

    Super news geek Stephen Colbert, of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report, showed Missouri some love Wednesday night during his regular segment, "The Word." If you missed his modest proposal for a "heartland transplant," Unreal suggests you hurry up and click ... -Unreal

  • Home Entertainment

    November 15, 2006

    When the Stars Came Out

    Forbidden Planet

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    October 25, 2006
  • Film

    July 12, 2006

    All-Day Suckers

    Sedaris and Colbert peddle Candy not everybody wants

  • News

    May 24, 2006

    Get Inside!

    A round-up of summer's surefire hits (and definite duds)

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    April 26, 2006
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