The Colbert Report will resume tapings tomorrow (20th February) following the abrupt cancellation of the shows for Wednesday & Thursday this week. It’s been thought Stephen “was caring for his 91-year-old mother” according to The New York Times.
Stephen Colbert posted on his Twitter feed “My family and I would like to thank everyone who has offered their thoughts and prayers. We are grateful and touched by your concern”.
Guests for next week’s shows will be Ann Patchett (Monday), Robert Kagan (Tuesday), Rep. Nancy Pelosi (Wednesday) and Placido Domingo (Friday).
The shows for the remainder of this week (last night and tonight) have been replaced with reruns on Comedy Central. It’s unclear whether the show will return to the air after this week, and exactly why new episodes have been suspended. As soon as any further details are announced we’ll let you know.
If you’ve been missing the likes of The Daily Show, The Colbert Report and The Tonight Show since they disappeared off our TV screens here in the UK it’s not time to despair just yet as there is a workaround solution that will let you watch them live online legally and for free on their official websites despite them usually being blocked to UK users. Unfortunately, however, this “trick” doesn’t work on the CBS website for the Late Show With David Letterman.
Once the Modify Headers add-on has been installed into Firefox it will want to close & re-open your Firefox window so allow it to do so, then click on the orange Firefox menu tab at the top left corner of the window and choose the Web Developer menu followed by Modify Headers. If you don’t have an orange Firefox menu tab click on Tools in the top menu of Firefox instead.
In the window that appears select Add in the first box then enter “X-Forwarded-For” in the second box (without the quotations) and finally enter “188.8.131.52” in the third box (again, without the quotations). Leave the final box empty and click Add so it gets added to the list.
Once you see it in the list with a green circle next to it this confirms you have entered it successfully.
Make sure the Modify Headers option is switched on – if you have a red face icon with “Stop” written underneath it in the corner of the popup window then it is enabled, and if you have a greyed-out face icon with the word “Start” underneath then it’s disabled & you have to click that to switch it on.
With it enabled close the popup then go to one of the links below to get to the Full Episodes page for your desired show:
If you find it stops working for some reason please make sure Modify Headers is still switched on whilst you’re on the webpage you’re trying to view the video on as sometimes the websites will try to automatically disable it when you browse to the page.
Colbert and Letterman crossover for Red Cross appeal
The Colbert Report and the Late Show had a crossover this week.
Stephen Colbert said on The Colbert Report he needed to use the bathroom but couldn’t find the key. He said Letterman must still have it, so he rushed on across to the Ed Sullivan Theatre during a Late Show taping and found it.
Katie Couric also made a guest appearance.
The gag was used primarily to promote donations to the Red Cross for the recent natural disasters in the US.
What viewers of The Colbert Report on Comedy Central saw;
What viewers of the Late Show With David Letterman on CBS saw;