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;

Emmy nominations announced

The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien has been nominated at this year’s Emmy Awards.

The now defunct NBC show is nominated for “Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series” against The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, Saturday Night Live and Real Time With Bill Maher.

Conan tweeted “Congrats to my staff on 4 Emmy nominations. This bodes well for the future of The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien”.

Jay Leno spoke about the nominations for The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien on his show this week, saying “the big show business news is that the Emmy nominations were announced today… the good news: The Tonight Show got four nominations! The bad news: I didn’t get one of them… remember there’s no ‘me’ in Emmy”.

Saturday Night Live is also nominated in the “Guest Actress in a Comedy Series” category for Betty White and Tina Fey’s appearances on the show.

TV Squad – “Emmy Awards 2010 Nominees List”
TV Guide – “Jay Leno Pokes Fun at Losing Emmy Nominations to Conan O’Brien”
The Associated Press – “Reactions to the 62nd annual Emmy nominations”

Stephen Colbert hosts show while sick

Stephen Colbert hosted The Colbert Report this week, despite being sick.

Colbert hosted the show in a robe and “nana’s blanket” – he joked “she put up quite a fight when I took it”. He made it through the show but said “I have a fever and there is nothing left in my stomach”.

Click here to watch a clip from the show.

Stewart and Colbert contracts renewed

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have signed new deals to keep them at Comedy Central for a few more years.

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report will remain on Comedy Central to cover the next US election and beyond.

The Associated Press reports “Comedy Central said Tuesday that in separate agreements, Stewart agreed to host “The Daily Show” through June 2013 and Colbert will stick with “The Colbert Report” until the end of 2012. The two shows air in the 11 p.m. Eastern to midnight block”.

The Associated Press – “New Comedy Central deals for Stewart and Colbert”