By Zachary Swickey
Our favorite political pot-stirrer Stephen Colbert is causing a joyous ruckus once again. After polling in South Carolina, his home state, at five percent, Colbert has passed his Super PAC to his old chum Jon Stewart and is planning on forming an exploratory committee for a possible presidential run (we’re surprised Kanye isn’t doing the same with his “DONDA” project).
For months now, Colbert has been comically mocking the South Carolina Republicans and their presidential primary, and it appears he’s diving into the race headfirst. A new poll has revealed Colbert is even favored ahead of Jon Huntsman in South Carolina.
Additionally, the Palmetto Public Record reveals that Colbert’s Super PAC – Americans For A Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow – is in negotiations with buying some media in the Columbia market. Airtime is pricey during the primary season, so Colbert surely has a solid ace up his sleeve.
However, in order to run, Colbert must give up his beloved Super PAC. We all know how good politicians are at finding loopholes and ways around things, so Colbert found one himself by transferring control of the PAC to Mr. Stewart in order to proceed. Watch, after the jump! Read More...
In 2006, Stephen Colbert introduced fans of The Colbert Report to Stephen and the Colberts, his 1980s new wave band, and their hit single "Charlene (I'm Right Behind You).”
Now he’s back with a follow-up, “Charlene II (I'm Over You).” “Charlene II” is a rock jam backed by the Black Belles, and features the Grammy winner (seriously, Colbert took home the Best Comedy Album prize in 2010 for A Colbert Christmas) singing about how over the titular Charlene he really is – though his email address is still Stephen@CharleneForever.com if she happens to still have feelings for him.
Check it out below, and if you happen to be in New York City today, look out for the comedian, who is scheduled to appear all around Manhattan with Jack White selling copies of the song from White’s "rolling record store,” which goes all over the country selling music from Third Man Records (White’s label). Colbert is also making “Charlene II” available through iTunes, vinyl and the Third Man Records’ website.
He's won three Emmy Awards, has his own Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavor and there's even a Virgin America airplane that bears his name. Now, Stephen Colbert's being honored with his own arachnid.
According to The Associated Press, East Carolina University associate professor Jason Bond has named a species of trapdoor spider Aptostichus stephencolberti, to pay tribute to the politically-minded comic and host of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report." Bond discovered the new species along the California coast last year.
Bond will appear on Colbert's show on Wednesday to present his findings. The move follows demands made by Colbert that a spider species be named after him; he made that demand after learning Bond had named a spider for rocker Neil Young.