A forbidden graphic of Comedy Central’s mock conservative pundit Stephen Colbert - costumed as a heroic, torch-clutching, chest-armored World of Warcraft character, Stefen Colbear - escaped its shackles and buzzed the Internet over the weekend.
Colbert is said to have a passion for gaming and World of Warcraft in particular.
Upper Deck Entertainment commissioned the hush-hush image from award-winning fantasy artist Todd Lockwood and used it to develop a Stephen Colbert card they hoped to include in their upcoming World of Warcraft TCG (trading card game) deck.
(Blizzard Entertainment owns WoW and licenses to Upper Deck.)
But, according to Lockwood, Upper Deck was forced to shelve the card after Colbert’s reps rejected the idea. And Lockwood’s art never saw the light of day – until an unknown someone distributed it on the Internet.
CLICK HERE TO SEE of the Colbert World of Warcraft trading card. (Thanks to Upper Deck for giving Multichannel an exclusive, first look.)
Stephen Colbert’s request to be included on the Democratic ballot in the South Carolina presidential primary has been rejected by the party's executive council.
It begs the question: what are Democrats afraid of exactly?
Colbert’s antics ignited the electorate and injected energy into hyper-managed, over-coiffed, stultifying campaigns....
The press has lapped up Colbert’s candidacy and young voters stampeded into presidential politics. Talk about "not getting it" - by snubbing Colbert, the Dems just tossed away a golden opportunity to reach those young voters.
Just think how many people would tune into those tedious Democratic debates if Stephen Colbert leaped onto the stage with his bio-fueled leafblower – the one that runs on Al Gore's tears.
In the 2006 film Man of the Year, Tom Dobbs (Robin Williams), a Bill Maher/Jon Stewart-ish late-night talk show host, runs for president on a lark. After a rousing performance in the last debate of the campaign, Dobbs wins.
A Rasmussen Report national telephone survey has found that Stephen Colbert, Comedy Central’s mock right-wing pundit, is climbing in the presidential polls.
"Colbert is preferred by 13% of voters as an independent candidate challenging Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Rudy Giuliani," says the independent polling company in a report released last week.
As Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert says, "unless you've been on the moon" you know he broke his wrist recently while cavorting on the set of The Colbert Report.
Colbert has gleefully milked the little accident for material. He's dedicated himself to raising America's awareness about "wrist violence" in segments called "Wrist Watch," and hawking "WristStrong" bracelets (a parody of Lance Armstrong's Lifestrong). His orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Gerry Vizone, has made several appearances on the show.
Vizone typically saunters on stage Vince McMahon WWF-style to strobe lights, confetti and an over-the-top intro by Colbert:
"The master of the metacarpals! The Raja of the radius!....Can you smellllalalalala what the doc is healing!? Let's get ready to rehab!!!!!"