Stephen Colbert interviewing Smaug
So.. Smaug being interviewed at The Colbert Report.. Literally. Epic.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is a 2014 epic fantasy adventure film, directed by Peter Jackson and written by Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, and Guillermo del Toro. It will be the third and final installment in the three-part film adaptation based on The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien. It is preceded by An Unexpected Journey (2012) and The Desolation of Smaug(2013). Produced by New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and WingNut Films, and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, the film is scheduled for release on 12 December 2014 in the United Kingdom and 17 December 2014 in the United States, and the first teaser trailer was released at the San Diego Comic Con on 26 July 2014. The movie stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen,Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch and Orlando Bloom. It also features Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee and Hugo Weaving.
The Colbert Report (/koʊlˈbɛr rəˈpɔr/) is an American late-night satirical television program hosted by Stephen Colbert on Comedy Central. The show focuses on a fictional anchorman character named Stephen Colbert, played by his real-life namesake. The character, described by Colbert as a “well-intentioned, poorly informed, high-status idiot“, is a caricature of televised political pundits. Furthermore, the show satirizes conservative personality-driven political talk programs, particularly Fox News‘ The O’Reilly Factor.The Colbert Report is a spin-off of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, where he acted as a correspondent for the program for several years while developing the character. Premiering in October 2005, the show has broadcast 1,442 episodes over its nine-year run, and it will conclude on December 18, 2014.
The program was created by Colbert, Jon Stewart, Ben Karlin, and Joe Antonetti. The show’s writing is grounded in improvisation, and often lampoons current events stories. The show’s structure also includes a guest interview, in which the Colbert character will attempt to deconstruct his opponent’s argument. The show is taped in New York City‘s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood, and the program’s set is “hyper-American,” epitomizing the character’s ego. The show is taped and broadcast Monday through Thursday, with weeks taken off at multiple points in a given year for breaks.
The Colbert Report saw immediate critical and ratings successes, leading to various awards, including two prestigious Peabody Awards. The show’s cultural influence — which occasionally would require a fair degree of participation from the show’s audience, dubbed the Colbert Nation — extended beyond the program a number of times. This impact included the character running for U.S. President twice, co-hosting a rally at the National Mall, presenting a controversial performance at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, and opening a real super PAC that raised millions of dollars. In addition, the show inspired various forms of multimedia, including music and multiple best-selling books.