5:00am PT by Sean Eckhardt
What Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert Said About 'The Interview' This Week
The Daily Show and The Colbert Report had a busy week.
The fallout from the North Korean-linked hack of Sony Pictures was the top story, but the which also featured the CRomnibus budget bill, and historic normalization of relations with Cuba. Those stories and the end of The Colbert Report dominated this week in the world of fake news.
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In the wake of Sony Pictures pulling the Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy The Interview, Thursday Jon Stewart questioned the move, asking, “That’s it? So Kim Jong Un gets to decide what movies we make?” He also covered the historic normalization of relations with Cuba and Republican opposition to the move.
Beginning it’s final week, The Colbert Report featured Rogen on Monday.
“You are going head to head with North Koreans in thermonuclear conflict.” Colbert said to Rogen, who was laughing. “Yeah. Laugh it up.”
Colbert asked if Rogen thought it would upset the North Koreans as he was planning the film.
"We did not think they would love the concept of the movie to be totally honest," Rogen said. "But more than anything we wanted to make a movie that had one foot in reality. That’s something we as filmmakers like and think is interesting as audience members as well."
Tuesday, Colbert welcomed rapper Kendrick Lamar who delivered a red-hot performance of a new untitled track.
Colbert pulled out all the stops for The Report’s final episode, featuring an all star sing along which included dozens of celebrities and politicians from Bryan Cranston to UN Ambassador Samantha Power.