NEW YORK - Sept. 8, 2016 // PRNewswire // - My, how time flies. Just a year ago there was much hype and anticipation about the newest late night successor. The focus was that the American public was going to meet someone who they'd seen for a long time, but barely knew. The entertainer who has won the top recognition in his industry (including Emmy, Peabody, Grammy awards and more) brought something to The Late Show that hadn't been seen much on television previously: the real Stephen Colbert.
Throughout the year while the program has featured Hollywood's A list actors and musicians, and its own infectious and insanely talented band in Jon Batiste and Stay Human, it has certainly hit its stride around the hottest topic du jour: politics especially skewering the presidential campaign and all its players. Critically acclaimed, heady, funny, with candid interviews of top politicos like Hilary Clinton, Donald Trump, Tim Kaine and who could forget the riveting exchange with Joe Biden, a spoof of the Hunger Games picking off presidential candidates as they fell one-by-one, and of course holding the top party candidates squarely in the comedy crosshairs on a nightly basis have demonstrated what The Late Show does best. Live shows following the Republican National Convention and Democratic National Convention captured Colbert and his penchant to poke fun at our political process and the leaders clamoring for those positions.
And what does the man himself think of his first year? "I scream, you scream, we all scream for the one-year birthday of the Late Show," said Colbert from his office in the Ed Sullivan Theater. "And I'm glad we get to celebrate this momentous occasion with Ben and/or Jerry."
Celebrating the September 8 anniversary, Ben & Jerry's unveils a brand new look for Colbert's Americone Dream ice cream flavor. The fan favorite flavor introduced in 2007 continues to gain ground ranked among the best-selling flavors. Both the entertainer and his sugary charlatan have staying power. With its new look inspired by artwork from The Late Show artist Tim Luecke, featuring a friendlier Colbert, a marquee, and the New York city skyline – the new look gets up to date and personal acknowledging Colbert's ascension. As one of the best selling flavors in New York City, Americone Dream will be featured on billboards from Brooklyn to the Bronx showing off the new look. On the September 8 anniversary, Ben & Jerry's is taking pints of Americone Dream to The Late Show fans on the streets of New York City to with the @ColbertLateShow team.
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