Arts & Entertainment

Stephen Colbert & Samantha Bee Bring Laughs to Thousands at Sold Out Event

NEWARK, NJ - Stephen Colbert, host of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, hosted a lively on stage tete’ a’ tete’ with Samantha Bee, host of Full Frontal. The private conversation also included a sold out crowd of
art supporters.

Entitled ‘Sad! A Happy Evening with Stephen Colbert and Samantha Bee,’ this was the 7th annual fundraiser for Montclair Film, held Saturday at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

At the start of the evening, Montclair Film Executive Director, Tom Hall, humorously delivered the rules of
the Q & A which followed Colbert’s interview of Bee.

Sign Up for E-News

“Stephen and Samantha are both happily married.” [not to each other] was offered as a way to dissuade the
audience from asking for dates.

Hall thanked the 1800 volunteers who support the organization and then invited the audience to two other
upcoming Montclair Film events.

‘A 70’s MixTape’ will be held Saturday February 4, 2018 at the Investors Bank Film & Media Center - 505
Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair. “Come to Montclair and dance with us. It’s an amazing night.” The 1970s
party will feature The Losers Lounge as well as musical performances by Stephen Colbert, Patrick Wilson,
Warren Zane and more.

The other event will be May 4, 2014 and is the showing of Taylor Mac’s “A 24 Decade of Popular Music”.
The audience was treated to a clip from the film which according to Mac’s website is “A 24-hour music
theater work about how communities are built as a result of being torn apart.  

Colbert and Bee were seated on stage in a comfortable ‘heart to heart’ living room like setting. Raised in
South Carolina, Colbert lives in Montclair, New Jersey with his wife Evelyn and three children. Evelyn
Colbert is the President of the Board of Trustees of Montclair Film.

Bee was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. She now has dual citizenship and lives in the US.

After she was introduced by Colbert as “a voice for these specific times”, Bee said the key to the success of
the show was its ability to be ‘nimble’ and they were ‘bursting at the seams with content’ for the upcoming
show.

Colbert added: ‘It’s anyone’s guess how Monday will look.’

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee premiered in February 2016 on TBS. The popular show offers a satirical
take on weekly news and stories offering a perspective overlooked by traditional media outlets. Colbert asked Bee about her favorite piece from her time at part of Comedy Central’s: The Daily Show where she was the sole female correspondent from 2006 – 2008.

Bee shared the story of the gay penguins at New York’s Central Park Zoo to the delight of the audience. When asked to name who she would name as 2017 Woman of the Year, Bee replied it would be a woman she met in Mexico who ‘dived into the rubble to save people during the earthquake.”

Bee also shared stories from recent global trips as a correspondent and journalist. “In Russia we talked to
hackers and trolls before the election. I met people in disguises in secret locations who were worried about
being 'outed' in their jobs as trolls. And they have Netflix in Russia”

The dialogue turned to the past presidential election. Bee, who has dual US and Canadian citizenship said, “This was not a great first vote for me. We had a show planned around Hillary’s victory.”

Colbert asked about Trump’s presidency: “Has it been better or worse than you imagined?”

“So much worse!” replied Bee. “I’m not sure how we restore the norms.”

“I think all real hope for politics in America is local.” Colbert said. “Washington is the worse. Every time you
go there it’s like ‘oh my god, it got on me again.’ He continued, ‘it is like because of Trump, honesty
suddenly seems cool.’

When asked: ‘What does your show do?’ Bee replied: “Catharsis. It is really a collaborative environment. If
we show people a world they can understand, you can pull them into it.”

Regarding the recent sexual impropriety events Colbert said: “Guys are getting busted for whipping out their
[redacted]. One of my kids said: ‘If sexual impropriety were the weather, this is hurricane season.’

Bee added: ‘I am happy to be alive in a moment when people are feeling free to share their stories…I wish I
had a button under my desk that had sexual predators fall into a pit of crocodiles.’

Colbert brought up Bee’s tweet about a ‘fantasy indictment league’ and asked who would be on her team
and why. Bee replied: “I’m excited to hear the secrets of my best Elf on the Shelf Jared Kushner. With that
she added, “I’m sad by what gives us joy now.”

At 90 minutes into the show, the audience had an opportunity to ask questions. A member of NJ 11 for
change asked for advice on how to ‘fully throw herself into advocacy full time’ to which Colbert shared how
his involvement in his sister’s run for Congress changed him. Bee that ‘the moment we are living in requires
that you address things in the now. It’s all part of the decency conversation. Play somewhat within the rules
with some thoughtful out of the box thinking.’

Colbert added, “In the time of eroding standards, the time is not to abandon your own.” He then thanked the audience by sharing that doing shows like ‘Sad! A Happy Evening…’ gives them more
than an audience; “It gives us a community.”


For more information, visit Montclair Film - http://montclairfilm.org/
 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Nutley

TAPinto Nutley Launches Nutley Parks and Recreation Department Column

December 16, 2017

NUTLEY, NJ - Commissioner Mauro Tucci and the Nutley Parks and Recreation Department offer so many sports and arts activities that TAPinto Nutley created a new column "Nutley Parks and Recreation Department."

The new column will include all Parks and Recreation Department announcements as well as updates on events leading up to Nutley's Relay for ...

Nutley Police Alert - 12-14-17 Package Thefts

NUTLEY, NJ -  Police Director Alphonse Petracco and Chief Thomas Strumolo advise that on Thursday December 14th Police responded to several incidents in which residents reported empty packages on their doorstep. 

It was determined that the suspect is stealing packages from various locations including Jamie Ct in Bloomfield, Harrison and Ravine Ave in Nutley during the day, ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_4f16db44066398e792a6_amnesty_international_write_for_rights_a

Sun, December 17, 1:30 PM

Clifton Memorial (Main) Library, Clifton

Amnesty International North Jersey Write for ...

Education Giving Back Law & Justice

Carousel_image_5a0cdaad048bce331554_outpost_bettye_lavette

Fri, December 22, 8:00 PM

Outpost in the Burbs at First Congregational Church, Montclair

Outpost in the Burbs presents An Intimate Evening ...

Arts & Entertainment

Sat, January 6, 8:00 PM

New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra: Sci -Fi ...

Arts & Entertainment

Carousel_image_ab3305781a5f2d0cec47_mini_magick20171120-15074-sjzw9i

Mon, January 8, 1:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

How to Start a Small Business in New Jersey

Business & Finance

Fri, January 12, 12:00 PM

Rutgers/Douglass Student Center, New Brunswick

North Jersey Orchid Society 51st Annual Orchid ...

Arts & Entertainment Education Home & Garden

Sat, January 13, 8:00 PM

NJPAC in Newark, Newark

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra: Winter Festival ...

Arts & Entertainment

Why are the Nutley Public Schools overcrowded?

December 9, 2017

 Q: Why are the Nutley Public Schools overcrowded?

A: There is not just one reason why our buildings are overcrowded. The overcrowding is not about our enrollment, but rather the capacity of our classrooms and buildings. Capacity, as defined in the 2017 Town Hall meetings by Superintendent Dr. Glazer, “is not the fire code occupancy, but the available space for the effective ...

Nutley Public Schools Construction Bond Referendum: Fact vs. Rumor

Rumor: The Board of Education (BOE) paid for the lawn signs throughout town.

Fact: Community members formed the “Nutley Now Referendum 2017 Committee.” Private citizens made individual donations to a NJ Elec (Election Law Enforcement Commission) account. The funds raised paid for the printing of the lawn signs. The Nutley Public Schools did not pay for the lawn signs.

Rumor: ...

On3

What's Happening On3? Follow TAPinto Nutley for all of the details

December 11, 2017

NUTLEY, NJ - As work progresses on Prism's On3 redevelopment of the former Roche campus in Essex County, TAPinto Nutley launched the 'On3' section to bring news of construction, tenants, and government issues into one place.

'On3' will bring all of the coverage regarding the project to one place so readers can keep up with all of the development. Stories ...

Nutley Planning Board Meeting Cancelled; Medical School Parking Site Plan was on Agenda

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Planning Board meeting for November 29 has been cancelled. The main item on the agenda was the site plan application for Seton Hall Medical School on the On3 campus. 

Issues surrounding the parking for the students and faculty of the Seton Hall Medical School have been discussed by the Planning Board for the past several months. An estimated 1100 students are ...

Essex County Family-Friendly Events to Enjoy Over the Holidays

December 16, 2017

ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — Residents looking to fill their week with holiday cheer are in luck, as many local celebrations are in full swing.

From family-friendly events to kid-centric story times, and senior citizen dances to adults-only happy hours, there is something on the calendar for every member of the family from now until Dec. 25 and beyond.

Dec. 15

Mountain Creek ...

Essex County opens new Sheriff's Patrol Headquarters in Newark

It was a who’s who of state, county and local officials at the Essex County Sheriff’s Patrol Headquarters on Thursday, where the new, modern facility for county police patrol operations was officially opened in Newark’s West Ward.

Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr., and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura were joined by Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, ...

Rutgers Sigma Chi members deny allegations of antidepressant-spiked drinks

December 16, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - TAPinto New Brunswick sat down with several members of the Sigma Chi fraternity at their house, following allegations that the chapter spiked women’s alcoholic beverages with Xanax antidepressants.

The four members, all of whom declined to be named, denied the allegations of any such activity or wrongdoing.

Rather, they said that the allegations were made by the ...

Spotswood Police Department Completes Raid That Saves Christmas

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood Police Department pulled off a major raid at Spotswood High School this week that saved Christmas once again for borough residents. Acting on intelligence reports, a team of SWAT Elves led by the department's youngest officer, Trent Powers conducted the raid in the school's boiler room, apprehending four of the biggest Christmas haters around.

The Grinch, ...

American Shad Rebounding in Delaware River with Record-Setting Number of New Fish This Summer

December 9, 2017

TRENTON, NJ — American shad appear to be making a strong comeback in the Delaware River, historically famous for a once-prodigious population of this important fish species, according to the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection.

Net surveys conducted this spring resulted in the ninth largest overall haul of migrating adult shad ever recorded, while summer surveys of juvenile shad ...

Nutley Police Blotter December 9 - December 15, 2017

December 16, 2017

NUTLEY, NJ - The Police Blotter is compiled each week by Det. Sgt. Anthony Montanari of the Crime Intelligence Public Information Division of the Nutley Police Department.

Please note:  All parties placed under arrest have been assigned a court date and remain innocent until proven guilty of those charges at their respective hearing

Anyone who has information about any crimes can ...

Glotzbach Field Re-Turfing Underway in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci is proud to announce that the Glotzbach Field re-turfing project is approaching completion and state of the art turf has replaced the existing 11 year old surface.  Fields, parks and green space are gems for our township, designed to enhance the experience for Nutley residents and all that visit our great community.  The completion of ...

We need to come to an understanding sincerely and calmly

December 14, 2017

So without any sarcasm and with sincerity, I ask those who felt the need to vote no on the referendum, how do we move Nutley forward? It is my feeling that we need to all talk to each other and really understand what is happening and what is needed. Facts are that there are trailors at a couple of schools. PE classes are being held in hallways at NHS. Special needs classrooms keep our children in ...

Nutley School Referendum

I was relieved to see that the $70 million referendum was defeated yesterday, because it was a big win for common sense

I am a Yantacaw parent and obviously want my children to have the best education possible, but when I first heard about this issue a year ago I began researching it and found some information about the school overcrowding issue that made me feel like the referendum ...

Diane Murray, Aeisha Hayward and Cynthia Atkins Franchise TAPinto Linden

December 16, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Diane Murray, Aeisha Hayward, and Cynthia Atkins have franchised TAPinto Linden, covering original local news for the residents of Linden, 24-7.   

Diane L. Murray-Clements is a New Jersey native and former At-Large Councilwoman in Hillside, NJ.   Over the past 20 years, she has worked in the Insurance and Real Estate business in a wide ...

Sen. Loretta Weinberg to Receive Honorary Doctorate from Montclair State University

MONTCLAIR, NJ - New Jersey State Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg will be awarded an honorary degree during its January 14, 2018 Graduate School Commencement ceremony, Montclair State University Board of Trustees announced.

Senator Weinberg will deliver the keynote address and receive an honorary Doctor of Letters degree during a ceremony to be held at the New Jersey ...

New Jersey Greets Governor-Elect Murphy With Cautious Optimism

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – New Jerseyans see a glimmer of hope for the Garden State following Phil Murphy’s gubernatorial victory in November, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.

After an increasingly pessimistic outlook about the state for the past two years, residents have slightly reversed course: while 60 percent believe New Jersey is still going off on the wrong ...

Victoria and Albert: A Royal Love Affair by Daisy Goodwin and Sara Sheridan

Victoria and Albert: A Royal Love Affair by Daisy Goodwin and Sara Sheridan (St. Martin's Press, 2017)

Several months ago I reviewed the magnificent compendium Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin Manuel Miranda. This charming edition is a must for anyone who is planning to see the Hamilton in order to become familiarized with the libretto and prepare him/herself for an extra-ordinary ...

The Mommy's Review - Coco

Corre, no camines (that’s “run, don’t walk!”) to see Coco, the newest animated feature film from Pixar Animation Studios/Disney. This beautiful movie is something that families will cherish seeing together. Like Moana last year, I took my family (ages 7 to 70+) to see Coco over Thanksgiving weekend, and everyone was delighted by the splendor of this wonderful cinematic ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Westfield's Jackie Lieberman

This week's feature will focus on TAPintoWestfield franchisee, Jackie Lieberman. Find out what makes TAPintoWestfield.net different than the competition, what she did before coming onto TAPinto.net and how an inexperienced sales person became one of TAPinto's most successful franchisee's. 

 

When did you join TAPinto.net?:

I started as a freelance reporter in 2011 ...

Obituaries

Jun 25, 1942 - Dec 13, 2017
It is with heartfelt sorrow that we announce the death of our beloved mother, Margaret ...
Read more
May 12, 1977 - Nov 24, 2017
Daniel Moschello, 40 years old, born on May 12, 1977 died on November 24, 2017. He leaves his ...
Read more