‘The Colbert Report’ Heads To Philly For First Remote Broadcast


Comedy Central Thursday announced Stephen Colbert and the entire 80-member staff of the Peabody Award-winning ‘The Colbert Report’ will set up shop at the University of Pennsylvania April 14-17 to cover the critical Democratic primary from the Keystone State.

Set for taping at the Annenberg Center For The Performing Arts Zellerback Theatre, the weeklong coverage will include guest appearances from musician John Legend, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, Governor Ed Rendell, Rep. Patrick Murphy (D- Pa.) and the Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders.

The show, officially branded as ‘The Colbert Report: Dorito’s Spicy Sweet Pennsylvania Primary Coverage From Chili-Delphia—The City of Brotherly Crunch!,” will be broadcast remotely for the first time.

Programming highlights for the week include filmed pieces of a tour of Philadelphia and an installment of the 434-part series “Better Know A District” with Congressman Joe Sestak presenting “The Fightin’ 7th” District of Pennsylvania.

The Colbert Report airs regularly Monday through Thursday at 11:30 p.m. ET on Comedy Central.