Stephen Colbert Changes Show Name to “Colbore Report” After Gwen Stefani’s Emmy Mistake

Colbore Report

When Stephen Colbert and his creative team won the Emmy on Monday night for Outstanding Variety Series, there may have been some slight hesitation from Colbert as he started to get out of his chair, as he wondered if it was really his show that had won due to a slight mispronunciation by presenter Gwen Stefani. While it’s been debated about how she exactly pronounced the show’s title, what Stefani said sounding something like The Colborg Report. Stefani’s flub prompted Stephen Colbert himself to make a very funny and pretty subtle joke last night when a repeat of the Comedy Central series aired, and the opening credit sequence was changed in order to provide the Emmy-winning  show with its true, rightful title: The Colbore Report.

Obviously, there’s no hard feelings between Stephen Colbert and Gwen Stefani, and Colbert, one of the funniest people on television right now, knew he had to take the chance to make of himself and the No Doubt singer, even if he wasn’t airing a new episode this week. Many people are comparing Stefani’s speaking mistake to Jon Travolta’s “Adele Dazeem” introduction of singer and actress Idina Menzel at the Oscars, but I’d argue that it’s nowhere near as bad. At least Stefani was somewhere in the ballpark with Colbert’s name, whereas Travolta just made up an entirely new person.

Colbert, who has now won back-to-back Emmys for Outstanding Variety Series after Monday night, will be leaving Comedy Central and heading to CBS when takes over as Late Show host from David Letterman next year. Meanwhile, Stefani will be a judge on NBC’s The Voice for the first time this fall, which returns for its latest season on Monday, Sept 22.

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Chris is the Managing Editor of TVOvermind. A graduate of Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, where he majored in English and Film, he has been writing for TVOvermind for over two years and has written about several different television shows, such as New Girl, Breaking Bad, Glee, and Homeland. Contact him through Twitter (@ckinger13) or email (
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