• September 25, 2016
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Stephen Colbert and John Oliver join forces, for film festival

Comedian duo will discuss their creative influences and the political scene at New Jersey film festival

AP
13:38 September 20, 2016

Stephen Colbert and John Oliver will join forces for an event that will benefit a New Jersey film festival.

The November 19 event at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark was announced on Monday by organisers of the Montclair Film Festival.

They say the duo will discuss their creative influences and the political scene as part of an event called Wow, That Was Weird: A Post-Election Evening With Stephen Colbert and John Oliver.

Colbert was the longtime host of The Colbert Report on Comedy Central before became the host of The Late Show on CBS last autumn. Oliver is the host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, which won an Emmy on Sunday night.

Colbert lives in Montclair and has supported the festival for years.