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Stephen Colbert's StePhest Colbchella '012: RocktAugustFest on NYC's Intrepid

August 01, 2012

Get ready to have your head explode, Stephen Colbert fans, because Comedy Central's peerless provider of political satire just announced on the July 31, 2012 episode of "The Colbert Report" that he will be hosting "StePhest Colbchella `012: RocktAugustFest" -- a series of live musical performances and interviews -- aboard NYC's Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum on Friday, August 10, 2012.


StePhest Colbchella 2012 Lineup: Bands Playing Colbert's RocktAugustFest Festival

Bands slated to perform at the comedian's 2012 concert festival include breakout group Fun (you know: "Toniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.... we are youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuung" from 2012's Some Nights album), Grizzly Bear, Santigold, Grandmaster Flash, and geriatric alt-space-rock musical darlings the Flaming Lips.

Here's a recap of the episode containing the announcement:

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
StePhest Colbchella '012 - Rocktaugustfest
Colbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical Humor & Satire BlogVideo Archive

Tickets for StePhest Colbchella 2012 on the Intrepid

As soon as Colbert's 2012 concert festival was announced, fans rushed to find tickets. According to the show, the path to getting tickets for StePhest Colbchella '012: Rocktaugustfest! is to log onto the Colbert Nation website ticket section. Unfortunately, as of this writing, fans who do so are presented with a crotch-kick message that reads as follows:

We're sorry, tickets to The Colbert Report or StePhest Colbchella '012: Rocktaugustfest! are not available at this time. Please check back on Wednesday, 8/1 for more ticket availability.


There is a blank field that invites you to enter your email address to be kept "informed" of when tickets for the StePhest event (or "The Colbert Report" show) become available. Cold comfort, to be sure, but let's be honest: you're desperate for some Colbert lovin', so what else you gonna' do?

Tickets Page for Colber Nation

Searches for tickets on Craigslist NYC, secondary ticket sales aggregation site SeatGeek, and other ticket sales sites have proven futile as of this writing. This is where it's nice to have inside connections, or -- if we're to believe the endless credit card commercials airing 24/7 -- a badass credit card concierge who can reserve you a spot at in-demand events like this. (Speaking of which, if anyone has been successful getting American Express Platinum Service or another credit card company's concierge to score them tickets, let us know in the comments).

Winning Tickets to StePhest Colbchella through Twitter


According to the Colbert Report's official twitter account, 100 tickets are being given away to the August 10, 2012 show on the Intrepid. If you've got way too much time on your hands, read up on the official Colbchella Ticket Grab giveaway rules prepared by Comedy Central's lawyers. For those with lives, tickets can be got by:

  1. Following
  2. Tweeting to @ColbertReport why you, the ordinary, schlubby nobody fan, are deserving of attending.
  3. Including #colbchellatix in your response.

Oh, don't believe us? See with thine own eyes, doubting fool:

But hurry up, because your entry has to be in by 3pm EST [sorry but ya done, son! we'll be updating this space as new ways of getting tickets are revealed ==> +1 us on G+ or like us on fb to be kept in the loop].

StePhest Colbchella `011: Rock You Like a Thirst-Icane

True Colbert fans will recall that a year ago the comedian hosted a week of music in his studio, dubbing the event "StePhest Colbchella `011: Rock You Like a Thirst-Icane." This year's event, however, is set to take things to a whole new level.

We will be updating this post as more information on the concert and ticket availability becomes available. To be kept apprised of the latest, or just to enjoy some more of this witty snark we know you love,  Like AddressReport on Facebook!