Stephen Colbert To Host ‘The 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors’

November 19, 2014 4:44 PM
Stephen Colbert To Host ‘The 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors’
" NEW YORK (CBS) – Stephen Colbert will host “The 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors,” to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 30 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS. Singer Al Green, actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks, ballerina Patricia McBride, singer-songwriter Sting, and comedienne Lily Tomlin are the 2014 Kennedy Center Honorees. CBS has broadcast the special each year since its debut 37 years ago.

Colbert stated, “I am stunned to be receiving a Kennedy Center Honor at such a young age. I thought it would be years before… I’m sorry. I’m being told I am HOSTING the Kennedy Center Honors. Oh… Well, I’m glad. That makes a lot more sense.”

“Stephen Colbert’s creative and comedic genius is admired from Hollywood to New York to Washington, D.C.,” said Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music and Live Events, CBS Entertainment. “We’re thrilled to have him lend his showmanship, wit and immeasurable talents to this year’s “The Kennedy Center Honors.”

“”The Kennedy Center Honors” recognizes excellence on a national stage, and we are pleased that a man of Stephen’s accomplishment will host the show "

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