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Chuck Todd Of All People Worries Comedy Has Dumbed Down Politics

But doesn't he always look like that?
Despite a crappy straw-man premise, Meet the Press aired a fairly decent discussion of the role of comedy in political discussion Sunday, mostly thanks to a panel that included comedians and writers Lewis Black, Laura Krafft, and W. Kamau Bell, and not hindered too much by host Chuck Todd. Todd introduced the segment by referring to a recent piece in Salon that argues that Jon Stewart’s “both sides do it” irony is not especially good political satire, which Todd immediately mischaracterized as saying that “political satire is dumbing down politics.” The Salon piece, by Elias Isquith, actually says nothing of the sort. Isquith argues that Stewart’s particular style of satire is all too often superficial, and that in an effort to not seem biased, Stewart “tends to inspire glib cynicism more than outrage or understanding.” So yes, in setting up the segment, Chuck Todd dumbed down the very piece that he claimed inspired it. Happily, once he turned the discussion over to the actual comedians, things got a lot better: Read more on Chuck Todd Of All People Worries Comedy Has Dumbed Down Politics…
 

Fox News Thinker Greg Gutfeld: Stephen Colbert Would Be Nothing Without Us (And Our F**kups)

You're looking at a guy who knows cool
Following Stephen Colbert’s big finale on the Colbert Report, the thought leaderers of Fox’s The Five shared their thoughts on Colbert’s sendoff. Dana Perino and Kimberly Guilfoyle thought it would have been a nice touch if Bill O’Reilly had been included in the big sing-along, apparently unaware that Colbert had said earlier in his final week that “no one’s going to pay me to watch [O’Reilly] anymore, so fuck that noise!” Read more on Fox News Thinker Greg Gutfeld: Stephen Colbert Would Be Nothing Without Us (And Our F**kups)…
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The Colbert Report Is No More. Long Live Stephen Colbert’s Best Moment Ever

As you probably noticed, The Colbert Report ran its final episode last night. It was a big sendoff for a beloved entertainment icon. But remember when he got just a little too real with George W. Bush at the 2006 White House Correspondents’ Dinner and people thought he’d gone too far? Read more on The Colbert Report Is No More. Long Live Stephen Colbert’s Best Moment Ever…
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Fine, Here Is Your Big Colbert Report Farewell Number

Are we sure Randy Newman didn't write that song?
Stephen Colbert did his very last show last night, and while it couldn’t possibly top the majesty and brilliance of the Seinfeld finale, it also didn’t close out the series with a clip show, either. Read more on Fine, Here Is Your Big Colbert Report Farewell Number…
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George Takei Was On The Colbert Report. Shut Up And Watch It (Video)

Oh my!
Stephen Colbert is one hella big fan of the old Star Wars television series — or as aficionados call themselves, a “Starry.” And so here he is, getting his nerd on with a suggestion to reform our midterm elections with an idea from Season 1, Episode 23, “A Taste of Armageddon,” in which Captain Jack Harkness and the crew of the Galactica travel to Eminiar VII. a planet where the messy, costly business of war has been handed over to computers, which launch simulated “attacks,” and then the people designated as casualties just go to disintegration booths while the economy and infrastructure remain unharmed, apart from the loss of life and the hideous embarrassing costumes. Why not do the same with midterm elections? “Nobody wants them to happen, they’re costing a ton of money, and I’m pretty sure Louie Gohmert is Ferengi.” Read more on George Takei Was On The Colbert Report. Shut Up And Watch It (Video)…
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Stephen Colbert So Sad Now That Fox & Friends Got The Ebola (Video)

Eyebrow of Doom!
TV Funnyman Stephen Colbert is understandably concerned about the emergence of Ebola in America, and by “concerned,” we mean thoroughly terrified that the virus has made it from “Whocaresistan” to our golden shores. Just don’t touch the fluids on the shores. “That is crap-your-pants terrifying,” Colbert explains, “in that crap-your-pants is one of the symptoms of Ebola.” And remember, you can “get Ebola just by coming in contact with an infected person’s bodily fluids, including ‘blood, sweat, feces, vomit, semen, and spit.’ So you might want to avoid the next Gathering of the Juggalos.” But Colbert refuses to let propaganda get to him! “I won’t be fooled into staying calm by the so-called ‘experts’ with their so-called ‘medical degrees’ and their so-called ‘fingers,'” he insisted. “And neither will the ‘Fox and Friends.'” Colbert then cut to a clip of Dr. Dalilah Restrepo attempting to reassure the easily-freaked-out Friends of Fox, which didn’t go quite as well as it could have: She coughed while talking to the three amigos. Read more on Stephen Colbert So Sad Now That Fox & Friends Got The Ebola (Video)…
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Stephen Colbert Heartlessly Taunts Evil Dictator Kim Jong-Un. With Cheese. (Video)

Dr. Emmenthal, I presume?
Here’s your late-afternoon Clipbait, with Stephen Colbert talking about North Korean wunderkind and Threat to World Peace Kim Jong-un and his fondness for cheese, which may actually have made him so sick that he can’t go out in public, maybe. Read more on Stephen Colbert Heartlessly Taunts Evil Dictator Kim Jong-Un. With Cheese. (Video)…
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Stephen Colbert Takes A Belt To Sean Hannity’s Love Of Child Beating (Video)

One of these men seems well adjusted
Stephen Colbert thinks the NFL is a pretty cool organization. “It’s America’s top forum for discussing issues of domestic violence. And I understand the employees also get together and play football on the weekends.” This, of course, brings us once again to the story of Adrian Peterson and his kinetic discipline methods, which left his four-year-old son with injuries all over his back and legs, and left Colbert “nostalgic for the days when [NFL] players were accidentally shooting themselves through their sweatpants.” But Colbert’s main focus Thursday was “Fox News’ Senior Nerf football chucker Sean Hannity” and his perfectly well-adjusted display of thwacking his belt on his desk to demonstrate how his father whipped him. “And I’ve never been to a shrink.” Read more on Stephen Colbert Takes A Belt To Sean Hannity’s Love Of Child Beating (Video)…
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Stephen Colbert Didn’t Need To See Obama’s ISIS Speech To Be FURIOUS About It (Video)

Out. RAGE!
Stephen Colbert, the one conservative hero we all love, taped his Wednesday episode of the Colbert Report before President Obama addressed the nation on his strategy for dealing with ISIS. Which didn’t prevent Stephen from preemptively disagreeing with whatever it was Obama would say later that night, like any true conservative patriot would. And did. Read more on Stephen Colbert Didn’t Need To See Obama’s ISIS Speech To Be FURIOUS About It (Video)…
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Stephen Colbert Outraged At Obama On Behalf Of Hispanish Community

Damn you Obama! as usual
On Monday’s Colbert Report, Stephen brought us up to speed on all the complicated ins and out of immigration reform: Tonight, the latest news on immigration reform. There, you’re all caught up. He then gave President Obama the comedic tongue-lashing he so richly deserves for stealing the Republican plan to delay immigration forever by perpetually promising to deal with it “next year.” Read more on Stephen Colbert Outraged At Obama On Behalf Of Hispanish Community…
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Wild-Eyed Commies Jon Stewart And Stephen Colbert Being Un-American Again

Won't someone think of the corporations?
Here’s a rare two-fer: Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert both did segments Wednesday on the phenomenon of corporate “inversion” to escape U.S. taxes — the scheme whereby a U.S. company buys a smaller foreign company, then re-invents itself on paper as if its U.S. operations were merely a subsidiary of that foreign company. As Great American Patriot Allen West points out, it’s corporations’ patriotic duty to make as much money as they can while avoiding taxes, and to try to stop it would be socialism, and maybe a little perverted. Read more on Wild-Eyed Commies Jon Stewart And Stephen Colbert Being Un-American Again…
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Stephen Colbert Warns: ISIS Is In Ur Twitter, Stealin’ Ur #Hashtags (Video)

Stephen Colbert got a little manic Tuesday night, bringing us the terrifying news about the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS): they aren’t just taking over Iraq; they’re also dominating social media, building support on Twitter, Facebook, even Instagram. Read more on Stephen Colbert Warns: ISIS Is In Ur Twitter, Stealin’ Ur #Hashtags (Video)…
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Stephen Colbert Is Loving The Iraq Pack’s Reunion Tour (Video)

On Thursday’s Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert welcomed the reunion tour of his favorite band, even though they’re all just playing the base. John McCain is absolutely right, Stephen says: in 2009, America had the war won, “when we left Iraq a peaceful, smoldering democracy.” And even the leader of the Iraq Pack, Old Dead Eyes, is back, even if that mean old liberal Megyn Kelly is attacking him. Read more on Stephen Colbert Is Loving The Iraq Pack’s Reunion Tour (Video)…
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Stephen Colbert Is Ready To De-Poutinize Canadian Anchor Baby Ted Cruz (Video)

Stephen Colbert is very happy that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Alberta) has finally renounced his Canadian citizenship, but has serious doots aboot whether Cruz has actually managed to truly shed all the vestiges of his Canadianness. And so he generously offers to complete the Senator’s de-programming, to help him finally be a true American and stop tearing up whenever he hears Anne Murray. Step one: Punch a moose. And pay for your own healthcare. Read more on Stephen Colbert Is Ready To De-Poutinize Canadian Anchor Baby Ted Cruz (Video)…
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Stephen Colbert: Can We Stop The Black Lesbian Robot Apocalypse? Probably Not! (Video)

Well, humanity, it was a nice ride, but it’s over. Stephen Colbert brings us news of the end — a computer program has finally beaten the Turing test — maybe — fooling a third of human questioners into thinking it was a 13-year-old boy. “Which makes sense if you think about it. Like a teenage boy, a computer sleeps a lot and spends all day on the internet.” But that’s not the scariest news Colbert found. Read more on Stephen Colbert: Can We Stop The Black Lesbian Robot Apocalypse? Probably Not! (Video)…
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The Colbert Curriculum: Stephen Colbert’s Viewers Know More Stuff About Things (Video)

Stephen Colbert took a victory lap Wednesday in response to a recent study showing that viewers of The Colbert Report were better informed about campaign finance laws — especially the Citizens United decision — than people who got their news elsewhere. “That’s right. I did a better job informing the public about campaign finance reform than every other news organization — and CNN.” The researchers at the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, whose name is too long for easy tweeting, said that Colbert’s success came from his project of setting up and raising funds for his own super PAC, which gave him the chance to mock the system’s absurdity. The stunt included regular consultations with former Federal Election Commission chair Trevor Potter, who advised Colbert on what he needed to do to stay marginally within the law, and so, according to lead researcher Bruce Hardy, viewers could “see the process, as opposed to a news source where they would just give you the inverted pyramid kind of structure and tell you, ‘This is the way it is.’” Read more on The Colbert Curriculum: Stephen Colbert’s Viewers Know More Stuff About Things (Video)…
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Beardo Stephen Colbert Highlights Florida Gun Hero’s Brave Stand Against Civility (Video)

A strangely be-bearded Stephen Colbert introduced us to a great American hero in this ‘Difference Makers” segment on Monday’s Colbert Report: meet Doug Varrieur of Big Pine Key, Florida, a gentleman who loves his Second Amendment rights so much that he exercises them all the time, shooting at a 12-square-foot target. In his yard. Right next to his neighbors’ houses, and next to a heavily-traveled canal. Oh, sure, going to an indoor gun range might be “safer.” But he takes precautions — his elderly mom watches for traffic, and she’s not worried about ricochets. And because this is Florida, can’t nobody stop him. Read more on Beardo Stephen Colbert Highlights Florida Gun Hero’s Brave Stand Against Civility (Video)…
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Stephen Colbert Gets Swept Up In the Magic Of Idaho Republican Debate (Video)

Stephen Colbert took his sweet time getting to last Thursday’s weird gubernatorial debate in Idaho, where the appearance of two brilliantly weird minor candidates was engineered by the incumbent “Governor and Wind in the Willows character Butch Otter.” Like the rest of America, Colbert was charmed by biker and former Seabee Harley Brown, whose opening statement, “Don’t think I’m crazy, ’cause I’m not!” Colbert favorably compared to “I know we just met but I don’t have a human head in my freezer.” And then there’s the even more loveable Walt Bayes, the crotchety Bible-thumping high school graduate who came on “like a vengeful Backwoods Santa.” And like the rest of us, it was hard for Stephen to decide which lunatic to root for. Read more on Stephen Colbert Gets Swept Up In the Magic Of Idaho Republican Debate (Video)…
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Stephen Colbert’s Many Weird Tricks For Defeating Hillary Clinton (Video)

Here’s Stephen Colbert with a few suggestions for how the GOP can defeat Hillary Clinton, just in case the whole “brain damage” thing doesn’t work out. Gotta get tough — after all, this isn’t the ’90s, when the Clintons got a free pass from the Republicans. For instance, maybe they could take a page the Mississippi Senate primary and float a story about Hillary abandoning “Hillary’s secret bedridden wife.” Now that it’s out there, let’s just see Hillary deny it. The other thing we love about this clip is that apparently it’s taken a couple of years for anyone to make this joke: “Just ask RNC chair and Harry Potter incantation, Reince Priebus…” Read more on Stephen Colbert’s Many Weird Tricks For Defeating Hillary Clinton (Video)…
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Stephen Colbert Is Worried About Karl Rove’s Brain (Video)

Stephen Colbert brings you the definitive analysis of Karl Rove’s recent medical genius, in which the Republican operative and Fox News pundit diagnosed Hillary Clinton with brain damage. Sure, Rove’s gotten a lot of flack for the completely unfounded speculation, but on the other hand, cable TV news is definitely talking about it, so Rove’s accomplished his goal. Read more on Stephen Colbert Is Worried About Karl Rove’s Brain (Video)…
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Stephen Colbert Pledges To Do More Nothing About Climate Change Than Anyone Else (Video)

Stephen Colbert has The Word on the White House’s recently released climate report, an assessment that has him “so terrified that it left a carbon footprint in my pants.” Climate change is real, it’s here now, and it’s bad (“I have always believed that I have always said that”). So what’s to be done about it? Read more on Stephen Colbert Pledges To Do More Nothing About Climate Change Than Anyone Else (Video)…
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Stephen Colbert Has A Few Words For This Marxist Pope Guy (Video)

Stephen Colbert is torn, poor fellow. On the one hand, he says, he is “America’s most prominent Catholic.” Then again, he is also “America’s foremost capitalist. I love the invisible hand of the market so much I let it get to third base.” Ah, but there’s the conflict. That darn Pope Francis guy wants to cramp his style, with all that anti-capitalist, “don’t be worshiping money” cruelty of his. Read more on Stephen Colbert Has A Few Words For This Marxist Pope Guy (Video)…