Tuesday, October 18, 2005

The Colbert Report

The funniest correspondent on the Daily Show now has his own show and I am very happy.

I have been enjoying Colbert's deadpan reports and interviews since the days when Craig Kilborn hosted the Daily Show. I still remember watching the press conference announcing that Jon Stewart would be the new host. When Jon asked if there were any more questions, Stephen Colbert stood up and said asked the following: "Hello Jon, Stephen Colbert with the Daily Show. How will your hiring effect my chances of becoming the new host?" I, like Jon Stewart, was rolling with laughter.

Six years later Stephen is finally getting a much deserved promotion as host of The Colbert Report. After two shows I have to say that I am hooked. Make no mistake, the Colbert Report is not the Daily Show. It is the news magazine to the Daily Show's evening news. It even has a really spiffy website for those of us in the Colbert Nation. I hope that Comedy Central gives the Report time to develop a following because the world needs more Colbert!

1 comment:

Stacy said...

Wes, did you watch the Daily Show when Bill O'Rielly was on? I was dying!! He called Jon Stewart a pinhead! Even better he said he was still boycotting France and that's why he couldn't watch the Colbert Report. That's gold.