Tuesday, October 18, 2005

The Colbert Report debuts and...wtf WHO’S on the Daily Show???

Finally! I now get an hour’s worth of Daily Show every night! Well, technically it’s more like 30 minutes at night and 30 minutes the next morning via internet up here in Canada but it’s an hour of Daily Show regardless. Stephen Colbert’s Colbert Report began its post-Daily Show run last night and while the formula wasn’t perfect, there’s a lot of potential and plenty of time to iron out the kinks. The first thing I noticed was the Colbert’s mockingly over-American tone was overly fake. A more subtle approach may be necessary as he does deadpan a lot better than angry riled up Hannity style indignation. Obviously the show is there to make fun of political pundits but falling into the very trap they’re mocking is a mistake. On the other hand, Stephen is a perfect fit behind the desk for the news segments as proven by his replacement stints on Jon Stewart’s show. Oh, and the classic style desk is a nice touch.

Congrats Stephen, though I’ll miss this week in God.

Meanwhile Bill fuckin O’Reily is going to be on the Daily Show tonight. Bill O’Reily for those who don’t know him is one of the greater douchebags in history and the kind of guy who makes you want to strangle him and leave his body in a pig farm. Last time Jon Stewart went on his Fox News mandated show the debate involved the classic line which referred to Stewart’s viewers as potheads. Let’s hope some shit goes down tonight…

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