01 May 2006

the man who Should be king...


Stephen Colbert is a comic genius... not only that, but he's got a a pair made of pure titanium. I saw a short piece on him last night on 60 Minutes & was musing today on just how funny he is. When i got back to Chicago tonight MSNBC was running a piece on his speech at the White House Correspondents' Dinner... The stuff coming out of his mouth, even though he was on the screen with 'Dubya,' i thought it had to be a 'fake news' story (my favorite line was 'He believes the same thing Wednesday, that he believed on Monday... no matter what happens on Tuesday.') but for some reason, he really was invited to speak at the annual presidential roast... The 'double "Dubya"' got a lot of press play (ha, ha, here's a guy pretending to be the president) probably because nobody knew what to do with Colbert's material... But it is biting. Mean and cruel and true.
So good...

4 comments:

DaveT said...

I saw that, too. I have the whole thing downloaded and I've read the online transcripts. _I_ was laughing out loud, but I don't think any one else was.

I like his bit about fox news reporting both sides of the story, the president's AND the vice president's.

seeger said...

Yeah... the laughter was very uncomfortable as he kept going... It was like it was still a crowd that felt like they needed to laugh politely, not realizing that Colbert really didn't give a damn what they thought...
I did like the Fox News dig, but it was a softball compared to most of his stuff...

noweverybody said...

That was hi-larious. Wow, he's good. I thought the Hellen Thomas bit went on a bit too long tho'. But yeah, it was pure Colbert Report in front of everyone it intends to mock. Sweeeet.

seeger said...

yeah... the part 3 Helen Thomas bit got old... but i had to keep watching because i wanted to see if "the President" was going to knock Colbert out at the end of the speech or what...