The Colbert Report


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The Colbert Report is an American satirical late night television program that airs Monday through Thursday on Comedy Central. It stars political humorist Stephen Colbert, a former correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. The Colbert Report is a spin-off from and counterpart to The Daily Show that comments on politics and the media in a similar way. It satirizes conservative personality-driven political pundit programs, particularly Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor. The show focuses on a fictional anchorman character named Stephen Colbert, played by his real-life namesake. The character, described by Colbert as a "well-intentioned, poorly informed, high-status idiot", is a caricature of televised political pundits. The Colbert Report has been nominated for seven Primetime Emmy Awards each in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012, two Television Critics Association Awards Awards, and two Satellite Awards. In 2013, it won two Emmys. It has been presented as non-satirical journalism in several instances, including by the Tom DeLay Legal Defense Trust and by Robert Wexler following his interview on the program. The Report received considerable media coverage following its debut on October 17, 2005, for Colbert's coining of the term "truthiness", which dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster named its 2006 Word of the Year.


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TrueJoshNight Truly Dreadful Film
Huievest Instead, you get a movie that's enjoyable enough, but leaves you feeling like it could have been much, much more.
ThedevilChoose When a movie has you begging for it to end not even half way through it's pure crap. We've all seen this movie and this characters millions of times, nothing new in it. Don't waste your time.
Nayan Gough A great movie, one of the best of this year. There was a bit of confusion at one point in the plot, but nothing serious.
DarthVoorhees The Colbert Report has shown flashes of comedic brilliance but for the most part it's a liberal Bush bashing showcase nothing more. Stephen's Bill O'Reilly impression is dead on but you can only do so much with it before it grows tiresome. Stephen doesn't choose guests who can stand up for themselves, he is a bully like O'Reilly and much like O'Reilly his character finds pleasure in out doing people. In one episode Stephen was corned by a quest and he threw his table to the side presenting fists, I wasn't laughing. I can't laugh at this simply because there are so many better ways to make political humor. Colbert Report is the humor of the side who only wants to make war with the other side. I like political humor that isn't partisan because both parties have a lot of lampooning coming to them.I hate conservatives as much as the next Democrat but Stephen gives my political views a dent. I can't help but laugh when people make accusations that Colbert and Stewart affect politics because anyone who allows Colbert and Stewart to affect politics shouldn't vote.I predict 2009 will be the downfall of Colbert and his Colbert Nation because once Bush leaves office 95% of his material is gone.
Portrait-of-a-Statue Never has any show in the entire history of television been as overrated, overpraised, and over-hyped as The Colbert Report. This show does nothing but annoy. The lead character, played by Stephen Colbert, is supposed to be a parody of a conservative newscaster. Unfortunately, Colbert does not so much succeed in mocking such conservatives as he does in becoming as annoying as they are. He is not funny or enlightening or remotely interesting. The media goes on and on about Colbert's talent and intelligence but how much talent and intelligence does it take to play the same character and the same tired comedy bits over and over until we stop watching. That is not talent, that is consistency. And to be consistently annoying does not lead to a long career, even in the fake news game. My roommate and I gave The Colbert Report a fair shot, coming on as it does after The Daily Show, one of our favorite shows. We now turn off The Daily Show early so we don't catch Colbert's promo at the end of it. That's how bad this show is. We can't even stand the promos.
Syl Now I have something to watch from 8-9 on Comedy Central. This show and it's brother show, the Daily Show, proves to be the funniest hour on television. We love Stephen Colbert as Comedy Central's answer to Bill O'Reilly. He's not to be taken seriously but he is always funny but it's not a slapstick, vulgar kind of funny. He takes potshots at us liberals and I love it. He's the kind of guy that you wouldn't mind listening to or giving a high-five. I am so glad that the Emmys have recognized this show's humor and entertainment much like his lead-in show, The Daily Show. There are definite differences between the two shows. Stephen Colbert is the American loving conservative right handed guy that provides a voice for those people who are. Remember when we watched All In the Family and it was about politics too, there were a discourse in the voices on the show which made it interesting to watch. Colbert has a way with guests and he interviews congressmen and congresswomen who represent districts across the country. He makes them look silly and yet human too. You can't take this show too seriously. Maybe that's the point, yes we are at war and New Jersey is in a budget crisis but we can turn to the Colbert Report and get a laugh about it or two. I love the skit where he pretends to be the Chief Press Secretary and Helen Thomas is chasing him down at every turn. You can't stop laughing at that.
mklasr The thing that makes this show so great is that it's really a combination of many former Comedy Central Shows. In addition to all of the shows which occupied the 11:30 pm Eastern time spot (including "Daily Show" episodes from the previous night), we must remember shows like "Crossballs" (formidable opponent), "Primetime Glick" (having well-intentioned, poorly informed host), and Mr. Subliminal, (the word of the day.) I liked Glick and Mr. Subliminal, and I liked the premise of Crossballs, although there was something missing from each. I think that the missing element was...truthiness. Wait a second, IMDb! Are you saying that you don't consider "truthiness" to be a word? That's it, IMDb, you're dead to me! Now, let's see, the clipboard is full so I need to take someone off. How about Paul Tsongas? Tsongas, it's your lucky day. If you were still alive, you'd no longer be dead to me.My favorite part is his running gags. For example, "Better Know a district" only has 434 parts because California's 50th "never existed to him." I think it happened when Randy "Duke" Cunningham had to resign in disgrace. He's doing satire, and yet he can keeps his story straight. The personalities that he mocks can't even do that! He's doing a better job at satirizing them than they are at being themselves. Also, does anyone remember the "Bewitched" movie? I myself liked it, I mean how can you not like a movie that stars both members of "The Ambiguously Gay Duo?" Stephen Colbert's character was explaining to Will Ferrell how much "Katmandu" tanked, in an effort to convince him into dropping his movie aspirations for a TV show. Well, "Bewitched" failed to crack $100 Million at the box office, and even won a Golden Raspberry Award. "The Colbert Report," and "The Office" (Can you honestly say that you recognize any of Steve Carell's co-stars? Plus, it's even a remake!!!) are to the "Bewitched" movie what the "Bewitched" TV show inside the movie was to the "Katmandu" movie inside the movie. Speaking of which, can anyone name another movie which had 2 of its actors get their own shows beginning the next fall? "How I met your Mother" and "Numbers" both featured offspring from "Harold and Kumar go to White Castle," but neither actor can quite be considered to have the lead. Anyway, instead of having a no-name actress as his leading co-star, Colbert just had words. And they still upstage him! Now, you might be wondering how Will Ferrell and Nicole Kidman did as a team. Remember that Raspberry award? They won it for worst on screen COMBINATION. And that's your word of the day.