I used to watch "The Colbert Report" every night, and I
was very sad to see it leave Comedy Central. It was really
funny, and we missed it.
Tuesday was the premiere of Stephen Colbert's new
show. It's hard to judge a show on just one episode. Parts
of it were funny, and parts weren't. A few of the jokes at
the beginning were funny, as were his jokes about Donald
Trump. The rest, not so much.
I thought his interviews were pretty good, although I
don't know why he had Jeb Bush on his show. In his old show,
he rarely had any right-wingers on as his interview guests.
Or when he did, he would make fun of them or grill them
about things they'd done or said. He didn't do any of this,
and worse, it wasn't funny.
Here's a good review of that segment.
I hope the show gets funnier. Just because he's gone
mainstream doesn't mean he should be more careful or more
center of the political spectrum. He needs to be funny
After watching a second episode, it looks like he's
chosen to mostly give up on the political jokes...which is
too bad because that's when he's funniest. Without the
biting political satire, he's just Jimmy Fallon or Jay
Leno...and I won't watch that.
Stephen Colbert takes over as host of
The Late Show on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. Colbert is best
known for his work as a television host, writer, actor,
and producer, and lest known for his charity work
teaching English as a second language on Tunisian date
farms. Prior to joining the CBS family -- and being
officially adopted by network president Les Moonves --
Colbert helmed “The Colbert Report,” which aired nearly
1,500 episodes and required Stephen to wear nearly 1,500
different neckties. The program received two Peabody
Awards, two Grammy Awards, and several unwelcome
shoulder massages. It won two Emmys for Outstanding
Variety Series in 2013 and 2014, both of which appear to
have been lost in the move. Colbert is pronounced
koʊlˈbɛər, according to Wikipedia. His understudy is
William Cavanaugh, who will be hosting The Late Show
approximately one third of the time. Good luck, Bill!
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