Tuesday, May 03, 2005

"The Colbert Report"

The Associated Press reports this evening that Stephen Colbert, beloved correspondent of "Daily Show" fans everywhere, will have his own show, "The Colbert Report," probably to debut sometime in September. "It's as if my character on 'The Daily Show' got promoted," Colbert told AP, saying he'll take on the role of a "very well-intentioned, poorly informed, high-status idiot, not unlike some people who have these shows in the real world."

Colbert said he's really out to provide a satiric look at Bill O'Reilly, as well as Sean Hannity, Joe Scarborough, and Anderson Cooper. The show will reportedly include a segment called "Worthy Opponent," consisting of "Colbert debating Colbert." The main focus of "The Colbert Report" will be "the news process, with a backstage look at his character and interview subjects," says the AP report.

While the new show means Colbert will "sharply curtail" appearances on "The Daily Show," viewers won't have to look far to find him: "The Colbert Report" will air four days a week, either at 11:30 or midnight. Another show, as yet unnamed, will get the opposite timeslot; it will "poke fun at pop culture events of the day."

You know what they say - "fake news never gets old."


At 11:55 PM, Blogger The Cynical Liberal said...

Wait, so this new show will air on Comedy Central, or on another network?

At 11:59 PM, Blogger JBD said...

Ah yes, I managed to leave out that key bit of info. Yes, Colbert's show will be on Comedy Central.
Thanks Josh!

At 11:24 AM, Blogger EG said...

Maybe with less Colbert, we'll get more Lewis Black. Not a bad trade.


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