Sunday, April 30, 2006

Anti-Dickhead of the Week - Stephen Colbert


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Prepare yourself. And give yourself a few minutes to enjoy Stephen Colbert's speech at the White House Correspondence Dinner last night.

An article summarizing his appearance is here, if you don't have the time or desire to watch video online.

Check out Part I here.
Part II here.
And Part III here.
(If, for some reason, those links don't work, go to www.youtube.com and do a search using the terms, "Colbert roasts Bush.")

Generally speaking, the incredibly uncomfortable humor is done better by the Brits. From Fawlty Towers to The Office to Da Ali G Show comedy derived from the squirm factor makes for some of my favorite entertainment.

Stephen nailed it. He consistently and unwaveringly mocked the president and the press, and yet, with a complete lack of self-consciousness, he addressed both directly, fearlessly making eye contact with the president, even while in mid-mockery.

The man was given a golden opportunity to skewer the president in the best possible way, and I will forever be grateful that Stephen Colbert didn't squander it.

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At 11:12 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love it!!!! Colbert is always wonderful and I'm glad he didn't faulter in this situation. It's about time the decider be confronted face to face. Those are all comments that he needed to hear. I hope they show parts of it on the Colbert Report tonight. Good times.... good times! K-la

 

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