Stephen Colbert, Drew Carey, Garry Trudeau: Political Humor and Campaigning Part 5 (2004)

2 04 2011

March 6, 2004 Watch the full program: Stephen Colbert joined the cast of Comedy Central’s parody-news series The Daily Show in 1997, when the show was in its second season. Originally one of four correspondents who filmed segments from remote locations in the style of network news field reporters, Colbert was referred to as “the new guy” on-air for his first two years on the show, during which time Craig Kilborn served as host. When Kilborn left the show prior to the 1999 season, Jon Stewart took over hosting duties, also serving as a writer and co-executive producer. From this point, the series gradually began to take on a more political tone and increase in popularity, particularly in the latter part of the 2000 US presidential election season. The roles of the show’s correspondents were expanded to include more in-studio segments, as well as international reports which were almost always done in the studio with the aid of a greenscreen. Unlike Stewart, who essentially hosts The Daily Show as himself, Colbert developed a correspondent character for his pieces on the series. Colbert has described his correspondent character as “a fool who has spent a lot of his life playing not the fool”—one who is able to cover it at least well enough to deal with the subjects that he deals with.” Colbert was frequently pitted against knowledgeable interview subjects, or against Stewart in scripted exchanges, with the resultant dialogue
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5 responses

2 04 2011

@Moviemambo “Including you”

2 04 2011

Damn the white tail deers..

2 04 2011

What did Drew say at like 3:19 that he apologized afterwards and that made the crowd kinda go ooooh?

2 04 2011

“I didn’t have the money” That’s when Greg became my hero.

2 04 2011

Harry Shearer said Phil Hendrie was the smartest guy in radio?! I can’t believe it.
Le Show is a brilliant work, and Hendrie is desperate, repetitive, juvenile meandering with the vaguest glimmer of wit. Although, next to John Podesta, even Dane Cook will look like a marvel of virtuoso comedy. The knee-jerk fags hissing Hendrie for calling Podesta out as full of shit, are also full of shit.
Actually, Ralph Nader is quite funny. Watch his “interview” with Ali G: he’s much funnier than Cohen.

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