Skip to comments.Jon Stewart Defends Colbert's Dinner Speech
Posted on 05/02/2006 11:07:14 AM PDT by MC Miker G
NEW YORK Probably to no one's surprise, Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central's "Daily Show," hailed the performance of his stablemate Stephen Colbert at Saturday night's White House Correspondents dinner. Colbert's lampooning of the president and the press has generated a good deal of praise and criticism.
"It was balls-alicious," Stewart said. "Apparently he was under the impression that they'd hired him to do what he does every night on television" -- that is, make fun of conservatives, public officials, and the press in the guise of an O'Reillyesque talk show host.
"We've never been prouder of him, but HOLY ----," Stewart added.
He also described the annual dinner as "where the President and the press corps consummate their loveless marriage."
Colbert then followed Stewart, on his own show, "The Colbert Report," describing the "honor of appearing" at the big dinner. He said the room was full of "power players," so he "fit right in."
I blame the people that invited him more than I do Colbert. They either should have known, or they did know, what they were getting.
..am I the only one that thought he was funny?
Hey, the truth hurts.
Kinda like the idiots who invited Rosanne to sing the National Anthem. Really dumb idea.
He wasn't funny
Couldn't have been any worse, or better, depending on your point of view, than the year Imus showed up and absolutely ripped the Clintons.
At least he made Imus feel better.
Colbert's act flopped without a straight guy and props.
But the real problem was he followed President Bush. That was funny!!!
I have never found this Colbert guy funny at all, really.
I haven't been this pleased about a bombing since Doolittle did Tokyo.
yeah I thought it was pretty funny as well...disrespectful but funny.
Nope. I thought he did alright. Especially the video bit with Helen Thomas. Of course the jokes were meant to rub the administration... they always do. The whole point of the evening is that the President gets to rub back, too. But it's always been a "roast" type event.
I didn't think it was too bad, mainly because I didn't see it.
I saw Bush's thing on the internet. It was very funny.
I am just curious, wtf did the White House THINK was going to happen? It made as much sense as if they hired Olberman to be the press sec instead of the Snowman. Next time they should try this guy.
"Colbert's act flopped without a straight guy and props."
I think it had more to do with the type of jokes and the audience. He would get about the same response telling Jesus jokes in the vatican.
Jon Stewart is another example of comedians who believe because of what they do, they are instantly qualified to be serious political analysts.
Just like Franken and Garafalo.
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