What is it about Stephen Colbert that America can’t get enough of? I loathe television in general (reality shows, bogus news), but I don’t miss an episode of the Colbert Report. Letterman will soon be making a graceful exit from late night television, and Colbert will be stepping in to take his place, according to CBS and Comedy Central. Why do we love Stephen Colbert and the Colbert Report so much?
The easiest way to win someone over is to make them laugh. Colbert excels in this; his witty banter and gentle jabbing of politicians can turn to blatant disdain, and it’s still hilarious. The man obviously has no fear of corporate or political backlash and says what every American wants to say. You can’t help but laugh and give the guy his kudos when he’s grilling a politician about issues no one else dares to bring up, and all the while, making the guy in the hot seat laugh. One reason America loves Stephen Colbert and the Colbert Report? He is a breath of fresh air among the corporate pleasing monkeys we are normally forced to endure on television.
Political corruption, corporate giants, patriotism, and conspiracy theories have never been so delightful. I personally make a point of never watching the news since America started fighting a war on ‘terror’ and color coding fear levels, but I do find myself tuning into the Colbert Report for a healthy dose of political satire. Another reason America can’t get enough of Stephen Colbert and will miss the Colbert Report? He talks about issues that actually matter to average working Americans, while making us laugh at the absurdity of our current political situation. Even economic downturn, social welfare, and corrupt politicians are laughable when Colbert has his way.
End of the Colbert Report:
America is going to miss the Colbert Report. We need it to keep us laughing through the tough times and keep us from complete disgust at the mention of Washington. Stephen Colbert, please throw as much political satire as possible into the ‘Late Show’. Not only is the Colbert Report ending with Stephen’s move to late night television, but the character of the conservative talk show host will die with the show, according to the Sun Journal. I for one, am going to sorely miss the Colbert Report which won an Emmy last year, two Peabody Awards, and has this viewer hooked.