Welcome to the Colbert Report

It’s been a week, and it’s a thumbs-up. At first I was sad to see Stephen leave the Daily Show, but now it turns out that this just means a doubling of good television availability.

My only gripe is with his interviews: They are too much comedy.

One thing I really love about Jon Stewart’s shows is that the questions he asks in his political interviews are probably the smartest, best informed I ever see asked on TV. Sure, he may not always get a straight answer, but his questions reveal a deeper insight than any other interviewer out there.

Colbert has opted to make the interviews more of a joke, and that’s fine, but it reminds me how refreshing it is to see a comedian who has the guts to take his interviewees seriously and not be funny all the time.


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