The Daily Show/Colbert Report IV

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  1. Minnman

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    Might be an inspired pick, and a great career move for Colbert, but I have little interest in the Late Show. It's hard to imagine Colbert in-character working in that new setting. And Colbert out of character, well, isn't Colbert. Not saying he'll be bad - he could well be terrific - only that he's a brilliant political satirist, and that stage of his career seems to be ending. Which sucks. At least for me personally.
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    Dear Sean Hannity,

    don't ******** with Jon Stewart.
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    Colbert is retiring his Comedy Central character.
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    Stephen Colbert is a pretty intelligent guy, he'll make this new gig worse and it will be better because he doesn't have to use the political satire crap every night.


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    DamonEsquire?
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    Does he mean 'make it work'???

    Dunno!
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    Possibly, but I don't know what it will be better than...
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    MiGiMoPs galore
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    Those of us in the PDT get the new shows (Stewart and Colbert) at 8 and 8:30 and again at 10 and 10:30, which is nice. I see the late night shows a couple of times a year, except via youtube clips.
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    Sorry, I did mean "work".
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    DE doesn't deserve that. I'll give benefit of doubt until someone can translate his posts.
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    Maybe Bing can step in...

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    Colbert's replacement has been selected, and it's Larry Wilmore.
    I like this move. Wilmore is very funny, and the show should be different enough to stand on it's own. I imagine Wilmore won't be playing a character like Colbert.
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    Fantastic choice.
    I always thought Wilmore should be seen more -- but that news report makes me think he's just always busy.
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    I think Oliver's very hit or miss - the FIFA segment was funny (though it obviously appeals to this forum) and the net neutrality point was great. But I thought the death penalty episode was borderline unwatchable and the Right Said Fred cameo was bizarre. Hopefully he veers a bit more toward the funny going forward - it may be an issue of him finding his own voice.
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    I very much enjoyed the death penalty episode. It's refreshing to hear an English (albeit Scouse, albeit naturalized American) voice on US issues on a US show. Not because it's in any way more valid, just that it's a different angle, based on a different cultural upbringing. The Right Said Fred thing was weird though.

    Still, Oliver is one of my favourite Liverpudlians since The Beatles. Or at least since The Lighting Seeds.
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    I believe he has a green card but is still a British national.
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    He doesn't sound like he's from Liverpool.
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    He's not from Liverpool, he was born in Birmingham and went to school around there. And yes, he has a Green Card.
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    I can appreciate that view, though I personally get nothing out of his being English - there's a cacophony of foreign voices that comment on the US already. If you wanted another one, the Lexington column in the Economist is an excellent (and largely infuriating) example.
    Of course, that the Economist persists in insisting that it's English despite the majority of its readers being American is probably the most English thing about it.
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    Explains why I like him ;)

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