After Donald Trump blocked horror writer and frequent critic Stephen King, Colbert tweeted out the following zinger that is now being retweeted at a phenomenal pace:
In a brutal segment on the Late Show, Stephen Colbert laid to waste any notion that he might be backing down from mocking Donald Trump.
“I think we’ve already died a million deaths the first month.”
For the time being anyway, Stephen Colbert is the new king of late night, as Fallon learns that in the age of Donald Trump, cutesy celebrity games and broad-stroke, superficial impressions just don't cut it in comedy.
Jon Stewart returned from the media wilderness last night on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert to deliver a brutally effective skit humiliating Donald Trump and ripping apart the disastrous start to his presidency.
More of this please.
This, to put it mildly, was f*cking hysterical.
Hannity's attack on Jon Stewart, after Stewart called him out for his hypocrisy, is so perfectly "Hannity"
Appearing from underneath Stephen Colbert's on the Late Show last night, America's most beloved comedian and political commentator Jon Stewart returned to prime time television to lay waste to Donald Trump, his supporters, and Sean Hannity -- and all in one breathless monologue.
This wins the internet hands down.
In order to speak Palinese -- a language only understood by former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, Stephen Colbert was forced to tase the part of his brain that understands sentence structure on his show last night.
I think we're in for a hell of a ride when September 8, 2015 rolls around.
One of the many things I admire about Stephen Colbert is that in spite of the anti-religion and vocally anti-Catholic leanings of a large portion of his audience, he owns his Catholicism.
The Colbert Report is over, and the reign of The Nightly Show has begun.
Stephen Colbert, great comedian, or the greatest comedian?
This tendency toward "#Hashtivism" against idiots like Lange might make those who undertake it feel as if they're striking a blow for liberal values and making the world a better place one victory at a time. But I'd be curious to know if the people who take great pride in bitching about every little injustice online actually went out and voted on Tuesday.
It's always entertaining to observe an egomaniac gasbag, who takes himself way too seriously, respond to jokes about his childish ideas.
This is just one more way to keep the white man down, along with making fun of us for hiking.
Howard Kurtz has always been dumb. We had no idea he was this dumb.
When Colbert pressed Carney on the many "tense" exchanges with ABC News' Jonathan Karl, Carney chalked it up to the "theatricality" of televised briefings. It's a common complaint, but that aspect of the briefings is actually a feature, not a bug.
"He was quickly corrected by Dana Perino, and as these tragic souls are wont to do, laughed it off with a 'my bad,' then brought it up again the next day to laugh about it some more. Laugh to keep from crying, that is.
You knew Suey Park's response to the news about Stephen Colbert would be good. You didn't know it would be this good.
It won't surprise anyone to learn that Ben Shapiro is behind the most ludicrous -- and ludicrously pseudo-intellectual -- of the freaked-out responses from the right to Stephen Colbert's ascendance to the stage of CBS's Late Show.
I think that while there are well-intentioned critiques of Suey Park from so-called allies within the sea of microaggressions, microinvalidations, and outright hostility she’s currently having to wade through, most of the negative reaction to Park’s viewpoint is, I’m sorry to say, deeply problematic.
Colbert's entire Monday night show was dedicated to a half-hour response to the Twitter controversy surrounding a joke from last week lampooning Dan Snyder's new "Redskins" charity. And it was amazing.
White privilege doesn't always have to be used for evil, and it doesn't always get used for evil by the "bad guys," as two famous practitioners respectively demonstrated last week. Master satirist Stephen Colbert took his white privilege out for a spin, ran into a ditch, and did the right thing. Political comic and talk-show host Bill Maher, on the other hand, abused his white liberal street cred to reinforce a toxic white privilege trope, the old "Well, how come they get to say it?" canard.
The fact that he isn't at all racist while having also mocked racism on his show since it premiered in 2005 should have, in a reasonable world, offered him a huge benefit of the doubt here. Instead, Dan Snyder has basically gotten off scot-free since Thursday while the man who excoriated Dan Snyder's insensitivity is instead targeted as the racist villain.
Yes, there are a lot of people who aren't wired to understand satire. It's a shame because satire is really one of the best weapons against hatred and racism. Colbert, who's responsible for some of the most consistently pointed satire in the history of television, is proof of the efficacy of this weapon.
Zepps's interview with Park is seriously one for the ages. If at some point we actually make the conscious decision as a culture that we're exhausted with the activist internet's state of perpetual outrage -- as well as the notion that because a person has a few Twitter followers what he or she says is of enhanced consequence -- maybe this interview will be the opening volley at Lexington and Concord.
Liberal-on-liberal outrage was in ample supply on Twitter Thursday night as Stephen Colbert drew the ire of politically correct progressives. It was a seemingly endless onslaught of the kind of self-righteous indignation you only get when a liberal steps out of line. That’s because the thing about liberals is that they love to show how accepting they are, and few things scream “I’m accepting!” like lambasting a fellow liberal for being insufficiently tolerant.
Howie Kurtz was always kind of worthless but since moving from CNN over to Fox he's become an outright joke, as evidenced by what has to be the most confusing and arguably lowest point of his career to date: railing like a madman at a comedian whom he feels insulted him professionally.
Every broadcast journalist in the world secretly relishes the fact that they get to say the phrase “pussy riot” to their audiences each day, but only the great Stephen Colbert knows what do when he has THE Pussy Riot on his show.