Friday, September 24, 2010

Stephen Colbert Lays Down The Truthiness To Congress

8 comments:

Rabi Abonour said...

I still cannot accept that this happened.

Bill said...

This was odd. Up there with the correspondents dinner.

Anonymous said...

This was not very funny. Maybe it's more in the realm of some of Ali G's or Andy Kaufman's routines/pranks, where it's more of a matter of "wow, that just happened" instead of LOL. But actually even in those cases the latter two guys tended to still be pretty LOL.
-r.d.

Tim Ryan said...

I thought it was hilarious. It was just super-awkward because of the context. Which made it even more awesome.

Chris Rhodenbaugh said...

I thought he was funny, but it was designed more to drop your mouth to the floor that this happened. This was incredible, because it made what would have been a hearing that got little to no press be the most publicized c span event of the year. Farmworkers in America must be protected under new legislation, and Colbert is helping the fight enormously. His closing remarks are not on this video, but he left his character and said something along the lines of... I like to speak for people with the smallest voices in American politics, and that we ask these people to do our work then blame them for our problems. etc. LOVED that this happened.

Bill said...

I think the fact that he was clearly doing this for a cause makes it a little less funny. If he went up there doing his routine for no real reason at all, it would be like an epic real-life trolling, similar to either Ali G's show or the old "Better Know a District" segments.

Tim Ryan said...

Less funny, but just as epic.

Gordon Stanton said...

it was certainly less funny than the usual Colbert but that made it all the more important. The closing remark which Chris alluded to is one of the only places I've ever seen Colbert drop character.

seeing that happen for me really helped bring home the fact that this issue was a very big deal.