Why Letterman’s replacement Stephen Colbert isn’t funny

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014 at 7:31 am

Stephen Colbert is a comedy genius because he’s perfected the art of saying the opposite of what he believes.

That’s right: Stephen Colbert invented sarcasm.

So huzzah for the trailblazing, game-changing, water-cooler-conversation-generating new comic visionary taking over David Letterman’s chair.

Except Colbert essentially does the same joke over and over (conservatives are morons) and he’s only funny if you accept the premise (conservatives are morons) while you snort Mountain Dew out your nose thinking about what an awesome point he just made. (Conservatives are morons).

Colbert’s audience is young, but his act gets old after about five minutes, and his legendary ability to “stay in character” is a myth.

What he does is split himself into two personalities. One issues standard liberal boilerplate gleaned from whatever fanciful view of reality is being peddled on Daily Kos or the Huffington Post. No conservative would ever say these things in the first place.

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3 Responses to “Why Letterman’s replacement Stephen Colbert isn’t funny”

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  2. Blacque Jacques Shellacque on 13/13/14 at 1:29 am

    Why Letterman’s replacement Stephen Colbert isn’t funny

    He replaces the current host perfectly, then.

  3. Boris_Badenoff (@Boris_Badenoff) on 13/13/14 at 3:49 pm

    CBS must be determined to go bankrupt. Going with Craig Ferguson would be a risk, but he’s been steady in the late spot and was promised a shot. Oh well, he gets an $8 million lump sum for not getting the job.

    Conan O’Brien would have been an interesting gamble. He actually pulls better ratings than Colbert on average, and has even won the 18-49 demographic over Leno and Letterman with some regularity, even though his total audience is just over a third of theirs.

    I don’t think Colbert will last long, especially if he is, as he says, “retiring” his phony-conservative persona. That’s really all he’s got.