Comedy news renewal

After a long holiday break, The Daily Show and Colbert Report have returned. You can watch the highlights of each episode for free from the websites, though they are now interspersed with advertising. Hello comedic news… goodbye productivity.

Author: Milan

In the spring of 2005, I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in International Relations and a general focus in the area of environmental politics. In the fall of 2005, I began reading for an M.Phil in IR at Wadham College, Oxford. Outside school, I am very interested in photography, writing, and the outdoors. I am writing this blog to keep in touch with friends and family around the world, provide a more personal view of graduate student life in Oxford, and pass on some lessons I've learned here.

5 thoughts on “Comedy news renewal”

  1. I have been reading. They don’t seem to have any secrets this time around, everyone expected iTv and the iPhone.

  2. Some good Daily Show quotes:

    Stephen Colbert: After all, it was Thomas Jefferson who said “Everyone imposes his own system as far as his army can reach.”
    Jon Stewart: No, that was Stalin. Thomas Jefferson said that he’d “Rather have free press and no government, than a government and no free press”.
    Stephen Colbert: Well, what else would you expect from a slave-banging, Hitler-loving queer?

    [on the 2000 election]
    Jon Stewart: What’s your overall sense of the mood down at the Republican convention floor. How did it feel to be there last night during the speech?
    Stephen Colbert: Well, Jon, as a journalist I have to maintain my objectivity, but I would say the feeling down here was one of a pervasive and palpable evil. A thick demonic stench that rolls over you and clings like hot black tar, a nightmare from which you cannot awaken, a nameless fear that lives in the dark spaces beyond your peripheral vision and drives you toward inhuman cruelties and unspeakable perversions. The delegates’ bloated, pustulent bodies twisting from one obscene form to another, giant spider-shaped and ravenous wolf-headed creatures who feast upon the flesh of the innocent and suck the marrow from the bones of the poor.

    Contributor, ‘Back in Black’: [after showing a commercial advocating President Bush] Here’s the message I’m getting from this commercial: “We had to take out Sadam Hussein because, as the Communist leader of Germany, he blew up the World Trade Center, and that’s why we went to Vietnam. Vote for Reagan!”

    Jon Stewart: The official CIA report, the Duelfer report, has come out. The one that they’ve been working on for the past two years that will be the definitive answer on the weapons of mass destruction programs in Iraq, and it turns out, uh, not so much. Apparently, there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, and their capabilities had been degraded, and they pretty much stopped trying anything in ’98. Both the president and the vice president have come out today in response to the findings and said that they clearly justify the invasion of Iraq. So, uh, some people look at a glass and see it as half full, and other people look at a glass and say that it’s a dragon.

  3. His jokes are aimed at people who would never watch Bill O’Reilly’s conservative rant of a cable news show on Fox, but who recognise Mr Colbert’s obnoxious on-screen persona as a parody of Mr O’Reilly because they have read about Mr O’Reilly in the New Yorker.


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