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I love the Daily Show so I definitely plan on checking this out. I wonder how much of a copy of DS it will be- from the description, it sounds like it will be fairly similar. (11:30 pm ET on Comedy central)
 

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I'm looking forward to it. In an Entertainment Weekly piece, Jon Stewart said that it was essentially like having Stephen do a 30 segment. I remember when Colbert filled in for Jon one day, I think when Jon's son was born, and he wasn't very good at interviewing people. His whole DS persona is being "fake", so I don't think doing serious interviews is really for him.

BTW, the second table of contents page in the current EW has an awesome (read: funny) picture of him.

I'm going to miss him on the DS. Even though they're in the same studio, I assume that doing a 30 minute show would take up all of his time. I hope "This Week In God" survives, that's one of my favorite segments. I've seen Cordry do it, but I think Helms might be better at it.
 

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I am rooting for him. I would love for him just to stay on the DS, but he is too talented for that. Best he move on to this than a crappy sitcom.

I also read that this will be more straight parody and will have more fluff news than the DS. I think it might be like the DS but with Jimmie Glick hosting in terms of him staying in character and giving his guest a hard time. It appears his guests are their to debate "issues" then just an informal interview.
 

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Mike Farrington said:
I can usually forgive several misspellings in a post, especially when it comes to names. But your signature???
Yes I don't bother to spell the names correctly, I could have checked but I assumed you know who i'm talking about.

But about the signature...

WOW! It's obviously a typo, and not a misspelling, and you win the award for noticing because it's been like that for years!
 

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I thought the premier was hilarious. Tons of LOL moments. Colbert does his Daily Show schtick but also had some nice adlibbing in the interview segment. The headline reading gravitas showdown was great as well.

"We invited Mother Theresa to respond to these charges"

Definitely keeping the SP.

:up:
 

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I was pleasantly surprised. I figured he didn't have enough talent in him to be more than a sidekick, and that this would be little more than an overly stretched out comedy sketch.

It seems I was wrong, and he seemed more than capable of carrying the show on his own. His talents were probably being wasted as a Daily Show sidekick. He did spend a bit too much time on the whole 'don't believe in words/books' bit, but beyond that, it was really quite good.

Only time will tell if he can keep it up.

"uniting america with the vastness of space, in a beautiful but un..."

Bong! Are you done with this program? If you delete it now, there will be more room for programs to be recorded.

Oh comedy central, why can't you keep to your own schedule? I may never know how that line ends! If only their were reruns to catch. There are? The show airs 4 more times in the next 24 hours, and my tivo's going to record all of them, because they all have generic guide data? Oh comedy central...

-Ken
 

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I enjoyed it alot, and it looked like Phillips was having alot of fun.
 

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Huh.

We thought it smacked of first show jitters. It wasn't very good or funny at all. Especially considering all the good hype. We'll keep watching though hoping he's just nervous and will settle into the roll and move from under Jon's shadow after a few shows, but it was a rough start.

Certainly not going to give up on it though. I really want to like it, and I know it'll get better once the show finds it's own legs.
 

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Hilarious. Colbert is great with that whole phony gravitas thing.
:up:

Oh, and it took me a second to realize the pompous pronunciation.

The "cole-bare" "re-pore"
 

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well, his last name is pronounced cole-bare, so it's only half pompous :D

and it was great for him to have Phillips on as his first guest. He's said for years that he's who he models his Fake News Persona after. SP was a good sport to come on and essentially make fun of himself for 15 minutes.
 

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tem said:
well, his last name is pronounced cole-bare, so it's only half pompous :D

and it was great for him to have Phillips on as his first guest. He's said for years that he's who he models his Fake News Persona after. SP was a good sport to come on and essentially make fun of himself for 15 minutes.
Oh, I know... it's the "report" that took just a beat to realize what he was doing. I thought it was hilarious. That whole intro where he was pointing out everywhere it said Colbert on the set, right down to the "C" shape of the desk was great.
 
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