By embracing the absurd and truly embodying it, Colbert has made politics and public policy uproariously funny, while providing much-needed bouts of sanity for devoted news junkies.
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The idea that a satire news show would take election coverage so seriously no longer comes as a surprise. How did satire news become such a major player in news media? And, is its increased social power dangerous for our democracy?
It has been years since the opening weeks of a new television season truly "belonged" to broadcast -- but it seems that this year, in particular, the "other guys" have been coming on especially strong, with big news, bold moves and some of the most exciting new shows of 2014.
Let's face it, if Don Rickles, Joan Rivers and Buddy Hackett had all crawled under the bed covers, Ross could have been their outspoken love child searching for his baby daddy.
While most any comedian can now spearhead a web series, few simultaneously tackle the challenges inherent in not only animating the content, but ensuring it maintains appeal for young and adult audience alike.
As we all wait for season two of Broad City we have a few options for how to cope. We could sit in a dark room and cry, try to invent a time machine, or fall in love with a new series. If you chose the latter, DIBS is the best cure for Broad City withdrawals.
On her way to becoming arguably the most innovative, unique and emotionally resonant comedian in the country, Maria Bamford has seen her cult following grow ever larger.
When you're unable to introduce Pakistan-style blasphemy laws in a secular, Western society, you have to find alternative ways to silence those who offend you, right? And that's where the "Islamophobia" smear comes in.
Gone are the videos, the illustrations and the musical instruments. There are still plenty of trademark one-liners.
Even awareness of the satirical context did not slake the thirst for outrage of those demanding that Comedy Central (who, you may recall, actually tweeted the out-of-context punchline, not Colbert) #CancelColbert.
If you take a moment to let the genius dialogue, effortless comedic timing and genuinely novel approach to female characterization set in, it's easy to see the truth. This objet d'art is the stoner heroine tale you've been waiting for.
Each half-hour is a breath of fresh air for Comedy Central and funny television in general. It's a welcome departure from the dozens of shows that proclaim, "Look at me! I'm a real version of YOU."