The Colbert Report: A Hilarous Satire Comedy Show

3-8-2009-10-59-00-pmProbably one of the most influential comedy show that put jokes on political theme is The Colbert Report. Hosted by Stephen Colbert, a comedian that use a republican persona, he often emulates Bill O’Reilly in The O’Reilly Factor.

This show is pretty much more like The Daily Show which is hosted by Jon Stewart. However, as an contrast of ridiculing government by making deliberate statement on how ridicoulous a person is, Stephen Colbert approach things by supporting them by acting unrealized that his comment actually ridicule the particular person.

Stephen Colbert is one of the bravest people in America. He is very bold and mask out his persona very well. He didn’t hesitate to tease the President in the 2006 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner. One of his comment that I particulary think as a bold comment was “I believe that President Bush has step on many crucial factors in many important decision. By that, he has also step on us”.

Anyway, this show has received many achievements such as an Emmy in 2008. By the way, Stephen Colbert also won the 2004-2006 Emmy award as a writer in The Daily Show. This show also received The Peabody Award for Excellency in broadcasting.

Not only that, due to his bold and influential persona, he received many honorary gifts such as:

Time named Stephen Colbert as one of the 100 most influential people in 2006. In May 2006, New York magazine listed Colbert (and Jon Stewart) as one of its top dozen influential persons in media.

After the Saginaw Spirit defeated the Oshawa Generals in Ontario Junior League Hockey, Oshawa Mayor John Gray declared March 20, 2007 (the mayor’s own birthday) Stephen Colbert Day, honoring a previous bet with Stephen. At the event, Mayor Gray referred to the publicity the bet brought the city, remarking, “This is the way to lose a bet.

Colbert was honored for the Gutsiest Move on the Spike TV Guys’ Choice Awards on June 13, 2007 for his performance at the 2006 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner.

In August 2007, Virgin America announced that one of their airplanes is named Air Colbert.

On October 28, 2007, Colbert received the key to the city of Columbia, South Carolina from Mayor Bob Coble.

In 2008, East Carolina University associate professor Jason Bond named a species of trapdoor spider Aptostichus stephencolberti in honor of Stephen Colbert.

On September 08, 2008, Comedy Central announced that Colbert’s DNA will be digitized and sent to the International Space Station, to be deposited in October by video game designer Richard Garriott for an Immortality Drive.

Another proof of his influential persona was the battle of ranks in the iTunes website. In a certain episode, Stephen Colbert was pissed of because his album “A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All” was ranked 15th in the iTunes chart while Kanye West was on 1st. Stephen Colbert was also annoyed at Kanye West comment “I will go down as down as the voice of this generation”. Then, Stephen Colbert announced “Operation Humble Kanye”, which he quote “To stop Kanye’s arrogance is with my arrogance”. He told his viewer to buy his album on iTunes exactly on December 3rd 2008 at 5 pm. Few days later, Colbert’s album catapulted to the 2nd rank while Kanye’s album dropped to 5th.

The Colbert Report has many segments’ show which all of them are a satire of a particular topic to discuss. Here’s a list of some of the segments:

3-8-2009-11-06-17-pm It Could Be Worse

A segment which discuss a catastrophic event in America which he quote “It can be worse in other place”, to encourage his people to be brave and cower in fear.

3-8-2009-11-10-14-pm Nailed’em

A segment of ridiculous arrests which are packed with an over-dramatic fashion. It can be as trivial as someone who shared buffet with his wife and doesn’t want to pay for two or an arrest because a person taking a picture of a train. Stephen Colbert quote them as “People who are a threat to our nation.

3-8-2009-11-24-52-pm Alpha Dog of The Week

A segment which Stephen Colbert give appreciation to the people he deemed courageous. This is of course a satire since the people who he nominates are the people who actually do ridiculous thing such as “A person who called the cops since his subway’s doesn’t have a sauce in it”.

3-9-2009-2-05-55-am Threat Down

A segment which Stephen Colbert’s list 5 things that could be a threat to American citizen. Be it a bear, gay people, or even trivial things such as a smile who he said “It’s infectious”.

3-9-2009-2-23-23-am Cold War Update

A segment which mainly discuss about communist country such as Russia, Cuba, or China. His fear of the “godless commies” often overdramatic and hilarious.

3-9-2009-3-53-22-pm Stephen’s Sound Advice

Stephen Colbert’s style of giving advice to other people. In one of his show, Stephen Colbert’s gave advice to President Obama who is attempting to emulate Abraham Lincoln to make his wife, Michelle Obama crazy in the eyes of the public since Lincoln’s wife was pretty much the same way.

3-9-2009-4-06-06-pm Un-American News

Discussion about news report in other countries outside the USA.

3-9-2009-4-42-23-pm Colbert’s Platinum

A segment which is meant for those pundits and rich people. The discussions are mainly about expensive stuff that only overly rich people can buy such as underwatered car, $2,100 black watermelon, $100 coffee luwak.


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