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The End of Truthiness?

April 14th, 2014 . by Tim Babb (TANcast's #1 Host/Editor Fan)

Tim Babb’s April Foolishness
Day 14

A few hours after we were done recording the last episode, Andy texted me lamenting the fact that we didn’t discuss Stephen Colbert taking over for David Letterman. Selfishly, I thought, “Oh good! I get another blog topic!”

I am of mixed feelings about this. On one hand, I’ve been a fan of Stephen Colbert for years, so I’m very happy to see good things happen for him. (Also, I feel like this probably pisses Suey Park off. That makes me happy).

But, apparently, Stephen has said he will not be keeping his “Stephen Colbert” character. That makes me very sad. His over the top bravado and willful ignorance was such a fun and different offering in the late night landscape. As much as I love the Daily Show (and I do), it was always the Colbert Report I could count on to make me laugh out loud every time. I don’t doubt that Mr. Colbert has many other talents to bring to bare when he makes the move to CBS, I’m just going to miss this particular one.

Another thing that makes this move bittersweet is the fact that Comedy Central will undoubtedly pull down all their clips from old Colbert Report shows. I love diving into the archive to relive some of the old brilliance of Colbert. But soon I won’t be able to. So sad..so vary sad.

Quick, while they’re still here, let’s watch one of my favorite clips from the Colbert Report. (Republican readers, fear not…it’s 100% non-partisan) Enjoy.

Congratulations, Stephen…but Stephen will be missed.

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