Thursday, May 04, 2006

Colbert 'Roasts' Bush

I usually avoid politics, but this was too priceless to pass up. On April 29, 2006, Stephen Colbert of the The Colbert Report 'roasted' Bush in every positive and negative (metaphorical) sense of the term at the White House Correspondents Dinner. In the midst of political officials, military (and ex-military) figures, and celebrities Colbert gave a slew of highly satirical comments concerning the Bush Administration and Bush himself, ranging from low approval ratings, the 'liberal' media, and the so-called "War on Iraq." While some of his deliveries got a great degree of laughter from the audience, much of his presentation (particularly the last half) resulted in either half-hearted nervous laughter or silence. Needless to say, his 'biting' humor did not go down well with most of the attendees, including Bush himself.

You can find Colbert's presentation online in three parts: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. On Comedy Central, Colbert gave a quick plug for his presentation and his video application for Press Secretary (both can be found here).


Blogger Kevin Winters said...

Editor and Publisher had a slew of letters concerning Cobert's presentation: see here and here. Greg Mithcell's column on Cobert's presentation is also a good read.

1:18 PM  
Blogger Kevin Winters said...

John Rogers, over at Kung Fu Monkey, provides a comedian's perspective on Colbert's performance.

2:48 PM  
Blogger Kevin Winters said...

The original video segments from YouTube have been removed due to "copyright" issues. Thankfully C-SPAN has put it at Google Video, found here.

12:05 PM  

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