Rich Little came and went. But Stephen Colbert’s 2006 Bush Roast Toast was the Gettysburg Address of Comedy.
Colbert’s speech was spot on and so perfect in speaking truth to power that Bush and his posse didn’t know what him ‘em. One hundred years from now, historians will be studying Colbert’s roast of the President of the US. While all the media were peeing in their pants just to be there in sycophant mode, on national television, to his face --- Colbert told Bush that he was a fucking asshole, something millions of us would love to do had we the chance.
For 8 years, nobody has challenged Bush at all and Colbert did more for rationality and progressive action than nineteen senators lined up in a row. All this and more, from the funniest guy on television, the media, and 'the nation' combined.
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
The Gettysburg Address of Comedy: Colbert's 2006 Bush Roast