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From today's NYT article:

The first comedy show entirely taped, edited and broadcast in a war zone didn’t look like your average U.S.O. tour. Except when it did. In Baghdad this past week the host of “The Colbert Report” was so imbued with the spirit of Bob Hope that he actually twirled a golf club — a Hope trademark — as he told jokes to troops in a former palace of Saddam Hussein. Stephen Colbert, the host, described Iraq as “so nice, we invaded it twice.” Even a sketch on Tuesday, in which Mr. Colbert debated himself on the issue of gay soldiers, wasn’t much of a departure from Hope’s old stand-up routines in places like Long Binh and Cam Ranh Bay....

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http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/12/arts/television/12watch.html?em


Good for Colbert!!


 

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The bit when Obama ordered the General to shave Colbert's head was absolutely priceless "future classic" TV. Obama has a second career as a straight man waiting for him.
 
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