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Stephen Colbert took over as host, executive producer and writer of THE LATE SHOW on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. The comedy-variety-talk show is broadcast five nights a week from the Ed Sullivan theater in New York.
Satirical newscaster Stephen Colbert provides humorous commentary on the big issues going on in the United States and the rest of the world, with his larger-than-life ego and overly-patriotic spirit along with him every step of the way.
With his insightful wit and fearless candor, comedian John Oliver, formerly of the The Daily Show (1996), reviews the crazy current affairs happening in America and around the world. In doing so, he provides a wry perspective that punctures pomposity and cuts through all pretensions with comically outrageous audacity. In doing so, he can get to the heart of the matter of the world's most serious and absurd problems with plenty of laughs along the way. Written by
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Loved John Oliver on Community and love him on this show. He's
intelligent and sarcastic, and somehow manages to make topics that are
completely horrific (e.g., the U.S. government's actions) not
thoroughly depressing. I love how he will make fun of ANY political
party; so many shows just spend their time panning Republicans, losing
half the country as a result. Oliver must be a libertarian, because he
very fairly simply makes fun of anyone who is doing something stupid,
regardless of political affiliation. This is something that cannot be
said of the unbearable John Stewart, or SNL, for example, but can be
said of the awesome Lewis Black as well.
I also like his way of poking fun at the U.S. - it's not condescending
or rude, it's just good humored teasing. The segment in which he shows
the globe with countries marked as Not the U.S. is priceless.
Oliver's topics are well chosen, and his take on them is unique. I
greatly hope HBO will continue this show as it's the best comedy late
night hosted whatever genre you call this currently on TV.
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