Colbert has good week in ratings despite controversy

Jay Jacobs
May 12, 2017

But what better way to stick it to his critics than by showing a united front with some of America's most beloved political comedians?

Colbert spun his alter-ego off to The Colbert Report, before then taking over The Late Show from David Letterman.

The Mark Harmon drama topped all programs in prime time with 13.4 million viewers, according to Nielsen ratings released Wednesday afternoon. We got a farcical flashback to Colbert's last day at Stewart's Daily Show-starring Bee in an awesome curly wig as she worries about losing then-president George W. Bush, saying "there will never be another president this good for comedy". "There's never gonna be another president this good for comedy". Hold on! Which it was - I hate that guy, I love that guy, but Trump did, and they didn't know how to feel, and it was interesting to watch.

On "The Late Show" broadcast May 1, Colbert unloaded a tirade of roast-style insults directed at Trump, including one in which he suggested the only thing Trump's mouth is good for is holding Vladimir Putin's manhood. Then he and John Oliver both rubbed their noses. "While I greatly appreciate that I'm an awesome lover, I'm leaving you for a younger woman on the advice of the Department of Justice". "Why has age ravaged me?" he asked. 'It's like Beyonce leaving Destiny's Child.

Corddry even hung up a poster of his favorite comedians: Bill Cosby andJ ared from Subway.

"That's right, it's me - Steve Carell", Oliver said. With the help of all of the others, he presents a skit of his "last day" as a correspondent for The Daily Show in 2005.

Stewart sat down with Colbert first and as he walked on stage, he told the audience that he's "not comfortable here". "The same character, half an hour later, half a block away".

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'That I do, ' Colbert replied.

In the skit, Stewart, wearing a dark brown wig, cries and eats yogurt as he realizes that his correspondents will 'all spread your wings and leave me'.

"All the producers are short Jews", Stewart said. "Now you literally shovel it".

"There are nights where I find myself impotently shouting into the abyss, which when you think about wasn't that different form what I did on a nightly basis", Stewart said.

"The process of making the show became entwined with the process of me making sense of things I didn't understand, so I miss that".

Colbert came under fire for the joke, which he told during a "Late Show" episode last week.

"It's the difference between insult and injury". "One reason they gave, and this is really something, for firing Comey was because he mishandled the Hillary Clinton email situation", he said.

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