And, with his lampooning of conservative pundits like Sean Hannity and Bill O'Reilly, he scores direct hits, time after time.
You could argue that these people are easy targets, since they are clearly unhinged.
Au contraire, mon ami.
Do you know how difficult it is to parody someone who is already a walking cartoon?
Hell, during the presidential campaign, the Saturday Night Live writing staff decided that they just couldn't improve on what Sarah Palin actually said during her Katy Couric interview... and Tina Fey simply repeated, verbatim, Palin's verbal diarrhea.
So when Stephen Colbert is able to take the lunatic rantings of Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly, or Glenn Beck (who's in a league of his own when it comes The Nutso™) and actually make it funnier, my hat is off to him:
|The Colbert Report||Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
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Thanks, Mr. Colbert, for making me laugh.