Friday, April 11, 2014
I Have Mixed Emotions And I'm Okay With That .
I really was not at all surprised to see that Stephen Colbert has been chosen to replace David Letterman. I am a huge fan of his and more often than I should stay up too late on a school night to watch him right after the Daily show. I should state that I am pretty much given a pass on this during any election coverage because that malarky just drives the husband and I bat shit crazy pants.
What does surprise me is the number of people who just don't get it or are out and out pissed about it.
The Colbert Report is an hour long program that stays in character.
It is a role based on a certain lifestyle and political viewpoint which some may not see as funny as others including myself do...but then possibly those folks don't get the self mockery that is at the heart of it all .
One of the things that I have loved the most about the CR is the variety of guests that he has on the show . Writers , Supreme Court Judges, Scientists...yes there have been entertainers and musicians but they have been there for things other than the obvious ego stroke. Like George Carlin, the CR makes you think.
Would this be a good for the Late Show ?
Oh Hell no.
Different idea, different premise , different show.
Will it work ?
Only the magic eight ball can tell.
Will I be taping or ( shhhh...watching depending on who is on ?)
You betcha !
Will folks get it ?
Other than his carry over fans, hard to say .
I sure hope so .