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Colbert Report: Season 1 (2005)




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Former "Daily Show" correspondent Stephen Colbert's late-night satirical spin-off skewers the latest headlines and features interviews with authors, politicians, musicians and other newsmakers on a quest for what Colbert calls "truthiness."


Critic Reviews for Colbert Report: Season 1

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (8)

Colbert's late-night shenanigans, while fun, feel a lot more traditional by comparison, courting a slightly older audience.

September 20, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Colbert's first night as host of his own show was pitched at a fairly manic level of energy; over time, he'll likely dial down a little and ease into his role as cable's most self-absorbed host/pundit.

September 20, 2018 | Full Review…

The new show dovetails nicely with its lead-in to present a solid hour of skewered news and punctured pomposity.

September 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Colbert is such a natural at his smarmy-news-guy persona that he should be able to keep the show watchable if the writing holds up. Thus far it's been extremely sharp

September 20, 2018 | Full Review…
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In the run-up to the show it all sounded a bit hard to get your head around, but in the flesh the show zinged, at least this first week.

September 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Mr. Colbert's on-camera persona may not wear well over the long term, but for now at least The Colbert Report is a worthy spinoff, an icy-cold beer chaser to the shot of whiskey that is The Daily Show.

September 20, 2018 | Full Review…

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