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After this week's promising premiere, let's hope Colbert makes it work over the long run. He's a clever creation, and a necessary one, and he deserves an opportunity to offend as many people as possible...
A few kinks are painfully apparent. Foremost among them is the blowhard persona Colbert forces on us for half an hour. It feels like a weaker extension of "The Daily Show."
Colbert's late-night shenanigans, while fun, feel a lot more traditional by comparison, courting a slightly older audience.
It was politically astute but not didactic, thought-provoking but light on its feet, hilarious but also deeply felt.
In his first night in the chair, 17 October 2005, Colbert had one of the biggest hits of his run, debuting the word "truthiness."
Audience Reviews for Colbert Report: Season 1
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