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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 (13) | Top Critics (10)

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...

September 24, 2018 | Full Review…

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."

September 24, 2018 | Full Review…

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…

It was politically astute but not didactic, thought-provoking but light on its feet, hilarious but also deeply felt.

September 24, 2018 | Full Review…

In his first night in the chair, 17 October 2005, Colbert had one of the biggest hits of his run, debuting the word "truthiness."

September 24, 2018 | 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…

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