Saturday, May 19, 2007

The Convenientest Truth

Just now i found a parody by Stephen Colbert on 'An inconvenient truth'
An excellent opportunity to pull my post on Stephen Colbert out of the drafts and into the realm of visible posts.

Feeling down, in need of a laugh (I know i am from time to time), looking for a (short) break away from work, ...
I've already pointed out Ricky Gervais and Eddie Izzard and if you encounter any more names, there must be dozens of great stand-up comedy acts available online, give me a sign!

A minor problem with the ones i've already shown to you is that reasonably quick you've seen everything there is to find from them on youtube, googlevideo, ..
(but some of them i can watch over and over again)
If you're looking for a virtually endless supply of funny and at times absolutely hilarious videoclips..
(he/she who has the time to see them all needs to get a life or a job or a girl/boyfriend, or when you girls are tired of boyfriends, a manfriend like me ;))

I know at the moment of only one place to send you:
Go to www.comedycentral.com and search for Stephen Colbert with his show "The Colbert Report"

I think he's fairly unknown here in Belgium, some extra info:
His personality, insight and overall rightness could only lead to The Colbert Report, a half-hour nightly platform for him to give his take on the issues of the day, and, more importantly, to tell you why everyone else's take is just plain wrong.

His somewhat biggest thing is his speech at the White House Correspondent's Dinner in 2006, making fun of President Bush when he's just sitting a few metres away !
I couldn't find the whole speech in a separate movie but it's a part of this movie which contains the entire dinner.
Don't let it load completely, just jump to:
a) Stephen (begins at 50 minutes)
and b) Bush's speech with Steve Bridges (impersonator) saying what bush is thinking is also very funny (begins at 38 minutes, see this first if you'll watch both of them)
It's worthy of your time!

2 comments:

Reverend Sumangali Tania Pink said...

Colbert isn't well known in England either. I think its because it would defy the arrogant belief that American political satire is pedestrian.

I'm also a big fan of Eddie Izzard :) I'd become a lesbian for him, the male lesbian.

Pinks

paul said...

hey reverend pink,
thanks for dropping by AND commenting
(yet another blog i'll have to keep an eye on, sigh :))
well, (after discovering through an online dictionary that 'pedestrian' has more meanings than someone walking in the street, thanx)
they should get to know him, he's great :)
and Eddie, seeing one of his shows is definitely on the to-do-list
ciao (pronounced like only eddie can do that)