Stephen Colbert is a comedy genius because he’s perfected the art of saying the opposite of what he believes.
That’s right: Stephen Colbert invented sarcasm.
So huzzah for the trailblazing, game-changing, water-cooler-conversation-generating new comic visionary taking over David Letterman’s chair.
Except Colbert essentially does the same joke over and over (conservatives are morons) and he’s only funny if you accept the premise (conservatives are morons) while you snort Mountain Dew out your nose thinking about what an awesome point he just made. (Conservatives are morons.)
Colbert’s audience is young, but his act gets old after about five minutes, and his legendary ability to “stay in character” is a myth.
What he does is split himself into two personalities. One issues standard liberal boilerplate gleaned from whatever fanciful view of reality is being peddled on Daily Kos or the Huffington Post. No conservative would ever say these things in the first place.