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June 12th, 2009
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This Week's Colbert Report: Operation Iraqi Stephen - Going Commando
All week The Colbert Report has been broadcasting from Iraq, entertaining the troops under the auspices of the USO. It has been a wonderful week of entertainment - really, really funny and sometimes moving, too. The humor has been less political and less biting, which I think is appropriate, and often much more silly/goofy than he usually does. He really does manage to demonstrate his range as a comic performer.

There have been interviews with military folks there and with the Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq, and they've been both funny and informative. There are taped sequences with very good goofy physical comedy interspersed, including Stephen going through "basic training" before the trip, Tom Hanks and Stephen packing a USO box, and Stephen trying out for the Thunderbirds (which he keeps mistakenly calling "Thundercats"). Also interspersed are brief taped "shout outs" that all consist of "Thank you for your service" plus one joke (almost all of them good ones) from: the current POTUS and VP, 3 former POTUSes, John McCain, and Jim Webb. The audience of military personnel certainly seems to be having a totally wonderful time.

The whole week of shows is worth seeing and freely available on Comedy Central's website. And it's just four 22-minute shows, so not a big time commitment.

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From:cheryln
Date:June 12th, 2009 05:23 pm (UTC)
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I haven't seen them all yet, but he's also on Twitter (www.twitter.com/stephenathome) and he, or whoever is doing it for him, has had some funny things to say about the trip.
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From:alilypea
Date:June 13th, 2009 12:22 am (UTC)
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I am definitely gonna have to check this out, I haven't watched it for a while.

I just know that stuff like that always makes me cry.
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