Colbert Report: Bizarre Interview with Lou Dobbs

This has to rank up there as one of the strangest moments in recent television history. We have Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert, playing off-kilter right-wing talkshow host "Stephen Colbert", who in turn is playing Esteban, himself some sort of Colbert-created Mexican talkshow show, interviewing CNN host Lou "Stronger U.S. Borders" Dobbs on-set behind faux fences and barbed wire — plus "chickas".

Maybe it’s just me, but I thought it was wildly amusing. Further, I officially annoint Colbert as the most talented & creative comedian on cable TV.

Comments

  1. Actually this interview is a re-cast – Colbert spliced the original interview with Dobbs (where he was played his regular character) and overlaid the interview with his spanish character. Here is the original segment: http://www.comedycentral.com/motherload/player.jhtml?ml_video=81286&ml_collection=&ml_gateway=&ml_gateway_id=&ml_comedian=&ml_runtime=&ml_context=show&ml_origin_url=%2Fmotherload%2Findex.jhtml%3Fml_video%3D81286&ml_playlist=&lnk=&is_large=true
    Still, very funny (maybe he should have done this the first time)!

  2. @innerdaemon — yep! you can tell when they shake hands — the guest’s sleeve differs from dobbs’ pinstripe, and there’s a (definitely intentional) cutaway showing colbert’s hand holding/not holding a pen.

  3. That is a funny clip – he is a talented comedian. Im surprised he kept the character all the way through. Lou Dobbs is a pretty savy guy as well – he certainly understands the freedoms we enjoy and wants to protect them.

  4. In SC the big problem illegal alien but they vote MR amnesty JUAN MC CAIN…talk about stupid to many drunk redneck u get screwing….soon,and u got grham senator bussy make deal with LA RAZA they must be never watch tv mc cain kennedy..american be come gullible.
    Thanks Lou