Colbert spoke at the White House Correspondents Dinner this weekend. It's one of the more daring comedy routines I've heard, delivered straight to the faces of the people it's lampooning, pulling no punches. Bush was there and allegedly wasn't happy at all about the performance. Apparently no one was happy, at least not outwardly - there's hardly any laughter at some pretty cutting jokes. But that's no surprise. Bravo to Colbert (who did the whole speech in character). Here's the second half, courtesy Crooks & Liars. Best line? My early vote goes to:
Jesse Jackson [...] I had him on the show, very interesting interview, very challenging interview. You can ask him anything, but he's gonna say what he wants, at the pace that he wants. It's like boxing a glacier. Enjoy that metaphor, by the way, because your grandchildren will have no idea what a glacier is.
Though this was solid as well:
Mayor Nagin, I'd like to welcome you to Washington D.C., the chocolate city with a marshmallow center...
The laughs are of disbelief. This vicious comedy.