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Stephen Colbert Roasts Tucker Carlson For Stealing His Bit With The 'Sex-Crazed' Pandas Segment

On Monday evening, as every major news outlet clamored to cover breaking news of the FBI raiding the offices of Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen — literally an unprecedented news story — over on Fox News, … 203 more words

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I Am Angels in America (And So Can You!) : A Niche Quiz

Greetings Niche Nation, and welcome back to our ongoing quiz series/hyperfixation dumping ground. Once again, we’re here to test your wits and ask the question on everyone’s mind: is this a quote from that one gay play… 725 more words

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The Colbert Report -- Tim Harford


Stephen Colbert interviews economist Tim Harford about his then-recent book, Logic of Life. Harford and Colbert discuss a number of items that people may consider irrational, but actually turn out to be rational like voting, unprotected sex, and smoking. 13 more words


The Colbert Report -- Roland Fryer


Stephen Colbert interviews Harvard economist Roland Fryer about his pay-for-learning system in Chicago, Washington DC, and New York City. Fryer discusses the incentive mechanism that his team developed in order to encourage learning across those three cities.


The Colbert Report -- College Credit


Stephen goes through the issues associated with the earning potential of various degrees. This satirical piece points out that college students receive credit for different courses, but they aren’t charged differently for their credit. 24 more words

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"Truthinews!" Telling ourselves what we want to hear and when we want to hear it.

By Nathan Parker

September 19th, 2017

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In a 2013 piece called “The Word” on Steven Colbert’s The Colbert Report, Steven discusses the inadequacies of news networks by relying on their audience to relay to the news networks, what they want to hear and when they want to hear it.   480 more words

Comedy; It's No Laughing Matter

I was having a conversation with someone yesterday about script ideas when I mentioned I was working on a romantic comedy. The response I got was pretty much “why don’t you aim higher?”. 956 more words