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Kyle Smith: Colbert Is Not Funny

I had to laugh as some of the commenters on yesterday's Top 5 actually freaked out after I pointed out how low Colbert's ratings are and that "The Colbert Report" is regularly beat by Adult Swim.

Why does math and science upset leftist's so?

Al Sharpton even ripped me on his MSNBC show.

Why so bitterly defensive?

Sorry, but Colbert is the "Girls" of Late Night: low-rated but made to seem bigger than he really is because elites love leftism and confirmation of their own biases. Colbert is not America's comedian, he is a Jester to the State and the elites that protect and feed off of The State.

Oh, and as Kyle Smith reminds us, Colbert also isn't funny -- which might explain his losses to Adult Swim:

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.

Les Moonves made the correct choice if he wants to get backslapped and high-fived for a few weeks of cocktail parties held in velvet bubbles. Out here in the real world, though, Moonves has already alienated half his audience and picked a Late Night guy who is already in Late Night and not doing very well.

Sure, Colbert is loved because he lives to please the Elite Left. He's an Establishment toadie who will never rock the boat.

But he's not popular.

He might change. Fallon so far has surprised us and as a result his ratings are better than NBC could have ever dreamt. But Colbert has only ever showed himself as a far-left ideologue much more interested in the approval of the insufferable "Morning Joe" crowd than mainstream America.


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