Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Stephen Colbert, You Complete UK TV

Tonight, UK TV became 1000% better than it was yesterday. We have The Daily Show With Jon Stewart on More4, The Late Show with David Letterman on Diva TV, Late Night With Conan O'Brien on CNBC (though sadly only at weekends), and now we can thank FX (of all the channels) for bringing us The Colbert Report. At last! Extra bonus, while Letterman and Conan are delayed by a week or two, both Daily Show and Colbert Report are only delayed by a day. Finally we get to recreate the experience of watching late night Comedy Central, though hopefully no one will bring Mind of Mencia over too. That would just be cruel.

Tonight's show (last night's, if you're an American) was great. Alpha Dog of the Week, a dance-off with Korean superstar Rain, and Colbert pimping out Speed Racer, slowly accruing more critical praise but sadly not winning over the nerds who think it looks stupid. Here's what Colbert thought:
If you want a feel for what this movie is like, here's all you do. Put 80lbs of fireworks into an industrial dryer, crawl right in there, turn it on, and light the fuse. It'll give you a good idea of the visual onslaught you'll be enduring. It's a good movie, I enjoyed myself. It's the classic story of boy meets seizure-inducing lights.

Friday afternoon I'm gonna endure that on IMAX, baby! Oh yeah! Colbert, Downey Jr. and Wachowskis all in the same week. I'm officially a happy man.

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