10 Reasons It Sucks to Lose 'Colbert'

December 18, 2014 5:26 PM

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As we prepare for the end of The Colbert Report, it is time to reflect on exactly what we are losing as Stephen Colbert retires his character and moves on to host The Late Show. Sure it's a great move for Colbert. Sure it promises to invigorate late-night comedy and give Colbert a chance to show us the full range of his skills as a performer. But let's be serious, there is a huge loss here and that loss is the brilliant character Colbert crafted.

The "Colbert" of The Colbert Report was one of the best vehicles for political satire of all time. In our view -- and we are writing not just as fans but also as authors of books on his show -- the Colbert persona has been one of the most important satirical figures in our nation's history. (For mor...

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