Colbert has good week in ratings despite controversy

Colbert has good week in ratings despite controversy

The audience clapped in agreement. "Did Trump forget about the Hillary emails that Comey talked about?" After all, as Stewart desperately explained, the unsophisticated rubes seated before them "didn't know how to feel" (Translation: they know not how to think) and Stewart - resorting to slapstick - gyrated his way toward pointing out their impropriety. He started hosting the "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" since September 2015.

"You look like a garden of earthly pleasures", Stewart added, "and I am a small handful of potpourri". "I miss the process of making the show".

On "The Daily Show", Trevor Noah expressed a mixture of shock and confusion over the dismissal of Comey, the man who was responsible for the FBI's investigation into whether members of Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation in last year's election.

"It's like shouting into an Altoid tin and throwing it over an overpass", Colbert says.

"Are you surprised that it actually happened for him after so many years of it not happening?"

"I was there before Jon", Colbert said.

"The place was run by a guy doing the same thing", Stewart responded. "But might I say, I learned it from you, Dad". "There was no accountability throughout the entire building". Colbert opened his Monday show last week with a string of insults directed at Trump, as payback for the insults Trump had tossed at CBS News' John Dickerson during a televised interview that morning.

It's been just a week since the #FireColbert non-troversy ignited on social media in response to Late Show host Stephen Colbert's crass joke about Donald Trump's relationship to Vladimir Putin.

Stewart didn't understand the fuss.

Stewart continued: "It's the difference between insult and injury".

Then, Corddry and Helms also entered the scene, saying they wanted to know which of them would get Colbert's position after Colbert left the show.

Later, viewers were treated to a "flashback" to Colbert's last day as a Daily Show correspondent circa 2005, where Samantha Bee asked her colleague how he could leave smack dab in the middle of the George W. Bush administration.

POTUS then took aim at CNN's Chris Cuomo, calling the reporter a "chained lunatic" who is "like a boiler ready to explode". "So I miss that and the people like you, and all the great people who were around it".

"It's like Beyoncé leaving Destiny's Child", Helms said.

"[My producer] came over at the moment and she goes, 'What's the problem?'" Colbert recounted. I'm already ready to hang up my poster of my two favorite comedians: "Bill Cosby and Subway spokesman Jared Fogel".

"We went out to a cross burning in the summertime, as you do", Colbert said, noting the Klan didn't take kindly to the Comedy Central show.

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