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(My Fox DC)   Stephen Colbert gets limited six-week showing at National Portrait Gallery on the wall right between the bathrooms over top of the water fountain. Museum officials say that's an "appropriate place." (w/photos)   (myfoxdc.com) divider line 93
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2008-01-17 08:54:20 AM
Hey, that's across the street from my wife's office. I am going to go and get some pics of that bad-boy.
 
2008-01-17 08:56:37 AM
HAHAHAH! That's awesome.
 
2008-01-17 08:58:51 AM
Colbert is teh bad on cause of he makes fun of smrt conservatives. Only conservatives good, he poopy head and belong near bathroom !!!!!
 
2008-01-17 08:59:36 AM
I should stop by, even if it means going into a liberal-ass gallery.
 
2008-01-17 09:28:34 AM
I love that painting.
 
2008-01-17 09:31:56 AM
Jon Snow: I should stop by, even if it means going into a liberal-ass gallery.


Man, I wouldn't want to go into *any* "ass gallery".


/Well, maybe if it was the "beautiful, sexy woman ass gallery"...
 
2008-01-17 09:40:22 AM
Oh man, I'm totally going there when I'm in Chinatown next.

/good place to kill time before a movie.
 
2008-01-17 10:03:29 AM
UberDave: Jon Snow: I should stop by, even if it means going into a liberal-ass gallery.

Man, I wouldn't want to go into *any* "ass gallery".

/Well, maybe if it was the "beautiful, sexy woman ass gallery"...


Well, The last time I went there, they were showing the winners from some "Modern American Portraiture" competition.

One of the winning portraits was of the artist's parents.

Nude.

In Lite-Brites.
 
2008-01-17 10:06:47 AM
I've only watched a couple broadcasts of each The Daily Show and The Colbert Report since they resumed airing without their regular writers, but it's been enough to verify a suspicion I've long had: John Stewart is funny and witty all on his own, and Stephen Colbert needs lots of help to be so.
 
2008-01-17 10:33:00 AM
axdiva: HAHAHAH! That's awesome.

That is exactly what I said. Good on them for playing along.
 
2008-01-17 10:35:16 AM
Pocket Ninja: I've only watched a couple broadcasts of each The Daily Show and The Colbert Report since they resumed airing without their regular writers, but it's been enough to verify a suspicion I've long had: John Stewart is funny and witty all on his own, and Stephen Colbert needs lots of help to be so.

Um, I've noticed quite the opposite.

Anyway, the gf and I will be there Saturday.


/Colbert-Putin '08
 
2008-01-17 10:39:15 AM
Wendy's Chili:
Um, I've noticed quite the opposite.
Definitely this. Colbert is funnier than he's been in quite a while, while current theory suggests Stewart is purposefully sucking in order to get the writers back.
 
2008-01-17 11:05:28 AM
It does line up rather nicely.
 
2008-01-17 11:29:21 AM
I bet it is set up so that one can get a good glance if they are doing the 'wide stance' correctly.
 
2008-01-17 11:31:32 AM
Gonna stop on my way home from work tommorow. I'll post a pic.
 
2008-01-17 11:31:39 AM
Jon Snow: I should stop by, even if it means going into a liberal-ass gallery liberal ass-gallery.

FTFY?
 
2008-01-17 11:32:21 AM
He should be hung in the Louvre. Not the portrait.
 
2008-01-17 11:32:38 AM
That's freaking awesome. He truly is a National Treasure, and it's sad it has come to this.
/no offense, Mr. Colbert
 
2008-01-17 11:33:53 AM
Jon Snow: I should stop by, even if it means going into a liberal-ass gallery.

How is that gallery liberal by any means?
 
2008-01-17 11:35:07 AM
MasterThief: UberDave: Jon Snow: I should stop by, even if it means going into a liberal-ass gallery.

Man, I wouldn't want to go into *any* "ass gallery".

/Well, maybe if it was the "beautiful, sexy woman ass gallery"...

Well, The last time I went there, they were showing the winners from some "Modern American Portraiture" competition.

One of the winning portraits was of the artist's parents.

Nude.

In Lite-Brites.


Michaelangelo surrenders.
 
2008-01-17 11:35:20 AM
KatjaMouse: How is that gallery liberal by any means?

Perhaps he meant that ALL art galleries are "liberal".

/Or my sarcasm meter is broken.
 
2008-01-17 11:36:02 AM
My favorite part is that the photo's caption has it's own article which contains as much information as the real article.
 
2008-01-17 11:36:10 AM
colbert is better without writers, stewart can't find his ass with both hands unless he has a staff of writers to help him.

I think this was obvious before the strike too. the best times in the colbert show have always been when the show left the rails and unexpected things happened, where with the jon stewart show, the strength has always been in highly imaginative set pieces.
 
2008-01-17 11:36:28 AM
hdhale: Michaelangelo surrenders.

ecx.images-amazon.com

Never surrender.
 
2008-01-17 11:36:33 AM
The National Portrait Gallery has someone with a sense of humor, sharp wit, and an appreciation of the value of publicity? Methinks there is someone out there grossly overqualified for their government job (maybe it was a part-timer and his inept boss will 'fix it' soon).
 
2008-01-17 11:38:50 AM
Outlaw_Rudy: Wendy's Chili:
Um, I've noticed quite the opposite.
Definitely this. Colbert is funnier than he's been in quite a while, while current theory suggests Stewart is purposefully sucking in order to get the writers back.


Part of it, I think, is that Colbert's background is improv-based while Stewart was a stand-up comic. I'm not sure if that's causing the difference we're seeing, but it might factor in.

Colbert's real advantage is that his show is funny because of his character, while The A Daily Show relies almost entirely on the written jokes that they don't have anymore.

But then again, that's just me. Feel free to tell me I'm wrong.
 
2008-01-17 11:38:58 AM
Site farked.
 
2008-01-17 11:39:53 AM
Surpheon: The National Portrait Gallery has someone with a sense of humor, sharp wit, and an appreciation of the value of publicity? Methinks there is someone out there grossly overqualified for their government job (maybe it was a part-timer and his inept boss will 'fix it' soon).

What Surpheon said.

I now know there is a National Portrait Gallery. Thanks, Stephen!
 
2008-01-17 11:40:50 AM
bonerici: colbert is better without writers, stewart can't find his ass with both hands unless he has a staff of writers to help him.

Rims. Stewert is pretty much just making funny faces/noises with pictures of right wingers behind him.
 
2008-01-17 11:41:00 AM
I remember a time when Jon Stewart would make a series of clever jokes relating to a pertinent newspiece. Nowadays, it seems he feels yelling is the best way to get a laugh. I dunno, maybe he yells so the audience knows when he's trying to say something funny.
 
2008-01-17 11:41:21 AM
bonerici:
I think this was obvious before the strike too. the best times in the colbert show have always been when the show left the rails and unexpected things happened, where with the jon stewart show, the strength has always been in highly imaginative set pieces.


I think they're about par, although the Daily Show has a better chance of accidentally busting out a really good, meaty interview since Jon Stewart doesn't have to stay in character. I saw one where Tony Snow was on and Stewart just took off the gloves and went liberal at him without having to play don't embarrass the guest; Snow could comfortably return whatever Stewart threw. It was pretty awesome.
 
2008-01-17 11:42:04 AM
man, farked already :(
 
2008-01-17 11:42:10 AM
Wendy's Chili: Pocket Ninja: I've only watched a couple broadcasts of each The Daily Show and The Colbert Report since they resumed airing without their regular writers, but it's been enough to verify a suspicion I've long had: John Stewart is funny and witty all on his own, and Stephen Colbert needs lots of help to be so.

Um, I've noticed quite the opposite.

Anyway, the gf and I will be there Saturday.


/Colbert-Putin '08


Yeah, I totally agree. Pocket Ninja is way off here. Leaving preconceived notions of the two guys aside, Colbert is definitely coming off as the wittier of the two.
 
2008-01-17 11:42:43 AM
I can't convince my wife to go there today, and it's our last full day in DC

I will continue to try

Pics are forthcoming if successful

/Will a zoom shot from the natural history museum?
 
2008-01-17 11:43:07 AM
Mordant: Colbert is teh bad on cause of he makes fun of smrt conservatives. Only conservatives good, he poopy head and belong near bathroom !!!!!

I wonder if Huckabee gets the joke. It doesn't seem like he does.
 
2008-01-17 11:45:20 AM
Could someone post the pic? The links farked already!
 
2008-01-17 11:46:55 AM
Wendy's Chili 2008-01-17 10:35:16 AM
Um, I've noticed quite the opposite.

I'd definitely agree. I find his show normally kind of boring because it generally revolves around his "papa bear" shtick. Since the strike I've found his show to be a lot more entertaining because it's more of his off-the-cuff humor. His Smithsonian episode was priceless, especially the Prince dance.
 
2008-01-17 11:47:01 AM
 
2008-01-17 11:47:15 AM
Pocket Ninja: John Stewart is funny and witty all on his own, and Stephen Colbert needs lots of help to be so.

bonerici: colbert is better without writers, stewart can't find his ass with both hands unless he has a staff of writers to help him.

It's funny, I've seen lots of people on the blogs saying one or the other. Same with the late night talk shows: Some people saying Leno shines, Letterman is teh suck without writers, and others saying the reverse. Odd.
 
2008-01-17 11:47:17 AM
This was on the Colbert Report last night.......
 
2008-01-17 11:47:49 AM
Both Stewart and Colbert are doing a great job without writers. To me, it just proves that they don't really need writers.
 
2008-01-17 11:48:34 AM
How fitting ....
Colbert is about an idiot P.O.S. anyway
 
2008-01-17 11:48:35 AM
bonerici: colbert is better without writers, stewart can't find his ass with both hands unless he has a staff of writers to help him.

They both rely on cliched acts that run along the same lines, fortunately there is a lot of political news to mock so it doesn't really matter. I don't find either show much funnier than the other. Both seem to be suffering from the writer's strike. Jon Stewart is relying far more on his interviews (which he does quite well) and Colbert really dragged out the whole portrait segment. Still, TDS and Colbert Report are better than most real news shows.

IMO Colbert was hilarious in the beginning, but lost a lot of his heat from when the show started.
 
2008-01-17 11:49:44 AM
I saw this on Colbert's show the other night.

Stewart seems to be having longer interviews now, although it seems last night's interview with Jonah Goldberg had to be shortened after taping. I liked when Stewart pointed out that Goldberg was complaining that people were using Fascism incorrectly, so Goldberg was doing it, too.
 
2008-01-17 11:51:04 AM
Man is the Daily Show bad. I thought is was bad before the writers went on strike but it is god awful now. They show a clip and then John does one of the 3 voices he has made up, then awkward silence or forced laughter. Where he used to make fun of everyone, his personal political convictions are so obvious now that it just isnt fun. Colbert is a character so the bit remains fresh. I know the Daily SHow will never get shut down but we are going to see it die a long painful death.
 
2008-01-17 11:52:03 AM
An art gallery with a sense of humor. And in DC, no less. That's great! Wish I could get there to see it directly.

I haven't caught all the writerless Daily Shows and Colbert Reports, but from what I can tell, Colbert > Stewart so far. I like Stewart too but Colbert actually had me laughing out loud at the end of his interview last night, and that wasn't just the whiskey.
 
2008-01-17 11:52:11 AM
Kudos to both Stephen Colbert and the National Potrait Gallery.

Well played.
 
2008-01-17 11:53:55 AM
Oh yea the voices are

1)Horrid Bush impression
2)Stupid New Yorker Guy
3)Whisper Baby Voice
 
2008-01-17 11:54:07 AM
Surpheon:

I think they're about par, although the Daily Show has a better chance of accidentally busting out a really good, meaty interview since Jon Stewart doesn't have to stay in character. I saw one where Tony Snow was on and Stewart just took off the gloves and went liberal at him without having to play don't embarrass the guest; Snow could comfortably return whatever Stewart threw. It was pretty awesome.


oh i remember that interview it was great. the probem with stewart is that he just doesn't come prepped to the interviews like colbert does. watching colbert argue catechisms with a priest or debate history with an author is always good because he knows his stuff.

with stewart, he has only a few people that he can get a good interview out of, just because he's never as well prepped, and just not as smart as colbert.

agree the shtick hurts colbert in the interviews, he would be a really good interviewer ifhe just played it straight.
 
2008-01-17 11:58:51 AM
I remember TV. Vaguely.
 
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