Published on January 15th, 2010 | by Sharilyn Johnson


Colbert Doesn’t Know Dick

Colbert preps for Wednesday (Sports Illustrated)

Colbert preps for Wednesday (Sports Illustrated)

Wow, talk about a “get”.

Next Wednesday night – possibly 2 nights before Conan O’Brien goes off the air – NBC co-executive-douchebag Dick Ebersol will be the guest on the competing Colbert Report.

In the red trunks, Ebersol: head of NBC Sports, known among Saturday Night Live fans as the idiot who ruined the show in the early ’80s, and now known among everyone for calling O’Brien a “failure” and “chicken-hearted” yesterday. (Source.)

In the blue trunks, Colbert: genius, known interview ass-kicker, on the side of comedy, and – despite the lengthy fistfights a few years ago – a presumed member of Team Conan.

I’m salivating already.

For the record, it’s been my policy this week to not shove any regurgitated Conan/Jay info down your throats, and only bring you things you haven’t seen or heard about elsewhere. So I hope nobody is too fed up with it. It’ll be over soon (unfortunately).


About the Author

is the author of the book Bears & Balls: The Colbert Report A-Z. Called "one of the city’s most discriminating comedy critics” by NOW Magazine, Sharilyn has been covering comedy for longer than she cares to admit. She served as the comedy reporter for Winnipeg's Uptown Magazine for five years, and was the host of the radio show Laugh Tracks for three seasons. Her work has also appeared in the Toronto Star, the Winnipeg Free Press, The Apiary, and on CBC Radio's national comedy programs LOL and Definitely Not the Opera.

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