Stephen Colbert: Not That Funny, Not That Smart Either

The Late Show host and infamous Trump basher needs better material—not to mention a tutor.

Full disclosure: I’ve never been the biggest fan of Stephen Coal-bert. His caricature of a right-wing television…

Then CBS hired him to do The Late Show, replacing the acerbic, aging, Republican-hating David Letterman with what the network suits thought was a younger, hipper version of the same guy. Of course, by that time Letterman had already done his level best to diss almost everybody in Red State America—so by bringing Coal-bert on board, CBS pretty much sealed the deal, in effect telling the folks between the coasts that they could go screw themselves. Edgy was the new funny, even if the hijinks didn’t come with too many laughs.