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Published: Thursday, April 10 2014 12:20 p.m. MDT

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clearfield, UT

He's a liberal all right. Through and through. Catholic yes. But his is probably the same Catholic faith that Nancy Pelosi goes by. Namely, the Matthew 15.8 kind. No way CBS would hire a conservative Catholic who was against abortion, ssm, ect. If it makes any of you feel better you are welcome to substitute Harry Reids name for Nancy Pelosi. And change Catholic to Mormon.

There, that ought to get things started........

Happy Liberal
Salt Lake City, UT

I love it! I have met Stephen Colbert and he is the funniest guy on the planet. I only hope that he can continue with his fake "conservative" persona at CBS. Shake it up, Stephen!

Sanpete, UT

Happy Liberal,

How dare you say such things. Everyone knows that Jim Gaffigan is the funniest guy on the planet.

Saratoga Springs, UT

Stephen Colbert is funny. He will do great job. I know Rush Limbaugh doesn't approve of Stephen Colberts new job. He delcares it a war on the heartland of America Rush says. I think it is a war on the right wing party! Stephen colbert points out hypocrisy on the right and left better than any comedian out there.


Bill O'Reilly must be livid!

clearfield, UT

I'd say John Stewart does a better job of pointing out hypocrisy on the right and left.

Franklin, IN

Never watched Letterman and I live about 30 minutes from his high school and neighborhood. Now that SC is taking over, I find it hard to hold my silent protest for this news. How do you boycott something you turned your back on years ago???

I find him revolting and if you view a person by their body of work, he is no Catholic or religious man. He might be during his Sunday school class...

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

I love it! Stephen will open a lot of eyes and make us (non tea party types) laugh!

It's even greater because Rush hates it. Anything Rush hates, is good for America!

Salt Lake City, UT

He'll stink it up just like Letterman.......he'll never command like Carson or even Leno? Should have given it to someone at least funny like Conan!

Gilbert, AZ

I don't see Colbert as religious. He is more of a panderer. He wants people to like him, like many he will tell them whatever he thinks they want to hear.

Springville, UT

A man of faith? What an odd topic for an article on a late night talk show host.....

Midwest City, USA, OK

I don't know much about Stephen Colbert. I saw one episode of the Colbert Report once. it was alright, but one episode is hard to go off by.

Given his keen insight on the activities and motives of political figures thus far, if Rush were disapproving of someone, I'd at least be cautious of them. People talk a lot of trash about him, but I can say it's all trumped up, untrue, or taken out of context. Rather than pushing for socialism and blaming people who don't agree with him for his problems, he talks about what has previously given America strength and hope, what will do so now, and what is actually in the way of that.

More, he actually makes an effort to help people understand the founding of the nation, the framing of the constitution, and the context and circumstances behind such events, rather than sit around fuming that our founding fathers were primarily white men, then complaining about Republicans' racism and "war on women".

Joey D

Thank you CBS, another to go to bed early. Still waiting for the next Carson.

Salt Lake City, UT

Stephen Colbert is a ballsy genius. I just hope he is able to keep his edge on the Late Show.

Mom of 8
Hyrum, UT

Colbert himself has admitted that his conservative persona is just that: a persona. While he may at heart be religious, his public personality doesn't always mesh with that. Yes, he's funny. Just on too late for me.

Mister J
Salt Lake City, UT

re: TOO

That would either be Lewis Black, Seth MacFarlane, or the head writer for Big Bang Theory.

CHS 85
Sandy, UT

Good grief. Schtick is lost on many of you.

Allen, TX

Colbert is a genius. He's actually pretty middle of the road, and lampoons what needs to be lampooned, right or left.

His genius lies in having sold the public that his 'conservative' character is a ruse, a persona, enabling him to spout conservative double speak that is full of sarcasm, with a modicum of truth. He is a Catholic, playing a liberal playing a conservative. How much of his shtick is sincere, and how much is sarcasm?

I don't care about the motivation. He's hilarious, and that's what the Late Show needs.


I hate to see the "Cober Repor" go by the wayside. Dang.

American Fork, UT

Mr. J: I would love to see Lewis Black get a show.

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