Steven Colbert of "The Colbert Report" tells the Onion A/V Club about the show, the difficulty of parodying that which is already self-parody, and the relationship between acting and role-playing games.
After a bumpy start, "Report" has become a sly satire of the personality-driven, self-centered "news" programs that populate cable television. Colbert has grown into the character and shaken off the stammering performances that hindered early episodes. The "on notice" and "dead to me" lists are on-the-mark hilarious. And the computer-generated eagle in the opening and closing credits says it all: the veneer of patriotism that is all too obviously fabricated.
Dullard rating: Rocks.