This was one of my favorite bits from last night. Possibly because it reminded me so much of the Colbert report.
I made myself stay up last night to watch Colbert's debut, even though it was a little past my usual bedtime.
In fact I watched most of it in my office knowing that if I tried to watch it in my bed I would be dead asleep before he even started the monologue.
Speaking just for myself I have to admit it was a little unsatisfying to me. But that might just be due to the fact that I kept waiting for him to launch into one of his Report like bits from his Comedy Central show.
Colbert is still great, and as always quite funny.
But it is clear that he was not completely comfortable without his Stephen Colbert fake conservative pundit mask. (Which just so happens to look just like him.)
Having said that Stephen Colbert is enormously talented and I have no doubt that he will soon get comfortable, and start making his late night competitors Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy, Jimmy Kimmel, and Conan O'Brien incredibly nervous.
However he will have to do it shy one viewer, because I'm an earlier riser and I was so exhausted this morning that I couldn't even remember how my alarm clock worked. (Helpful hint for the future, punching it in the plastic face plate while screaming obscenities will not turn off the buzzer.)