Stephen Colbert, the truthiest TV personality out there, is having a pretty big week. For one thing, his book, I Am America (And So Can You) has been released. And for another, Comedy Central has decided to take Colbert's late-night show global.
Yes, viewers all over the world will soon get to experience the wit and wisdom of Colbert for themselves. "The Colbert Report Global Edition" will be customized for our friends abroad with special segments on international issues. It follows the successful launch of "The Daily Show Global Edition," which is already seen in Canada and France and will soon move into several countries in the Middle East.
As for the book, Colbert claims that just looking at I Am America (And So Can You) will make you 25 percent more patriotic, so imagine what happens if you actually read it. And for those of you longtime fans who remember Colbert's early rants against books, never fear: Colbert didn't actually write this thing, because that would be evil. He simply dictated it into a tape recorder and then organized his ranting into chapter form.
But don't take it from me. On last night's "Colbert Report," the erstwhile host took it upon himself to interview ... um, himself. To watch the clip, just read more