One of the most immediate effects of the Hollywood writers' strike on viewers has been the end to new episodes of late-night shows, including Comedy Central's fake-news combo of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report. Thankfully, there are a couple of great ways to fill the void: The Daily Show recently opened its complete archives online, and today, The Colbert Report releases a best-of DVD.
The DVD includes about three hours of footage, including some of the best segments from regular Colbert features such as Better Know a District, The Word, and Threatdown. Also included: Colbert's classic showdown with Bill O'Reilly. I'm not sure if there's any bonus footage from Colbert's Rock and Awe: Countdown to Guitarmageddon challenge with the Decemberists, but they'd be foolish not to include it.
Unsurprisingly, Colbert recorded a very funny promo for the DVD; there's also a handy widget with a few classic Colbert clips. You can check it out if you