NEW YORK, October 15, 2007 — In this age of skepticism and not getting it, Americans want the truth…iness. No one has more truthiness than it-getter, flagophile, and four-star American hero, Stephen Colbert. This collection of “The Colbert Report’s” finest moments shows The Nation how Colbert better feels the facts, better justifies injustices and better knows the districts. Released via COMEDY CENTRAL Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment, “The Best of ‘The Colbert Report’” DVD arrives in stores nationwide on Tuesday, November 6 and will also be available at http://shop.comedycentral.com.
“The Best of ‘The Colbert Report’” DVD is a single disc and features the best sketches from the show including: “The Wrd,” (i.e. Truthiness, Wikiality); the 434-part series “Better Know a District,” (i.e. Rep. Barney Frank, Rep. Robert Wexler); Let The Gravitas Begin with Stone Phillips; Meta-Free-Phor-All with Sean Penn; Stephen Jr.; Stephanie Colburtle the Turtle; Saginaw Spirit’s ice hockey mascot Steagle Colbeagle the Eagle; the naming of the Hungarian Bridge; the green screen challenges featuring the light-saber duel with George Lucas and guitar shred-off with Chris Funk of The Decemberists; duet with Barry Manilow; “Cooking with Feminists” featuring Jane Fonda and Gloria Steinem; and much, much more.
“The Colbert Report,” with Stephen Colbert assuming a dismissive, Bill O’Reilly-like persona while commenting on the issues of the day, has received a total of eight Emmy® Award nominations.
“The Colbert Report” airs Monday-Thursday at 11:30 p.m. following “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” Each episode repeats Monday-Thursday at 1:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and Friday at 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. (all times ET/PT).