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Stewart-Colbertism scorns extremism of all types, but especially conservative extremism, and most especially conservative extremism driven by ignorance or religious fundamentalism. It is mildly critical of liberalism, but mainly for failing to combat conservative bombast more effectively. It endorses, implicitly, whatever liberal consensus has managed to survive these past 30 years, but isn’t terribly interested in the details. All this works well as humor, but as a sentiment shouted through a bullhorn to thousands stretched between the U.S. Capitol and the Washington Monument, it will translate into, well, judging other people for what they don’t know.

Timothy Noah for Slate in Stay Home! The case against the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear.

Interesting. Sure these shows can in some ways be pretentious, but somehow the effort of doing anything physical, like a rally/march, seems to cross a boundary that Stewart and Colbert have never crossed before. It seems to cross a boundary into something unpretentious—or at least, un-elite—because it involves not being out of sight. The people at the rally will be on camera—for once, the people who watch at home will be in their own eyes. Will it be a mirror? I don’t know, but I disagree Noah, simply because I’ve never heard of anything quite like this happening and I’m very interested to see it…on TV.

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Photo of the Day: Pee-wee Herman and Regis Philbin hanging out in matching glen plaid suit, robbing candy stores.

Nic Cage is Everyone

The Prop Comic Preacher

Sean Penn on Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis

I’m a sucker for this sort of stuff.

1975: Richard Pryor
1976: Chevy Chase
1977-78: John Belushi
1979: Robin Williams, Steve Martin (tie)
1980: Rodney Dangerfield
1981: Bill Murray
1982-84: Eddie Murphy (1984 Honorable Mention to Sam Kinison)
1985-86: David Letterman
1987: Jay Leno, Howard Stern (tie)
1988: Eddie Murphy
1989: Dana Carvey
1990: Billy Crystal
1991: Jerry Seinfeld
1992: Jerry Seinfeld, Mike Myers (tie)
1993: Mike Myers
1994: Jim Carrey
1995: Chris Farley
1996: Chris Rock
1997: Garry Shandling
1998: Adam Sandler
1999: Mike Myers, Chris Rock (tie)
2000: Will Ferrell
2001: Matt Stone and Trey Parker (tie)
2002: Larry David
2003: Dave Chappelle
2004: Dave Chappelle, Jon Stewart (tie)
2005: Steve Carell
2006: Sacha Baron Cohen
2007: Larry David
2008: Tina Fey
2009: Zach Galifianiakis
2010: ????????

(Disagreements? I agree Woody Allen shoulda been in there in the 70s. Any votes on 2010, yet? Anyone? Anyone?)

Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: Steve Carell

Buster Keaton

Missing Cat

(this shit is hilarious. Gracias Monicas)