I Would Be Remiss…

I Would Be Remiss…

I just wanted to formally congratulate Monsieur Colbert on his Emmy win for outstanding writing.  

Let us not forget that Colbert’s victory is all the more poignant considering the tricky highwire act that he had to do while the writers’ strike was going on.  (During that woeful time I mused on his comedy in this wistful article on Bread and Circus Magazine.)

After what seemed like an interminable black-out on both the Daily Show and the Colbert Report, what a relief it was when Colbert finally returned to his anchor desk. I’m sure we are all in awe of what he was able to accomplish in his nightly ad-libbing; extreme improv to say the least.

We should all remember to salute Colbert for his integrity and dual sense of duty to his viewers and staff when he returned to the air. He never let it fade that—even as he was performing—his writers were outside picketing and going without pay and respect.  And, at the same time, he kept us illuminated about the machinations of Washington with his priceless, improvised wit. 

Monsieur Colbert, sir, you are truly an Emmy winner and a gentleman. Congratulations on both.

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