My religious conversion - that is, the event that made me nto a religious watcher of "The Daily Show" was Stewart's smackdown of the bloated, self-important foolishness of Crossfire -- -on Crossfire. For me, it had a modern Christ-driving-the-money-changers feel to it.
My watching of "The Colbert Report" has been a little less devoted. He's obviously extremely talented and quick on his feet, but the 100% in character thing is sometimes hard to take -- a little too much Tony Clifton-esque at times.
But all is now forgiven, Steven. I am born again.
Last night Colbert offered up the bravest and most biting comedic payload yet -- not on TV in front of his disciples, but in George Bush's face, at the White House Correspondent's Dinner. The smackdown extended to the press corpse, too.
Editor & Publisher has the highlights. Read the whole thing. Crooks&Liars has the video. Watch it.