Although I'm sure Corby will think it was great. There; there's your Ticket connection.
Concession: Small sample size.
I'm not hip to the details of Colbert's career arc, other than a general idea of his Daily Show alter ego. Mrs. Plainsman saw a lot of the promotional stuff and puff pieces and said she was interested in watching the show.
Wow, that was some painful tube.
I heard this was supposed to be the "real" Stephen Colbert. I don't have much familiarity with the put-on Stephen Colbert, but he couldn't be any less amusing than Stephen Colbert.
He mugs more shamelessly than Meryl Streep in a romcom.
He addresses only the camera, eliminating the feel of a live show.
Nine months of comedy planning and that unfunny, manic mess was IT?
Exception: Les Moonves switching over to "The Mentalist" from time to time.
Mrs. Plainsman said: "Well, that was pretty bad."
Lame theme music with overheated, too-happy performers matched the jittery underfunniness of the program content.
Know what it brought to mind?
Ben & Skin Show. There's another Ticket connection for you purists.
Maybe the interviews went better. You'll have to report.
No comments on his politics, please.