Democrats in Philly: Day one with Stephen Colbert (video)


“The surprise WikiLeaks dump of nearly 20,000 internal emails from the Democratic National Committee last week led to a topsy-turvy opening day at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia — and offered plenty of comedic opportunities for Stephen Colbert. “We … Continue reading

Republicans hit Cleveland final day: Trumpageddon (video)


Donald Trump on Thursday night accepted the nomination of the Republican Party to be president of the scorched hellscape that is the United Yet Cowering States of America. That, at least, is the interpretation of his speech offered by the … Continue reading

Republicans hit Cleveland day three: Jon Stewart returns to take down Fox News one last time (video)


Following his surprise appearance on The Late Show earlier this week to help usher The Colbert Report’s “Stephen Colbert” back into our hearts, Stewart showed up once again Thursday night to deliver an old-school Daily Show-style takedown of the Fox … Continue reading

Republicans hit Cleveland: Day two with Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah (video)


To say that the Republican National Convention is comical, would be to massively understate the degree of planned falsehood that is being used to activate the cackles of the base. Just as Vote Leave played on racist fears of immigrants … Continue reading

Republicans hit Cleveland: Day one with Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart (video)


“In his first live “Late Show” broadcast since the start of the Republican National Convention, Stephen Colbert promised the return of an old friend from his basic-cable days, but instead, viewers got to see two familiar faces: first, Jon Stewart, … Continue reading

Brexit: what does the US think of what we have done? (video)


Being British means that, for most of my life, I have been able to share in that certain level of condescension that we have when it comes to our American cousins. You know the one. The one that sneered at … Continue reading

The Big EU Reality Check: whatever you do, don’t rely on your gut (video)


Last night the BBC finally decided that it was time that the great British public was given some actual facts about the EU referendum instead of the usual ding-dong political head to head style shouting match. In The Big EU Reality … Continue reading

Stephen Colbert warns Bernie voters about a split vote and what kids think about the presidential race (video)


It is now almost certain that Bernie Sanders will lose the Democratic nomination for US president. Hillary Clinton is way ahead of Bernie on delegates and could gallop over the winning line at the next primary, she is also almost … Continue reading

Corporate inversions: What’s in a name? (video)


If you rely on the BBC for your diet of news, you probably will not have realised how embarrassingly haphazard and poorly produced the once universally praised BBC News’ output has become in recent years. The slow and painful decline … Continue reading

James O’Brien and satire v Donald Trump’s vile and violent voters (video)


Much has been written about Donald Trump‘s incitement of his supporters to undertake acts of violence against protestors at his rallies, and all of it appears to be true. The extensive media coverage of everything Trump says and does and … Continue reading

The “hungry for power games”: From Iowa to New Hampshire (video)


Since my last Democalypse 2016 post, we have had the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire debates and “historic” nominee election results – and they provided plenty of material for America’s most popular satirical shows.   Iowa examined:  To watch … Continue reading

No Fox News, no problem: Colbert’s Trump v. Trump debate (video)


Donald Trump decided to drop out of the Republican party nomination debate on Fox News which may have disappointed the rabble that he loves to rouse, but that wasn’t the only positive outcome. “If Fox News has no Trump, then I … Continue reading

Stephen Colbert skewers Donald Rumsfeld over Iraq and the rise of ISIS (video)


On Tuesday night, Stephen Colbert interviewed former George W Bush henchman Donald Rumsfeld who had agreed to visit the Late Night with Stephen Colbert studio primarily to talk about his new “Churchill Solitaire” app. After some initial soft soaping, Colbert … Continue reading

A week in the mad world of Donald Trump with Stephen Colbert (video)


Casual observers could be forgiven for thinking Donald Trump is about to be inaugurated as the next President of the United States; after all, what could possibly be the reason for the hourly reporting of his every imbecilic utterance across the world’s … Continue reading

Stephen Colbert on Benghazi and the new McCarthyism


Last month’s race to be the next Speaker of the US Congress, brought forth some interesting candidates. None more so than Republican congressman Kevin McCarthy. Stephen Colbert was quick to highlight a number of issues with McCarthy’s candidacy including his comments … Continue reading