On Terri Gross’ ”Fresh Air,” this afternoon, Stephen Colbert confessed that in creating his ironic simulacrum of a conservative pundit, he looked to Anderson Cooper (”for his slickness”) and to Sean Hannity (”for his bullet-headed incuriosity”), but ultimately settled on Bill O’Reilly
— On losing the Emmy two years in a row to American songbook stylists Barry Manilow and Tony Bennett: ”My real enemy is the Great American Songbook. I’m most upset at Ira Gershwin and Irving Berlin.”
— On his lacerating 2006 White House Correspondents’ Dinner roast of George W. Bush: ”(The President said afterwards) ‘well done.”’
Hear it here.
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