If the political campaign was a battlefield over who had the right to be patriotic, the war was even more intense in ... He calls his book I Am America (And So Can You!) in direct parody of the types of books published by pundits like ...
Author: S. McClennen
America According to Colbert: Satire as Public Pedagogy post 9/11 argues that, in contrast to the anti-intellectualism, the sensationalism, and the punditry that tend to govern most mass media today, Stephen Colbert's program offers his audience the opportunity to understand the context through which most news is reported and to be critical of it.
olbert's satirical book I Am America (And So Can You!), a collaborative effort between Colbert and a host of Comedy Central writers, was published in 2007. It quickly rose to the number one spot on the New York Times best-seller list.
Author: Bonnie Szumski
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
On his television show "The Colbert Report," which aired on Comedy Central from 2005 to 2014, Colbert played the nation's fool. By good-naturedly mocking the mainstream media, politicians, and others, he made pointed commentary on how those in power attempt to both manipulate and win the trust of the American public. In 2015, Colbert began hosting his own late night show, "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," where he interviews guests and continues to cover important political and cultural events. His accolades have been serious and prestigious: Colbert has been named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People twice. He has also received Emmy awards, Peabody awards, and an honorary doctorate degree from Knox College. Special attention is paid to explaining the philosophy behind Colbert's comedic personas, reasons for his popularity, and examples of his cultural influence.
Let's move on to an example I used earlier, “I am America (and So Can You!)” There are reasons why Colbert could not actually mean this sentence literally. First, he is not literally the country, and second the “can” makes the sentence ...
Author: Aaron Allen Schiller
Publisher: Open Court Publishing
This collection is crammed with thoughtful and amusing chapters, each written by a philosopher and all focused on Colbert's inimitable reality--from his word creations to his position as faux pundit--and examining his greatest forums, including The Colbert Report, his best-selling book, and his public performances. Original.
If the political campaign was a battlefield over who had the right to be patriotic, the war was even more intense in ... He calls his book IAm America (And So Can You!) in direct parody of the types of books published by pundits like ...
Author: Sophia A. McClennen
Is the comedy of Stephen Colbert simply fun or is it powerful political satire? Does it entertain viewers or does it empower them? Or does it teach us that in today's media-saturated world those binaries make no sense? Colbert's America claims that Colbert's satire fosters critical thinking about social issues, encourages active citizenship, and entertains the viewer - all at the same time. The first book to cover the various themes and features of Colbert's America offers readers insight into the powerful ways that Colbert's comedy challenges the cult of ignorance that has threatened meaningful public debate and social dialogue since 9/11.
I Am A Pole (And So Can You!) isthe heartwarming storyofa young pole trying to find his place in the world. ... pole/But couldn't standthe grind”) before finally realizing that his true purpose in lifeis tobe an American flagpole.
Author: Sharilyn Johnson
Publisher: Third Beat Productions
Category: Performing Arts
The essential fan guide for truly dedicated members of the Colbert Nation! Contains over 200 highly-detailed encyclopedia-style entries, celebrating nine years of the Colbert Report’s greatest moments, obscure favorites, and behind the scenes insights including: Complete Colbert Super PAC play-by-play What really happens at a Colbert Report taping How Stephen Colbert prepares his guests to face off against his character Detailed timeline of the Daft Punk “Colbchella” fiasco Where uncensored versions of the show were broadcast How Colbert and his writers create The Word Is Jay the Intern really an intern? What ever happened to Stephen Jr.? Who the heck is “Jimmy”? Jon Stewart: great bromance, or greatest? From the technical to the tangential, Bears & Balls: the Colbert Report A-Z covers it all, and digs deep to answer questions you didn’t even know you had.
Although, in his book I Am America (And So Can You!), Colbert said, "When I say I don't see race, I mean I don't see black people. But I can spot a Mexican at a hundred paces." Colbert will often boast on-air about his wide range of ...
Author: Steven Mattews
Publisher: ULTRA VULGAR Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Nation, are you ready to hear a story about a man? Not just a man, a devoted satirist god among men. This theater actor turned improve comedian turned full-time method acting satirist is among the most patriotic American in existence. Not because of the silly, high-status dumb-dumb he portrays on TV, but because, through the course of this book, we will see that Colbert is capable of making a difference. By observing his career from the very beginning, we will see that, through his nightly satires of American Politics, Stephen Colbert brought about an authentic change in the way we, the people, do things around here. This book is your quintessential guide to everything Stephen Colbert. We have amassed a detailed history dating back to the origins of the leader of the Colbert Nation. Follow us as we follow him into the beginnings of his career in comedic satire in Strangers With Candy, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and The Late Show. We will take a look at the Colbert 2008 presidential campaign as well as all of Colbert’s achievements to see just what makes him so good at what he does, including an in-depth analysis of the greatest and longest running performance of our time, the “Stephen Colbert” character. We have also compiled the finest collection of words of wisdom from the mouth of Stephen so that you can quote Colbert all year round. Nation, it’s time to put on your Stephen Colbert pajamas, cozy up with your Stephen Colbert print comforter with your Stephen Colbert Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and enjoy the greatest American past-time of all: reading about Stephen Colbert.
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Author: Alison F. Slade
Publisher: Lexington Books
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Social media has brought about a revolution in fan culture, from fan uprisings to save programs to groups and pages dedicated to mourning lost programs and characters. This edited collection examines how fans use social media in regard to television programming, characters, narrative, and various types of interactions, as well as how television uses social media to engage fan cultures.
To help us keep track of how we're doing on those fronts, ouramericanvalues. org helpfully breaks down the news into three ... In 2007, Colbert wrote his first of two books about America, called I Am America (And So Can You!)
Author: S. McClennen
Category: Political Science
The book studies the intersections between satirical comedy and national politics in order to show that one of the strongest supports for our democracy today comes from those of us who are seriously joking. This book shows how we got to this place and why satire may be the only way we can save our democracy and strengthen our nation.
And if no one thinks I am, then I do not exist. This was Descartes' blindness. “I think therefore I am” is but baby steps towards “I am because others acknowledge my being.” By extension we then might say that “America is, ...
Author: Frank A. Salamone
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Category: Social Science
This work grew out of the Northeast Popular Culture Conference at Dartmouth University in New Hampshire in October 2008. It presents material noting how American popular culture has had an influence throughout the world. Chapters range from Nigeria, Ghana, Japan, China and points in between. Topics cover music, art, holidays, romance, and toys. In all, the book illustrates the vast scope and popularity of American popular culture both in the world and on it.
American Humorists of the 20th and 21st Centuries Zeke Jarvis. 110 COLBERT, STEPHEN Memorable Performances by ... Colbert has published two books, Wigfield: The Can Do Town That Just May Not and I Am America (And So Can You!)
Author: Zeke Jarvis
Category: Social Science
This lighthearted and eye-opening book explores the role of comedy in cultural and political critiques of American society from the past century. • Provides a context, vocabulary, and perspective to better appreciate and understand American humor • Connects historical developments to cultural changes • Includes both academic references and popular works • Covers a wide range of artists over a variety of media • Examines and explains general trends in American comedy