Stephen Colbert Feels the Bern

Bernie Sanders made an extended appearance on Colbert’s show last night. The crowd gave Sanders a rousing reception. It is really strange how Sanders has become the ‘cool’ candidate. I think that it is because of the authenticity that he emanates and that he speaks truths that others don’t. The ‘why’ questions he asks and his conviction that things could and should be much better than they are now is inspiring.

There were three segments, all worth watching, starting with Sanders encouraging Colbert to start a revolution in his own world and break the mold of late night talk shows.

Colbert then gave a hilarious summary of the New Hampshire results.

Finally Colbert interviewed Sanders and asked him some excellent and pointed questions. Among other things, Sanders explained how he is different from Donald Trump.


  1. says

    I hate the “politicians suck up to media figures” routine. I guess it didn’t start with Clinton playing sax on Arsenio Hall, but that was the first time it crossed my radar screen that, yes, these jerks are basically reality TV talking heads.

  2. Andrew Dalke says

    Nixon was on “The Jack Parr Show” in 1963 where he played the piano, and more famously said “Sock It To Me” in a cameo on “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” in 1968. Many believe that cameo helped get him elected.

  3. johnson catman says

    Wow! It was mirror-image for me, but now it has reverted back to the normal image. Weird!

  4. Mano Singham says

    Yes, it is a mirror image and I don’t know why. In the studio, the guest sits on the left of Colbert (as seen by the audience). I saw shorter clips where that is the arrangement but this was the only one of the full interview that I could find and I decided to ignore that odd element.

  5. ah58 says

    If Ted Cruz were to five the sock-it-to-me quote, I’m sure that there would be many stepping forward to take him up on it. He has such a punchable face.

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