The comedians in Congress

Comedian Stephen Colbert, who plays a conservative-leaning commentator on his nightly show, The Colbert Report, testified before Congress today in character.

Colbert testified before the the House Judiciary subcommittee on immigration, which was considering farm labor issues. What is Colbert’s expertise? These two segments he did on his show this week:Colbert tweeted today that his biggest disappointment about his time in a corn field is that Shoeless Joe Jackson didn’t show up.

After Colbert’s testimony, members of Congress got a chance to ask questions. They were funny, too. But they didn’t mean to be.

  • David

    While most of my friends were focusing on how funny Colbert was, and he was funny, I could only wonder and ask why in the wolrd Congress is having a comedian testify on immigration?

    Oh yeah, our Congress is a big joke. Sadly, the joke seems to be on us.

  • Heather

    I dunno, David — he seems like a few steps up from Elmo. Didn’t Elmo testify on arts ed or something?

  • kennedy

    It was probably due to the inappropriate setting, but I didn’t find the testimony at all funny…and I am a Colbert fan.

  • Jeanne

    I’m a Colbert fan also and I have to say that I wasn’t very pleased or impressed with his appearance. It made a mockery out of Congress, but then they’ve also done that job pretty well themselves. Putting a clown before the clowns, very telling.