Parents' Guide to

The Colbert Report

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Shrewd talk show spoof is edgy but hilarious.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 10+

The Colber Repor

Very Funny! Great show.
age 11+

This show is HILARIOUS!

Stephen Colbert deserved his Emmy. His show The Colbert Report is extremely funny. Some episodes have some suggestive talk in them. But overall, it's okay for ages 11 and up!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (21 ):

With its shrewd writing and spot-on deliveries of deadpan one-liners, the show is a wickedly smart weenie-roast of politics, ego, and American patriotism gone awry. But Colbert's passionate opinions could be misinterpreted by young viewers who don't get the joke. Uncomfortable with America's increasing diversity? Colbert has a solution: "America should be like a Lunchable, divided into sanitary compartments of like-minded citizens." Tired of feeling your religion is under attack? Take comfort in Colbert's words: "I say there's nothing wrong with having God as a co-pilot, commander in chief, and secretary of defense."

Bottom line? The Colbert Report is a show that could be great for older teens, forcing them to think about current events and the relationship between media and politics. But those who are more interested in the state of their cell phone minutes than the state of the union might not quite be ready to join in the fun.

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