Monday, August 27, 2007

Stephen Colbert, Genius

Stephen Colbert is raising money for wounded Iraq war vets by auctioning on eBay the cast that just came off his broken wrist.

With nearly a week to go, the bidding is past $13,000.

He's managed to turn a minor injury into hugely funny TV during weeks of programming (side note: my wife and I made a trip to NYC last summer just to be faces in the crowd, and I got to be in a little impromptu skit with Colbert during the warmup: Big Fun!) ) and now to raise money for a worthy cause.

The New York Times has even taken note.

His show and Jon Stewart's at Comedy Central are certainly the real must-see TV, Monday-through-Thursday, 10-11 p.m. central time.

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