I mentioned yesterday that I’ve been on a John Oliver tear because of his ability to work at a level above what Stewart and Colbert can accomplish. But one should not put Colbert and Stewart to the wayside. After all, without Stewart, Oliver would be exist. Stewart spawned Colbert, which paved the way for the more activist style work that Oliver has merely taken to the next level.
Stewart only has Colbert as his foil for a few more months before the character is put to bed and Colbert starts playing himself on network TV. They’re making the most of it.
I will miss Colbert’s character when he’s gone.