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Colbert Nation Coming to Vancouver For 2010 Winter Olympics

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DH Vancouver Staff Nov 04, 2009 1:07 am

 

Stephen Colbert, everyone’s favourite late night funny man may be bringing his show to Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Olympics! This comes in the wake of the “The Colbert Report” asking fans of the show to cough up sponsorship money to the U.S. Speedskating team (source NY times). Make no mistake Colbert Nation will be represented come 2010. The Speedskating teams largest sponsor DSB Bank NV just filed for bankruptcy so you know, sponsoring this team just wasn’t going to happen.

”On their enormous, billboard thighs, it will say, ‘Colbert Nation,”’ Colbert said in an interview before Monday evening’s taping. ”Be looking for that logo as it comes around the final turn. It will be easy to see because it will be in first place.”

Furthermore, The Colbert Report is seriously considering setting up shop in Vancouver for the 2010 Olympics.

Colbert, who often leads his audience in chants of ”U-S-A!,” said he had been considering taking ”The Report” to Vancouver for the Olympics, much as he took the show to Iraq earlier this year to perform for American troops.
”My character sees the Olympics as war, but nobody gets hurt,” Colbert said. ”It’s a way to peacefully figure out who has got the top country.”

I for one can’t wait to see The Colbert Report come to town as I’m a huge fan of the show!

Source: NY Times


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