Stephen Colbert is a late night comedian. His job is to entertain people by making funny, witty and humorous comments about the day's events. Here is Stephen Colbert addressing Bill O'Reilly's firing, a subject rife with humorous material:
0:30 - Audience cheers at announcement of O'Reilly's firing.
1:15 - Audience cheers as Colbert presumably makes rude gestures towards O'Reilly while off-camera.
2:00 - Colbert calls O'Reilly a sexist and a racist.2:18 - Colbert tells the first joke of the monologue.
2:40 - Colbert calls O'Reilly a racist again.2:45 - Colbert tells the second joke of the monologue.
3:15 - Audience boos when Colbert says O'Reilly has high ratings.
3:25 - Crowd cheers when Colbert calls O'Reilly garbage.
4:00 - Colbert starts doing his Colbert character.4:05 - Colbert tells the third joke of the monologue.5:20 - Colbert tells the fourth joke of the monologue.
5:30 - Crowd cheers when Colbert calls Trump a sexual harasser.6:00 - Colbert tells the fifth joke of the monologue
(about Tom Brady and Trump)
6:15 - Crowd cheers when Colbert makes a reference to the low turnout at Trump's inauguration.6:45 - Colbert tells sixth joke of the monologue.
The crowd doesn't laugh because its about a Democrat.
7:18 - Crowd cheers when Colbert says Trump failed to get a majority of the popular vote.
Here's the breakdown.
Colbert told a grand total of six jokes during the seven minute monologue. Only four of those jokes were about the rich subject of O'Reilly's firing.
The crowd cheered about three times more than it laughed. There was maybe one joke which elicited more than one second of laughter.
The entertainer and comedian spent the vast majority of his monologue hatefully calling O'Reilly a dirtbag and making mean-spirited political jabs at Trump.
It was the first time I ever watched a Stephen Colbert clip and I must say that it was a thoroughly unpleasant experience.