Great sketch

Here’s a great sketch with David Cross as “Russ Lieber” being interviewed by Stephen Colbert as “Stephen Colbert.”

Here’s a great sketch with David Cross as “Russ Lieber” being interviewed by Stephen Colbert as “Stephen Colbert.”

I love the writing in this piece, it’s much more than a segment on Colbert’s show, it’s a great sketch. I’m constantly amazed at the writing on Colbert’s show. As a sketch writer I’ve trained myself to be perceptive to the amount of “jokes” in humorous pieces. By the way, “jokes” is a technical term meaning more than actual jokes, for technical analysis, anything written to illicit a laugh is a joke, whether it contains a set-up and punchline or whether it hits is irrelevant. Colbert consistently packs in a good 30 or 40 jokes into 22 minutes. Very impressive.

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