The Alexie Factor
Posted by: Keir Graff
Guests on the Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert’s spoof of the O’Reilly Factor, sometimes have just as much trouble facing Stephen Colbert as others do Bill O’Reilly–for completely different reasons, of course. O’Reilly often shouts and interrupts, making it hard for people to get a word in edgewise. Colbert interrupts, too–his satire is wickedly accurate–but more often, his humor leaves guests fumbling for a reply. When Sherman Alexie (The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, 2007) visited the show recently, it was Colbert who struggled to keep up–and was ultimately rendered speechless.
They never did get around to talking about the book, did they?
(Thanks to Dan, soon-to-be Likely Stories video sifter.)