Rob Ford is Late Night Comedy Gold

back in crack

The Daily Show and The Colbert Report had a field day with Rob Ford’s belated admission that yes he did smoke crack — and hey, it was during one of his drunken stupours, so that’s different, amirite?

The Daily Show, November 4, 2013

The Daily Show, November 5, 2013

Jon Stewart makes a great point on the November 5th Daily Show:

“Mayor Ford’s a lot of fun to ridicule. My guess is, not a lot of fun to eulogize.”

He also says something I agree with as a humour writer: Even though I’d lose a lot of good source material, I’d much rather Rob Ford went into rehab and cleaned out rather than have to write an article that began with something like “While I disagreed with the guy on many, many, many points, I didn’t want to see him die tragically from an overdose/substance-fuelled misadventure/drug gang-related incident”.

The Colbert Report, November 5, 2013

The phrase “Chris Farley tribute mayor” is apt in so many ways.

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