Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 22
  2. Negative: 2 out of 22
  1. Reviewed by: Stephen Kiehl
    30
    What worked so well in short Daily Show-sized bites wears thin over a half-hour program.
  2. Reviewed by: Adam Sternbergh
    30
    It’s an astute parody, but it suffocates the show, sealing The Colbert Report under a hermetic layer of irony.
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 169 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 86 out of 96
  2. Negative: 7 out of 96
  1. Sep 15, 2010
    10
    Stephen Colbert is awesome! I actually like him more than Jon Stewart. I love how he mocks the guys at Fox News indirectly, calling themStephen Colbert is awesome! I actually like him more than Jon Stewart. I love how he mocks the guys at Fox News indirectly, calling them allies, but continually making them look like fools. Full Review »
  2. Nov 4, 2014
    10
    Best intelligent comedy show out there. I will miss Colbert when it ends. Few comedians are this quick witted and intelligent. RarelyBest intelligent comedy show out there. I will miss Colbert when it ends. Few comedians are this quick witted and intelligent. Rarely disappoints thanks to good writing. Daily show on the other hand sometimes falls flat, but Colbert has a better consistency and energy. Have a fictitious host is absolutely brilliant. Steven's interviews are excellent, even with "boring" guests you never heard of. Full Review »
  3. Jul 7, 2014
    10
    Much better than John Stewart. The main difference between the two is that Stewart will insult Republicans directly by calling them stupid orMuch better than John Stewart. The main difference between the two is that Stewart will insult Republicans directly by calling them stupid or dysfunctional or retarded, while Colbert just impersonates what a Republican would say. This makes Colbert much easier to watch especially if you lean right. Colbert is also great with puns and wordplay that will make you laugh no matter who you are. Great show. One of my favorites. Full Review »