“The Colbert Report” host says it isn’t funny and it kills him to see his kids watching it
Stephen Colbert can be a strict parent when it comes to monitoring what his children watch on television.
His criteria has less to do with the level of objectionable content on a show, “The Colbert Report” told Jimmy Fallon on Friday’s episode of “The Tonight Show.” It’s all about the humor.
“As a comedian the one thing that’s agonizing is when they come in and watch something that’s not funny and has got a laugh track and I’m not going to say the Disney Channel, but the Disney Channel,” Colbert said. “It’s like please you’re killing me. It’s like a chef watching their child eat dirt.”
That’s why Colbert said he was so excited about his latest gig providing one of the voices for DreamWorks Animation’s “Mr. Peabody & Sherman.” The time-traveling cartoon dog appeared in segments on the 1960s animated television series “The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show” and the Comedy Central star is a big fan.
“As soon as they were available on DVD, the original cartoons, I showed them to my kids, I said, ‘you can watch as much of this as you want,'” Colbert said.
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