Stephen Colbert To Testify Before Congress

First Elmo, then Kevin Costner, and now Stephen Colbert gets to testify before Congress at an immigration hearing entitled “Protecting America’s Harvest.” With Colbert testifying in Congress and Jon Stewart’s “Rally to Return Sanity,” the lines between politics and political comedy are increasingly blurred. From New York Daily News:

It’s no joke — Stephen Colbert will testify before Congress.

The Comedy Central host will head to Capitol Hill and appear before a House Judiciary subcommittee for a hearing on immigration called “Protecting America‘s Harvest.”

Colbert will speak alongside United Farm Workers President Arturo Rodriguez.

The comedian spent a day working at a farm in New York last month after Rodriguez came on the show to discuss UFW’s “Take Our Jobs” campaign, which challenges the view that illegal immigrants are stealing jobs from Americans.

Continues at New York Daily News

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  • DeepCough

    If you think this is bad, do remember that Congress once called Jerry Springer to testify on Capitol Hill.

    • Haystack

      To be fair, Springer was mayor of Cincinnati for a while.

      I’m more alarmed by the people who are *in* Congress. *g*

  • DeepCough

    If you think this is bad, do remember that Congress once called Jerry Springer to testify on Capitol Hill.

  • Haystack

    To be fair, Springer was mayor of Cincinnati for a while.

    I’m more alarmed by the people who are *in* Congress. *g*

  • Hadrian999

    i love that he did it in character
    that takes nerve considering they could hit him with contempt of congress

  • Hadrian999

    i love that he did it in character
    that takes nerve considering they could hit him with contempt of congress

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