Not so smart after all

It seems Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart aren’t brilliantly incisive individuals, they’re merely a different breed of performing monkey:

The canaries in TV’s creative coal mine are latenight hosts such as David Letterman and Jay Leno, whose monologues and sketches are dependent on union writers. If history is any guide, both shows will almost instantly go dark, as would “Saturday Night Live.” Comedy Central’s latenight stalwarts “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” and “The Colbert Report” would also likely switch to repeats in the immediate aftermath of a strike.

If you can’t do your own talk show because you don’t have someone to put words in your mouth, well, I’m just not very impressed with you.