Stephen Colbert, host of “The Colbert Report,” will be trading places with Bill O’Reilly, host of Fox’s “The O’Reilly Factor” on January 18th. I have a feeling Colbert will have no problem portraying the pomposity that has made O’Reilly notorious, but I worry for O’Reilly who will be expected to at least attempt to be funny. From Yahoo! News:
“I’m really looking forward to speaking to a man who owes his entire career to me,” O’Reilly said.
On “The Colbert Report,” Colbert portrays a self-involved talk-show host who has tried to bring “truthiness” to the world. His character owes an obvious debt to O’Reilly, who holds court in the “no-spin zone” each evening.
On “The O’Reilly Factor,” O’Reilly portrays a … um, he hosts the top-rated program in cable news.
And then, after the two have both learned the lesson of how to walk in another’s shoes, Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis’ band will perform. I think. And someone gets married.
O’Reilly, Colbert to trade appearances [Yahoo! News]