Canton has a new name, at least in one comedian’s mind
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
BY EDD PRITCHARD
Update: Suggested names for Colbert’s show from Repository staff members
CANTON In case you missed it, and you probably did, in a small part of America — the strange space between comedian Stephen Colbert’s ears — the city that is home to Timken Co. and the Pro Football Hall of Fame has a new name.
On Tuesday night, Colbert, feigning unhappiness because the city hosted Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on Monday, renamed Canton as “Hitler’s Asscrack.”
You read that correctly.
We’re only going to say it once here.
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The article helpfully links to additional background on The Report‘s Canton commentary (so it’s clear that someone on the show is familiar with the joke, for a nice change of pace), but they seem unconvinced that the name Stephen “suggested” is the best one for them. They recommend a few others here. My advice? Leave the writing to the Emmy and Peabody winning staff of The Colbert Report, and just enjoy the segment: