• Stephen Colbert to Host Special "Returnification" Shows for the Troops

    Pop quiz, patriots!

    Question: Who loves the troops more than Stephen Colbert?

    Correct Answer: The troops' moms.

    More Correct Answer: Nobody!

    As a means of welcoming back and honoring the brave U.S. soldiers who are finally returning home from that country in the Middle East — what's it called, you know, that one with the Iraq War — The Colbert Report will is offering Been There, Won That: The Returnification of the American-Do Troopscape!, two special shows just for them.

    The audience will be composed entirely of Iraq war veterans who will either be in the studio or piped in by satellite from Walter Reed Army Hospital and Afghanistan. (Can the troops' moms boast such a thing? Maybe one or two of them at the most.)

    The shows will be recorded on Wednesday and Thursday, September 8 and 9, and will air later those nights at 11:30pm / 10:30c. Expect visits from, among others, Vice President Joe Biden and Commanding General Ray Odierno (who can be seen at right, shaving Colbert's head at Camp Victory last June). Do not expect visits from any non-heroes.

    The Colbert Report airs Monday through Thursday at 11:30pm / 10:30c.

    Tags: David Petraeus, Iraq, Joe Biden, Military, Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report


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