When it was announced that Barack Obama had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, I was admittedly shocked. Mostly I was shocked by how much conservatives care about a European award for peace. But it turns out they hold the prize very dearly and take it very seriously, and they're all experts in its history and intent. In fact, the American right loves the Nobel Peace Prize almost as much as they hate the Olympics.
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Publishing this list of the best Daily Show Nobel Prize moments now, at this point in our run comes as a shock as much to us as it surely does to you. We are both surprised and deeply humbled to have this opportunity to publish another list of Daily Show clips. And, though many have suggested we politely decline, we have decided to take advantage of it.
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Speaking of dubious honors from institutions that are considerably less prestigious now than they were a couple decades ago…
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Still wondering why Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize for, um, whatever he won the Nobel Peace Prize for?
Well, wonder no longer, because as the folks at Red State point out, the answer is staring us right in the face. Get it? Face.
And some faces have more melanin than others…
I did not realize the Nobel Peace Prize had an affirmative action quota for it, but that is the only thing I can think of for this news.
Get it? Because President Obama is black!
Somewhere Bill Clinton’s head just exploded.
Get it?? Because Bill Clinton was president for eight years and since he left office he's raised a billion dollars for humanitarian efforts and AIDS relief and ain't no one giving him a Nobel Peace Prize!
Oh, and he was the black president before Barack Obama was the black president. That too!
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Uhh, okay: Barack Obama just won the Nobel Peace Prize, because apparently commanding two wars is not a disqualifier for that these days. Also, as you may have noticed, Barack Obama has been president for nine (9) months. What is going on?
Thorbjorn Jagland, the chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee and a former prime minister of Norway, told reporters that Mr. Obama had already contributed enough to world diplomacy and understanding to deserve the prize.
Asked whether the prize was given too early in Mr. Obama’s presidency, he said: "We are not awarding the prize for what may happen in the future but for what he has done in the previous year. We would hope this will enhance what he is trying to do."
Oh, Thorbjorn. I hate to break it to you, but this is America, not Norway. We don't eat fermented trout; we eat high fructose corn syrup. More importantly, your "peace prize" will have precisely the opposite effect in terms of "enhancing what Barack Obama is trying to do," because now instead of talking about health care or Afghanistan we will spend the forseeable future bickering about whether or not Barack Obama should have won your "peace prize," and on top of that we will have the Kanye West parodies. "Barack, I'm really happy for you, and I'ma let you finish, but Morgan Tsvangirai is one of the best Zimbabwean prime ministers of all time," gah, those jokes alone will drag into January.
Anyway, thanks a bunch for the extra dollop of anger and conflict, Norway! Maybe one of you could come over here and resolve it for us? I hear there's a prize for that sort of thing.
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