Thursday, October 18, 2007

Kasparov on Colbert

Gary Kasparov was on epically funny American satirist comedian show, The Colbert Report. As can be more than expected, he is nobody's fool at all, and displays his trade mark not only mental accuteness, but bristling physical presense if not machismo:


Chessbase.com also picked up on it here and partially shown below:

'Kasparov on Colbert
'Stephen Colbert... American comedian and satirist... the roving reporter for Comedy Central’s "The Daily Show"...created his own spin-off, "The Colbert Report". On this fake news show Colbert, who is extremely intelligent and very liberal, plays the role of a dull-minded and right-wing patriotic American. ...
In 2006 Colbert was invited to the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner as a speaker, which in hindsight may not have been such a shrewd idea by the Administration, since a comedian cannot be counted on to hold back his punches [video]... He has won three Emmy nominations and was, like Garry Kasparov, named one of Time's 100 most influential people in 2007. Many people think he is the funniest human being alive...

'Wednesday... Colbert had a legendary former world chess champion on his show, whom he introduced in typical style: "My guest tonight is Grandmaster Garry Kasparov. Finally, someone else who sees things in black and white!" Kasparov was well prepared and seemed to take control, spewing gags which occasionally Colbert did not seem to catch – or was he just a bit stunned that his guest had taken charge of the banter? Note how he reacts to Kasparov's remark about "self-awareness and not wrist awareness," which is an insider jab at Colbert's broken wrist...'

3 Comments:

Anonymous Samuraipawn said...

That video was hilarious! Must have been hard for baby Bush to sit through that one. Loved every minute of it.

Fri Oct 19, 01:13:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Derek Slater said...

Thanks DK - I hadn't seen it yet. Fun stuff.

Fri Oct 19, 04:29:00 AM PDT  
Blogger BlunderProne said...

2 days prior to that he was in Boston shaking my hand and signing two books I had bought :)

Fri Oct 19, 09:41:00 PM PDT  

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