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June 8, 2009

Funnyman Stephen Colbert in Iraq – and he gets a haircut!

Posted: 10:51 AM ET

Stephen Colbert left no doubt about his solidarity with American troops when he taped the first of four Comedy Central shows he'll produce in Iraq this week.

Colbert, wearing a business suit made of the same camouflaged material used for soldiers' desert uniforms, submitted to a regulation military haircut as hundreds of U.S. troops cheered wildly Sunday.

The comedian, who satirizes conservative TV pundits on his "Colbert Report," began his "Operation Iraqi Stephen: Going Commando" USO tour Sunday in the Baghdad headquarters of the U.S.-led military coalition in Iraq.

"It must be nice in Iraq, because some of you keep coming back again and again," Colbert said, joking about the multiple tour many troops have had in Iraq since the 2003 invasion. Some troops had accumulated enough frequent flyer miles to earn them a free ticket to Afghanistan, he joked.

Colbert told his guest, Gen. Ray Odierno, he felt "a little intimidated" by him, not because he was he top U.S. commander in Iraq, but because it felt like he was "interviewing Shrek." Odierno is an imposing bald figure at 6-feet, 5-inches tall.

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Dave of Detroit   June 8th, 2009 11:43 am ET

Great Humor from a comic that is considerably more than a comic!


Dave of Detroit   June 8th, 2009 10:40 pm ET

Please do not ever get Dana Carvey and Steve Colbert on the same show. Opposite forces tend to nuetralize each other in physics and I sadly fear that both would freeze up an be immobilized until physically moven to a safe distance apart!


Terry, TX   June 9th, 2009 2:58 pm ET

Funny....sarcastic fool. He has been slandering our troops with his humor for the last two in a half years as a creepy radical. So he is taping the first of four comedy shows for the troops.....little late....and unimpressive....he should be ashamed...maybe Bin Ladin will take an interest in him. So he got a haircut...it would have only improved his looks.


HELEN HAMMOND   June 9th, 2009 3:56 pm ET

LARRY, QUESTION: WHAT DOES THE LITTLE BOY "LARRY" THAT YOU WERE THINK OF THE "LARRY KING " YOU HAVE BECOME.

IS HE HAPPY, SATISFIED, EXCITED DISAPPOINTED CONCERNED PROUD, IN ONE WORD, WHAT DOES THAT LITTLE BOY THINK OF YOU! MY COMPUTER IS ACTING UP, MY TEL NUMBER IS 609-790-1523.

THANKS LARRY, I THINK LITTLE LARRY IS SO PROUD OF YOU.


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