“The Colbert Report” host says it isn't funny and it kills him to see his kids watching it
His criteria has less to do with the level of objectionable content on a show, “The Colbert Report” told Jimmy Fallon on Friday's episode of “The Tonight Show.” It's all about the humor.
“As a comedian the one thing that's agonizing is when they come in and watch something that's not funny and has got a laugh track and I'm not going to say the Disney Channel, but the Disney Channel,” Colbert said. “It's like please you're killing me. It's like a chef watching their child eat dirt.”
That's why Colbert said he was so excited about his latest gig providing one of the voices for DreamWorks Animation's “Mr. Peabody & Sherman.” The time-traveling cartoon dog appeared in segments on the 1960s animated television series “The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show” and the Comedy Central star is a big fan.
“As soon as they were available on DVD, the original cartoons, I showed them to my kids, I said, ‘you can watch as much of this as you want,'” Colbert said.