We know Stephen Colbert can write. Here he is writing his autograph at Watchung Booksellers back in November. Not only that, he wrote this book review on Amazon. He even wrote the #1 New York Times nonfiction hajrdcover bestseller “I Am America (And So Can You)” — along with Richard Dahm, Paul Dinello, Allison Silverman et al.
Next week, we find out how important the et al. is, when “The Colbert Report,” along with “The Daily Show” and other late-night comedy, returns to the air after a two-month hiatus for the writers strike. But unlike Letterman, who returns tomorrow night with writers, Colbert and the rest will be going it alone.
What will that mean for “The Word,” “On Notice” and the “Threat Down”? After all, a Brooks Brothers jacket, glasses and a cute punim alone do not alone comedy make. Or do they…?