Stephen Colbert, the host of “The CBS Late Show,” couldn’t resist poking fun at Tucker Carlson’s new media venture. In a hilarious twist, Colbert registered an online domain name similar to Carlson’s project, taking a playful jab at the conservative commentator.
During one of his recent shows, Colbert shared the news of Carlson’s streaming service called Tucker Carlson Network, which comes with a monthly fee of $9. However, Colbert pointed out that there’s also a free version available for those who never want to watch Tucker Carlson again.
Mediaite quickly highlighted Colbert’s joke, adding another layer of amusement to the situation. Carlson had just launched his new venture, promising exclusive interviews and commentaries on current events while criticizing the failures of what he calls the “corporate media.”
As a former top-rated host at Fox News, Carlson’s removal from the air in April didn’t stop him from remaining under contract with the network. Since then, he has been hosting a video interview and commentary program on X, formerly known as Twitter. He has welcomed guests ranging from conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to former President Trump.
Always quick-witted and ready to entertain, Colbert pointed out that something seemed missing from Carlson’s new website, tuckercarlson.com, where all his content will be housed. To fill this void, Colbert directed his viewers to visit thetuckercarlsonnetwork.com. Upon arrival, visitors are greeted with a caricature of Carlson dancing in Russian garb. In addition to the humor, the website also provides links to donation sites for the Human Rights Campaign and World Central Kitchen.
Colbert’s playful and clever response to Carlson’s new media venture showcases his knack for comedy and satire. It serves as a reminder that even in serious news and media, there’s always room for a good laugh.
Fox News continued to dominate prime-time television, maintaining its leading position even with the return of late-night talk shows following the writer’s strike. According to Nielsen’s ratings, Gutfeld! emerged as the top performer with 2,062,000 viewers, surpassing CBS’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, which trailed with 1,984,000 viewers. Following closely were ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! with 1,625,000 viewers and NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon with 1,329,000 viewers.