April 17th, 2008
08:34 PM ET
14 years ago

Both Obama, Clinton to appear on Thursday's 'Colbert'


GREENVILLE, North Carolina (CNN) - Barack Obama taped an interview with Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central's 'Colbert Report' Thursday early evening to air later that night.

Obama will participated in the interview with Colbert via satellite after his event in Greenville, North Carolina.

Also set to appear on Thursday's program: Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

soundoff (192 Responses)
  1. Rita L. Reyna






    April 17, 2008 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  2. bob


    April 17, 2008 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  3. Illinois

    I thought Obama didn't want to stoop to such antics. Didn't he say earlier that he wasn't going to do it, but instead have his wife make the appearance? He's running scared!! He definitely needs some comedic relief, considering his disasterous appearance last night in the debate.

    April 17, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  4. We cannot afford 4 more years of G.W.Bush

    No more bush. McCain, enough is enough!!!!

    April 17, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  5. lin

    Obama really has a hard time loosing, get over it, so she won the debate, she's a better debater than you, also a better candidate, smarter, well mabe you've got good reason to be upset, sorry for your ego.

    April 17, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  6. Penn State

    LOL!!! Didn't Obama reject to appear on his show before? Obama needs some exposure now after Wednesday debate. Man he looked bad!!

    April 17, 2008 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  7. Jay in Kansas

    I just watched the "Dirt off your shoulders video".. did he frip Hillary off?! After "senator looked in her element"

    I don't care what you say.. he flipped her off!

    April 17, 2008 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  8. MD Democrat

    Truly, Comedy Central is where Obama belongs. His whole campaign is one big Joke. The only reason that he is still around is because he gets free advertising from the likes of Blitzer, Cooper, Cafferty, Surriel and Olberman(MSNBC). They might as well wear t-shirts on the air that say "BIASED FOR OBAMA!!!

    April 17, 2008 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  9. Antoinette

    Michelle did great on Tuesday

    She looked very pretty

    Colbert was flirting lol

    April 17, 2008 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  10. Utah Teacher

    I vote for the Stewart/Colbert ticket!

    April 17, 2008 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  11. honkey white guy from cali

    oh my goodness would all this garbage just end already I am so tired of this maybe this is her plan. just keep it going till the American people say they don't care if you lie,cheat,steal ,fraud, and oh misspeak. I hope after Dean's better late than ever "call to make known your choice". Watch tomorrow you are going to see between 20-25 superdelegates ball behind Sen Obama. late Friday afternoon.

    Go Obama 08 Yes We Can

    April 17, 2008 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  12. Lynn D

    Wow. I wonder why Senator Obama changed his mind. He said no thanks the other day. Must be because he is afraid that Senator Clinton will mop the floor up with him like she did last night. Disappointed that I will have to watch Senator Obama tonight. There he goes again trying to undermine Senator Clinton. Oh well, it won't work. Senator Clinton will win this thing and then she will win in November.

    April 17, 2008 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  13. Andrew Howard

    I hope Colbert actually interviews them seriously. He's funny and all, but his interviews are so frustrating, because he just interrupts everybody and uses their appearances as a forum for his self-aggrandizing brand of humor. It honestly gets a little old. Jon Stewart has found the happy medium.

    April 17, 2008 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  14. Ana in L.A.

    I thought Obama was too good and too above doing something like the Colbert Report.

    His advisers probaly got to him...

    April 17, 2008 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  15. Walt, Belton,TX

    Well, at least we know there will be two jokes on the program.

    April 17, 2008 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  16. Mariann Pepitone

    In the beginning I read that Obama turned Colbert down. After he heard that Hillary would be on evidently he changed his mind. I have never listened to Colbert but it will be interesting to find out what both candidates talked about. I know Obama lost the debate last night according to one of the networks. It appeared that Obama is not as quick answering questions as Hillary is. I am surprised for a college graduate.

    April 17, 2008 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  17. Ann Kuminns

    It is understandable why and how Lieberman will stump for McCain, but you can put the Clintons in that category now. Surely Clintons will leave behind the biggest legacy of all – destroyers of the democratic party. Let this be a lesson to any other politician: if you have such destructive beings in your party, ones who would do any thing and run over anyone, at any cost to win, you might as well as get out of that party because this will be the first step to the death of a party. Someday, when we tell our grand-kids, and great grand-kids about politics, this would be one of the greatest examples of self-destruction. All the NY voters should beware and remember this in a few years time.

    April 17, 2008 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  18. paul

    Sorry–Obama let me down when he chose rev wright over my country.

    God bless America !!!

    April 17, 2008 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  19. dorothy

    I think it is Great that Barack Obama, would be on Stephen Colbert Report, tonight. Barack Obama, need to have some Fun, and he will with Stephen Colbert. Go Obama!


    April 17, 2008 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  20. Anonymous

    I hope Obama restrains himself!


    April 17, 2008 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  21. Bob


    Obama is just trying to steal Clinton's thunder. Guess he feels he needs to earn some cool points back after having his butt kicked int he debate.

    HILL YEAH!!!

    April 17, 2008 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  22. kristine for hillary 08

    go hillary love ya girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 17, 2008 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  23. Shannon

    I wonder if he will ask Obama about his lies. He said during the debate that it wasn't his handwriting on the gun control survey, and it was, his campaign has admitted it was. Obama looked right into the camera and lied to get out of asking the question. I guess that's part of the campaign of hope and change. What a joke this man is, he acts like he is so above it all, when he is just a "typical" politician!

    April 17, 2008 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  24. Leila

    Go Hillary!

    NObama '08

    April 17, 2008 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  25. Tom H.

    Would be interesting to watch!

    Can anyone explain to me what super-delegates are waiting for? If they can make up their minds by now, when would they be able to do so?

    April 17, 2008 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
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