Colbert: 'NZ is the Canada of Australia'
Tue, 14 Aug 2012 11:19a.m.
By 3 News online staff
American comedian Stephen Colbert has mocked Kiwis in a recent TV segment, calling New Zealand the ‘Canada of Australia’.
Colbert hosts Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, a fake news show that lampoons popular culture and political figures.
In his ‘Who’s Honoring Me Now’ segment Colbert jokingly examines a scientific report from the Psychonomic Bulletin & Review on his concept of ‘truthiness’.
“Long overdue recognition of my influence comes from a joint team of psychology researchers out of Canada and New Zealand,” says Colbert.
“Makes sense – after all, what is New Zealand but the Canada of Australia.”
He also joked that New Zealand’s timezone was seven years behind the US.
The full video segment can be viewed at colbertnation.com.
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23/08/2012 5:27:54 p.m.
Stop being so up tight NZ media. Any time someone insults NZ, it is not news worthy. I've been saying NZ is the little brother of Australia like Canada is the little brother of USA for ages. Get a sense of humour.
14/08/2012 10:22:29 p.m.
Just a joke, hes funny, even to look at.
14/08/2012 10:14:26 p.m.
You guys realize this is his schtick right? Stephen makes fun of everything. On the Colbert Report he's a "character" of himself.
14/08/2012 7:18:56 p.m.
Ethel McLenachan wrote:
What!!! Like Canada is the New Zealand of the USA?????
14/08/2012 7:11:24 p.m.
It was just a joke. Don't be so sensitive. We kiwis have a real problem with laughing at ourselves.
14/08/2012 3:14:11 p.m.
Yes BUT Australia is no America/USA!
14/08/2012 2:51:53 p.m.
MEME: Stephen comes to New Zealand all the time. He's a big Lord of the Rings fan.
14/08/2012 1:35:14 p.m.
That's why all the Kiwis leave and go to Aussie anyway... right?
14/08/2012 1:33:01 p.m.
An American mocking New Zealand! Seriously? Has Stephen Colbert got any idea how NZers (and indeed many others) view the good ol' US of A. ROTFL.
14/08/2012 1:30:37 p.m.
as long as we're not like america that's fine. rather be like canada. he really doesnt know what he's talking about. most likely hasnt been in the southern hemisphere.
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