Colbert “testifies” before Congress – in character

Stephen Colbert (a comedian!) testifies (satirically!) under oath before the US congressional subcommittee hearing, on the plight of migrant farm workers and the immigration reform. Via The Hill: “I don’t want a tomato picked by a Mexican, I want it picked by an American,” Colbert said, appearing to parrot statements made in the past by Republicans. But then he continued, “And sliced by a Guatemalan and served by a Venezuelan, in a spa, where a Chilean gives me a Brazilian.”

Is anyone else shocked by this? …anyone? I swear my buddy Bill Tucker and all the bloggers writing this up is pulling my leg. But it looks like a real C-SPAN coverage…

RT @alexlobov on twitter, who is perpetually tuned in to the broad scope of news around the world, says: “Haha. No it’s definitely cspan. Hell, if Elmo can testify in character, why not Colbert? ;-)”

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