Stewart's show doesn't really make me laugh as much as it used to. I remember hitting the floor laughing over his West Virginia primary skit during the campaign. I've started liking him less for making me laugh and more for making great points and making people look stupid.
i agree, the show has been less funny but even more awesome. i think it's great that they've decided to take things in a more serious direction.
Colbert? Eh. I don't find him that funny. If you want goofy, you watch him. If you want serious AND goofy, you watch Stewart. It's a win win situation.
i don't understand why people say this. Colbert is a satirical genius, he's not "goofy." the funniest jokes he makes are the most subtle ones.
sometimes i'm amazed that he can pull off jokes about such sensitive subjects. he can literally make me laugh at anything, no matter how grim the subject is in reality.