Aired: 2005-

Making the ridiculous sublime, former Daily Show performer/reporter Stephen Colbert took Bill O'Reilly's belligerently conservative neo-fascist talk show host act to a whole other level, eventually surpassing his former show in the process. O'Reilly himself tried to get in on the success of the TCR, appearing in a guest spot swap with Colbert in 2007—but don't think you're in on the joke, Bill: we're laughing at you, definitely not with you.

In 2007, then Democratic Caucus chair Rahm Emanuel instructed freshmen Democratic representatives not to appear on TCR's "Better Know a District" segment.