I’m a fairly devoted Comedy Central “news” fan. Not that I watch every episode of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart or The Colbert Report. But if there’s a big story, I want to hear their take on it. And, perhaps more telling, if I am feeling demoralized about the state of the news, I find that watching these shows helps me feel better. It's hard to be anxious when you're laughing.

With the news that Stephen Colbert will take over Late Show with David Letterman when Letterman retires, I am torn…  [more]